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Symantec Improves Email Security With Fraud Protection

February 15, 2019 / Sean Michael Kerner

Symantec is looking to reduce the risk of business email compromise attacks with a new offering that makes it easier to implement and manage Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) for email authenticity. Among the most common risks that enterprises face are email fraud attacks, often referred to as Business Email Compromise. On Feb. 14, Symantec announced its latest innovation to help organizations combat BEC, with the company's Email Fraud Protection offering. BEC fraud involves attackers somehow spoofing or gaining access to an email system and tricking a victim into paying what appears to look like a legitimate invoice or payment request. "Symantec Email Fraud Protection is a new addition to the platform," Jane Wong, vice president of Engineering & Product Management at Symantec, told eWEEK. "Symantec is committed to expanding the Integrated Cyber Defense Platform for Email Security with both homegrown technology and with API in...