CIOs say that cyber threats have increased in the current scenario with employees being targeted via phishing and scamming emails; Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) is a good solution to such attacks
IT leaders refer to DMARC as a good solution that works on email authentication, reporting, and policy protocol. The solution, built on DKIM and SPF protocols, works to monitor and enhance domain protection from malicious email.
Cybersecurity leaders say that DMARC solutions help to increase security for business email platforms by deploying DKIM and SPF protocols which prevent risks from threat actors. These protocols validate every inbound and outbound email based on conventional security standards. Such protocols can be integrated with Secure Email Gateway solutions to prevent and reject nefarious activities.
CIOs prefer to collaborate with vendors who focus on functionalities like Domain diagnosis, user-friendly interface, and SaaS deployment. Cloud or SaaS-based solutions are known to ease the burden on security professionals. They allow easy implementation and configuration of such out-of-box security measures. The user-friendly interface ensures that the end-users and employees can use the solution without extensive and complex training.
Domain diagnosis is important to detect domain liabilities which most organizations ignore, and which hence becomes a major issue later on. Security leaders are push that vendors should implement measures like API integration, forensic reporting, and DNS record to track changes. Reporting allows for in-depth data on why the emails skipped from the DMARC validations, and bring about extra system tuning.
Organizations prefer to implement internal workflows and dashboards. DMARC solution integrated with API tools will allow organizations to customize the solutions based on the analysis tools and organizational reporting.
IT leaders point out that organizations should not consider implementing the situation unless efficient DKIM and SPF protocols have been implemented in the architecture. DMARC is required to set out the precedence of steps to be followed when an email manages to bypass SPF or DKIM checks.
Factors to be considered when implementing DMARC solution
CIOs say that for earlier scenarios DMARC reporting was enough to view the authentication results, of which IP was using the organization’s IP to send mails. However, in the current scenario DMARC tools integrated with professional platforms and tools are ineffective on both cost and time terms to be satisfactory of the enterprise requirements.
Security leaders advise proper analysis of key factors like automation, value, insight, and accuracy before selecting a vendor or a solution. An effective DMARC solution should be capable of detecting common email sources, forwarders, and high-risk sources.