Security Device Authorization Filter

Allowing employees to connect to your Skype for Business (formerly known as Lync) infrastructure from their mobile devices by using the Lync Mobile client provides many advantages including the convenience of working from anywhere. However, this access creates an increased risk of exposing corporate information to unwanted eyes and including disclosure of credentials through compromised and unaccounted edge endpoints. Such data breaches from weak endpoints can be mitigated by validating mobile devices before allowing access to your Skype for Business servers.

Key Benefits

  • Registers Lync Mobile endpoints by validating user's registration code
  • Verifies Lync Mobile endpoints are MDM managed by restricting access to the Security Filter Verify mobile app only to MDM devices
  • Registers a Lync Mobile client to a single user serving as a 2nd authentication factor
  • Interoperates with any MDM solution

Architecture

The Security Web Filter enforces whether Lync Mobile devices are authorized to connect to your Skype for Business servers. Authorized devices are registered to a specific user. Only that user can connect from that specific device. Should another valid user attempt to connect to your infrastructure, the Security Web Filter will block access.

The Security Device Authorization Filter registers a Lync Mobile device by validating the user's registration code and validating the device is MDM-managed. MDM devices are verified by signing the mobile app, Security Filter Verify. Only MDM-managed devices will be able to download the Security Filter Verify that is necessary for users to register their Lync Mobile client.

Protect Internal Network By Verifying Edge Endpoints

The Security Device Authorization Filter provides a means to authorize a Lync Mobile client to connect to your Skype for Business infrastructure. The device is authorized by verifying that the user who is registering the device holds a valid registration code, and the device is MDM-managed. After the device is validated and the Lync Mobile client is uniquely identified, the Security Web Filter enforces access to your infrastructure.

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