Jun 7, 2019

Office 365 users: Get DMARC monitoring today, for free

Valimail is excited to announce that we’re partnering with Microsoft to provide an exclusive offer to users of Microsoft Office 365. Valimail Monitor for Office 365 provides the industry’s leading DMARC analysis and reporting tool to Microsoft customers, with all of the actionable data and insights of our award-winning platform, through a seamless integration with Office 365.

Best of all, Valimail Monitor is completely free to use for Office 365 users.

We’re proud to work with Microsoft on this revolutionary new offering, and invite you to read the in-depth blog post about it on the Microsoft Security blog for more information about this free offer.

Or, proceed directly to sign up for Valimail Monitor for Office 365 and start getting free DMARC monitoring for Microsoft O365.

Why DMARC is so challenging

While the benefits of DMARC are clear, many organizations have had trouble with the implementation of this open standard. Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, & Conformance (DMARC) directs receiving mail servers to send aggregate reports back to domain owners, so they can analyze which services are sending mail on their behalf. This data is valuable for both cloud migration and anti-phishing projects.

But it can be difficult to extract actionable intelligence from these reports, which are typically large XML files containing long lists of IP addresses. Companies need to do extensive “detective work” to figure out which services correspond to those IPs and which people within their organization are responsible for using those services, which includes updating the corresponding DMARC, Sender Policy Framework (SPF), and DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) records to ensure that the services are properly authorized. What’s more, every change requires updating the Domain Name System (DNS), which itself can be an involved process.

What if you don’t have the time and resources to allocate to this long-term, sometimes tedious technical analysis?

Free DMARC monitoring

Valimail Monitor for Office 365 can make this part of the DMARC journey much easier. Instead of manually parsing the massive amount of XML-based IP address data you get in DMARC reports, Valimail Monitor for Office 365 digests DMARC aggregate reports and turns them into an easily readable list of named services. In addition, for each of these services, Valimail shows how many messages are passing authentication and how many are failing. Valimail also provides overall stats on DMARC authentications and authentication failures.

Once we start collecting data on your behalf, rest assured that it’s not going anywhere: The Valimail Monitor interface provides access to up to 6 months of historical data. And, because Valimail only uses DMARC aggregate reports, there’s never any risk of exposing any personally identifiable information (PII) as there is with DMARC failure reports.

With Valimail Monitor, you’ve got exhaustive, accurate, reliable information on all the services using your domain to send email. No more parsing XML files, no need to do IP address lookups, no need to try and interpret sender scores, no guesswork.

This greatly simplifies this critical stage of the DMARC journey.

So what are you waiting for? Check out our Valimail Monitor for Office 365 page to find out more details and to sign up for this exciting service.

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