New E-Mail Authentication Spec Submitted to IETF
Source: eWeek - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
Security A group of leading technology companies that includes Microsoft Corp., IBM, Yahoo Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc. has submitted a new e-mail authentication standard to the Internet Engineering Task Force for consideration, eWEEK has learned.

The specifications for DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, were submitted to the IETF on Monday for consideration as a new e-mail authentication standard. DKIM has been in development since August and combines technology from Yahoo and Cisco. In addition to backing the new standards, the authoring companies plan to license it for free and may release it to the open-source community, according to information provided to eWEEK by the group.

The new DKIM standard will be available as an IETF Internet Draft through the organization's Web site in the near future, said Eric Allman, chief technology officer at Sendmail Inc.

Read this full article at eWeek

Only registered users can write comments.
Please login or register.

Powered by AkoComment!