SphereShield integrates with BlackBerry

Integrate SphereShield with BlackBerry to verify that only managed devices can access Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams. AGAT Software is an official member of BlackBerry’s ISV partner program.

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Conditional access restricting using UC services only to managed devices
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Multi factor authentication based on AirWatch identity
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Verify device security level and block out of compliance devices
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Prevent access from jail broken or rooted devices
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Optional no password SSO

Background

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Companies who have invested in BlackBerry UEM face challenges when deploying Unified Communication (UC) and Collaboration platforms such as Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams. These apps can be freely obtained and installed on any personal device, outside of BlackBerry’s control. This can open a back door traffic channel into the company’s network. Accessing the UC platform from an un-managed device, that might be Jail-broken or hacked can result in domain credentials theft and malicious traffic entering the network.

SphereShield’s MDM conditional access solution verifies that only devices that are aligned with the company’s security policy, as defined by Blackberry, can access the corporate network through Skype for Business. If a device becomes non-compliant, all Skype for Business sessions are terminated automatically and access is immediately blocked. Deployment can be done with or without an app depending on the usage and requirements.

Companies who have invested in BlackBerry DLP Prevent as a best in class Data Loss Prevention solution, are protecting sensitive data, preventing any data leakage and meeting their regulations. However, most neglect to protect the data going through Unified Communication channels, such as Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams. As usage of Unified Communication platform extends outside the network boundaries, communication with external parties via federation meetings occurs. This poses serious security and compliance risks due to the ease of communication between parties.

SphereShield’s DLP filter solution leverages BlackBerry’s existing capabilities, sending all communications passing through the server for inspection by the DLP engine.

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