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3 Questions to Ask Before Deploying Microsoft Teams

3 Questions to Ask Before Deploying Microsoft Teams By AGAT Software team The ways organizations collaborate vary these days more than ever. The generational divide in the workplace has many employees working with a mix of device types and preferring different modes of interaction. Employees expect modern communication facilities that traditional enterprise-wide collaboration tools just

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SphereShield Anti-harassment and Workplace Safety Policy Feature

Background Workplace harassment can be a serious issue and an HR nightmare. Managers can bully employees, employees could insult one another and the dreaded sexual harassment may threaten the safety of the workplace. When bullying, insults, and sexual harassment occur in the workplace, a hostile work environment is created damaging morale and productivity. Organizations are liable

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How to safely connect to Skype for Business using RSA security token

SkypeShield offers innovative security solution that allows users of RSA SecurityID and other secure tokens to safely connect to their organization’s Skype for Business server without using their  Active Directory (AD) credentials. SkypeShield’s solution adds another secured authentication option, enabling strong mobile and external Skype for Business authentication for organizations with a network policy that requires

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Protecting EWS while publishing Skype for Business

Using Skype for Business (Lync), the client interacts with the Exchange server to obtain meeting information. In order to implement this connection, the deployment of Skype for Business requires Exchange Web Services (EWS) published externally to the world. This exposes the client to several threats: The deployment of EWS includes an authentication service, thus exposing

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SphereShield enables internal use of Ethical Wall for Skype for Business

Following SkypeShield’s successful launch of the Federation Ethical Wall solution, customers have been requesting the ability to use the same functionality internally, applying specific rules between different users or groups. SkypeShield has therefore extended the Ethical Wall to support controlling internal traffic as well as external. SkypeShield’s Ethical Wall offers granular control over federation to

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How to deal with security vulnerabilities while publishing Skype for Business

Microsoft’s aggressive move of switching the enterprise world from its old branded unified communications platform (Lync) to Skype for Business, has not solved entirely all the security vulnerabilities arising from connecting mobile and other external devices to the corporate network. Here are some security vulnerabilities arising from external access to Skype for business that organizations

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New data leakage prevention solution for Skype for Business

SkypeShield has launched a new data leakage prevention (DLP) solution for organizations using Skype for Business. Companies invest significant effort and resources in DLP systems covering the main content channels such as email and Web services. At the same time, however, most of them fail to cover data going through unified communication (UC) channels such as

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AGAT to present cyber security solution for Skype for Business at Cybertech 2016

AGAT will showcase SkypeShield and other innovative cyber security solutions at the Cybertech Conference & Exhibition, which will take place January 26–27, 2016 in Tel Aviv, Israel. AGAT will present SkypeShield which guarantees secure mobile and external Skype for Business (Lync) connectivity. SkypeShield allows users to safely connect to Microsoft Skype for Business servers from smartphones, tablets, desktop PCs

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Survey: only 21% of US businesses use multifactor authentication

Despite the fact that usage of workplace smartphones is constantly on the rise, only 21 percent of American businesses are using multifactor authentication to verify a user’s identity when granting access to critical enterprise applications and data, according to a survey conducted by systems integrator Champion Solutions Group and published by Computer World. The survey,

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New application firewall security solution for Skype for Business

SkypeShield has launched a new application firewall solution for securing guest and anonymous requests when entering corporate networks. The need for the new solution arose because, as part of the Skype for Business (Lync) topology, requests are sent anonymously to the front server in the corporate network without being authenticated or inspected. Once allowed, these

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What’s broken with Skype for Business security and how to fix it

Two factor authentication (2FA) security solutions are gaining popularity as they add a meaningful extra level of protection against phishing, keyloggers, password reuse and other threats. At the same time, users of Microsoft’s on premises products, such as Skype for Business (Lync) and SharePoint are left behind. The vast majority of Skype for Business users

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SkypeShield appoints NextiraOne as its distributor for Skype for Business security solutions in France

SkypeShield has chosen NextiraOne, a European multinational company that designs, installs, maintains, and supports business solutions and communications services throughout Europe, as its leading distributor in France. “As part of our overall strategy to further expand our activities in Europe, we have chosen to work with NextiraOne in order to substantially widen their offerings and add

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Ethical wall solution offers granular control over Skype for Business federation

SkypeShield launched a new Federation Ethical Wall solution, which offers granular control over federation to address security and data protection when federating with external companies. Enabling federation raises serious business and security issues that need to be addressed by applying granular policy rules defining permitted operations between communicating parties. Companies wanting to extend communication outside

