From the Wires
Agari Announces Aggressive Adoption of DMARC as Security Standard Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
By: Business Wire
Feb. 6, 2013 08:09 AM
Agari, revolutionizing email security through its innovative cloud-based services, is celebrating the one-year anniversary of DMARC, an industry collaboration which increases email trust, by announcing unprecedented adoption of DMARC’s new technical model by flagships of the US economy: the largest bank in the United States, the largest Internet Commerce payments processing firm, the most admired consumer electronics brand in the world, the three most popular social media sites and one of the world’s largest shipping and logistics companies, among other corporations that value customer trust.
As a founding contributor to the standard, Agari has implemented and accelerated DMARC’s security framework with a big data platform that processes and interprets raw DMARC data, protecting more than 2.3 billion email messages daily for some of the world’s most renowned companies.
“Together with DMARC, we now have the ability to be proactive in combating phishing attacks before they occur, something that is especially important for ecommerce, financial services and banking institutions,” said Patrick Peterson, Agari founder and CEO. “An attack against these types of industries not only puts the customers at risk, but can also result in millions of dollars in potential company liability and erosion of brand value. It is time for every company who cares about protecting consumers to join Agari’s leading customers to take advantage of this technology to reduce their risks, increase their reputations, keep their revenues up and eliminate fraud.”
DMARC, which stands for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance, was created by a group of organizations including Agari, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo! and JP Morgan Chase to reduce the potential for email–based abuse. DMARC standardizes how email receivers perform email authentication using the SPF and DKIM mechanisms and has been widely adopted by email providers, currently protecting 60-percent of the world’s online mailboxes.
For more information about how Agari can protect companies’ brands and customers, please go to: www.agari.com or watch Patrick Peterson at http://info.agari.com/dmarc-introduction-video-dmarc-for-executives
About Agari, Inc.
Agari collects terabytes of email data from sources across the Internet to create a cloud-based solution to assess, visualize, and protect against email threats to brands, such as phishing and other fraud. Today, Agari protects more than 65 percent of US consumer email traffic and processes more than 2.3 billion messages daily. The Agari Email Trust Network becomes more pervasive, intelligent, and powerful as more join Agari to protect email users, customers, brands, business models, and corporate and cyber infrastructure. Founded by the thought leaders behind Cisco’s IronPort solutions, the Agari platform provides global brands with the tools needed to proactively protect brand reputation, eliminate email threats, protect customers and prevent the loss of sensitive data. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Agari is backed by Alloy Ventures, Battery Ventures, First Round Capital, and Greylock Partners. Additional information is available at http://www.agari.com.
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