Report: Only 6% of businesses use DMARC email authentication, and only 1.5% enforce it

In a study of 1 million corporate domains, only 60,000 had made any attempt at DMARC email authentication, and of those, only a quarter actually had enforcement mechanisms in place, according to a report released today by ValiMail.

DMARC — domain-based message authentication, reporting and conformance — is an open standard that helps secure domains against impersonation.

That protects both customers and employees from phishing emails that pretend to come from official corporate email accounts.

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