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What is PhishAlert?

KnowBe4’s Phish Alert add-in button gives your users a safe way to forward email threats to the security team for analysis and deletes the email from the user’s inbox to prevent future exposure. All with just one click!

How PhishAlert Works

An email arrives in your email, you think it may be a phishing attack, so you click the alert button!

The system will determine if it was sent by KnowBe4.

- the simulated phishing security tests come with a special SMTP header.
- The add-in contacts the KnowBe4 server to record your actions and is sends it to your Admin (VisualBits).
- You Get Acknowledged for having outstanding security top of mind.
- The email is then deleted from your inbox

- The email could be a legit email, spam, or a real phish
-The email is sent directly from your email client to your Incident Response Team (VisualBits)
- Your IR Team receives a copy of the email with an attachment containing all SMTP headers.
- The email is then deleted from your inbox

The Benefits of PhishAlert

• Reinforces your organization’s security culture, users can report suspicious emails with one click.

• Your employee gets instant feedback, which reinforces their training.

• Incident Response gets early phishing alerts from users, creating a network of “sensors”. You can change the receiving email address and add a prefix.

• You can change the user dialog box text regularly to coordinate with your security awareness program. When your user opens email client, the add-in pulls in your updated messaging.

• Easy deployment via MSI file for Outlook, or G Suite deployment for Gmail (Chrome).

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