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Symantec Email Security Cloud


Critical and Challenging Role of Email Security

Why is email today’s No. 1 threat vector? Email is the most common way for cyber criminals to launch and distribute threats. According to the 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report, Verizon, most malware is delivered through email, with 46% of organizations getting almost all their malware this way. In the 2019 Internet Crime Report, the FBI shows that business email compromise (BEC) accounted for half the reported losses experienced from all cyber crime ($1.77B).1

As the volume of these attacks has increased, so has the level of sophistication. Advanced and zero-day threats are much more difficult to detect and stop than traditional malware, while standard signature-based antimalware tools have proven largely ineffective against them. Attackers now favor targeted spear phishing, especially in the form of BEC scams. These elusive and dangerous targeted attacks use sophisticated methods including domain spoofing and obfuscation of malicious links embedded in email messages. The losses from these attacks amounted to $26B in July 2019, over double the losses reported in May 2018.

At the same time, businesses are migrating their email from on-premises servers to cloud-based systems such as Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite. Unfortunately, the basic, built-in security of these systems cannot fully protect against email threats. Traditional email security solutions do not work either. Their rudimentary defenses fail to block new and sophisticated attacks, and their siloed approach to security allows advanced threats to slip through the cracks. Both types of security give organizations limited visibility and provide only basic analytics, which makes it harder to respond to threats.


At A Glance

Accurately defend against ransomware, BEC and emerging threats. Stop new and sophisticated threats such as ransomware, spear phishing, and business email compromise with the most effective and accurate email security.

Stop spear phishing with comprehensive defense. Shield your organization from spear phishing through a comprehensive defense that includes multiple layers of protection, strong isolation, deep visibility, and dynamic security awareness.

Accelerate your threat response with Integrated Cyber Defense. Contain attacks and orchestrate response across endpoint security and web gateways by remediating attacks, block-listing threats, and correlating security analytics.

Ensure safe cloud adoption with the industry’s strongest controls. Fully secure Office 365 and G Suite through Symantec Email, Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), and Data Loss Prevention solutions.