LyncShield, an innovative solution that guarantees secure mobile and desktop authentication, today launched a new security solution that enables users of RSA SecurID tokens to safely connect to their organization’s Lync server without using their AD (Active Directory) credentials.
The new solution adds another secured authentication option, enabling strong mobile and external Lync authentication for organizations with a network policy that requires Hardware OTP (One Time Password) or TFA (Two Factor Authentication).
Organizations that use the RSA SecurID Authenticator device and other OTP tokens have a problem using them in conjunction with Lync. LyncShield therefore offers a solution that enables both mobile and desktop users to connect to Lync using their RSA token while avoiding the usage of AD credentials and implementing TFA.
Moreover, LyncShield can require the user to register in a self-service portal to further add security to the authentication process and make sure only registered devices can connect.
The device registration process is completed once and the user uses his RSA token to authenticate and enable Lync connectivity thereafter.
The solution does not require setting Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) and offers a complete user experience including both Lync & Exchange information which can be safely used from the external device.
“The market for security tokens is constantly growing, requiring organizations, that use Lync to look for new security solutions,” said Guy Eldan, CEO of AGAT Software which developed LyncShield. “After we launched a special solution for smart card mobile authentication, it was only natural to add another special solution for security tokens.”
A recent survey by research company Frost & Sullivan indicated that the global OTP market is growing at an annual rate of 7.5 percent and is expected to reach $1.2 billion by 2017.
LyncShield’s new solution also addresses account lockout protection and TFA for external Lync clients.