Bytes Software Services

Symantec Email Security.cloud (ESS)

Email security service filters unwanted messages and protects your mailboxes from targeted attacks. The service has self-learning capabilities enriched with Symantec intelligence to deliver highly effective and accurate email security. Encryption and data loss prevention help you control sensitive data. bsscloud

Features

  • Protection against spam, malware, phishing and targeted attacks
  • Both Opportunistic and Enforced TLS Encryption options
  • 100% protection from Viruses as defined in the SLA.
  • Link following protects against phishing and malicious links in emails.
  • Granular policy-based Data Protection to control sensitive data.
  • Secure email over TLS or through Policy Based Encryption Essentials
  • Impersonation Control helps guard against phishing scams and "whaling" attacks.
  • Quick and easy to deploy
  • Dependable service from the cloud - 100% Availability SLA.
  • Supported by email security experts, accessible 24/7

Benefits

  • Reduces complexity
  • Increases employee productivity while reducing the risk of security breaches
  • Enforce usage policies, reduce data loss and maintain regulatory compliance.
  • Enables rapid implementation, delivers predictable costs, reduces total cost ownership.
  • Ensures the highest quality of service delivery.
  • 24/7 access to a dedicated team of email security specialists.

Pricing

£0.00 per person

  • Free trial available

Service documents

G-Cloud 11

213992636878260

Bytes Software Services

Chris Swani

+44 (0) 7951 326815

chris.swani@bytes.co.uk

Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension No
Cloud deployment model Public cloud
Service constraints None
System requirements The service does not require any specific system requirements.

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Severity1: (i) your production server or other mission critical system is down or has a substantial loss of service; (ii) a substantial portion of your mission critical data is at a significant risk of loss or corruption.
Target (following acknowledgement): within 30 minutes.
Severity2: A problem where a major functionality is severely impaired. Operations can continue in a restricted fashion.
Target :within 2 hours
Severity 3: Limited adverse effect on business operations.
Target response: by same time the next business day
Severity 4: Problem where your business operations have not been adversely affected.
Target response: within the next business day
User can manage status and priority of support tickets No
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support Web chat
Web chat support availability 24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support accessibility standard None or don’t know
How the web chat support is accessible This option is available directly on our support pages ( once logged in) or For Email.Cloud through the Client net portal, Admins can click on a web-chat link or available directly on our support pages once logged in.
Web chat accessibility testing Unknown
Onsite support Onsite support
Support levels The product will come with standard support included as part of the services and includes online support via our portal. In addition, if purchased directly from Symantec a remote cloud specialist will be assigned to provide an account management style support. If purchased through a 3rd party the remote cloud specialist is not provided and this would need to be provided by the third party. For large (+10,000 users) and complex estates there is the possibility to purchase Business Critical Services. This level of services can be bespoke to customer needs and will start from approximately £20,000 per annum.
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started The service does not require any user interface. There are some simple configuration options which are explained at the time of implementation.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction The reporting data can be exported in CSV format, no data will be held after end of contract.
End-of-contract process Symantec will stop processing SMTP email for the customer domain and reject all emails. The customer therefore needs to reconfigure their MX records to route traffic to an alternative source.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
Application to install No
Designed for use on mobile devices Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service All detection is carried out in a cloud environment so there is no difference in service regardless of the endpoint being used
Accessibility standards None or don’t know
Description of accessibility Administered through a web based management console, the console provides role based access controls. Permissions can be set as follows: - No access / Read only / read write access to service configurations - Access to reporting information - Access to specific domains - Access to specific services The console also supports 2 factor authentication to secure access. All changes to configuration are logged. The management console provides the ability for customers to configure and manage the service, access reports, and view data and statistics as part of the service.
Accessibility testing Unknown
API No
Customisation available Yes
Description of customisation The administrator can customize email security policies (e.g. anti-spam, data protection), end user alerts and email disclaimers.

