Symantec has introduced a new solution to block advanced email attacks on end user devices.
The Email Threat Isolation solution will help to protect users against spear phishing, credential theft, account takeover and ransomware attacks, by isolating suspicious links and malicious activity in email messages. Symantec says it is the only vendor currently offering threat isolation technology as part of an integrated enterprise email security solution.
"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, organisations 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."