Symantec Corp, the cyber-security giant unveiled a new solution rooted on threat isolation technology that thwarts advanced email hits on the end-user devices. The solution, dubbed “Email Threat Isolation,” assists to guard users against credential theft, spear phishing, ransomware attacks, and account takeover, said the firm.
The email security solution with embedded threat isolation technology is developed to guard consumers against the sort of sophisticated email attacks that have happened to more common in the Cloud generation. Symantec CEO, Greg Clark, said, “Regardless of noteworthy attempts by our industry to identify and chunk email-borne risks, messaging stays the key vector for scams and malware within the enterprise.”
Clark said, “This ground-breaking technology assist enterprises to easily and rapidly segregate all malicious email material—external as well as internal—to considerably decrease innate threats within messaging apps.” The technology functions by producing a safe remote execution setting between malicious content and users.
Web traffic from the suspicious links is transferred to this remote setting, which shuts in all malicious activity and sends only a secure visual depiction of the content to the user. Additionally, this solution can cause such sites to be in a read-only mode that stops naive workers from revealing sensitive data such as corporate credentials, as per Symantec.
Clark added, “Further, as the technique is Cloud-based, institutes can be up and operating easily and quickly, decreasing pressure on already levied IT teams.”
Recently, Symantec also declared that its advanced threat research team has found that activities conducted by threat grouping Mealybug have developed from preserving and providing its own custom banking Trojan to functioning as a threat distributor for other groups that function similarly to pilfer information from targeted institutions. When Mealybug was initially recognized in 2014, it utilized custom malware named Emotet to transmit Trojans that would then pilfer online banking credentials from devices of users in Europe.