Mar 14, 2019
Valimail press release
More Federal Agencies Chose Valimail Enforce™ to Achieve DHS Email Mandate Last Year Than Any Other Solution
The only FedRAMP-Authorized DMARC solution was also only service to deliver DMARC compliance on deadline for 100% of federal agencies using it — now optimized to protect state and local government domains and contractors
SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2019 – Valimail, the world’s only FedRAMP-authorized provider of DMARC email authentication, announced today it signed more new federal agencies to Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) contracts in the past 12 months than all other vendors combined. This news comes just five months after another significant milestone: that 100 percent of the U.S. federal agencies using Valimail Enforce™ had achieved compliance with a Department of Homeland Security DMARC directive by the agency’s Oct. 16, 2018 deadline.
By complying with the DHS directive, federal agencies eliminated the major source of cyber attacks: fake emails from hackers, phishers and other cyber criminals, including other nation-states. As a result, citizens, businesses, and agencies can now trust that the messages they receive are authentic.
The DHS mandate — Binding Operational Directive 18-01 (BOD 18-01) — requires executive-branch agencies to protect their domains with DMARC enforcement. DMARC allows a domain owner to have worldwide visibility into all senders using its domain, and, at enforcement, gives the ability to stop all fraudulent email that appears to be sent from that domain. When implemented properly, DMARC allows domain owners to ensure that only authorized senders can send email that appears to come “from” their domains.
“Achieving DMARC compliance is a necessary step in the constant battle against email impersonation attacks. Simply put, DMARC prevents fake emails from reaching inboxes,” saidAlexander García-Tobar, CEO and co-founder of Valimail. “Valimail has worked diligently to build a fully automated email authentication system, and we’re proud that we’re recognized as the system of choice for U.S. federal agencies. We will continue to build on Valimail Enforce and other solutions like Valimail Defend™ in our efforts to make email safe, because cyber attackers around the globe will never stop trying to commit fraud through fake emails.”
In addition to its success with federal agencies, Valimail was awarded a contract from the State of Ohio to implement DMARC for 250 domains and is actively working with the Center for Internet Security to make information and resources available to other state and local governments.
Valimail Enforce, the world’s only fully automated email authentication solution, is available on multiple contract vehicles, including the General Services Administration (GSA) and NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP-V). It was included in the Department of Commerce’s blanket purchase award for DMARC services, and is in process with Carahsoft’s National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) cloud services contract. Valimail’s FedRAMP service, hosted on Amazon Web Services in the United States, runs on a dedicated instance for government entities.