PhishMe Inc. Honored as Gold Winner in the 8th Annual 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Award for Best Upgraded IT Software

May 13, 2013, 10:30 ET from PhishMe Inc.

CHANTILLY, Va., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PhishMe, the enterprise leader in spear-phishing awareness training and education, today announced that Network Products Guide, the industry's leading technology research and advisory guide, has named PhishMe a Gold winner of the 8th Annual 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards in the 'Best Upgraded IT Software' category. PhishMe also received the Bronze award for the 'Best IT Products and Services for Large Enterprises' category. These industry and peer recognitions from Network Products Guide are the world's premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT and information security industry. Winners from all over the world were honored in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 during the 8th annual dinner and presentations.

PhishMe is the leader in anti-phishing training and focuses on educating users on how to best protect themselves from the latest scams. Using PhishMe's built-in templates and WYSIWYG functionality, companies can emulate real phishing attacks against their employees within minutes. PhishMe facilitates and automates the execution of mock phishing exercises against the employees and provides clear and accurate reporting on user behavior. Most importantly, companies are able to focus their training efforts on the most susceptible employees by providing immediate feedback to anyone that falls victim to these exercises. Additionally, PhishMe adds customizable interactive games and videos to the suite of training modules enterprises can deliver to their staff and customers.

"It's an honor to be named a winner of the 8th Annual 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards and be recognized by industry peers for our hard work and dedication to providing cutting edge training solutions to our customers," said Aaron Higbee, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of PhishMe. "This award not only validates our solution's effectiveness, but it also is a testament to PhishMe's commitment to user awareness and education. At PhishMe, we strive to continually improve our product features and protect customer networks against the most advanced, and constantly evolving spear-phishing attacks."

In early 2013, PhishMe released three new product feature updates which further customize the tool for customers and enhance training against the most sophisticated spear-phishing emails worldwide. The updates include:

  • Benchmarking: Runs identical simulated phishing scenarios and anonymously compares user susceptibility to phishing schemes across various industries and competitor landscapes.
  • Highly Visible Targets Identifier: Simulates the data-gathering techniques used by hackers to scour publicly available information and subscription databases to provide information security teams with a snapshot of information employees have made readily available
  • Double-Barrel Phishing: Replicates the two-pronged conversational approach spear phishers use to gain access to sensitive data and corporate networks.

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About PhishMe
PhishMe provides organizations the ability to improve their employees' resilience towards spear phishing, malware, and drive-by attacks. The detailed metrics PhishMe provides make it easy to measure the organization's progress in successfully managing employees' security behavior. With over 4 million individuals trained in 160 countries, PhishMe has been proven to reduce the threat of employees falling victim to advanced cyber-attacks by up to 80 percent.

PhishMe's methodology entails periodically immersing employees in simulated phishing scenarios, and presenting bite-sized, engaging training, instantly to those found susceptible.  The solution provides clear and accurate reporting on user behavior, allowing customers to measure improvement over time. PhishMe works with Federal Agencies and Fortune 1000 companies across many industries to include financial services, healthcare, higher education and defense. For additional information, please visit:

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