Over the years the development around the world has led to advancement in technology. The world is now referred to as the global village; use of technology in business is very common nowadays as businesses around the world are running due to data. Valid data is the pillar of a successful business. The companies having valid data are more successful in business because they have the trust of their customers. Email is the most efficient way of sending and receiving data. In the beginning, there were no cyber security issues but as email grew, so did spam.
Email receivers were not sure if the email was actually from an authentic source or sender. The hackers used the email of a company to send an email, the receiver would follow the directions in the email which included login, transfer of information or funds or provide access to the data base which would ultimately cause damage to the company as sensitive data of the company was now in the hands of the hacker. It was a serious threat to IT companies. Thus to encounter phishing in business and control cyber-crime a tool called the DMARC Report Analyzer was used.
DMARC is basically an email authentication tool; it protects the domain against spoofing. It establishes a standard for sender and receiver as it depicts the email coming from domain. The world today relays on email, so to secure the email and make lives easier we use this tool. Once DMARC is published it would verify if email is authentic based on instructions given by domain if email is authentic, it will be delivered further but if fraud is detected it takes extra steps by telling receiver server to reject or quarantine the email. DMARC further uses two email authentication mechanisms SPF and DKIM to authenticate email.
Purpose of DMARC
- It allows the companies to publish policies on how to manage the unauthenticated email
- It allows email receivers to give authentic reporting to companies so that they can improve their authentication
- It Helps IT companies to get rid of hackers by tracking them and gives information to IT companies that who is trying to spoof their email.
DMARC is very beneficial tool not only for the company but also the customer due to it the email is secure and sender and receiver of email is sure that the email is authentic and is not a spam as a result it restores confidence that inbox is secure. It puts a positive impact on company, boosts business the reputation of the company is increased due to safe data transfer .It provides domain owners to cope with unauthentic messages so the entire email system is more secure and reliable .As the email is authentic so it prevents data loss, data is secure in the email and safely transferred to the receiver.
DMARC is an effective cyber security tool which prevents the cyber-crime and protects domain.