Alt-N Technologies is an active member in associations that help shape many of the standards used in the messaging industry. Arvel Hathcock is a recognized expert on email and related security technology and actively participates on forums to offer his insights on technology issues and also to ensure that the products developed by Alt-N Technologies meet or exceed industry standard practices. This kind of leadership ensures that our customers are investing in some of the most reliable and secure messaging solutions on the market.
The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) is the premier technology association in Texas and the largest pure technology trade association in the Southwestern United States. Located in one of the country's largest technology centers, the MTBC is the hub of a world-class community which supports investment, commercialization, professional advancement and quality of life. The MTBC exists to inspire innovation; ensure the development of a quality, high tech work force; influence legislation that benefits the tech industry; educate technology professionals; and connect the technology community.
The mission of OTA is to enhance online trust and confidence, by facilitating best practices and the deployment of Internet authentication and reputation standards and solutions. OTA is comprised of leading business, industry and non-profit organizations who are working to improve trust and confidence in electronic messaging, the Internet and ecommerce. Sender ID, developed jointly by Microsoft and industry partners, is an e-mail authentication protocol that addresses a key part of the spam problem: the difficulty of verifying a sender's identity. Sender ID seeks to verify that every e-mail message originates from the Internet domain from which it claims to have been sent.
Alt-N Technologies is proud to serve as an Industry Underwriter for the Authentication and Online Trust Summit. The Summit is a two-day intensive program focused on online authentication, identity, and reputation, and also serves to highlight best practices in email, Web, and domain authentication.
The Domain Assurance Council (DAC) was formed to simplify organizations' access to certification and reputation services. DAC is dedicated to eliminating the confusion and complexity of disparate solution providers by providing a common way to publish information. DAC is actively working on a standard method for DAC's members to provide certification information for email so that receivers can be assured that the company or organization that says it is sending the mail is in fact responsible for that mail.
The mission of The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is to produce high quality, relevant technical and engineering documents that influence the way people design, use, and manage the Internet in such a way as to make the Internet work better.
The Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group is a global organization focusing on preserving electronic messaging from online exploits and abuse with the goal of enhancing user trust and confidence, while ensuring the deliverability of legitimate messages. With a broad base of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and network operators representing over 600 million mailboxes, key technology providers and senders, M3AAWG works to address messaging abuse by focusing on technology, industry collaboration and public policy initiatives.
For information on Email Authentication, please check out M3AAWG's White Paper, "Trust in Email Begins with Authentication" (PDF).
DKIM.org provides a resource of for understanding the role DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is used to help consumers and businesses identify legitimate email messages. It is a technique that lets an organization take responsibility for a message while it is in transit. Technically, the DKIM email authentication standard provides a method for validating a domain name identity that is associated with a message through cryptographic authentication.