Giacom partners with Symantec to bring Email and Web Security to 4000+ ICTs

12 FEBRUARY 2018 – HESSLE, UK

Giacom partners with world-leading cyber security company Symantec to bring Email and Web Security to 4,000+ ICTs

Giacom World Networks announced today that it has partnered with Symantec – the world’s leading cyber security company – to bring their cloud security solutions to its reseller-only channel. Newly launched in the Giacom Cloud Market, Symantec.cloud Email & Web Security offers unparalleled email and web threat protection for Office 365.

Symantec.cloud Email & Web Security is one of several products to be released within the Cloud Market during the first quarter of the year and joins popular products such as Signature Hosted Exchange, Office 365, Hosted Voice and Bitdefender. It features three main product SKUs including; Email Protect, Email Safeguard and Web Protect & Control, alongside two add-ons and two product bundles.

As one of the world’s largest malware research organisations, Symantec is a global leader in security and is backed by comprehensive and meaningful industry service level agreements. With one easy-to-use web-based management portal, Symantec’s Email & Web Security solution uses Skeptic Advanced Scanning technology to learn from what it sees and considers how malicious content could be applied in a harmful way, providing protection immediately.

Jonathan Connor, Sales & Marketing Director at Giacom, said: “Partnering with Symantec offers our UK SMBs an exciting opportunity to purchase world-leading email and web protection from one of the biggest names in cyber security. Our unique proposition as a reseller-only Cloud Distributor means Symantec’s Email & Web Security solution aligns with our easy on, easy off billing model, allowing resellers to test the products for free up until the date of their first bill.”

With 568,000 web attacks per day and $5 billion (£3.7 billion) lost to financial email fraud over the last three years*, protecting critical business data against cyber threats is vital. Symantec’s Global Intelligence Network is built to protect SMEs from the world’s malicious cyber-attacks. Its Email Protect and Email Safeguard solutions help to prevent data leaks and helps to ensure compliance through granular DLP (Data Loss Prevention) and encryption controls, while Web Protect & Control features anti-virus and anti-spyware defences at internet level, coupled with web policy enforcements and a URL filtering engine.

Toby McDuffie, Senior Director of Global Channels at Symantec, said: “As the largest Office 365 distributor for small to medium-sized businesses and with over 130,000 Hosted Exchange mailboxes, Giacom has a proven track record as a first-class cloud distributor. Launching our email and web security solutions in the Giacom Cloud Market presented us with a unique opportunity for expansion into the UK reseller marketplace, enabling IT professionals to leverage world-leading security software so they can boost their bottom line and protect their end users from malicious cyber threats.”

As the number one Cloud Distributor for SMBs in the UK, Giacom are committed to bringing its 4,000+ resellers new and profitable cloud services from world-class vendors into the marketplace. Resellers can purchase Symantec’s Email & Web Security solutions at an exclusive rate below the RRP in the Giacom Cloud Market.

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Additional Information:
*Statistics taken from the ISTR 2017, which can be found at the following link: https://www.symantec.com/about/newsroom/press-kits/istr-22

About Symantec:

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most important data wherever it lives.

Organizations across the world look to Symantec for strategic, integrated solutions to defend against sophisticated attacks across endpoints, cloud and infrastructure.

Symantec operates one of the world’s largest civilian cyber intelligence networks, allowing it to see and protect against the most advanced threats.

For additional information, please visit www.symantec.com.

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