Barracuda Introduces Innovative Approach to Measure Resistance to Phishing Attacks

Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, announced Barracuda PhishLine Levelized Programs, an alternative to the problematic, but industry-standard, click rate metric. Levelized Programs provide a new, incentive-focused, way to measure user resistance to phishing attacks. Barracuda is demonstrating its email security solutions, including PhishLine Levelized Programs, at RSA Conference happening this week, April 16 – 20, 2018 in San Francisco, CA at booth 4708 in the Moscone Center North Hall.

“As phishing attacks have grown stealthier and more sophisticated, awareness training and simulation have proven invaluable in conditioning employees as a line of defense,” said Hatem Naguib, SVP and GM of Security at Barracuda. “But the effectiveness of these solutions has hit a ceiling, inhibited by ‘click rate fatigue’ –overreliance on a problematic metric. Levelized Programs, the industry’s first click rate alternative, accelerates the learning process by showcasing improvement – focusing on the positive, and not the negative.”

 Leveling provides a positive way to communicate progress across multiple metrics to encourage improvement, letting users progress in easy-to-measure steps.

PhishLine Levelized Programs let organizations create a program based on the hallmarks of a healthy security culture: training completion, avoiding interactions with simulated attack messages and reporting suspected phishing. As employees progress through the program, they are presented with training and simulation content that challenges their security awareness, enabling the administrator to track and report on overall campaign effectiveness and individual user awareness.

Barracuda PhishLine turns employees into a line of defense through continuous training and attack simulation. PhishLine offers data analytics and reporting to allow customers to measure and report on risks at macro and micro levels across the human and process layers. For more information about PhishLine and new PhishLineLevelized Programs,

PhishLine is recognized as a Visionary within Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training1 based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute. The PhishLine SaaS platform includes multivariable attack simulations across email, text message, voice, and USB/mobile media; best-in-class data capture, analytics and reporting; and continual, complex analysis of employee performance.

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