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Symantec Introduces ‘Email Threat Isolation ‘Technology to Block Email Attacks

The technology works by creating a secure remote execution environment between users and malicious content

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Cybersecurity giant Symantec Corp on Wednesday introduced a new solution based on threat isolation technology which blocks advanced email attacks on end user devices.

Named “Email Threat Isolation”, the solution helps protect users against spear phishing, credential theft, account takeover and ransomware attacks, the company said in a statement.

The email security solution with integrated threat isolation technology is designed to protect customers from the kind of sophisticated email attacks that have become more 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,” said Greg Clark, Symantec CEO.

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Symantec Introduces Email Threat Isolation Technology. Flickr

“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,” Clark said.

The technology works by creating a secure remote execution environment between users and malicious content.

It sends 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, this solution can render such sites in read-only mode which prevents unsuspecting employees from disclosing sensitive information such as corporate credentials, according to Symantec.

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“Further, because the technology is Cloud-based, organisations can be up and running quickly and easily, reducing stress on already taxed IT teams,” Clark added. (IANS)

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Symantec Brings Automated Solution to Block Fraudulent Emails

The solution removes the need for administrators to manually set and maintain email sender parametres

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Symantec expands security features for Microsoft Office 365. Flickr

California-headquartered global cybersecurity company Symantec has launched an automated solution to help organisations block fraudulent emails from reaching enterprises.

Called, “Email Fraud Protection”, the solution is now available as part of Symantec’s Email Security Solution and Integrated Cyber Defence Platform, the company said in a statement on Friday.

The solution aims to reduce workload for IT departments and eliminate the need to manually manage email security configurations while combatting Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks.

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Symantec. (IANS)

“Our goal is to give businesses and IT departments time and money back that can be spent elsewhere in the organisation,” said Patrick Gardner, Senior Vice President, Email Security, Symantec.

“Email Fraud Protection is a great addition to Symantec Email Security, ensuring enterprises are equipped with an automated and comprehensive email security solution,” Gardner added.

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The solution removes the need for administrators to manually set and maintain email sender parametres. With this solution, email authentication standards are met by automatic monitoring of approved third-party senders, the company said. (IANS)