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DMARC Admin February 7, 2024

Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance

DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance) is an email authentication protocol that helps prevent email spoofing and phishing attacks by allowing domain owners to specify how their emails should be authenticated. It enhances email security by enabling organizations to enforce policies for email authentication, including SPF (Sender Policy Framework) and DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail), thereby reducing the risk of unauthorized email access and data breaches. 

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Features and

benefits of DMARC

Enhanced Email Authentication

DMARC enables organizations to specify authentication mechanisms for their email domains, ensuring that incoming emails undergo proper authentication before delivery. This helps reduce the risk of spoofing and phishing attacks by verifying the legitimacy of email senders.

Policy Enforcement

DMARC allows domain owners to specify policies for handling emails that fail authentication checks, such as quarantine or reject, helping to prevent malicious emails from reaching recipients’ inboxes. 

Visibility and Reporting

DMARC provides detailed reports on email authentication results, including information on failed authentication attempts and sources of unauthorized emails, allowing organizations to monitor and analyze email traffic for potential security threats. 

Compliance with Email Security Standards

DMARC helps organizations comply with email security standards and regulations by enforcing email authentication policies and preventing unauthorized email access, protecting sensitive information and maintaining regulatory compliance. 

Protection Against Email Fraud

By preventing email spoofing and phishing attacks, DMARC helps protect organizations and their customers from email fraud, financial losses, reputational damage, and data breaches, enhancing trust and confidence in email communications. 

Continuous Improvement

DMARC allows organizations to continuously refine and improve their email authentication policies based on feedback and insights from authentication reports, ensuring ongoing protection against evolving email threats. 

Used Technologies

SPF (Sender Policy Framework)
SPF is an email authentication mechanism that allows domain owners to specify the legitimate centres, that can send email on befall of domains
DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail)
DKIM is an email authentication method that uses digital signatures to verify the authenticity of email messages.
Policy Enforcement Mechanisms
DMARC policy enforcement mechanisms empower organizations to dictate the actions taken with emails that do not pass authentication.
Reporting and Analytics Tools
DMARC reporting and analytics tools provide organizations with insights into email authentication results.
Threats Attacks
Phishing Attacks
Email Spoofing
BEC
Domain Hijacking
ATO

Case Studies

Challenges you may remediate with Perception point

Phishing Attack on Financial Institution
01

In this scenario, a prominent financial institution becomes the target of a sophisticated phishing attack. Attackers send fraudulent emails impersonating the institution’s executives, requesting sensitive customer information and login credentials.... Read More

Email Spoofing Incident
02

A manufacturing company experiences an email spoofing incident where attackers send emails from forged email addresses resembling those of the company’s executives. The company suffers financial losses, legal liabilities... Read More

 

Business Email Compromise (BEC) Attack
03

A healthcare organization falls victim to a BEC attack where attackers impersonate the CEO and request a fraudulent wire transfer to a fictitious vendor. The finance department complies with the request, resulting in a significant financial loss for the organization. ... Read More

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