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SkypeShield presented new Skype for Business security solutions at Microsoft’s partner meeting in Hong Kong

SkypeShield has presented a complete security suit for safely connecting to corporate Skype for Business (Lync) servers from mobile and external devices at the upcoming Microsoft partner meeting Channel Kick-off 2015, which took place in Hong Kong on September 11, 2011. SkypeShield’s solutions had been presented at the event by Continuous Technologies, which has recently become SkypeShield’s

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Keep your corporate email safe while publishing Skype for Business

Skype for Business (Lync) is gaining popularity among organizations that wish to benefit from high-quality communication within the corporation. These organizations should realize, however, that as part of the Skype for Business deployment, Exchange Web Services (EWS) are required to be published externally in order to allow meeting information to be available to the Skype

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How to limit Skype for Business usage only to devices with MDM?

­One of the main security challenges many organizations using Skype for Business (Lync) are facing is the need to restrict workers to using Skype for Business on managed devices only. Many enterprises require that Skype for Business access would be limited to managed devices with installed corporate Mobile Device Management (MDM) software only. These organizations want

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How to secure usage of Skype for Business over Virtual Private Networks

Following Microsoft’s recommendation to keep all voice and video traffic going through the Edge and not over the VPN, SkypeShield has launched a new authentication solution for safe usage of Skype for Business (Lync) on Virtual Private Networks (VPN). Deploying Skype for Business over VPN usually causes quality decrease and latency of the service because of double

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Survey: Half of IT professionals have adopted Lync/Skype for Business

Following Microsoft’s announcement that it has launched the next version of Lync as Skype for Business, No Jitter conducted a survey to assess enterprise adoption of and attitudes toward the Microsoft Unified Communications (UC) platform and all its various components. The survey on Lync/Skype for Business use included responses from 540 enterprise IT professionals, with

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Get ready for Skype for Business

Microsoft recently announced that the next version of Lync would become Skype for Business. Skype for Business is expected be released in the coming months and current Lync Server customers will be able to update from Lync Server 2013 to the new Skype for Business Server in their datacenters. The transition does not require any

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New IP filter verifies that only corporate devices can connect to Skype for Business

SkypeShield has added a new strong authentication solution, which enables the ability to limit access to the organization’s Skype for Business (Lync) server only to corporate devices, adding another layer of security to the authentication process. This is done, by using an innovative IP Filter  (IPF), which was developed by SkypeShield, following specific customer requests.

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Israel’s Foreign Ministry deploys LyncShield’s Two Factor Authentication solution

  The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs has implemented LyncShield‘s innovative solution for secure mobile Lync connectivity. LyncShield was developed by security company AGAT Software Solutions to allow workers safely use approved mobile devices outside the corporate network to connect through Microsoft Lync. The Foreign Ministry is using LyncShield’s innovative two factor authentication to determine

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Mobile security seen as the major IT security risk in 2014

The vast majority of IT security professional view mobile devices as the biggest security threat in the upcoming year, according to a report published by the Ponemon Institute and Lumension. The report, entitled “2014 State of Endpoint Risk,” indicated that 75 percent of respondents said mobile devices, such as smartphones, represented the greatest risk of potential security within

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Cyber criminals shift their focus to mobile devices

A new report by Juniper Research suggests that cyber criminals are transitioning their focus from PCs onto mobile devices. The research shows that as BYOD (bring your own device) policies become more popular, the threat from unprotected employee mobile devices is becoming more important. The report, Mobile Security: BYOD, mCommerce, Consumer & Enterprise 2013-2018, predicts that

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LyncShield offers safe mobile connection to Microsoft Lync servers

AGAT Software Solutions launched today LyncShield, an innovative solution that guarantees secure mobile Lync connectivity, to protect against Active Directory (AD) credentials theft, block DoS, DDoS and brute force attacks, and enforce connection to registered devices. Connecting devices to corporate networks from non-managed external networks and public Wi-Fi networks poses critical security threats. Corporate credentials are

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The risks of BYOD policies for businesses

A survey published this week indicates that The majority of IT and IT specialists believe their companies do not use tools or policies to protect corporate data from risks arising from Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. The research, which was conducted by the by the Ponemon Institute for Zix Corporation shows that 60 percent of IT professionals are

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Gartner: Security seen as major obstacle to BYOD

Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is gaining momentum in the workplace and the trend is expected to intensify in the coming years. BYOD growth is supported by a desire to cut IT costs and improve employee satisfaction. A recent report by research company Gartner predicts that by 2017, half of all employers will require employees to supply their

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