Infosec IQ vs. Sophos Phish Threat

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Infosec IQ
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Infosec IQ security awareness and training aims to empower employees with the knowledge and skills to stay cybersecure at work and home. With over 2,000 awareness and training resources, Choose Your Own Adventure® Security Awareness Games and personalized learning experiences, the solution aims to present everything needed to prepare employees and strengthen the user's cybersecurity culture. The platform can be customized and personalized to match an organization’s…N/A
Sophos Phish Threat
Score 7.7 out of 10
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Sophos offers security awareness and phishing training and preparation testing via Sophos Phish Threat, the company's phishing attack simulator.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Considered Both Products
Infosec IQ
Chose Infosec IQ
Infosec IQ was just better and easier to use. KnowBe4 was our go-to for a long time, but it just doesn't compare. Sophos is good but doesn't provide the same level of complexity or the number of services.
Chose Infosec IQ
Infosec IQ was very easy to implement. The level of support from Infosec is also outstanding. They are prompt to respond and helped us resolve any setup questions we had. Implementing phishing courses was a breeze. They also keep phishing email templates up to date with the …
Sophos Phish Threat

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Top Pros
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Features
Infosec IQSophos Phish Threat
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Infosec IQ
8.6
49 Ratings
3% above category average
Sophos Phish Threat
7.0
1 Ratings
18% below category average
Single sign-on capability8.842 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.348 Ratings00 Ratings
Security Awareness Training
Comparison of Security Awareness Training features of Product A and Product B
Infosec IQ
8.5
58 Ratings
3% above category average
Sophos Phish Threat
7.4
1 Ratings
11% below category average
Training Content Library8.957 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Multilingual Training Content8.137 Ratings00 Ratings
Training Gamification7.850 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Industry-Specific Security Training9.351 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Individualized Security Training Plans8.351 Ratings00 Ratings
Phishing Simulations8.857 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Security Reporting9.255 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Integration with Security Tech Stack7.84 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Infosec IQSophos Phish Threat
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(142 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.7
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(26 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(27 ratings)
8.1
(2 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.0
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
7.9
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(2 ratings)
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Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(2 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Infosec IQSophos Phish Threat
Likelihood to Recommend
Infosec
Infosec IQ stands out as an excellent solution for conducting recurrent trainings and running simulated phishing campaigns. The platform not only offers robust features but also provides prompt and reliable support to its users. This level of assistance ensures a smooth experience and helps address any questions or concerns that may arise during training or campaign execution.One notable advantage of Infosec IQ is its support for Single Sign-On (SSO) functionality. This feature enables users to access the platform seamlessly using their existing credentials, eliminating the need for separate login information. By integrating with an organization's existing authentication system, Infosec IQ simplifies user management and enhances security by leveraging established access controls.In summary, the strengths of Infosec IQ include its comprehensive training and simulated phishing capabilities, excellent support services, and the convenience of SSO integration. These features contribute to a more efficient and effective training experience, allowing organizations to strengthen their cybersecurity defenses while minimizing administrative burdens.
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Sophos
If you're looking for a tool to maximize digital productivity without hindering the effectiveness of your workforce, Sophos is a great tool. It quickly & safely manages the threat level across all of our digital channels to reduce the potential engagement with fishy characters or websites that might present vulnerabilities.
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Pros
Infosec
  • The content for AwareEd training is robust and extensive. Many cybersecurity topics available for training material. As well as the ability to print promotional training sheets that can be displayed in break rooms, training rooms, hallways, etc.
  • The built-in phishing simulation templates are great! Recently, Infosec IQ added a new category called "Catch of the Week" that has very realistic phishing simulations that are much more effective and great examples of the types of phishing scams being used today.
  • Reporting works very well and provides information that can be shared with department managers so they can have visibility on how well their team members are meeting the cybersecurity training requirements.
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Sophos
  • Set up an easy-to-use low overhead system of training and protection.
  • Works through a single pane of glass when using other Sophos products.
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Cons
Infosec
  • Phishing simulation sending configurations can be complex and cumbersome.
  • Reports and report options could be better. More canned reports and better data sorting & filtering.
  • Some training modules can be difficult to complete on iPads, Android, or other tablets with no mouse.
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Sophos
  • It should be easier to follow up with a user when they haven't completed training.
  • More options for reporting would be nice.
  • Better choice of users as all emails have been imported (aliases, dist. list. etc) taking up licenses.
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Likelihood to Renew
Infosec
So far this platform has worked really well for our company. Feedback has been great from our users because training is interesting, interactive and always being updated. Phishing simulations have been extremely helpful for us to stay compliant with ISO requirements and provide insight into areas we need to improve upon to educate our users better and make them more aware of vulnerabilities and threats
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Sophos
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Usability
Infosec
It works very good for our company because it is easy to maintain and easy to keep track of people who followed the trainings. We can add and remove people very easily and can keep track of the trainings. Because of this, we are able to chase users that did not follow their training yet and can make sure the company is aware of security risks.
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Sophos
It is easy to use and setup. You can schedule the Phish email test to be
sent out in the future or right away. You can also send to all users in
your list as well as stagger so all users do not get the email at the
same time and tell each other there is a test going on
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Reliability and Availability
Infosec
the only time we needed support, the team was very responsive
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Sophos
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Performance
Infosec
InfoSec system has been up 100% since we started. never had a latency issue
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Sophos
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Support Rating
Infosec
We've gotten great help when we needed it. When our IT guy left who managed security, we had limited knowledge internally with all of the configuration and implementation. Support helped get us running quickly. They spent an hour or so with the new IT person and they hit the ground running. That was super easy.
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Sophos
Support is solid but not spectacular. While I haven't used support for Phish Threat specifically, this is a general rating for Sophos' support across the board. It could be easier to find the FAQ or other information I need, but when I've needed to reach out to support they've been good to work with.
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Online Training
Infosec
preparing a presentation and a step by step was really easy
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Sophos
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Implementation Rating
Infosec
It is so very easy to set up and use and get going with, which makes the implementation process very quick and efficient.
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Sophos
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Alternatives Considered
Infosec
Infosec [IQ] is lightyears ahead of cofense. They did not even have training videos on their platform. The cost for cofense also went up by nearly triple for education. Creating phishing emails was a chore and some things were not possible. Infosec [IQ] has much better templates and creating emails from scratch is a ton easier.
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Sophos
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Infosec
Pricing per user is reasonable for an annual contract. Not a bad investment considering that phishing emails and other threats are popping up daily in our users email accounts. Imagine if they did not know how to identify threats and how to be more careful in clicking links, it would have a been a far more expensive endeavor to recover from a network attack.
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Sophos
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Scalability
Infosec
the same system is setup for all users
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Sophos
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Professional Services
Infosec
They're well fitted for my business requirements. Reporting fraud actions and data piracy is important for my company's healthy life. More restricted access to hacking thus ensuring a safe workplace
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Sophos
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Return on Investment
Infosec
  • When we were threatened with a major price hike, we were able to transition to Infosec IQ at our current cost despite being a new account and the delta cost difference being high.
  • Allowing our larger clients to access and administrate themselves cuts down on requests.
  • The Outlook plug-in minimizes tickets asking our technicians 'is this spam?'
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Sophos
  • ROI seems to be there though I have no direct stats.
  • Positively impacts my web-browsing experience. As an Account Executive, it enables me to do my company research quickly without engaging with any bad actors.
  • It runs in the background so it never impedes my workflows.
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