Scaling

Scaling
Independence of resources Email Security.cloud is a globally hosted and load balanced solution, operating across three datacenter clusters in EMEA. The service operates at 40% load during normal operations, meaning an entire datacenter could be lost without affecting service.

Analytics

Analytics
Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types N/A
Reporting types
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports

Resellers

Resellers
Supplier type Reseller providing extra support
Organisation whose services are being resold Symantec

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Other security clearance
Government security clearance Up to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations
  • EU-US Privacy Shield agreement locations
  • Other locations
User control over data storage and processing locations Yes
Datacentre security standards Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency At least once a year
Penetration testing approach Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest Other
Other data at rest protection approach Data at rest is stored in the Amazon cloud.
Data sanitisation process No
Equipment disposal approach In-house destruction process

Data importing and exporting

Data importing and exporting
Data export approach Via a report through the console or email/email attachment. Dependant on add ons they may also do so through an api.
Data export formats CSV
Data import formats CSV

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network TLS (version 1.2 or above)

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability The Platform is available on a twenty-four (24) hours/day by seven (7) days/week basis and is monitored for availability and service capacity.
Approach to resilience Buyers are provided with their own instance of the Email Security Services, Redundant data center clusters to balance availability in the event of outage.
Outage reporting Scheduled maintenance and emergency outages reported to customer by Symantec.

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels Must be logged into the web app to access these features, and have the appropriate user-role in the Platform.
Access restriction testing frequency At least once a year
Management access authentication Username or password

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information Users have access to real-time audit information
How long user audit data is stored for Between 1 month and 6 months
Access to supplier activity audit information Users have access to real-time audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for At least 12 months
How long system logs are stored for Between 1 month and 6 months

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001 Lloyds Register
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date 23/05/2016
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover N/a
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification No
Other security certifications Yes
Any other security certifications Data centers SOC 2 type 2 reports or ISO27001 compliant

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified No
Security governance approach All staff are required to read and comply with our security policies. Staff are trained in line with our security practices. Our Chief Security Officer reports directly to Symantec's General Counsel. Our policies and processes include, but are not limited to, security, incident response, business continuity, secure software development and supply chain risk management. External versions of a number of our policies are available here: https://www.symantec.com/about/customer-trust-portal
Information security policies and processes N/A

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach We follow a multi-stage process. Our DevOps process drives change management, including the development cycle, testing, quality assurance and staging, prior to deployment into production deployment.
Vulnerability management type Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach Symantec has a formal process for handling and managing vulnerabilities. For any externally reported issues, Symantec follows the process outlined in ISO 29147, Information technology — Security techniques — Vulnerability disclosure ([ISO/IEC 29147:2014(E)]). Symantec'c Software Security Group works with the impacted team(s) to: Recreate the environment and issue within Symantec’s labs for an expedited resolution. Facilitate a prompt and accurate response. Avoid delays in new Symantec releases.
Protective monitoring type Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach We follow a multi-stage process. Our DevOps process drives change management, including the development cycle, testing, quality assurance and staging, prior to deployment into production deployment
Incident management type Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach Symantec’s internal Security Incident Response Plan documents repeatable, industry standard procedures for handling actual cyber threats when they arise. It also provides the necessary engagement and information-sharing processes to allow prompt coordination among all relevant stakeholders, and describes the reporting, communication, containment, investigation, and recovery mechanisms that exist to support a comprehensive end-to-end process flow from threat detection through remediation. The development and implementation of this forward-looking plan supports Symantec’s ultimate mission to its customers, partners, shareholders, and employees as a trusted leader in information security risk management.

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Supplier-defined process

Public sector networks

Public sector networks
Connection to public sector networks No

Pricing

Pricing
Price £0.00 per person
Discount for educational organisations No
Free trial available Yes
Description of free trial 30 day trial access with ESS

Service documents

pdf document: Pricing document pdf document: Terms and conditions pdf document: Modern Slavery statement
Service documents
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