Online Security Services Now More Accessible for Community Banks
November 12th, 2018 – With trust at the heart of the bank-to-customer relationship, community banks strive to compete with mega banks in their ability to secure their online banking and email communication channels. As a whole, community banks with limited IT staff are particularly vulnerable to email, web, and online attacks from bad actors. Fortunately, open standard technologies exist today for community banks to cost-effectively address cyber vulnerabilities and achieve the same level of security of national banks.
.Bank and DMARC make it possible
EnCirca, the leading domain registrar for banks in the U.S. and dmarcian, the leader in DMARC implementation, are teaming up to provide small to midsize banks security solutions that fit within their budgets and internet infrastructure. “DMARC provides the critical visibility into all outbound mail to better protect your customers, company’s information, and company’s reputation”, says Andrew Barrett of EnCirca, “EnCirca is pleased to announce our partnership with dmarcian to better assist community banks and other security-sensitive industries in the ongoing battle against bad actors online”. Customers can now request a quote at www.encirca.com
As a verified domain exclusively for the banking community, .BANK is a secure space for online banking and communication. A web or email address ending in .BANK quickly and easily confirms for customers and employees that they are communicating and transacting with your bank, and not a phisher or a spoofed site. A .BANK domain is a visual cue anyone can look for and recognize. It’s an online stamp of trust that will give your customers confidence in your online banking platform, and help protect your bank from bad actors collecting data for breaches, financial fraud and identity theft.
Incorporating a DMARC policy makes it easier to identify spam and phishing messages in email, and keep them out of customers’ inboxes. DMARC is a way to determine whether or not a given message is legitimately from the sender, and what to do if it isn’t. “The benefits of using publicly available standard technologies, like DMARC, to secure an online presence, touches on adoption of recognized best practices, managing online risk, and reducing liability related to maintaining an online presence”, says Tim Draegen, one of the primary authors of the DMARC specification and dmarcian CEO.
EnCirca was formed in 2001 in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the leading ICANN Registrar for domain extensions intended for security-sensitive industries, including: .BANK, .BOT, .PHARMACY, .REALTOR, .TRAVEL, and .COOP. EnCirca is one of the few ICANN Registrars to be SOC-2 certified for cyber-security practices. Value-add services include secure DNS, secure web forwarding, SSL/TLS digital certificates, email authentication and secure website hosting.
dmarcian, founded in 2012 by the primary author of the DMARC specification, is dedicated to upgrading the entire world’s email by making DMARC accessible to all. dmarcian brings together thousands of senders, vendors, and operators in a common effort to build DMARC into the email ecosystem. With offices in key locations of North America, Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific, dmarcian prides itself on being a champion of DMARC and hence of “secure email”, partnering with organizations such as the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), Online Trust Alliance (OTA), Certified Senders Alliance (CSA), Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), and the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG).
Andrew Barrett, Marketing
Leslie Brazil, Director of Marketing