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GoDMARC offers protection against same-name phishing
Thu, 3rd Aug 2023

With cyber threats on the rise, businesses and individuals face an ever-increasing risk of falling victim to phishing attacks. One of the most insidious forms of phishing is same-name phishing, where attackers forge the sender's email domain to appear genuine. This deceptive tactic aims to deceive recipients into trusting the authenticity of the emails and subsequently divulging sensitive information or falling for fraudulent schemes.

GoDMARC offers a powerful defence against such malicious practices by implementing DMARC efficiently and easily. DMARC is an industry-standard email authentication protocol that protects your domain against email spoofing and impersonation.

Same-name phishing, also known as display name spoofing or name-spoofing, is a deceptive tactic employed by cybercriminals to trick recipients into believing that an email is legitimate by displaying a familiar or trusted sender name. In this type of phishing attack, the attacker forges the display name shown in an email's "From" field to appear identical or similar to someone the recipient knows or trusts.

Individuals and organizations must be vigilant when handling emails, especially when dealing with sensitive or confidential information. Verifying the email address and domain, not just the display name can help prevent falling victim to same-name phishing attacks. Implementing email authentication protocols like DMARC, SPF, and DKIM can also significantly reduce the risk of phishing attempts and enhance email security overall.

The question is, why GoDMARC?

The company elaborates on several reasons. 

GoDMARC's intelligent algorithms and cutting-edge technology are designed to detect and prevent same-name phishing attacks. By authenticating the sender's domain and enforcing stringent alignment checks, GoDMARC ensures that only legitimate emails reach the recipients' inboxes.

With GoDMARC, setting up DMARC, DKIM and SPF for a domain is hassle-free. “Our user-friendly interface guides you through the process step-by-step, enabling rapid deployment. Real-time monitoring and comprehensive reporting provide valuable insights into email traffic and authentication status, allowing you to identify and address potential threats proactively,” says the company. 

GoDMARC gives the flexibility to set up customized DMARC policies based on specific needs. Choose between monitoring, quarantining, or rejecting actions for suspicious emails, giving the clients complete control over handling potential threats.

While SPF and DKIM are crucial email authentication methods, they cannot detect same-name phishing attacks. GoDMARC extends its capabilities by adding DMARC, creating a robust layer of security shield for a domain.

Same-name phishing attacks can significantly damage a brand's reputation. GoDMARC's comprehensive protection ensures that customers, partners, and employees can trust the authenticity of emails, safeguarding the brand image and fostering trust.

“Our dedicated team of cybersecurity experts is available round-the-clock to assist you with any inquiries or concerns. From implementation to ongoing maintenance, we're here to ensure that your domain remains secure at all times,” adds the company. 

“GoDMARC offers competitive pricing plans tailored to suit businesses of all sizes. Our goal is to make top-tier email security accessible to everyone, without compromising on the quality of protection.”