Symantec unveils cloud-based network security solution

New offering has Web isolation technology and provides complete endpoint protection

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Symantec unveils cloud-based network security solution Fey says Web isolation is a critical innovation that is helping organisations address new types of advanced threats.
By  Manda Banda Published  August 7, 2018

IT security major Symantec Corp, has unveiled new innovations and enhancements to its network security for the cloud solution, designed to protect enterprise devices, anywhere employees work or travel across the network, cloud, mobile and traditional endpoints.

As an integral element of Symantec's Integrated Cyber Defence Platform, enhancements to the solution include the industry-first Web isolation technology integrated into Symantec's Web Security Service (WSS), comprehensive network-to-endpoint protection with the integration of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) and SEP Mobile into WSS and SD-Cloud Connector, which enables customers to combine the performance and reliability of software defined WAN (SD-WAN).

"Web isolation is a critical innovation that is helping our customers address new types of advanced threats that target employee web browsers by protecting against malware and phishing attacks without over-blocking or impeding productivity," said Mike Fey, Symantec President and COO. "These additions to our Web Security Service help meet the challenges of the cloud generation by protecting users and data with the most comprehensive set of cloud-delivered threat prevention capabilities on the market, all in a single-service offering."

Symantec's WSS is a single-service offering that includes Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Web Isolation, malware inspection engines, sandboxing, data loss prevention (DLP), and cloud access security broker (CASB), and integrates with multi-factor authentication.

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