Announces Supporter Program Announces Supporter Program has just announced a new Supporter Program for organizations who want to become involved in DMARC’s mission to expunge phishing and fraud, and can offer technical and/or financial support to assure DMARC adoption worldwide.

The need to overcome brand hijacking, phishing and fraud compelled many leading companies to participate in creating the DMARC standards for email security and anti-spoofing.

“Members of our new Supporter program bring fresh perspectives and abundant energy to our technical projects,” said Steven Jones, executive director, “Their participation reflects the effectiveness of what we’ve done so far, and the opportunity we have to improve things further for email users everywhere by effectively addressing email fraud and abuse.”

The first DMARC supporters announced are SparkPost and ValiMail.

SparkPost’s cloud-based transactional email solution is designed specifically for developers to build in the deliverability, scalability and speed as the world’s biggest senders of email.

Meanwhile, launched and funded in 2015, ValiMail offers a platform for managing the DNS records and keys that are components of email authentication.

“We applaud the efforts of the founding and Sponsor members for getting the DMARC standard to the state where widespread adoption is possible,” said Alex García-Tobar, co-founder and CEO of ValiMail. “ValiMail is proud to be joining this group of visionaries in the mission to bring about mainstream adoption of this important email authentication protocol.”

The program seeks organizations to make contributions and participate in technical projects, outreach, trainings, speaking events, media interviews and more.

“We’ve reached a point in the evolution of email and other messaging channels where the risks of not doing it ‘right’ are as great as the benefits realized when you do it right. and DMARC, the technology, represent a place where like-minded individuals can share ideas to make the Internet safer for everyone, and an immediate means of protecting their brands, customers, businesses and everyone in-between,” said Len Shneyder, SparkPost VP of industry relations.

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Source: Information Security Magazine