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Katana announces expansion and release on DIA marketplace

By Mitchell Hageman
Thu 27 Jan 2022

Managed service company Katana has announced that its managed Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) implementation service has been released on the Department of Internal Affairs Marketplace.

This now gives government and government-affiliated organisations access to consumption while still providing the same service at the same commercial level and benefits as the wider community.

DMARC is the technical standard that ensures protection for email communication from online threats by control and authentication of the email traffic on a domain. Katana says that the difference with its solution is that the service is all-inclusive and involves more than just reporting. It also involves enforcement across all domains.

“Katana has a very programmatic step-by-step approach to ensure zero loss of business-critical email communications. In fact, the only emails that will be blocked will be those being sent by people impersonating your domain to be used in scams,” the company says in a statement.

The new design allows exclusive personal access, and the company says that organisations personal information, intellectual property, financial information, and so on, are never seen by Katana. This is especially helpful for government organisations that house sensitive information within their systems. At most, Katana sees what is known as an “Aggregate Report”, which is essentially a summary count from the receiving organisation, such as Google Mail, Microsoft Office 365, or mass-mailers such as MailChimp and Sendgrid.

The company also says that they both consult and provide information and will be able to supply all change control documentation for organisations internal or external IT providers. This will allow them to precisely have what they need to make the appropriate changes to align their DMARC configuration correctly.

An SPF server is also included, and to remove the SPF ten entries and character limitation, this SPF server is configured for use.

Brand implementation and recognition is also a vital feature of the technology, allowing organisations to have better control and security over their brand management practices. BIMI or “Brand Indicators for Message Identification” help standardise logo display for participating organisations.

“There is no limit to the volume of emails, the number of staff, and covers up to fifty top-level and sub-domains ‘out of the box,” the company says.

Katana markets itself as a platform that gives the partner community the ability to consume white-labelled services of the vendor solutions it represents. They say they represent a disruptive ecosystem of IT security & risk solutions across the Asia- Pacific.

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