Entrust Datacard Wins 2019 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2, 2019 – CyberSecurity Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global information security market, today announced that Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure issuance technology solutions, has been named the winner of the "Enterprise Email Security Solution of the Year" award for their Verified Mark Certificates (VMCs), developed in partnership with the Authindicators Working Group.

Email is often the primary form of communication between enterprises and their customers, especially for banks and financial services companies. Entrust Datacard is the first certification authority (CA) to issue a VMC. The new vendor-neutral VMC solution allows enterprises additional branding opportunities to communicate a trademarked brand logo to compatible email clients for display on customer emails.

A VMC offers organizations an opportunity to provide logo verification for email. Using VMCs, organizations can provide customers the company's logo mark in a secure position in the accessed email.

The VMC is signed cryptographically with a trusted root, so that mail applications can rely on the information inside the certificate. Once this process is complete, the CA sends the VMC to the organization for its use.

The VMC works alongside an organization's Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) protocol and Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI) standards. Adding BIMI instructions to the DNS record allows an organization's logo to be displayed on email communications that originate from that domain. DMARC provides strong authentication and guidance for preventing spoofed messages.

"Using VMCs shows customers that enterprises are committed to raising the bar on digital communications," said Chris Bailey, VP Strategy for SSL, Entrust Datacard. "Entrust Datacard is committed to helping enterprises continue to deliver increased brand control and logo visibility through any communication channel they choose, and we are proud to receive this 2019 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award in recognition of this commitment."

The mission of the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of information security categories, including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Email Security and many more. This year's program attracted more than 3,500 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world.

"By inserting familiar logos into emails in a standardized way, the Entrust Datacard VMC solution allows organizations to take control of their brand when an organization also implements DMARC to enable strong authentication which increases security," said James Johnson, managing director, CyberSecurity Breakthrough. "We are thrilled to recognize Entrust Datacard on their "breakthrough" solution and we extend a hearty congratulations to the entire Entrust Datacard team."

Founded in 1969, Entrust Datacard has over 2,000 employees in 34 worldwide locations with sales, service and support covering more than 150 countries. Over 10 million identity and payment credentials are issued daily with billions of transactions managed annually.

About CyberSecurity Breakthrough

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in information security and cybersecurity technology companies, products and people. The CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough information security companies and products in categories including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Web and Email Security, UTM, Firewall and more. For more information visit CyberSecurityBreakthrough.com.

About Entrust Datacard Corporation

Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Celebrating 50 years in 2019, Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, hardware security modules, certificates and secure communications. With more than 2,200 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.entrustdatacard.com.