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Symantec Announces Industry’s First Integrated Email Threat Isolation Solution to Render Advanced Email Attacks Harmless

07/17/2018

Innovation represents major step forward in the fight against sophisticated phishing, account takeover, and ransomware attacks

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Symantec Corp (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, has introduced Email Threat Isolation, which blocks advanced email attacks on end user devices by helping to protect users against spear phishing, credential theft, account takeover and ransomware attacks. Symantec is the first and currently only vendor to offer a complete and integrated email security solution with threat isolation technology for enterprise email, which protects customers from the kind of sophisticated email attacks that are so prevalent in the cloud generation.

“Despite significant efforts by our industry to detect and block email-borne threats, messaging remains the primary vector for malware and scams within the enterprise. The industry requires a paradigm shift to properly secure messaging, and we are excited to be bringing the innovation of integrated isolation technology to email,” said Greg Clark, Symantec CEO. “This revolutionary technology helps enterprises to quickly and easily isolate all malicious email content – both internal and external – to substantially reduce inherent risks within messaging applications. Further, because the technology is cloud-based, organizations can be up and running quickly and easily, reducing stress on already taxed IT teams.”

Email Threat Isolation takes prevention to the next level by ensuring suspicious links to risky web pages are isolated, allowing safe access. This capability gives customers elevated levels of protection against advanced email attacks by creating a secure remote execution environment between users and malicious content. Symantec is the only vendor to offer risk-level based isolation policies to send web traffic from suspicious links to this remote environment, which confines all malicious activity, and only sends a safe visual representation of the content down to the user. In addition, Symantec Email Threat Isolation can render such sites in read-only mode which prevents unsuspecting employees from disclosing sensitive information such as corporate credentials.

Rob Ayoub, Program Director, Security Products, IDC said, “Phishing and ransomware attacks are constantly evolving and are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Isolation represents a new approach to defending against these insidious threats and is particularly useful to defend high value targets. Symantec is the first to integrate threat isolation into its email security solution.”

“We are bringing innovation to this critical control point, to significantly reduce reliance on employee behavior, and give IT administrators greater control over their email environment,” said Patrick Gardner, Symantec senior vice president, email security and advanced threat protection. “As part of our mission to deliver an integrated cyber defense platform, we designed Email Threat Isolation to provide advanced phishing protection to all organizations, whether they use Symantec Email Security or third-party email security solutions.”

Symantec Email Threat Isolation is available globally as a cloud-based service or an on-premises solution.

About Symantec

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world's leading cyber security company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most important data wherever it lives. Organizations across the world look to Symantec for strategic, integrated solutions to defend against sophisticated attacks across endpoints, cloud and infrastructure. Likewise, a global community of more than 50 million people and families rely on Symantec's Norton and LifeLock product suites to protect their digital lives at home and across their devices. Symantec operates one of the world's largest civilian cyber intelligence networks, allowing it to see and protect against the most advanced threats. For additional information, please visit www.symantec.com or connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

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Source: Symantec Corporation