Symantec Named a Leader in Enterprise Email Security by Independent Research Firm

Date : 05/24/2019 @ 2:00PM
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Symantec Named a Leader in Enterprise Email Security by Independent Research Firm

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Symantec’s email security solution recognized based on current offering, strategy, and market presence

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced that it has been positioned as a Leader in "The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2019," a new report published by Forrester Research, Inc.

The Q2 2019 Forrester WaveTM report evaluated 12 select vendors based on a comprehensive set of 32 evaluation criteria in the categories of current offering, strategy, and market presence. Based on these criteria, Symantec was recognized as a Leader.

Email remains an attractive target for cyber criminals – Symantec’s annual Internet Security Threat Report found that 65 percent of targeted attacks started with a spear phishing email. As email spreads across devices and into the cloud, enterprises are struggling to develop a complete, integrated email security solution using multiple point products that only address portions of the email security problem and often fail to integrate across security infrastructure.

According to the Forrester report, “Customers note Symantec’s ease-of-use and customer support as strengths. The ECS [Email Content Security] offering integrates with other parts of the Symantec portfolio such as the web security offering, browser isolation technology, and DLP solution.”

Email Security.cloud is an integral part of Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense (ICD) Platform, which delivers comprehensive protection — threat analysis, blocking, remediation, and more —across web, endpoint, email, and cloud apps. Deep integrations between products allow users to more safely migrate to cloud email solutions, thwart business email compromise (BEC) and credential theft, prevent data loss, protect against email fraud, ransomware, and spear phishing attacks, detect and contain intrusions, and more – all while reducing the cost and complexity that comes with managing multiple point solutions.

“Email represents a unique challenge for the modern enterprise. It’s both a mission-critical business application and the most common way for cyber criminals to launch and distribute threats. In our view, Forrester highlights the critical need to protect against phishing, fraudulent email, malicious website links and data loss,” said Patrick Gardner, senior vice president, email security, Symantec. “We believe that we were recognized in large part due to our integrated technology portfolio including email isolation, email authentication, website security and DLP, combined with our threat intelligence network to help protect users’ email security across-the-board.”

Symantec email security solutions process more than 2.4 billion emails each day, and are powered by Symantec’s Global Intelligence Network, the world’s largest civilian threat network, which utilizes telemetry from over 175 million endpoints, 80 million web proxy users, and 57 million attack sensors in 157 countries.

More information on Symantec Email Security: https://www.symantec.com/products/messaging-security

About Symantec

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), 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. For additional information, please visit www.symantec.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Any forward-looking indication of plans for products is preliminary and all future release dates are tentative and are subject to change. Any future release of the product or planned modifications to product capability, functionality, or feature are subject to ongoing evaluation by Symantec, and may or may not be implemented and should not be considered firm commitments by Symantec and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions.

Nicole MurphySymantec650-527-8000Nicole_murphy@symantec.com

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