Return Path Launches Industry's Largest ISP Anti-Phishing Program with AOL, Libero, Microsoft, Synacor, UOL and Yahoo!

World's Largest Program Accelerates DMARC Email Authentication Standard Adoption, Protects ISPs and Their Customers Against Phishing Attacks While Improving Trust in Email

New York, NY and Berlin, Germany –M3AAWG 25th General Meeting – June 5, 2012 – Return Path, the world’s leading email certification and reputation monitoring company, today launched the world’s largest ISP Anti-Phishing Program which includes AOL, Libero, Microsoft, Synacor, UOL and Yahoo!. Return Path's ISP Anti-Phishing Program enables ISPs around the world to adopt the new DMARC email authentication standard more quickly, protect their customers against phishing attacks, protect their own brand against spear phishing and improve overall trust in email as a communication channel. Return Path's ISP Anti-Phishing Program, free of charge to ISPs, was announced at the M3AAWG 25th General Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

"Return Path’s ISP Anti-Phishing Program underscores our long standing, deep relationships with the world's leading ISPs and is squarely aimed at eliminating consumer targeted phishing attacks," said Matt Blumberg, CEO at Return Path. "There isn't a day that goes by in which we don't hear or read about a leading brand getting hijacked, and each time it happens it erodes trust in the email channel. By working together, Return Path and its ISP partners can effectively combat domain phishing and help ensure a trusted, secure email ecosystem."

"Synacor enables our ISP customers to offer their end-consumers an email environment everyone can trust," Eric Toczek, Director of Email, Synacor, Inc. "The adoption and use of DMARC plays a key role in that ability, providing a mechanism that can be used to protect mailboxes from many domain phishing attacks. Syancor is excited be part of the Return Path ISP Program to help drive adoption of DMARC and provide consumers a safer and more secure email environment."

Return Path's ISP Anti-Phishing Program
Companies who are part of the Return Path ISP Anti-Phishing Program have access to a global team of email experts who can assist them with handling unauthenticated email, generating feedback reports to domain owners on email that don't pass authentication, reducing domain spoofing and the impact of phishing and fraudulent email messages delivered to end-users.

As the global leader in email certification solutions trusted by more than 2,500 top brands, Return Path leverages its extensive network and relationships with more than 70 of the world's largest ISPs, receiving data on more phishing attacks than any other industry player, covering over 2.2 billion inboxes.

Return Path's ISP Anti-Phishing Program provides the widest breadth and depth of visibility into ISPs' outbound email authentication practices and includes:

• Email Authentication and DMARC deployment assistance, implementation guides and primers
• Assistance with authentication report generation on both inbound/outbound emails
• ISP brand protection against spear phishing - Return Path helps ISPs implement outbound email authentication combined with in-bound DMARC policy enforcement to help prevent spear phishing of their own brand.
• Protection of ISP Customers against the effect of phishing attacks
• Improved Trust in the Email Platform

Return Path Industry Affiliations
Return Path is a board member and sponsor of the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), a steering committee and board member of the Online Trust Alliance (OTA), a founding member of (DMARC.org and a member of the Anti-Phishing Work Group APWG). The company is a contributing author to email authentication open standards and is at the forefront of protecting users and ISPs against fraudulent email with its Domain Assurance, anti-phishing solution.
M3AAWG recently announced the appointment of Christine Borgia, Senior Director, Email Intelligence Group, Return Path as a Collaboration Committee Chair and Sam Masiello, CSO of Return Path as a Training Committee chair. Return Path will be presenting several sessions at the M3AAWG Summit 2012.

To learn more about Return Path's ISP Program, please visit: http://www.returnpath.net/internetserviceprovider/dmarc/

About Return Path
Return Path makes email work better by scoring and certifying email senders from around the world. We help marketers, publishers and other large-volume email senders increase their response rates by providing the world’s leading inbox deliverability solution. We help mailbox providers and email administrators at ISPs and enterprises block unwelcome and malicious email by providing near real-time IP reputation scores and other data-driven tools. Taken as a whole, these tools and services improve the consumer experience of email by protecting them from spam, phishing and other abuse. Return Path offers free access to Sender Score, the email reputation measure compiled through our cooperative data network of ISPs and other email receivers, at our reputation portal: www.senderscore.org. Information about Return Path can be found at www.returnpath.net.

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Return Path
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