Cisco was among more than 35 vendors who served notice to the Federal trade Commission this week that they intend to band together in an attempt to cut down on spam and phishing email schemes.

The group delivered a letter to the FTC as well as to the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) outlining their efforts.

Among technologies to be used is email-authentication applications, such as Cisco Identified Internet Mail specification.

The FTC and NIST held a two-day “summit” this week in Washington to discuss email applications and authentication.

To see the letter, go to: www.truste.org/about/sender_id_industry_letter.php