Symantec's Email Fraud Protection Offering Combats BEC

Today’s topics include Symantec improving email security with fraud protection, and Azure maps getting new SDKs, services and expanded features.

On Feb. 14, Symantec announced its Email Fraud Protection offering to help organizations combat Business Email Compromise, which involves attackers 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.

According to Jane Wong, vice president of Engineering & Product Management at Symantec, the new Email Fraud Protection offering works together with other services already available in the Symantec product portfolio.

Symantec Email Fraud Protection is a cloud-based service that is available as an add-on to both the Symantec Email Security cloud and Symantec Messaging Gateway. To deploy Email Fraud Protection, Wong said customers only need to make a quick, one-time change to point a one-line DNS record to Symantec.

Microsoft's Azure maps services have added two new SDKs and a range of additional features to help enterprise customers bolster their mapping services for mobile users using Azure and its cloud-based services.

The new capabilities include real-time analytics, cross-screen experiences between devices and robust security services.

The first new SDK is an Android SDK that includes rendering maps and traffic capabilities, drawing and event handling, and uses a variety of Azure Maps map canvases. The other new SDK is the Azure Maps Web SDK 2.0, which is a new module for accessing Azure Maps services to use in conjunction with the Azure Map Control.

In addition to the new SDKs, Azure Maps now natively supports Azure Active Directory, which will help users keep their access to Azure Maps secure.