Symantec claims first move rights with its offering of a complete and integrated email security solution with threat isolation technology for enterprise email, which it says protects customers from the kind of sophisticated email attacks that are so prevalent in the cloud generation – and renders advanced email attacks “harmless”.
“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 Symantec chief executive Greg Clark.
“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, organisations can be up and running quickly and easily, reducing stress on already taxed IT teams.”
The security company says the 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,” the company says.
“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."