Alt-N Technologies Plays Important Role in DKIM Standardization
MDaemon® Email Server has Pioneered Deployment to Protect Customers from Email-Borne Threats
Grapevine, Texas - March 1, 2007 - Alt-N Technologies, a global provider of messaging, security, and collaboration solutions targeted to the needs of small-to-medium businesses (SMB), is pleased to announce that DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) has been approved as an internet standard by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). DKIM provides a means for sending and receiving authenticated email - a vital step in the war against spam and phishing. The standardization of DKIM represents a successful outcome to over 2 years of dedicated work on the part of Alt-N Technologies and many others.
"This is a significant step toward authenticated email and will serve as a base from which email reputation assessments can be reliably made in an effort to gain some measure of control over the spam and phishing problem," said Arvel Hathcock, CEO of Alt-N Technologies and a contributor to the creation of DKIM. "Alt-N is proud to have played an important role in the development and deployment of DKIM."
The DKIM protocol has existed in Alt-N Technologies' Windows-based MDaemon email server since June of 2005. MDaemon includes a comprehensive and extensive implementation of the DKIM protocol, along with powerful options for leveraging it. "Our customers are no strangers to pioneering email technology and our mission is to make sure that the SMB community receives the same features as larger enterprise platforms, but with a lower total cost of ownership," said Mr. Hathcock. "Unlike users of other email servers, MDaemon customers are prepared to leverage this protocol today. As DKIM adoption begins to accelerate on the heels of the IETF approval, MDaemon customers can continue to minimize the threats of phishing and other fraudulent messaging practices to better protect their business."
About Alt-N Technologies
Alt-N Technologies delivers innovative, affordable, and secure messaging and collaboration solutions that are used by businesses in over 90 countries and 20 languages worldwide. Headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, Alt- N Technologies' flagship solution, the MDaemon® email server, provides a standards-compliant, feature-rich platform that is virtually virus and spam free and is quickly and easily installed and managed. For more information, visit www.altn.com.
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