Security for Skype for Business
Pointsharp for Skype for Business provides an easy and secure way to connect users and devices to Microsoft Skype for Business. Full control over user authentication, trusted devices and infrastructure protection creates a solution that meet the highest Enterprise security requirements. Combined with ease-of-use for the user, this ensures business continuity with Microsoft Skype for Business.
Works with all devices.
Pointsharp can authenticate the user either with the Active Directory Password or with a Pointsharp Password that avoids the need to use or store domain credentials on the device.
Pointsharp protects the infrastructure of Skype for Business and connected applications like:
- Front-End Servers
- Edge Servers
- Exchange Servers
- Active Directory
Security features include:
- User Lock-out Protection
- Brute-force Protection
- Denial-of-Service Protection
- Exchange Web Services (EWS) protection
- Applications Filter
To secure the login of the user Pointsharp support a wide range of technologies to ensure the users is who they claim to be:
Conditional User & Device Access
Advanced policy engine that enforces which users and devices that are allowed to login and access Skype for Business. Easy to configure policies like only iPhone 7 with iOS 10.x and Samsung 7 with Android 6.x or later can login, if also the users are member of a specific Active Directory group.
Exchange Access Protection - EWS
A device is not only communicating with Skype for Business, but also with Microsoft Exchange to operate properly. Pointsharp ensures that only users and devices allowed to login to Skype for Business is also allowed to access Microsoft Exchange via EWS. This ensures the level of security is the same for both applications.
Mobile Device Management
Pointsharp support all major Mobile Device Management (MDM) systems and can ensure that users only can login to Skype for Business from a managed device. Supported MDM system:
- AirWatch (VMware)
- Citrix XenMobile
For organizations that use smartcards and want to combine that with the user login to Skype for Business on mobile devices can use Pointsharp to act as a bridge between the smartcard and the user login.
Insight and Control
Pointsharp provide full insight how your users and devices are accessing Skype for Business. Everything is visible in Pointsharp Dashboard and you get full control of how your security is performing.
Pointsharp integrate and protect Microsoft AD FS and provide full support for Microsoft modern authentication.
Pointsharp is a trusted ISV Gold partner to Microsoft and align both product development and integration with Microsoft technology and applications.
Pointsharp provide a certified reverse-proxy by Microsoft “Infrastructure qualified for Microsoft Lync” program as part of the solution.