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VERIFIED MARK CERTIFICATES + DMARC
Making Phishing Easier to See and Harder to do!
Reduce the risk from phishing attacks, promote your
brand and protect your users.
What are Verified Mark Certificates (VMC)
Verified Mark Certificates (VMCs) allow you to render your logo next to the “sender” field in email clients so that users see your mark—and that your organization has been authenticated—before they even open your message. It's the email equivalent of a checkmark on social media, with added validation and security requirements to help protect your customers and your brand against phishing and spoofing attacks.
How do VMCs work?
Verified Mark Certificates are available for purchase from DigiCert. A VMC is the only way you can display your logo on verified emails and display the verified checkmark in Gmail.
Before you can display your logo, email clients must be able to validate that you are enforcing Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) standards, which help to reduce phishing and spoofing attacks by giving your organization more control over your emails.
Once you've demonstrated DMARC enforcement, you will be able to upload your trademarked and validated logo or government mark for display within email clients. If you have multiple logos, you can choose which will render for each communication flow.
You can choose to host the logo yourself, or we can take care of it for you.
VERIFY YOUR EMAIL. BOOST YOUR BRAND. INCREASE YOUR ENGAGEMENT.
No more generic initials. It’s time to take back the inbox.
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Benefits of VMC for Marketers
Instead of default initials, customers see your logo—before they even open your email.
Deliver a more authentic, recognizable and unified experience.
Instantly associate trust with your email communications. And your logo.
Stand out from the crowd and let customers know you’ve made their security a priority.
Increase visibility, recall and engagement—including a 10% increase to engagement rates.
Benefits for DMARC for VMC
Demonstrate the highest level of email security practice through DMARC compliance.
Make it harder for bad actors to target your customers with identity-focused attacks like spoofing and phishing.
Get better visibility and control over the messages sent and received by your domain.
Gain clear insight into the types and frequency of attacks targeting your domain.
Ensure legitimate emails are delivered reliably, without anything slipping through the cracks.
Achieve VMC in 5 Steps
Check the current status of your domains. To qua22lify for a VMC, you must have a DMARC record with “p=quarantine” or “p=reject.” We recommend using the domain checking tool from our partner Valimail. If you need help setting up DMARC, check out our helpful step-by-step guide.
2. Make sure your logo is trademarked.
Before we can issue a VMC, your logo must be a government mark or be registered with the appropriate trademark office for your region. It can be a lengthy process, so we recommend getting started as soon as possible.
3. Ensure your logo is properly formatted.
VMC logos must be in the appropriate .svg format to display in your customers’ inboxes.
VMC / VMCs
Buy one or more VMCs today based on multiple logos or domains that you own.
5. Upload your logo or or we can help you host it.
Finally, you can choose to either host your own logo as a Privacy Enhanced Mail (PEM) file on your public web server, or we can host it for you and ensures it displays correctly.
Contact us for a DigiCert VMC Demo now!
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