Uncategorized Skype for Business SkypeShield

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 Skype for Business.

Preventing data leaks from going through Skype for Business is a challenging undertaking because of the variety of mobile, web and desktop clients that Skype for Business services, and because of the SIP protocol in use by the clients.

SkypeShield’s new DLP solution is based on a content inspection module with an adapter that is able to send the content via ICAP (Internet Content Adaptation Protocol) to a DLP provider. The adapter can be configured to work with DLP commercial vendors such as Symantec DLP or Websense Triton or any standard DLP vendor that supports ICAP.

In addition, SkypeShield offers a built-in DLP engine for customers that do not have an existing DLP commercial solution in place.

The DLP module modifies messages according to an incident response from the DLP provider. This includes blocking the content, masking sensitive sections, sending an Instant messaging (IM) warning notification to the sender, or just monitoring and alerting.

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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 and any other device outside the organization.

The company will also unveil the recent additions to the SkypeShield security suite, including a new application firewall security solution and a Federation Ethical Wall solution for safe connection to Skype for Business.

In addition to SkypeShield, AGAT will also present the company’s unique mobile PKI solutions for smart card authentication and digital signature.

Cybertech is the most significant conference and exhibition of cyber technologies outside the United States, where participants have the opportunity to become acquainted with the latest innovations and solutions offered by the international cyber community. The conference’s focus is on networking, strengthening alliances and forming new connections.

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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, which included 447 businesses of different sizes, revealed that 53% did not implement a formal BYOD (bring your own device) security policy. More than a quarter of respondents confessed they had no systematic security approach.

Multifactor authentication, such as SkypeShield’s Two Factor Authentication (TFA), covers a wide category of techniques to require two or more methods of authentication from independent categories of credentials when a person logs in from a device. The deployment of TFA for non-Web applications, such as Skype for Business, is even smaller as these types of applications are not covered by generic TFA solutions offered by the market.

“Mobile security best practices have been promulgated by analysts and security firms for more than a decade to protect sensitive corporate data, but there is apparently widespread variation about how companies implement security for BYOD workers,” said Champion CEO Chris Pyle.

“A growing need exists for more stringent application of security policies and procedures in modern businesses,” Champion wrote in an 18-page white paper describing the survey’s findings.