Connecting smartphones from public Wi-Fi networks to corporate networks introduces a critical security issue – corporate credentials, which are stored and used on the mobile device, can be easily hacked or stolen. The low level of device security raises two issues.
Active Directory usernames and passwords can be hacked and used to provide unauthorized access to many core business applications.
If Lync, SharePoint or enterprise applications are published to an external network, a hacker can use the user’s credentials to receive his or her data and emails without being noticed.
Using Active Directory credentials in the non-secured environment of a mobile device introduces risks. The exposed credentials might be hacked and used to either receive emails or log in to other corporate applications. Hacking is typically done by “eavesdropping” on public networks or through hostile applications installed by users or received by SMS.
Securing Lync, SharePoint and enterprise apps connectivity
Securing Lync, SharePoint and applications connectivity is therefore essential and this issue should be properly addressed.
By using MobilityShield, organizations can protect corporate passwords by defining dedicated log in credentials exclusively for Lync, SharePoint or Web applications. Using this approach, the Active Directory credentials are not stored on the mobile device and the risk is eliminated.
MobilityShield also reduces the risk of exposing the Active Directory to DoS and brute force attacks because of Lync and SharePoint publishing.
- Secure mobile connectivity solution
- Active Directory protection
- Two factor authentication – match user and device
- Avoid using Active Directory credentials on mobile devices
- Block DoS, DDos attacks & Brute force attacks
- Solution for organizations using smart card authentication
Avoid storing AC credentials on mobile devices
MobilityShield protects corporate passwords by defining dedicated log in credentials exclusively for Lync, SharePoint or corporate applications. Using this approach, the Active Directory credentials are not stored on the mobile device.
MobilityShield offers mechanisms to avoid the usage of network credentials on mobile devices. This solves the threat of someone obtaining the user’s Active Directory credentials and using them to connect to corporate applications to acquire sensitive information.
By using MobilityShield, users create dedicated user names and passwords (on a self-service Web portal) specifically for connecting Lync, SharePoint or applications, which are different from the AD credentials.