DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance) is an email verification system designed to prevent your company’s email domain from being used for email spoofing, phishing, and other cybercrimes. DMARC leverages the existing email authentication technology SPF (Sender Policy Framework) DKIM (Domain Keys Identified Mail). DMARC adds a key feature, reports. When domain owners publish DMARC records to DNS records, they gain insight into who is sending email on behalf of the domain. This information can be used to get more information about your email channel. This information can be used by domain owners to control which emails are sent on their behalf. You can use DMARC to protect your domain from exploitation in phishing and spoofing attacks.
Website owners need to make sure that they only see emails they send to visitors or customers. Therefore, DMARC is a must for all domain owners. Protecting your email with DMARC allows the recipient of the email to verify that the email is legal and originated from you. This will have a positive impact on email delivery and will prevent other users from sending email using your domain.
History of DMARC
The DMARC standard was first published in 2012 to prevent email abuse. Several industry leaders have worked together to create the DMARC specification. PayPal is Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! Created in collaboration with. These industry leaders have come together to develop operational specifications in the hope that they will be able to achieve formal standard status. They created the DMARC standard based on existing email authentication technologies SPF (Sender Policy Framework) and DKIM (Domain Keys Identified Mail).
DMARC was originally developed as an email security protocol. Initially, DMARC was primarily adopted by security professionals in the financial industry. Since then, DMARC adoption has expanded and spread throughout the online environment. At this point, DMARC is increasingly recognized by email marketers as an aspect of online security and improved deliverability.
DMARC is currently supported by all major ISPs (Google, Microsoft, Yahoo !, etc.). DMARC is currently awaiting approval to become an Open Standards-approved Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
With about 5 billion email accounts worldwide, no channel has a wider reach than email channels. This makes cybercriminals prefer to use this channel for malicious purposes. In recent years, crime on this channel has been increasing year by year, despite the fact that better security measures have been taken to protect this channel. 95% of all hacking attacks and data breaches are related to email.
This is the area where domain-based certification reporting and compliance (DMARC) add value. DMARC not only provides complete insights into email channels, but also provides visibility into phishing attacks. DMARC is more powerful. DMARC can mitigate the effects of phishing and malware attacks, prevent spoofing, protect against brand abuse and fraud, and prevent business email breaches. The DMARC Analyzer allows organizations to deploy DMARC and simplify the DMARC deployment process.