41% of federal workers endanger their agencies by using unsecured mobile devices

Forty-one percent of US government workers put their agencies at risk with their non-secure habits while using mobile devices, according to a report published by Mobile Work Exchange. The report, entitled “The 2014 Mobilometer Tracker: Mobility, Security, and the Pressure In Between,” indicates that 90 percent of federal employees use at least one mobile device […]

MobilityShield launches SharePointShield to prevent Active Directory credentials theft

SharePointShield, a new product that guarantees secure mobile connectivity for users of Microsoft SharePoint, was launched by MobilityShield, an innovative solution that guarantees secure mobile connectivity. The new solution protects organizations that use SharePoint against Active Directory (AD) credentials theft, block DoS, DDoS and brute-force attacks, and enforces connection to registered devices. “The need to […]

How to publish Lync and SharePoint on Linux?

Microsoft recently announced that it would discontinue issuing any further releases for a number of Forefront-branded solutions including Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (TMG). This has driven companies to seek other reverse proxy and firewall solutions This is especially true for organizations which wish to make Lync or SharePoint accessible to mobile clients to allow […]

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 which […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]