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Symantec Announces Next-Generation Mail Security Solution to Protect Against Data Leakage

  • 07 November, 2006 11:30

<p>Symantec Mail Security 8300 Series Delivers Integrated Content Filtering to Safeguard Intellectual Property and Help Ensure Compliance</p>
<p>AUSTRALIA, Sydney – 7 November 2006 - Symantec Corp. today announced Symantec Mail Security 8300 Series, its next-generation mail security solution that reduces risks to information flowing in and out of the enterprise via e-mail. New integrated email content filtering helps organizations control intellectual property, intelligently classify messages based on content, and enforce acceptable use policies.</p>
<p>“The enhancements available in Symantec Mail Security 8300 Series provide customers with significantly improved features and extra functionality that will enable them to better protect their information assets, while minimising the amount of spam and viruses that end-users must contend with,” said Gary Cannon, president and co-founder, Advanced Internet Security, Inc. “The most exciting enhancement is in the content filtering area, which we believe our customers will greatly appreciate. Symantec Mail Security 8300 Series is definitely a best-of-breed solution.”</p>
<p>“Security officers tell me that e-mail is the most valuable application in the enterprise; our research shows it is also the most likely source of confidential data leaks,” said Eric Ogren, security analyst for the Enterprise Strategy Group. “Organisations require an approach to security that is easy to manage while protecting the business against unauthorised exposure of confidential data. Symantec helps customers deploy secure messaging by integrating content inspection, message auditing and archiving, and pre-built compliance guidelines into a single manageable appliance.”</p>
<p>“The threat landscape has evolved dramatically in the last 18 months. Today it’s not just about keeping threats out of an organisation, but ensuring that confidential corporate data stays inside the organisation,” said Bjorn Engelhardt, director, Enterprise Messaging Management, Asia Pacific and Japan geography, Symantec. “Symantec Mail Security 8300 Series proactively protects a company’s confidential information from both internal and external threats.”</p>
<p>Symantec Mail Security 8300 Series features integrated, best-of-breed anti-spam, antivirus, and extensive content filtering technologies that stop inbound and outbound e-mail threats. The expanded list of content filtering tools include per-domain and policy-based TLS message encryption, incident management, and keyword and regular expression scanning inside all parts of a message including attachments. These tools, along with true file type recognition help administrators comply with internal acceptable use policies and regulations.</p>
<p>A new Premium Content Control add-on subscription extends the basic content filtering capabilities to help organisations better control intellectual property, comply with industry regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), and enforce acceptable use policies such as monitoring for gambling, media files, and competitor communications. The subscription offers 50 pre-built confidential data policies, enabling organisations to add company-specific actions to address internal and external compliance regulations and data best practices. The add-on subscription also includes 60 pre-built dictionaries containing keywords and phrases that support policy templates, including drug, treatment, and disease keywords and financial terms. Finally, it offers more than 35 pre-built patterns used to search for confidential information such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and ABA routing numbers.</p>
<p>Symantec Mail Security 8300 Series also delivers day-zero virus prevention that minimises the period of vulnerability between the detection of a new virus and the dissemination of antivirus definitions. Leveraging the Symantec Probe Network’s real-time visibility into attachments crossing the Internet and onsite heuristics and analysis, suspicious attachments that exhibit qualities of viruses and mass-mailing worms are identified and rerouted to a queue, where they are held until definitions are available. Administrators can also delete the message, strip the attachment, generate a notification, or perform other actions on a per-group basis. Graphical message tracking enables administrators to easily determine the action taken on any e-mail processed by the appliance, while on-box connection throttling uses local reputation analysis to reduce spam and improve filtering performance by rejecting malicious senders at the IP level.</p>
<p>Easy to install, Symantec Mail Security 8300 Series operates transparently in a corporate network and are designed to scale to meet the growing needs of an organization. Depending on configuration, it improves performance and scalability for organizations with 150,000 or more users and e-mail loads in excess of 25 million messages a day. In addition, administrators can also easily manage multiple appliances from a single web-based console, gaining insight into trends, attack statistics, and compliance incidents.</p>
<p>Powered by the industry-leading Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam engine, Symantec Mail Security 8300 Series leverages more than 20 spam-prevention techniques, including spam signatures, heuristics, reputation filters, language identification, and proprietary methods. Automatic spam-rule updates issued every five minutes help ensure customers have up-to-the-minute protection from new threats, while real-time scanning using award-winning Symantec AntiVirus technologies protects against email threats. The technology also enables organisations to achieve anti-spam effectiveness rates of 95 percent and accuracy rates against false positives of 99.9999 percent, allowing companies to safely delete spam without review.</p>
<p>Symantec Enterprise Messaging Management</p>
<p>Symantec is the first company to deliver complete, end-to-end Enterprise Messaging Management capabilities, keeping messaging systems and data both secure and readily available. Symantec Enterprise Messaging Management provides industry-leading products and services designed to help eliminate unnecessary costs by reducing large volumes of unwanted spam, stopping viruses and worms, automatically managing the lifecycle of older messages through archiving, and helping to keep customers’ communications infrastructures resilient against failure.</p>
<p>Symantec Mail Security 8300 Series appliances are scheduled to be available in Asia Pacific in late November through Symantec’s worldwide network of value-added authorized resellers, distributors and systems integrators. Organisations can be connected with Symantec’s resellers and distributors in their areas by visiting the Symantec Solution Provider locator at <http:></http:></p>
<p>About Symantec</p>
<p>Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at</p>
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<p>Debbie Sassine</p>
<p>Max Australia</p>
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