Goodmail Systems Adds Anti-Phishing Capability

Thursday 23 September 2004 11:36 CET | News

Goodmail Systems has added Anti-Fraud Domain Accreditation to its Trusted-Class Email platform, which prevents the use of misleading domains for phishing attacks.

Approaches to the phishing problem currently under consideration seek to authenticate that a message actually came from the domain represented in the message. This ensures that a message that looks like it was sent from was in fact sent from that domain. However, these domain authentication efforts will not stop messages that come from misleading domains such as The Goodmail platform extends this authentication process to go several steps further. First, each Trusted-Class Email sender will be certified by a thorough accreditation process to assure that the sender is a valid entity that can be held accountable for trusted email sending behavior. Second, Goodmail will review and accredit the domains used by its trusted senders to be sure the domains are not misleading -- for example or the slightly misspelled The Trusted-Class Email stamp is a patented technology that digitally signs messages by secure cryptographic means and is unique to the sender, recipient, and message. This ensures that stamps cannot be successfully copied, forged, stolen or spoofed. A valid stamped message is always from an authenticated and accredited Trusted-Class Email sender. As a result, recipients quickly learn that a stamped message is from a trusted source and is safe to open. The Trusted-Class Email platform is a comprehensive, multi-pronged approach designed to address the critical problems that threaten email as a viable communications channel for legitimate businesses. Unlike anti-spam solutions, Goodmails approach reliably identifies the good mail and offers Trusted-Class senders premium delivery of their permissioned email. Consumers receive visually distinct, stamped email that can be easily identified as legitimate and opened with confidence that the sender has been authenticated and can be held accountable for its email practices. With the addition of Anti-Fraud Domain Accreditation, legitimate volume senders, especially those in financial services who are most at risk from phishing attacks, will have access to an email authentication solution that protects their customers from email fraud and identity theft.

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