PowerDMARC has now extended DMARC services in Bahrain in partnership with NGN. Mr. Yaqoob Al Awadhi, CEO of NGN International, a full-fledged systems integrator and IT consultant headquartered in Bahrain, has spoken out regarding email security and spoofing. In a statement, he said that emails have become one of the most common methods of internet fraud employed to steal money and sensitive data from individuals and organizations alike.

He revealed that his company will be partnering with PowerDMARC, a Delaware-based DMARC solutions provider, to launch an email authentication and anti-spoofing platform in Bahrain to provide the most powerful cybersecurity standards for email.

“If there’s one thing common to nearly all major data breaches and internet scams you’ve read about in the news, it’s that they start with email,” Mr. Al Awadhi said. “These breaches may cost companies and organizations losses amounting to tens or possibly hundreds of millions of dinars or dollars.”

He explained that the attackers use the organization’s domain to send emails to their associates and customers asking for login credentials, credit card details, or fake offers. He added that phishing emails are one of the easiest ways for cyber attackers to compromise an organization’s security, which called for adopting DMARC services in Bahrain.

“As a business owner, you want to make sure that your customers, partners and organizations you deal with only see emails you’ve sent yourself, not fake emails that appear to originate from your domain and can be used to steal information,” Mr. Al Awadhi added.

Extending DMARC Services in Bahrain

Mr. Faisal Al Farsi, Co-Founder and CEO of PowerDMARC explained that their partnership with NGN is to increase adoption of their email authentication platform in Bahrain and Saudi to protect brands from business email compromise (BEC). PowerDMARC builds on widely deployed email verification techniques: SPF (Sender Policy Framework) and DKIM (Domain Keys Identified Mail) along with newer protocols like BIMI, MTA-STS & TLS-RPT. To make their security systems even more airtight, they make use of an AI-driven threat intelligence engine to detect and take down IPs abusing your domain.

“PowerDMARC uses the latest email authentication protocols and monitoring from a 24/7 Security Operations Center to protect corporate domains from being compromised,” said Mr. Al Farsi. “The technology specialists at NGN will tailor security solutions specifically for organizations based on their needs. From configuring SPF, DKIM and DMARC records, to setting up the dashboard, to achieving full DMARC enforcement, NGN will take care of the heavy lifting for the client. The end result is a secure domain and a DMARC implementation that allows the client to monitor the email traffic easily.”

PowerDMARC and Mannai Trading Co. extend DMARC partnership in Qatar

PowerDMARC, an email security and DMARC solutions provider based in Delaware, USA, is announcing a new partnership with Mannai Trading Co., Qatar’s leading Cyber Security Solutions & Services Provider, to extend DMARC partnership in Qatar.

PowerDMARC’s email authentication platform leverages protocols like DMARC, MTA-STS, and BIMI to help organizations combat domain spoofing, secure their email channel and enhance their brand’s reputation. Real-time alerts and easy-to-read DMARC reports also mean that organizations have total visibility over the status of email in their domains.

“We’re very excited to expand our channel network in the region,” said Faisal Al Farsi, Co-Founder and CEO of PowerDMARC. “Qatar is a very important destination for us, and we have invested in setting up there by providing a local presence of our services to comply with the country’s data regulations.”

PowerDMARC recently joined hands with Disit360, the hub of virtual distribution as their value-added distributor for the Middle East. By partnering with Mannai, they hope to see better DMARC adoption rates in Qatar in the next few years.

Mannai currently offers a variety of technology services including IT Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, Network, Software Solutions and Cloud Services, among several others.

“Every new partnership is important to us,” said Abdullah Abu-Hejleh, Founder and CEO of Disti360. “Over the years, Mannai has built both a suite of end-to-end information technology solutions as well as a wide network of relationships throughout Qatar. Their experience and familiarity with the region will help us immensely to create inroads with businesses operating in Qatar.”

Maged Mohamed, Senior VP at Mannai Trading Co

 

As Qatar’s premier systems integrator, they have experience in helping organizations incorporate new technologies to fit their workflow. Leveraging this expertise, Mannai plans on integrating email authentication and reporting into their clients’ existing platforms. By offering PowerDMARC’s services, they aim to help Qatari organizations combat email phishing, spoofing, impersonation and CEO fraud attacks.

“This is a new frontier for us at Mannai,” said Maged Mohamed, Senior VP at Mannai Trading Co. “DMARC is still an emerging standard in Qatar, which means we’ll be among the first to get seriously involved with it. We’ll be laying down much of the path we take moving forward, but that’s only going to make it that much more exciting for all of us. Our vision is to ensure that the Qatari organizations and their domains are safer than ever before.”

PowerDMARC, a leading DMARC and email security services provider based in Delaware, USA, is joining hands with the security experts at Huntmetrics. As a leading cybersecurity services provider in India and Qatar, Huntmetrics is signing on as a value-added reseller of DMARC and related products.

“We’re really looking forward to this partnership,” said Faisal Al Farsi, Co-Founder and CEO of PowerDMARC. “As we expand our operations around the world, we rely more on experienced and well-connected partners. The people at Huntmetrics have been in security for decades now, and we couldn’t think of anyone better to help us bring DMARC to more businesses globally.”

Huntmetrics specializes in cybersecurity, application security and risk assessment, offering a plethora of services including security testing, vulnerability management, and security compliance. Headquartered in Mumbai, India, they have a strong presence across the subcontinent as well as Qatar and Kuwait. Their driving business philosophy is not to pitch products based on profitability, but rather offer “practical solutions that work”.

