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Likelihood to Recommend

Avatao

Avatao is an excellent tool for learning about secure coding and IT security in general. It can help you gain a lot of useful knowledge without feeling like it's a chore. The tutorials and challenges cover a lot of topics, at various difficulty levels. The UI looks nice and it's also user-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cofense PhishMe

It works well for any company that wants to be able to measure and subsequently reduce phishing susceptibility rates. It's more suitable at places where users have a ton of free reign, like college professors, medical doctors, or high paid consultants. In locked down places with very little user autonomy, such as a bank, it might not be as helpful.
Jim Bowker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Avatao

  • Excellent option for remote security training.
  • Real-life, hands-on challenges
  • The website is very responsive and easy to use
Zoltan Balazs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cofense PhishMe

  • Service - it isn't just another tool you need to operate. Cofense service includes an assigned professional who can advise, suggest, discuss with you the best approach for your user base, and operate the tool on your behalf.
  • Multilingual - for a global company it is a must. We have simulated emails as well as educational material in multiple languages. Cofense PhishMe already has a lot of material in a number of languages, plus they can take care of translations into additional languages for you.
  • Reporter button - with an add-on for Outlook (or other email clients) a user can report a suspicious email to their helpdesk with one click. In case of a simulated phishing email a report is not sent but rather a congratulation is displayed to a user.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avatao

  • They could implement Ruby in the exercises.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cofense PhishMe

  • There is only the ability to run one Playbook at a time. For larger enterprises that may have more than one organization they wish to target in different ways, this is a limitation that requires some clever workarounds.
  • Despite the efforts of reporting and statistics to remove false clicks and multiple clicks from the same users, there are several times we have had to analyze raw data exports in Excel to verify (and correct) our final metrics for scenarios. Not a deal-breaker, however, does require a time investment.
  • Adding/removing users to the PhishMe instance requires a ticket to be submitted to Support. There is no method in the instance for us to do this at our company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avatao

No score
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Cofense PhishMe

Cofense PhishMe 10.0
Based on 1 answer
You click one button and it does the rest of the work.
Ryan Fultz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avatao

No score
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Cofense PhishMe

Cofense PhishMe 7.6
Based on 2 answers
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.
Ryan Fultz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avatao

What makes Avatao more valuable is the hands-on practices in an easy-to-use web-based environment.
Zoltan Balazs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cofense PhishMe

We closely looked at KnowBe4's platform as well when it came time to renew. We chose to continue with Cofense because we already had over a year's worth of data in the platform that we would lose by switching vendors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avatao

  • I apply the knowledge gained on the Avatao platform every day, as I ensure that our systems are secure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cofense PhishMe

  • Allows us to send a quick message to IT when a suspicious email comes in.
  • Prevents users from having the dangerous email sit in our inbox.
  • However, the program does not filter for us and it is up to the employees to detect whether it is spam or dangerous email.
Carrie Huang | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Avatao

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cofense PhishMe

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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