Symantec has recently announced the launch of its Email Threat Isolation solution, a complete and integrated email security solution with threat isolation technology for enterprise email. The solution is targeted to protect customers from the sophisticated email attacks prevalent in the cloud generation. The solution helps block advanced email attacks on end user devices by helping to protect users against spear phishing, credential theft, account takeover and ransomware attacks.
Email Threat Isolation takes prevention to the next level by ensuring suspicious links to risky web pages are isolated, allowing safe access. Customers elevated levels of protection against advanced email attacks by creating a secure remote execution environment between users and malicious content. The solution offers 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. Further, this solution can render such sites in read-only mode which prevents unsuspecting employees from disclosing sensitive information such as corporate credentials.
“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.”
“We are bringing innovation to this critical control point, to significantly reduce reliance on employee behaviour, 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 defence 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.”
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