Halon implements DMARC to prevent Phishing emails
Oct 24, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Halon, a provider of email security, routers, and load balancers, has implemented DMARC, a first of its kind solution to prevent malicious Phishing emails for hosting providers.
This new implementation will prevent attacks by spammers who use targeted spoof emails from recognized brands. Halon developed DMARC technology, similar to what is currently being used by companies such as Google, Yahoo, and PayPal, and removes the risk of fraudulent emails by enabling email receivers and senders to work together to protect end users and brands.
"Phishing attacks are one of the most effective strategies used by hackers to penetrate unsuspecting user's computers, but through implementing our DMARC solution, hosting providers can immediately eradicate this threat," said Jonas Falck, North American CEO and co-founder, Halon. "We are driving the industry forward as Halon is the only vendor that has fully implemented DKIM in a commercial product that can verify email via DMARC. We hope that soon DMARC integration will become standardized across the industry so that phishing emails will be a thing of the past."
Key product features of Halon's new DMARC implementation include: ensures sending server is a trusted resource with SPF (Sender Policy Framework) and DKIM (DomainKey Identified Mail) validation against the domain of the 'FROM' header; avoids spoofing emails; reduces phishing attacks and malware; and makes email more trusted while maintaining openness.
Spammers who are continuously changing their strategies for targeted attacks will single out users who do not implement anti-spoofing technologies. In fact, most spammers use forged email addresses, which affect nearly all Americans (94.7%) who received at least one email containing a virus, spyware, or malware. In response to this growing threat, Halon developed DKIM libraries with open source libdkim++ to sign and validate email signatures. Halon combined its DMARC technology with SPF, which now enables email recipients to verify the validity of the sender.
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