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Katana Technologies Appoints Advantage As A New Zealand Founding Partner For PowerDMARC

Katana Technologies has appointed Advantage as one of the first New Zealand resellers of PowerDMARC, a powerful solution that monitors and protects domains from cybercrime attacks through email.DMARC, which stands for “Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance” is an email authentication policy and reporting protocol.

Spammers and phishers are getting more sophisticated in their attacks, and email is a way to spoof well-known brands, including companies and even government departments, compromising user accounts, stealing passwords, bank account, and credit card information. Users often cannot tell a real message from a fake one, and often when the message appears to come from a senior trusted person in an organisation, people will respond to requests that they might otherwise not trust.

According to a report by Verizon, 94% of data breaches in 2019 started with attacks targeting people via email. An FBI statement said that the business email compromise cost in 2019 was at least $1.7 Billion!

“Signing a founding partner like Advantage is a great step towards seeing increased adoption rates of DMARC across the region,” says Steve Rielly, Founder of Katana Technologies. ”Initial customer trials are showing immediate value by highlighting both known and unknown issues with email security and delivery rates, and how to fix them right away.

“PowerDMARC’s platform is lightweight and efficient, which is everything a partner is looking for in a solution to show great return to value for the clientele, and we are seeing immediate success with Advantage.”

Steve Smith, Regional Executive for Advantage, noted “We have trialled this solution with clients who have been surprised to find that they have been the subject of actual and attempted email spoofing attacks. We are delighted to have been appointed a partner for this solution which is another weapon in our armoury of services to protect New Zealand businesses and government.”

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