Entrust and Red Sift Expand Partnership to Support BIMI Standards for Verified Logos in Branded Emails
Expanded partnership creates a one-stop shop for brands to adopt strong email sender authentication based on the Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI) standards
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – July 12, 2021 – Entrust, a leading provider of trusted identities, payments, and digital infrastructure, today announced an expanded partnership with Red Sift to simplify and streamline the adoption of strong email sender authentication based on Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI) standards.
BIMI is a cross-industry effort to standardize the transmission and use of brand logos in recipients' emails. As email has become more critical than ever for organizations to connect and communicate with their customers, the ecosystem is looking to BIMI as an opportunity to increase the wide adoption of email authentication while simultaneously providing senders with a way to provide their customers a more immersive experience. Email recipients using participating email providers will see verified brand logos from BIMI users in their emails.
Entrust and Red Sift: A streamlined onramp to BIMI
Using BIMI requires a Verified Mark Certificate (VMC) from an authorized Mark Verifying Authority, which works alongside an organization's Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) protocol policy. Entrust, which worked with the BIMI AuthIndicators working group on the initial concept of the VMC, is partnering with Red Sift, a leading DMARC provider to simplify the customer experience in support of the BIMI rollout.
Now, with Gmail announcing its support for BIMI, Entrust and Red Sift can offer brands a streamlined onramp to using BIMI to provide customers a better and more trusted brand experience in Gmail and other supporting email providers. Brands can obtain Entrust VMCs on the Red Sift OnDMARC platform, creating a simplified, cost-effective process backed by expert support.
“Entrust and Red Sift offer VMCs and DMARC service respectively to authenticate marketing email communications with a registered logo and prevent email spoofing using DMARC technology,” said Chris Bailey, vice president of Trust Services at Entrust. “Our expanded partnership offers brand marketers and InfoSec teams the peace of mind that they can easily secure and maintain the certificates needed in one seamless platform to ensure their email communications meet BIMI standards.”
Integration reduces friction, enables self-service certificate lifecycle management
With one single pane of glass view, customers now have a simple and cost-effective way to boost their outbound email strategy and brand presence through end-to-end service in one online destination. Red Sift and Entrust customers can now:
- Access both VMCs and DMARCs through one, self-service vendor platform (OnDMARC), reducing friction and simplifying BIMI achievement.
- Purchase VMC certificates directly through Red Sift consolidating the BIMI process to a single vendor.
- Easily access and manage VMC and DMARC records and VMC lifecycle management including checking certificate status, renewals, verification statuses, as well as editing and reapplying.
“Our goal with this expanded partnership is to offer an easy, full-service experience that supports organizations looking to enhance control of their brand, provide an immersive experience for their customers and improve email deliverability with DMARC,” said Rahul Powar, CEO at Red Sift. “We’re not only building a strong, collaborative relationship with the Entrust team to accomplish this, but both organizations also made a significant investment in this integration for the benefit of the marketplace. You can see this come to life in the robust services we provide our customers together.”
Learn more about the partnership here.
About Entrust Corporation
Entrust keeps the world moving safely by enabling trusted identities, payments, and digital infrastructure. Today more than ever, people demand seamless, secure experiences, whether they’re crossing borders, making a purchase, accessing e-government services or logging into corporate networks. Entrust offers an unmatched breadth of digital security and credential issuance solutions at the very heart of all these interactions. With more than 2,500 colleagues, a network of global partners, and customers in over 150 countries, it’s no wonder the world’s most entrusted organizations trust us. For more information, visit www.entrust.com.
About Red Sift
The Red Sift Open Cloud is a data analysis platform that is purpose-built for the challenges of cybersecurity. By harnessing the power of machine learning we securely collate, compute and visualize data from thousands of individual signals to help organizations to optimize their cybersecurity. Our current solutions include OnDMARC and OnINBOX, SaaS applications that work together to offer a complete email security solution that closes the net on the phishing problem by blocking outbound phishing attacks and analyzing the security of inbound communications for company-wide email threat intelligence. Red Sift is a global company providing cybersecurity services to organizations such as TransferWise, Telefonica and top global law firms. For more information, visit www.redsift.com.