MobilityShield Introduces New Account Lockout Protection Solution for Lync Edge Server

July 8, 2014

Lync Edge Access Control allows secure connectivity to Lync Edge servers from desktops and laptops outside the organization’s network while eliminating the risk of account lockout

JERUSALEM, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

MobilityShield [http://mobility-shield.com ], an innovative solution that guarantees
secure mobile authentication, has launched Lync Edge Access Control
[http://mobility-shield.com/account-lockout-protection ], which enables the safe connection
of computers from outside the corporate network to the organization’s Lync server and
prevents account lockout.

Allowing external computers and mobile devices to connect to Lync servers exposes the
network to serious risk. While the main threat is to mobile devices, connecting desktops,
and especially laptops, to Lync services is also risky because this requires access to the
Active Directory and exposes the organization to account lockout issues.

“Lync Edge Access Control was developed at the request of MobilityShield clients who
were looking for a solution that will complement the company’s innovative LyncShield
[http://mobility-shield.com/lyncshield ] solution to protect connections required for
laptops or external desktops to Lync,” said Guy Eldan, CEO of AGAT Software Solutions.
“With the additional new Edge Access Control module, we are expanding our protection
beyond mobile devices to prevent account lockout when allowing PCs and laptops to connect

Account lockout can be the result of network password policy or of someone knowing
your account and failing to authenticate, or in the worst case scenario, of DDoS attack
[http://mobility-shield.com/block-dos ].

Lync Edge Access Control eliminates these threats by blocking failed attempts at the
Edge server side before they reach the Active Directory. This is done by configuring a
block-failed login policy that blocks attack attempts from reaching the Active Directory.
The policy includes a limited number of allowed failed attempts within a defined period.

Lync Edge Access control can also secure the authentication. By using Lync Edge Access
Control, the authentication can be configured to block NTLM and force certificate
authentication, thus achieving a Two-Factor Authentication process for desktops and
laptops outside the corporate network.

About AGAT Software Solutions

AGAT is a development company specializing in security applications and digital
signature solutions. Its client base comprises government offices, banks and insurance

For more information, visit http://mobility-shield.com.

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        Company contact
        Guy Eldan
        AGAT Software Solutions
        Mobile: +972-523675031
        Email: info@agatsolutions.com

SOURCE AGAT Software Solutions

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