Mimecast announces DMARC Analyzer acquisition

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Mimecast has announced the acquisition of email security provider DMARC Analyzer, in a move the data security firm says will help customers tackle the threat of domain spoofing attacks.

The acquisition will enable customers to address threats at the email perimeter, inside the email network and beyond their immediate purview, ultimately reducing the time, effort and cost effects of domain spoofing, Mimecast said.

DMARC Analyzer offers user-friendly Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) setup, management and analysis. By combining the solution with Mimecast’s defences, the firm says customers can now further strengthen their cyber resilience with robust visibility into attacks that defraud customers, suppliers and partners.

“DMARC adoption is growing as more organizations look to ensure their email is authenticated,” commented Peter Bauer, chief executive officer at Mimecast. “With the power of Mimecast’s Cyber Resilience platform, we now have the brand and domain protection capabilities so we can better serve our customers beyond the perimeter.”

Based in the Netherlands, DMARC Analyzer has been implemented by more than 25,000 organisations spanning over 175 counties, including The Home Depot, Westfield, Reader’s Digest, Whirlpool and many more.

By acquiring the firm, Mimecast said it is further strengthening its Email Security 3.0 approach, which is designed to deliver perimeter to pervasive email security for organisations that require comprehensive protection.

As the threat of impersonation attacks continues to rise, the addition will provide stronger visibility, governance and brand protection across all email channels for Mimecast customers.

"We are very excited to become part of Mimecast. This will help us leverage threat intelligence to better protect our customers against phishing and spoofing attacks,” said Dirk Jan Koekkoek, CEO at DMARC Analyzer. “Mimecast’s global footprint will help DMARC Analyzer to achieve our mission and simplify DMARC deployment.”

Although terms of the deal were not disclosed, Mimecast added that the acquisition is not expected to have a material financial impact to its revenue or adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter and full year 2020.

Daniel Todd

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