“Maintaining your email’s security is crucial, but it doesn’t always have to be challenging – This is what we learned on switching to PowerDMARC. We highly recommend PowerDMARC to any organization and especially educational institutions seeking to strengthen their email authentication posture using DMARC”
– Melkbosstrand High School
Melkbosstrand High School is a well-respected and well-known educational institution in South Africa. The founders created this pristine environment with a singular goal in their mind – to inspire every student to become a self-assured, curious, accepting, and optimistic individual; a person of integrity with a free-thinking mindset, who appreciates and honors the diversity of others. It aims to inspire each student to possess an authentic sense of self-value, empowering them to advocate for themselves and contribute meaningfully to society, serving a cause larger than themselves.
In this case study, we explore how Melkbosstrand High School overcame email authentication and security challenges by leveraging PowerDMARC.
A senior staff member at Melkbosstrand High School explained that previously the institution needed more visibility into their email ecosystem, which made it challenging to identify potential threats and attacks. They were struggling with email security incidents, including domain spoofing and phishing attacks with forged emails being sent to students impersonating senior members of the staff and management. These challenges not only put the institution’s reputation at risk but also made it difficult to collaborate and communicate effectively with students and guardians via email, jeopardizing their personal data and assets.
To address these challenges, Melkbosstrand High School turned to PowerDMARC’s email authentication SaaS platform. The platform gave the institution visibility and control over their email domain.
By implementing a complete host of email authentication protocols like DMARC, SPF, DKIM, MTA-STS, TLS-RPT, and BIMI, PowerDMARC helped the institution minimize email fraud and protect their domain name against impersonation and unauthorized use. Additionally, the platform provided real-time threat intelligence, and human-readable DMARC reports, to help mitigate email-based threats quickly.
The implementation of PowerDMARC’s platform delivered significant results for Melkbosstrand High School. Melkbosstrand High School can now confidently communicate with their extensive network of staff members, students, and guardians while enjoying peace of mind which has strengthened the institution’s overall success.
The institution also witnessed a significant improvement in email deliverability rates and was impressed by the ease with which they could implement and manage complex protocols on a single user-friendly DMARC analyzer dashboard without having to make DNS-level changes at every point.
Email security and authentication are critical components of every educational institution’s cybersecurity strategy. Melkbosstrand High School’s experience with PowerDMARC is a testament to the platform’s ability to address email-based threats effectively while simplifying the process for customers.