Email & Web Security from Symantec now available through Giacom

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Giacom are kicking off 2018 with a bang and introducing a wave of new products inside the first quarter.’s Email and Web Security is one of the first products to launch in the Giacom Cloud Market this year and joins popular software such as Office 365, Signature Hosted Exchange and Acronis Backup Cloud.

As one of the world’s largest security companies, Symantec are a market leader in email security and actively scan more than one billion emails each day. With 65,000 active customers (163 million total users) using their email security platform worldwide, you can rest assured that their environment is trusted and secure.

What is is an umbrella term for a family of security products that can be provisioned directly in the cloud by resellers. Through the family, Giacom will offer Email and Web Security, which encompasses three main products, two add-ons and two product bundles – all of which protect your end users’ mailboxes and web browsers from spam, malware and zero-day threats.

Backed by Symantec’s Global Intelligence and comprehensive SLAs, your customers will receive powerful email and web threat protection that’s designed to suit their Office 365 environment. With always-on protection for your customers,’s Email and Web Security is easy to deploy and manage with one single admin portal.

Protecting your customers’ email

In Symantec’s 2017 Internet Security Threat Report, approximately 53% of all emails sent are spam, many of which contain malware. In their findings, Symantec discovered that small to medium-sized businesses were hit the hardest by email malware in 2016. In fact, 1 in 131 emails sent in 2016 contained malware, either through mass spam campaigns such as Locky, Dridex and TeslaCrypt or through Business Email Compromise (BEC) campaigns. And with the popularity of BEC scams, these figures are likely to rise in 2017 and beyond.

But with so many security products on the market, including Giacom’s own Email Security, how do you choose the one that fits your customer’s needs? How do you differentiate from one security platform to another? Thankfully, it may be easier than you realise.

Choosing the right product

Within the family, Giacom features two products that focus purely on email protection, Email Protect and Email Safeguard.

For customers that want to protect their Office 365 mailbox with the basic features, Email Protect is likely to be the best fit for their business. Featuring Symantec Intelligence to guard against new and emerging threats in malware and spam, advanced email scanning technology and multi-layer malware analysis, it’s designed for lighter use in businesses that specifically want to guard against email viruses and spam.

On the other hand, Email Safeguard is a much more sophisticated piece of software which encompasses all the features you’d find in Email Protect, plus it also contains Email Data Protection and Email Image Control. Not only is it GDPR-ready, it will also protect your customers from seeing sensitive or inappropriate imagery too.

What bundles are available?

We recognise that email protection often comes hand-in-hand with web threat protection. Customers can protect themselves from malicious web links in emails with Giacom’s bundle offers. Email Protect and Email Safeguard both come in two separate bundles with Web Protect & Control, giving you the chance to defend your customers from both ends of the spectrum.


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