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May 27, 2016
How to verify DDoS/account lockout protection while deploying Skype for Business

While deploying Skype for Business (Lync) on mobile devices, laptops or any other external devices outside the corporate network, special attention should be given to the possible exposure of authentication services. The exposure of these services increases the risk of Active Directory (AD) accounts becoming locked if someone who only knows a user name sends […]

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May 18, 2016
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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May 11, 2016
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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October 21, 2015
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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October 14, 2014
New security solution protects smart card login of Skype for Business mobile users

A growing number of organizations around the world, such as financial institutions and governments, are providing their workers with a smart card device to strengthen the identity authentication process. These organizations are facing a problem while implementing Skype for Business (Lync) mobile authentication requiring the user to enter his or her Active Directory (AD) credentials. In such […]

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April 2, 2014
Mobile Skype for Business connectivity security threats need to be addressed

BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device), in which a growing number of workers use their smartphones for both personal and work purposes is a hot trend. A recent report by research company Gartner predicts that by 2017 half of all employers will require  employees to supply their own device for work purposes. The report, entitled “Bring Your Own Device: […]

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January 17, 2014
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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January 7, 2014
Survey: 86% of workers use smartphone for personal and work tasks

While the trend of employees using their own mobile devices for work purposes is expected to intensify further in 2014, a recent survey indicates that workers are still doing almost nothing to protect their mobile devices and in not doing so are risking their workplace. The survey, conducted by Coalfire for the second consecutive year on […]

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December 26, 2013
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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December 2, 2013
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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November 26, 2013
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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November 21, 2013
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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October 11, 2013
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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