LyncShield Launches New Security Solution for Protecting Mobile Lync Connectivity

JERUSALEM, Israel – LyncShield, an innovative solution that guarantees secure mobile Lync connectivity, was launched today by security company AGAT Software Solutions 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 stored on mobile devices that might be hacked or stolen. The low level of device security enables hackers using Active Directory usernames and passwords to access core business applications and view confidential data unnoticed.

LyncShield was developed specifically to mitigate this risk and to allow workers to safely use their own devices outside the corporate network.

LyncShield interacts directly with client-server Lync traffic and effectively controls who connects to the network based on the device used and not only on credentials.

LyncShield offers the following features:

  • Active Directory protection – eliminates the need to use Active Directory credentials
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Blocks DoS, DDoS and brute force attacks
  • Reverses proxy Lync publishing on Microsoft and non-Microsoft platforms

“A growing number of enterprises and organizations encourage employees to bring their own devices and to use them to access privileged company information,” said Guy Eldan, CEO of AGAT Software Solutions. “LyncShield offers a new approach that completely eliminates the need to store Active Directory passwords on the device and does not require any additional client installation, making it an ideal security solution for BYOD.”

The solution, which can be easily installed and integrated, is available either as an add-on to Microsoft Forefront (ISA/TMG) or on a dedicated reverse proxy developed by AGAT – Bastion.

By using LyncShield the organization can determine which mobile devices will be granted access to the system.

AGAT intends to launch a similar solution for Microsoft’s SharePoint and Dynamics CRM in the first quarter of 2014.