Avatao vs. Cofense PhishMe

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avatao
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Avatao’s security training goes beyond simple tutorials and videos offering an interactive job-relevant learning experience to developer teams, security champions, pentesters, security analysts and DevOps teams. Avatao's approach to secure coding training The Avatao platform immerses developers in high-profile cases and provides them with real, in-depth experience with challenging security breaches. Engineers learn to hack and patch the bugs themselves. The vendor…N/A
Cofense PhishMe
Score 7.4 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Cofense PhishMe is a cyber threat and phishing simulator meant to be of use in training employees to be wary against threats and also to gain information about general employee threat knowledge and preparedness. A free trial is available for small business.N/A
Pricing
AvataoCofense PhishMe
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AvataoCofense PhishMe
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
AvataoCofense PhishMe
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Avatao
-
Ratings
Cofense PhishMe
7.7
4 Ratings
8% below category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Security Awareness Training
Comparison of Security Awareness Training features of Product A and Product B
Avatao
-
Ratings
Cofense PhishMe
7.1
4 Ratings
16% below category average
Training Content Library00 Ratings6.94 Ratings
Multilingual Training Content00 Ratings6.74 Ratings
Training Gamification00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Industry-Specific Security Training00 Ratings7.43 Ratings
Individualized Security Training Plans00 Ratings6.53 Ratings
Phishing Simulations00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Security Reporting00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Integration with Security Tech Stack00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
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User Ratings
AvataoCofense PhishMe
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(6 ratings)
8.5
(28 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AvataoCofense PhishMe
Likelihood to Recommend
Avatao
Great functionalities with a full approach to different programming languages along with features to making changes to the code to make it successful and amazing. Have been using it for a long time and satisfied with their services a lot. Some functionalities need some changes otherwise it is a great platform. I recommend this tool to others businesses.
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Cofense
Cofense PhishMe is an excellent solution for scenarios where it will be sold as a managed service. I believe that PhishMe is too expensive for many clients and instead would benefit from the economies of scale where an MSSP sells it as part of a whole service, which offers the analysts and reporting included. PhishMe is excellent for training and awareness of Phishing, but shouldn't replace mandatory training for new joiners or yearly refreshers, it should only be used as an additional training option.
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Pros
Avatao
  • Interactive tutorials that make learning feel effortless and fun.
  • Wide range of topics covered.
  • Challenges are sufficently difficult and therefore exciting to solve.
  • If you get stuck, asking for help is easy and you are provided with just enough information to get going again.
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Cofense
  • It gives clear-cut segregation of different parts of an email, header, text and HTML body, URL, attachments, HTML preview and some analytical insight like "similar reports." This distinctive approach actually helps reduce data overload during an analysis.
  • The URLs captured here pass through an automatic reputation check [in our case VirusTotal] and add a tag of the reputation. If it is a well-known bad URL the tag helps us take the decision fast.
  • For creating automation rules on the reported emails the "Recipes" section is really helpful. We can create easy recipes [or rules ] to handle a huge flow of reports and also we can create more sophisticated rules depending on the Cyber intelligence feed to catch the really bad currently less known attack attempts by malicious emails.
  • The "Threat Indicators" section is also useful to use as a threat intelligence source to check the URLs for their maliciousness.
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Cons
Avatao
  • [I feel] it needs to be more functional while integrating with other platforms. Not the biggest drawback but there is a need to add more languages to it like PHP, Go, and Scala which is also very much developed and used in the organization.
  • [I believe] the support team needs to be more active and responsive while dealing with the customers.
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Cofense
  • Completely switching to the new UI - Most is redesigned, but some old elements remain
  • Ability to spoof known brands - limited in scope now and you are not allowed to use fully "convincing" campaigns that we are seeing in the wild
  • Ability to own and manage own domains - right now adding a new company domain requires a ticket, allow us to add/verify ourselves
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Usability
Avatao
No answers on this topic
Cofense
Its built with UX in mind and is aimed at non-tech people, to ensure that almost everyone can run the campaign. But if we go deeper - sometimes you will need an HTML editor or support in order to figure out some advanced edits you might want to add in your scenarios.
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Support Rating
Avatao
No answers on this topic
Cofense
I have not had to use their support for pretty much anything. The software works well, and is very intuitive. I would imagine their support would be rather basic as there is not too much that can go wrong with a report phishing button, and if it were I would probably consider a different software.
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Online Training
Avatao
No answers on this topic
Cofense
It's a must, even if you are never going to use the tool. Cofense aims to provide phishing training first and tool second.
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Implementation Rating
Avatao
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Cofense
There are some hiccups, but there are meant to be, when you implement something in a large scale enterprise.
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Alternatives Considered
Avatao
Avatao is playing a great role in providing fantastic services. The great feature that I like the most in Avatao that it does not support only one programming language, it ranges its security protocols from various programming languages like Python, java, C#, and C++. Avatao bot is also very helpful in simple operation as when you get stuck somewhere the bot can actually help and make you out of that easily.
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Cofense
Cofense PhishMe was the first choice for us as the user interface as well as their bundle package with Cofense Triage and Vision has helped the organisation to alleviate the overall security awareness posture. The other vendors did not provide a vast range of phishing scenarios as compared to Cofense PhishMe platform.
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Return on Investment
Avatao
  • Using the platform for us was a first step in teaching secure code best practices on a large scale.
  • Implementing training increases overall security within the company.
  • Our security culture evolves by doing trainings on a regular basis.
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Cofense
  • Recipes in the system are capable of handling almost 2x what an analyst does, which cuts down the efforts [of] an analyst and provides more time for accurate strategies.
  • With roughly 90% false positives coming through, the remaining 10% of true positives need as much attention as they can get for the full investigation and analysis.
  • 1,500 or more phishing messages can come through in a given week and the amount of time/employees required to review this without a tool like Cofense is surely beyond [the] expected/anticipated budget.
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ScreenShots

Avatao Screenshots

Screenshot of Content LibraryScreenshot of AssignmentsScreenshot of My ProgressScreenshot of TeamsScreenshot of Statistics

Cofense PhishMe Screenshots

Screenshot of Image 1 – Board of Directors (BOD) report showcasing results of your phishing defense programScreenshot of Image 2 – Create New Scenario PageScreenshot of Image 3 – Intelligent Program Automation using PlaybooksScreenshot of Image 4 – Organizational Suspicious Email Reporting StatisticsScreenshot of Image 5 – Phishing Scam Announcement Templates