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June 8, 2016
New security vulnerabilities exposed in Microsoft ADFS

Tests carried out on a number of large organizations using Microsoft’s ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services) for SSO (single sign on) to cloud or third party services such as Office 365, Skype for Business (Lync) Online or Salesforce revealed that they expose their corporate networks to account lockout threats. Testing conclusively demonstrated that companies using […]

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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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April 20, 2016
Skype for Business: How to protect against account lockout through ADFS

SkypeShield has released an innovative ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services) Protector for safe Skype for Business (SfB) deployment. The ADFS solution, which uses a unified monitoring and prevention mechanism, blocks DDoS attacks causing Active Directory network account lockout. The security component protects against account lockout attacks coming through ADFS authentication channels by monitoring the traffic to […]

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April 13, 2016
SphereShield enables internal use of Ethical Wall for Skype for Business

Following SkypeShield’s successful launch of the Federation Ethical Wall solution, customers have been requesting the ability to use the same functionality internally, applying specific rules between different users or groups. SkypeShield has therefore extended the Ethical Wall to support controlling internal traffic as well as external. SkypeShield’s Ethical Wall offers granular control over federation to […]

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March 14, 2016
NeWay to distribute and implement SkypeShield’s security solutions in the US

AGAT Software has teamed up with NeWay Technologies, which will distribute and deploy SkypeShield in the United States. As part of the agreement, Neway Technologies will market and implement SkypeShield’s authentication solutions for Skye for Business and other cyber security solutions by AGAT Software in the lucrative American market. “We chose NeWay because of its […]

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March 9, 2016
How to deal with security vulnerabilities while publishing Skype for Business

Microsoft's aggressive move of switching the enterprise world from its old branded unified communications platform (Lync) to Skype for Business, has not solved entirely all the security vulnerabilities arising from connecting mobile and other external devices to the corporate network. Here are some security vulnerabilities arising from external access to Skype for business that organizations […]

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February 4, 2016
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 […]

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December 24, 2015
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 […]

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December 15, 2015
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, […]

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December 8, 2015
New application firewall security solution for Skype for Business

SkypeShield has launched a new application firewall solution for securing guest and anonymous requests when entering corporate networks. The need for the new solution arose because, as part of the Skype for Business (Lync) topology, requests are sent anonymously to the front server in the corporate network without being authenticated or inspected. Once allowed, these […]

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November 30, 2015
What's broken with Skype for Business security and how to fix it

Two factor authentication (2FA) security solutions are gaining popularity as they add a meaningful extra level of protection against phishing, keyloggers, password reuse and other threats. At the same time, users of Microsoft’s on premises products, such as Skype for Business (Lync) and SharePoint are left behind. The vast majority of Skype for Business users […]

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October 29, 2015
SkypeShield appoints NextiraOne as its distributor for Skype for Business security solutions in France

SkypeShield has chosen NextiraOne, a European multinational company that designs, installs, maintains, and supports business solutions and communications services throughout Europe, as its leading distributor in France. “As part of our overall strategy to further expand our activities in Europe, we have chosen to work with NextiraOne in order to substantially widen their offerings and add […]

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August 18, 2015
Keep your corporate email safe while publishing Skype for Business

Skype for Business (Lync) is gaining popularity among organizations that wish to benefit from high-quality communication within the corporation. These organizations should realize, however, that as part of the Skype for Business deployment, Exchange Web Services (EWS) are required to be published externally in order to allow meeting information to be available to the Skype […]

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July 12, 2015
How to limit Skype for Business usage only to devices with MDM?

­One of the main security challenges many organizations using Skype for Business (Lync) are facing is the need to restrict workers to using Skype for Business on managed devices only. Many enterprises require that Skype for Business access would be limited to managed devices with installed corporate Mobile Device Management (MDM) software only. These organizations want […]

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October 27, 2014
New IP filter verifies that only corporate devices can connect to Skype for Business

SkypeShield has added a new strong authentication solution, which enables the ability to limit access to the organization's Skype for Business (Lync) server only to corporate devices, adding another layer of security to the authentication process. This is done, by using an innovative IP Filter  (IPF), which was developed by SkypeShield, following specific customer requests. […]

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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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