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Domain Protect

Gain insight into your outbound mail streams and block customer-targeted phishing attacks.


Full domain protection, to preserve the strength of your brand.

Protect against unauthenticated attacks with our powerful anti-phishing technology.

Businesses are well aware of the importance of consumer trust; with it, a business has customers for life, and without it, a business cannot survive for long. Today, the biggest threat to consumer trust comes in the form of phishing attacks that steal information, compromise systems or deliver malware, all through email that pretends to come from a reputable company.

Domain Protect proactively monitors your outbound mail streams, providing visibility into email-borne threats.If your brand is hijacked, you can place any sending domains on the Return Path Registry, a private email domain registry that connects you with major mailbox providers across the globe to proactively block phishing attacks, email spoofing and cybercrime.

What is Domain Protect?

Complete email visibility.

Domain Protect helps marketers and security teams to gain intelligence around all outbound mail streams to ensure a consistent email policy. With the world’s largest mailbox provider data footprint, Return Path receives email intelligence from over two billion mailboxes worldwide, providing the broadest visibility into all your email activity. No other email security provider analyzes more terabytes of email data, at a faster rate, to identify and take action against phishing attacks.

Support for DMARC for improved outbound authentication.

Domain Protect supports the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) specification, co-developed by Return Path and a consortium of email senders, mailbox providers and security vendors in the effort to stop phishing. DMARC establishes a way for senders to announce authentication preferences to mailbox providers, as well as a way for mailbox providers to deliver authentication feedback to senders. Domain Protect can display aggregate and forensic DMARC reports, for full visibility into a company’s authentication practices, as well as the detailed intelligence required to take down phishing websites.

Ensure a consistent email authentication policy.

Domain Secure provides a holistic view into all your mail streams to ensure they are properly following your company’s branding and email authentication policies. This makes it easier to monitor your entire email infrastructure and provides you with quick visibility into any new mail streams as well as authentication and server configuration problems.

Block phishing attacks.

In the unfortunate event your brand domains are being used for fraudulent related activities, Domain Protect can help you proactively block phishing and spoofing activity. Active mail sending or parked domains can be placed on the Return Path Registry, enabling you to work directly with major mailbox providers around the world to block or quarantine all unauthenticated mail that’s using your brand.

Key features of Domain Protect include:

An intuitive web-based management console
Administrators receive a detailed view of company mail traffic by sending domain. They will also receive additional domain and IP detail pages, for complete visibility into a company’s diverse mail streams.

Real-time alerts
Immediately learn about any suspicious messages in your outbound mail streams.

Automatic mail-stream categorization
Data streams are categorized, making it easier to view and understand whether or not you have suspicious mail traffic or internal email authentication configuration issues.

An easy upgrade to Domain Secure
Return Path Domain Secure customers receive exclusive access to the world’s largest platform of email intelligence data – including message-level and threat URI data that can help facilitate forensic investigation efforts aimed at prosecuting cybercriminals.

A cloud-based service
No hardware or software is required, and services are easy to configure and use. Customers can therefore reduce costs and complexity.