Symantec Email

Safeguard your email with our industry-leading threat and anti-spam protection for Office 365, Google Apps, and more.

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Symantec is named a Top Player in latest Radicati Market Quadrant for Secure Email Gateway

Find out why the Radicati report recognizes Symantec as a leader in Email Security.

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Symantec is the top leader in the Radicati Market Quadrant for Advanced Persistent Threat Protection

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Stop Spear Phishing, Credential Theft, and Ransomware with Isolation

Insulate users from spear phishing, ransomware, and other advanced attacks, and foil credential theft with strong email threat isolation.

  • Isolate suspicious email links and execute them in a remote environment to shut down spear phishing and other advanced email threats.
  • Stop credential theft by rendering suspicious websites in read-only mode, preventing users from submitting sensitive data.
  • Protect against advanced email attacks such as ransomware by isolating weaponized attachments.

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Block Email Threats with the Highest Effectiveness and Accuracy

Prevent insidious email threats such as spear phishing, ransomware, and business email compromise.

  • Stop spear phishing emails with multiple layers of email protection, threat isolation, advanced email security analytics for deep visibility into attacks, built-in user awareness and education tools, and more.
  • Block the latest ransomware with content defense, sandboxing, and link protection technologies that detect emerging, stealthy, and zero-day attacks.
  • Defeat business email compromise with impersonation protection, sender authentication methods, and brand protection controls.
  • Apply insights gathered from the world’s largest global intelligence network—distilling telemetry from over 175 million endpoints and 57 million attack sensors in 157 countries—to expose and stop the stealthiest threats.

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Stop Email Attacks with Rapid Response and Remediation

Defend against targeted campaigns with multilayered technologies and deep threat analytics.

  • Protect your business from email threats with sophisticated defenses including advanced machine learning, cloud sandboxing, and time-of-click link protection.
  • Gain the deepest visibility into targeted and advanced attack campaigns with email security analytics that include 60+ data points on every clean and malicious email.
  • Hunt threats and prioritize the most important email security incidents across your environment through seamless integration with the Security Operations Center.
  • Quickly remediate attacks and orchestrate your response across emails and endpoints by blacklisting and quarantining threats.

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Reduce Business Risk through Security Awareness

Prepare users to avert attacks and prioritize email protection for vulnerable users.

  • Evaluate employee readiness by simulating real-world email attacks that imitate the latest email threats.
  • Benchmark and improve user readiness over time with detailed reporting and repeat assessments.
  • Teach users to recognize email attacks through training notifications that raise security awareness.

Prevent Data Leakage Across Your Environment

Protect sensitive data and help address legal and compliance requirements through tight integration with Symantec Data Loss Prevention.

  • Discover, monitor, and protect sensitive data wherever it's used—in email, on endpoints, in your network, in storage, and even in cloud apps.
  • Accurately identify confidential data with advanced detection technologies including vector machine learning, exact data matching, and indexed document matching.
  • Migrate to cloud-based email securely by extending content-aware DLP capabilities to Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite, and more.

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Keep Confidential Emails Secure and Private

Safeguard the security and privacy of confidential emails with advanced policy-based encryption controls.

  • Automatically encrypt sensitive emails with a secure PDF or web pickup portal, which provide both push- and pull-based encryption.
  • Gain granular control over encrypted emails through policy-driven enforcement that includes the ability to expire and recall messages.
  • Increase trust in encrypted messages by customizing emails, notifications, and the web portal with your company brand.

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Finally, a Way to Isolate Phishers from Your Valuable Data

Symantec has found a way to deploy isolation technology that essentially renders phishing email attacks harmless. Here's how we did it.

How to Take Protection Against Phishers Up a Notch

Symantec has found a new way to recognize phishing attacks faster and more effectively than ever before. Learn more.

How Does Symantec Email Security Stack Up Against the Competition?

Symantec conducted an internal test to measure the threat detection capabilities of Email against other industry solutions. See the results.

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License and Service Terms & Repository

Symantec Email offerings are hosted services that don't require the user to have a specific system requirements.


Options are used to extend the functionality of the base products.  Symantec offers two service plans for Email Email Protect and Email Safeguard.

Email Protect

Provides accurate and effective spam and malware protection with Skeptic™ technology. Skeptic self-learning heuristic technology allows it to detect sophisticated attacks via predictive analysis. Real-Time Link Following is also included to protect against malicious URLs embedded in messages.

Email Safeguard

Includes all the features of Email Protect plus additional privacy and control features. Data Protection includes simple policy templates to address internal, legal, and regulatory compliance needs. Image Control can identify, control, and block inappropriate images from entering or leaving the organization. Use the included Policy Based Encryption Essentials to set policies to automatically embed messages flagged for encryption, and any attachments, into a password protected secure PDF file. TLS Encryption links can be easily configured from within the management portal for secure message transport.

Email and Web Safeguard

Includes all the features of Email Safeguard, which helps protect organizations from Web-borne threats and enables the control, monitoring, and enforcement of web acceptable use policies with minimal latency. It includes Web AntiVirus and AntiSpyware, Web URL Filtering, and Web Data Protection, all managed from a common portal.


Add-ons are additional products that work with the original product.

Symantec Advanced Threat Protection: Email

Identifies targeted attacks via email against an organization or user and detects unknown malware with Symantec Cynic™ sandbox technology to allow fast and efficient response. It also provides detailed reporting with over 25 data points, threat severity levels, and on-demand data feeds for correlation with other security systems, allowing greater visibility into threats.

Symantec Policy Based Encryption Advanced

Enforce email encryption based on pre-defined policies while ensuring emails can be read on all devices, including mobile. Supports PDF, ZIP, S/MIME, PGP, and Web Portal encryption.

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