< back to blog

About DMARC and Why it is Fundamental

March 31, 2024
DMARC Protocol

Why DMARC Matters for Your Business

Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) is an email authentication, policy, and reporting protocol designed to give domain owners the ability to protect their domain from unauthorised use, commonly known as email spoofing. The goal of DMARC is to improve and ensure email security by preventing cyber-criminals from sending messages with forged sender addresses from your domain.

Email communication remains critical to business. However, it is a primary vector for phishing attacks, malware distribution, and brand impersonation. DMARC addresses these challenges by allowing domain owners to:

  • Authenticate Emails: DMARC uses SPF (Sender Policy Framework) and DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) to verify that an email message has indeed been sent from the domain it claims to be from.
  • Define Email Handling Policies: Domain owners can instruct email providers on how to handle emails that don't pass DMARC authentication (e.g., reject the message, quarantine it, or let it pass with a report).
  • Receive Reports: DMARC provides insights into all the emails sent from your domain, including those that fail DMARC checks. These reports are crucial for understanding and improving your email security posture.

The Importance of DMARC for MSPs, IT Teams, and Digital Agencies

For Managed Service Providers (MSPs), IT teams, and digital agencies managing multiple domains, implementing and maintaining DMARC can seem daunting. Yet, the benefits far outweigh the effort:

  • Protect Your Brand and Clients: By preventing unauthorised use of your email domains, DMARC helps safeguard your brand's integrity and your client's trust.
  • Enhance Email Deliverability: Emails that pass DMARC authentication are more likely to be delivered to the recipient's inbox, ensuring critical communications are received.
  • Mitigate Security Risks: Reducing the risk of phishing and spoofing attacks protects your organization and its clients from potential financial and data losses.

How VerifyDMARC Simplifies DMARC for your Business

VerifyDMARC is designed to make DMARC implementation and monitoring simple and affordable, even for businesses managing numerous domains. Our solution empowers MSPs, IT teams, and digital agencies with:

  • Easy Setup and Management: Get DMARC up and running quickly with our intuitive platform, designed for ease of use.
  • Comprehensive Reporting: Gain actionable insights with clear, detailed reports on your email authentication status and security threats.
  • Scalable Solutions: Whether you're managing a few domains or hundreds, our tool scales to meet your needs without breaking the bank.

Start Protecting your Domains Today

Implementing DMARC is a crucial step towards securing your email communications and protecting your business from cyber threats. With VerifyDMARC, it's easier than ever to take control of your email security and ensure your digital communications are trusted, secure, and delivered.

Get started with a free trial today to effortlessly manage DMARC for your domains and enhance your email security strategy.

Update: North Korean Actors Exploit Weak DMARC Security

Update: North Korean Actors Exploit Weak DMARC Security

In response to a recent FBI, State Department, and NSA advisory, we highlight risks of weak DMARC security and offer actionable steps to protect your organisation, customers, and suppliers.

DMARC Protocol
Comprehensive & Cost-Effective DMARC for MSPs

Comprehensive & Cost-Effective DMARC for MSPs

The challenge of managing DMARC across multiple client domains has traditionally been a complex and costly affair. VerifyDMARC addresses this head-on by offering a unified, cost-effective solution.

Don't Forget About Your onmicrosoft.com Subdomain

Don't Forget About Your onmicrosoft.com Subdomain

Every Microsoft 365 tenancy includes an onmicrosoft.com subdomain, these are rarely used for business communications but need to be part of your DMARC strategy so they do not get exploited.

Mail Providers