18 July 2018
Symantec reckons it’s come up with the industry’s first cloud-based network security solution, adding complete endpoint protection.
As part of enhancements made to its Integrated Cyber Defence Platform, the company has now added Web Isolation technology to its Web Security Service (WSS). It claims this enables web browsing without risk of infection by zero-day malware or advanced threats.
WSS is a single-service offering which, as well as Web Isolation, also includes a secure web gateway, malware inspection engines, sandboxing, data loss prevention, and cloud access security broker, and integrates with multi-factor authentication.
Symantec president and COO Mike Fey says: “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.”
Other enhancements to the platform include what Symantec describes as “comprehensive” network-to-endpoint protection. Here, it has integrated Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) and SEP Mobile into WSS, allowing web traffic re-directs to WSS for enforcement of network security policies. The firm says this therefore eliminates the need for a separate agent to manage traffic flow.
There’s also an SD-Cloud Connector which enables customers to combine the performance and reliability of SD-WAN technology with WSS. Symantec says this creates a “simple, high-performance method” to connect branch office locations with its cloud security service.
The firm says the new features “provide businesses with a comprehensive, easy-to-use, cloud-based network security service that safeguards critical business information for secure and compliant cloud application and web use”.