Gradian Systems Ltd

Symantec Email Threat Detection and Response (ETDR)

Email Threat Detection and Response is an add-on to Symantec™ Email Security.cloud. Customers are protected from advanced malware and targeted attacks by leveraging the Global Intelligence Network, Heuristic technology, Attachment Sandboxing and protection against the weaponisation of URLs after delivery. ETDR delivers greater detail and context about the threats stopped.

Features

  • Targeted Attack Identification
  • Sandboxing of unknown attachments for malware discovery
  • Advanced Reporting from 60+ data points
  • API for SIEM integration
  • Safe Delivery of URLs within Emails
  • URL Protection blocks malicious links by analyzing at click time

Benefits

  • Detail into email threats stopped and attacks that were targeted
  • Stop advanced-malware that is designed to evade traditional detection methods
  • Providing more reporting audit points which to identify attack campaigns
  • Ingest into SIEM for correlation for identifying specific attacks
  • Continuous scanning of URLs initially determined as safe.
  • Includes phishing awareness training

Pricing

£11.77 a user

  • Free trial available

Service documents

Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

7 3 4 7 1 9 2 4 7 9 9 5 6 4 4

Contact

Gradian Systems Ltd

Ciaran O'Rourke

07770 377 936

ciaran.orourke@gradian.co.uk

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
Yes
What software services is the service an extension to
Symantec Email Security Service.
Cloud deployment model
Public cloud
Service constraints
None.
System requirements
Customer must have Symantec Email Security Service

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Please see Gradian's Support Guide attached.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility
None or don’t know
Phone support
Yes
Phone support availability
24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support
No
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
Please see Gradian's Support Guide attached.
Support available to third parties
No

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
Gradian possess the skills and support to configure, deploy, support and run this service on your behalf. These services can be found under Gradian's Professional Service and Gradian's Managed Configuration Service. Alternatve support options can be found under Gradian's Technical Account Service Plan (T.A.S.P) and Gradian Support for Symantec Products.
Service documentation
Yes
Documentation formats
Other
Other documentation formats
PowerPoint
End-of-contract data extraction
There is no data to extract.
End-of-contract process
If the contract is not renewed the services are switched off.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
  • Opera
Application to install
No
Designed for use on mobile devices
Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
None.
Service interface
No
API
Yes
What users can and can't do using the API
The API is used to transfer log data from the system to a customers own system, typically into a SIEM solution. The API does not permit changes to be made to the Email Security.Cloud service.
API documentation
Yes
API documentation formats
Other
API sandbox or test environment
No
Customisation available
No

Scaling

Independence of resources
The ETDR service is hosted on the Symantec DC infrastructure. This is highly elastic and performance is governed by SLA.

Analytics

Service usage metrics
Yes
Metrics types
Yes. TBA
Reporting types
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports

Resellers

Supplier type
Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold
Symantec's

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Yes
Data storage and processing locations
European Economic Area (EEA)
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 every 6 months
Penetration testing approach
Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest
Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
Data sanitisation process
No
Equipment disposal approach
Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
An API is provided to support data extract requirements. API calls can be scheduled as needed.
Data export formats
CSV
Data import formats
Other
Other data import formats
No user data is uploaded to ETDR

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

Guaranteed availability
99.999, assured by contractual commitment.
Approach to resilience
Email Security Service 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.
Outage reporting
The portal provides public updates and there are email and text alerts for any severe outages.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
No
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Management interfaces are governed by role based access control. Support access is via registered accounts at support.symantec.com
Access restriction testing frequency
Never
Management access authentication
  • Username or password
  • Other
Description of management access authentication
Access management will be provided by the mail service. Administrator access requires authentication. The service provides a Role Based Access Control mechanism which can be used to restrict the capabilities of administrators and operators as required.

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 6 months and 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users contact the support team to get 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

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001
Lloyds Register
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
23rd May 2016
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
TBA
ISO 28000:2007 certification
No
CSA STAR certification
No
PCI certification
No
Other security certifications
No

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Yes
Security governance certified
Yes
Security governance standards
ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes
Details of information security policies are provided on request. Compliance with these policies is assured by independent testing.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Configuration and change management approach
All IT services are subject to a strict change control processes, and dual-control personnel controls restricting access to sensitive functions.
Vulnerability management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
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
Undisclosed.
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

Approach to secure software development best practice
Independent review of processes (for example CESG CPA Build Standard, ISO/IEC 27034, ISO/IEC 27001 or CSA CCM v3.0)

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks
No

Pricing

Price
£11.77 a user
Discount for educational organisations
No
Free trial available
Yes
Description of free trial
30 day free trial managed by our in house 'Proof of Concept' team.

Service documents

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