Lately, Gmail hinted about rolling out an authenticate branded logo of its electronic mailing platform. In line with Google, the authenticated logo brand also serve as a security verification feature that will be available sooner than later.
The Brand Indicators for Message Identification, BIMI, enabled Gmail’s brand standard — this tech group has reportedly influenced Google’s business strategy in branding its services ever since the Search Giant joined their group two years ago.
For contrast, this features aims to curb the outrageous inflow of spam — whenever you receive an email, the logo of an organization is expected to show that authenticate the validity of the message in line with DMARC standard that depicts the mails is original from a legitimate source.
“Organizations who authenticate their emails using Sender Policy Framework (SPF) or Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM) and deploy DMARC can provide their validated trademarked logos to Google via a Verified Mark Certificate (VMC),” in-depth details of how this feature is developed.
“BIMI leverages Mark Verifying Authorities, like Certification Authorities, to verify logo ownership and provide proof of verification in a VMC.” how this feature is controlled by its developers. “Once these authenticated emails pass our other anti-abuse checks, Gmail will start displaying the logo in the existing avatar slot.”
Today’s social world is mostly focused on originality in socializing via several platforms — imagine Facebook or Twitter’s blue badge avatar that indicates a verified profile, Google’s authenticated brand logo bares a similar verification avatar.
Henceforth, as a recipient of emails, you will observe an image of the entity’s avatar that sends the message. This serves as a verified badge that secures an email from interception, displaying confirmation the email originated from a legitimate source.
With Google’s applied DMARC security authentication standards, spamming via Gmail will be less effective since other platforms like Microsoft’s Outlook is yet to consider using DMARC standards. The software company is battling with strengthening its security protocols. Still, Microsoft and RiskIQ are expected to make a difference with cyber security.