Through this partnership, they seek to expand their catalogue of services and help businesses combat domain spoofing. By integrating PowerDMARC’s products into their ecosystem, they’re looking to push DMARC compliance rates across Asia and secure brands against impersonation and phishing attacks.

“Email security is an exciting frontier for us,” said Huntmetrics Founder and CEO, Ayub Shaikh. “With domain spoofing attacks growing more frequent, the PowerDMARC platform is exactly what brands need to protect themselves. We already have a mature roster of cybersecurity offerings, and we’re looking forward to a fresh new addition to keep giving our clients the best experience possible.”

Ayub Shaikh

PowerDMARC, an email authentication solutions provider headquartered in Delaware,  USA, is partnering with Dubai-based information security distribution company, Disti360. In June 2020, Disti360 the Hub of Virtual Distribution signed on to become a value-added distributor of PowerDMARC’s suite of email security and DMARC services. Primarily targeting businesses and organizations, their new partnership is set to bring the latest in email authentication technology to the mainstream.

“We’re extremely happy to be teaming up with Disti360,” said PowerDMARC Co-Founder & CEO Faisal Al Farsi. “The Middle East has relatively low DMARC adoption rates, leaving their email exposed to spoofing and impersonation attacks. It’s our job to build awareness among organizations and protect their brands’ reputation. With Disti360’s help, we can establish ourselves as the leading provider of DMARC solutions across several countries in the region.”

Disti360, hub of virtual distribution headquartered in Dubai, will be PowerDMARC’s first major distributor in the Middle East. With many new businesses and organizations forming all around the region, there’s a growing need for a proper solution that protects against malicious phishing scams.

Through distribution and hands-on support for PowerDMARC services, they plan on building strong channels in KSA, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan and Egypt. Crucially, they will be responsible for increasing the adoption of DMARC and robust email security practices across the Middle East.

“We’re excited to be among the first ones to offer fully-featured email security services to businesses in our region,” said Abdullah Abu-Hejleh, Founder & CEO of Disti360. “It’s a rare opportunity for us and our partners. Together with PowerDMARC, we can forge strong connections with organizations all across the Middle East, securing domains and making email and cyber safer for everyone.”

 

PowerDMARC, a Delaware-based DMARC and email security solutions provider, has announced its partnership with Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) in May 2020. CSA is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing.

“This is the first time we’re partnering with a cloud security organization like CSA,” said Faisal Al Farsi, Co-Founder of PowerDMARC, when asked about the announcement. “We’ve always made sure we work with the best in any industry. Having been in cloud security for over 11 years, no one fits the bill better than CSA. We’re looking forward to working together for many, many years to come.”

Since 2009, CSA has worked with industry practitioners, governments and associations, pioneering research, education, certification, events and products in cloud security. They operate STAR and CSSK, some of the most popular cloud security certifications, as well as a Global Consulting Program which allows cloud users to work directly with a network of trusted security professionals. 

PowerDMARC has been refining its anti-spoofing platform with innovative new features like AI-based threat detection and reporting. Through this partnership, they seek to bolster their email security and anti-spoofing solutions with the cloud security resources of CSA. By collaborating with them to bring the latest in cloud computing security to PowerDMARC’s web-based software platform, CSA looks to bring awareness about email security and domain spoofing to the cloud community. PowerDMARC will also provide them with critical data points from their platform that will facilitate new research into the emerging technology of cloud-based email security.

“There’s incredible potential in the future of cloud email security solutions,” said Jim Reavis, co-founder CEO, CSA. “By partnering with PowerDMARC, we will have the chance to investigate how cloud solutions can be leveraged to combat email spoofing, enabling us to actively contribute to building a safer cyberspace.”

About the Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, certification, events and products. CSA’s activities, knowledge and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud — from providers and customers, to governments, entrepreneurs and the assurance industry — and provide a forum through which diverse parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem.  CSA has developed the definitive best practices for the industry, such as the “Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing”, the “Cloud Controls Matrix”, “Top Threats to Cloud Computing” and 50 other cloud security research artifacts. For further information, visit them at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org.

PowerDMARC, one of the leading DMARC solutions providers, has announced their newest Executive Advisory Board Member. Dr. Saqib Ali, Ph.D., an information systems expert, IT professional and business analyst is slated to join the company as an advisor in the month of May.

Dr. Saqib Ali is serving as the Head of the Information Systems Department at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman, and for the last 12 years has held various distinguished positions such as the Director of the Information Systems Program and Associate Professor. He had previously held the roles of Associate Professor and Visiting Fellow at UNSW Canberra and La Trobe University, where he completed his Ph.D. in computer science.

“With Dr. Saqib Ali joining our Advisory Board, we hope to get a new perspective on our business models,” said Faisal Al Farsi, Co-Founder of PowerDMARC. “His work in academia and research is extensive, and I can’t wait to see what fresh thinking he can bring to the company. We’re all looking forward to working with him, a partnership that I’m sure will benefit both of us.”

Dr. Saqib Ali’s research and body of academic work at the Sultan Qaboos University has extended to publishing and participation in various leading conferences, seminars and workshops around the world. His experience in academic and empirical research is expected to help PowerDMARC expand on their current sphere of thought, giving them new, innovative strategies to approach ever more competitive international markets.