eCert ensures trust in, and reduces fraud against, critical email traffic. eCert is a trusted intermediary that accredits domains that send email and certifies their traffic to defend against email fraud ("phishing") and enhance delivery. eCert was founded in 2008 as a collaboration between large financial service companies and major ISPs to improve security against email phishing. The eCert collaboration offers participating companies and organizations the opportunity to take a leadership position, with major financial and Internet service industry leaders, in addressing the problem of phishing and security for their customers. eCert is the only service of its kind in operation, and was recently selected to provide this capability for the U. S. financial services sector by financial industry consortiums, the Financial Services-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and BITS, the technology policy division of The Financial Services Roundtable. eCert is rapidly expanding its network of ISP and security industry partners to ensure that large-scale, high-quality email senders, receivers and their customers have the best anti-phishing and traffic protection available for email. Membership in the eCert service is open to financial institutions and other companies and organizations exposed to phishing and email traffic threats.