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Symantec Honored to Be Named a Top Player in Radicati’s Market Quadrant

Secure Email Gateway receives recognition

Email represents, by far, the number one delivery mechanism for malware into organizations. The data is staggeringemail is being used to deliver 94% of malware, the next highest method is via the web (23%) [1]. When you consider that many malicious emails are now directing recipients to access weblinks, a solution that not only scans inbound email, but ensures that associated links are safe is of vital importance. This isn’t as simple as it sounds, and Symantec has invested in developing technologies to keep customers safer. Email Threat Isolation is a prime example, we can now allow users to follow links to a suspicious website (one that we can’t say for sure is bad) and should that website attempt to deliver malware or steal their credentials we keep them safe.

In light of the continued security risk that email presents, it makes absolute sense to ensure you are protected in the best way. And the latest research from Radicati, where email security vendors are evaluated and rated will help you review the strengths, and weaknesses, of your current approach.

Radicati names Symantec as a Top Player in Secure Email Gateway market

Symantec has been recognized as a Top Player in The Radicati Group's Secure Email Gateway - Market Quadrant 2019, once again reaffirming our market leadership. The Radicati Group reviewed the whole market and analyzed thirteen vendors that provide email security solutions, before awarding Symantec “Top Player” status. Our solution was found to offer leading levels of both functionality and strategic vision, reflecting the ongoing investment we are making in our Email Security portfolio(more on this later).

Radicati highlighted a number of Symantec's strengths including:

  • The use of a multi-layered approach to protect against advanced threats
  • Email Threat Detection and Response (ETDR), which provides detailed data on targeted attacks (as determined by Symantec research analysts) and advanced email security analytics on every incoming email scanned. The 60+ data points can easily be exported to a variety of security tools via a granular API to accelerate threat investigation and response.
  • Innovative use of Email Threat Isolation technology to combat spear phishing, ransomware and credential theft
  • The addition of Email Fraud Protection to help organizations automate the process of sender authentication, and therefore minimize the risk of email impersonation and Business Email Compromise Attack (a $26Bn problem and growing)
  • Symantec’s flexibility to protect on-premises, cloud or hybrid email gateways
  • Symantec’s Global Intelligence Network that provides critical threat intelligence allowing Symantec to protect against a wide range of sophisticated threats
  • Integration across the wider Symantec product portfolio, including Symantec DLP to provide leading data protection control, and Symantec's Integrated Cyber Defense Platform, a unified way to defend and respond to advanced threats.

You can download a complimentary copy of the full “Secure Email Gateway—Market Quadrant 2019” from The Radicati report here.

Email Security - now upgraded

Earlier this year, we made further enhancements to our service, and these are now available to all our Email customers.  We understand the critical importance of high quality, robust security analytics to prevent, detect and respond to incidents - particularly as email still represents the number one delivery mechanism for malware into organizations. In many cases, malware is delivered once the recipient follows a link to a website. We have extended our URL protection to now provide analytics on all URLs - clean or bad - whether they have been clicked by a user or not. This additional information will help security operations and response teams to gain a complete understanding of web risk, ultimately allowing them to be more secure.

We have also enhanced our analytics data feed infrastructure, enabling us to correlate a wider variety of data, and are exploring new ways in which we may be able to enable customers to access these analytics via reporting tools.

If you are not using our email security solution, then perhaps now is the time to find out more.

The product interface has also undergone recent updates. We pride ourselves on making email security simple to manage and we continually review the graphic display, workflows and the way information is presented to achieve this. We have made enhancements to our user interface, and existing customers are already enjoying our new look and feel.

If you are not using our email security solution, then perhaps now is the time to find out more. Our market leading position - over many years - reflects the quality, expertise and breadth of our email security solution. To find out more about our Email Security portfolio, visit our website.

You can download a complimentary copy of the full “Secure Email Gateway—Market Quadrant 2019” from The Radicati report here.

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[1] Verizon, 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report


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About the Author

Sunil Choudrie

Sr. Manager, Symantec’s Global Information Protection

Sunil helps organizations protect their data against insider and external threats. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Bath and an MBA from Henley Business School.

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