The Security Challenge
Businesses are being warned about the increasing threat of cyber security after governmental research into cyber security found that two thirds of large businesses experienced a cyber-breach in the last year. Attackers are now exploiting vulnerabilities within a businesses cyber security before they have time to react. As the security landscape grows, threat intelligence is vital in helping organizations discover old and new threats.
Today’s hackers build evasive malware to infiltrate networks and servers, and then hijack a company’s own infrastructure to infect more machines. Unfortunately inadequate endpoint security leaves the door wide open to a vast arra of cyber-attack techniques and tools including Malware and software exploits. It is imperative for businesses to have the right endpoint protection in place. Otherwise they run the real risk of a devastating security breach which could have damaging effects on the businesses margins and overall reputation. While advanced targeted attacks may grab the headlines, non-targeted attacks still make up the majority of malware. In the last year, Symantec reported nearly one million new threats were released into the wild each day.
|Flexibility||Unmatched scalability and granular policy enforcement provides a solution that adapts to your business|
|Reduced overhead||Reduced management costs and difficulties by utilising a single solution that provides the most effective security available|
|Improved productivity||Employees can work smarter and faster due to optimised scan performance and resource utilisation in both physical and virtual environment|
|Advanced reporting and analytics||Further advanced than traditional reporting due to incorporating multi-dimensional analysis in an easy to navigate dashboard|
|Ease of management||Simple solutions for updates, scheduling, policy creation and multi platform management|
To address this threat, Symantec have developed an integrated cyber defence platform which enables users to manage prevention, detection and response across gateways, messaging and the cloud onto one platform. Before this platform, businesses used a plethora of security products from different vendors which were not designed to work in sync with one another. With this integrated platform, Symantec has a guard at every gate. According to the Forrester wave report into ‘Endpoint security suites’ it was discovered that Symantec’s offering ‘ Symantec Endpoint Protection’ was the most complete endpoint security suite on the market. Symantec Endpoint Protection uses artificial intelligence to deliver superior protection, high-performance, and orchestrated response to stop threats regardless of how they attack your endpoint; so you can focus on your business.
Cloud-based email protection that integrates with Office 365, Google Apps and more.
Symantec Email Security.cloud also offers state of the art protection against malicious email links. Office 365 and other could-based email platforms link scanning capabilities are limited the ‘blacklists’ of known bad URLs which cyber criminals can now avoid by using shorten linked. Symantec Email Security.cloud overcomes this tactic with intelligent Real-time link following that traces full or shortened redirect links all the way back to their final destinations, analyses the content and prevents emails with bogus links from ever showing up in your user’s inboxes.
Encryption far beyond the basic signature-based security capabilities in Office 365
Symantec Email Security.cloud goes far beyond the basic signature-based security capabilities in Office 365 in order to protect your business from targeted malware and zero day attacks, Not only that but it also enhances your businesses ability to prevent private or sensitive data leaking from your network through email or attachments. This can help protect your intellectual property or comply with government regulations. Office 365 offers email encryption however it is linked to the email recipient password which means your valuable data is only as secure as your recipient’s email password. Its also important to note that Microsoft currently has no contingency plan if a hacker steals an office 365 user login details. This opens up a totally new vector of their cyber-attack. The Symantec Email Security.cloud approach to encryption eliminates both of these serious weaknesses without compromising any of the office 365 programmes.