LyncShield’s Bastion Reverse Proxy Offers Lync Users a Real Alternative to Microsoft TMG
Microsoft Lync users who are looking as an affordable and simple solution can benefit now from a new solution for secure Lync publishing by using LyncShield, an innovative solution that guarantees secure mobile authentication to Lync servers.
LyncShield’s innovative Bastion reverse proxy solution is offered as IT Security managers are looking for a reliable and cost effective solution to replace the Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG), which Microsoft said it would stop issuing. This has driven companies to seek other reverse proxy solutions for using Lync on mobile devices.
Bastion is a scalable, event-driven reverse proxy designed specifically for such tasks as publishing HTTP traffic, performing content inspection and securing authentication processes.
Bastion’s main security features include Two Factor Authentication, active directory (AD) credential protection and DDoS account lockout prevention.
Bastion avoids the usage of AD credentials with full Lync functionality including exchange data and without the need for Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).
Bastion can run on both Windows and Linux making it an ideal corporate cyber security solution for organizations that wish to have their reverse proxy on a Linux machine for security reasons and when other security layers already exist on the Linux platform, making it a familiar one.
Bastion is specifically designed for IT security managers to enable organizations that refrain from using Microsoft Forefront gateways.
“Organizations that wish to make Lync accessible to mobile clients approached us looking for a good alternative for TMG,” said Guy Eldan, CEO of AGAT Software Solutions, which developed LyncShield. “In order to meet this challenge, and other security issues relating to connecting safely to Lync from outside the organization, we have introduced the Bastion reverse proxy.”