Symantec Email

COMPANY: Symantec

Email shields users from spear phishing, ransomware, and other advanced email attacks by isolating suspicious links and attachments while stopping credential theft by safely rendering risky web pages.

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Symantec Email Review

Review date: February 15th 2019

Snapshot: Symantec offers emerging threat prevention, phishing protection and spam filtering.

Who are Symantec?

Symantec are a market leader in cyber security products. They are a well-known global security vendor. Their email security platform aimed businesses is a cloud based secure gateway. This means it protects email threats before they enter an email network. It provides rapid response and remediation against spear phishing, ransomware, credential theft and other advanced attacks. The core focus of this protection is on emerging threat protection, phishing defence, malware protection and spam protection.

For: Large companies looking for the most reliable service with a strong level of protection.

Not For: Smaller organizations looking for a cost effective service, or companies looking for dynamic and innovative security solutions.

Symantec Features:

  • Sandboxing and behaviour analysis functionality protect businesses from emerging threats such as ransomware
  • Strong phishing defence capabilities with threat isolation and impersonation controls
  • Malware and anti-spam protection with anti-virus engines and reputation based analysis
  • Symantec operates a market leading global intelligence network with information from over 175 million endpoints
  • Integrates well with other Symantec products such as data loss protection and encryption
  • Reports and analytics allow deep insights into the attacks
  • Time of click link protection helps stop sophisticated attack campaigns
  • Provides sandbox testing of attachments to protect against malware and ransomware

Expert Insight:

Symantec offer a email security solution aimed primarily a mid-sized to larger organisations. It offers organisations a good level of protection against phishing attacks, spam and malware and new emerging threats. The platform is powered by a huge intelligence network which ensures that protection is up to date and relevant for new threats. However, despite the generally high level of threat protection offered by Symantec, this solution does not compare well to other email gateway products. There have not been many new features added, and the service has stagnated compared to smaller vendors such as Barracuda, who have more innovative solutions and are more heavily focussed on email security for business.

Symantec offer a reliable, robust platform. It’s not the easiest to learn or deploy, but it does offer a high level of threat protection. Large businesses who are looking to implement a reliable service that works, could consider shortlisting Symantec. However, more innovative and specialised platforms are available for email security.

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Symantec Vendor Overview

Symantec Corporation, 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.

Employees on LinkedIn 23963
Glassdoor Rating (3479 reviews)
Founded 1982
Revenue $1 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Headquarters Mountain View, CA, US
Support Team Location(s) US, Germany, UK
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Symantec Email Features

Explore the key features offered by Symantec Email These features are what makes them unique and showcase what they can offer your business. .

Symantec Email Features

Feature Description
Threat Protection Threat isolation, content defence, advanced email security analytics, link protection technologies, impersonation protection, click time URL protection
Spam Filtering Effectiveness 99.9999% spam detection rate SLA
Reporting and Logging Receive detailed reporting on highly targeted email attacks against your organization through machine learning analysis and review from Symantec research analysts
Admin Features Accelerate response to targeted and advanced attacks through advanced email security analytics that provide the deepest visibility into email attack campaigns with 60+ data points on every clean and malicious email
End User Features Security awareness training tools for end users to spot malicious emails included
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Threat Protection
Spam Filtering Effectiveness
Reporting and Logging
Admin Features
End User Features

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