Microsoft Ignite and PointSharp 4.4 Skype4B Security

Hello! Those of you that read my twitter already know that I am going to Microsoft Ignite next week. Those who didn’t know would have known if they followed me on twitter (hint hint). Anyway, I’m going to Ignite with many of my PointSharp colleagues. I’ll be going to sessions, stalking various Skype MVPs and of course be in our booth (#563) and talk about Skype for Business security.

We will also be bringing our brand new version, PointSharp 4.4, to the conference which includes some nice features for Lync/Skype4B.

  • A new admin UI
    Previously we used the IIS Manager to configure our reverse proxy, in this version we have built our own UI which makes administration and deployment much easier.

    Mobile Gateway UI

  • Device registration for PC
    In our previous versions we created a partnership between a user and their mobile device. This ensures that credentials cannot be stolen and used on another device. Now, we are bringing this functionality to the Edge server which means that we can do the same for PCs.
  • Block clients
    We have made it possible to block an active client. For instance if a user’s phone is stolen/lost we can block that specific device. The client becomes useless, it doesn’t even matter if the correct credentials are stored on the mobile device or PC. No more disabling the whole account.

These new features combined with application specific passwords (no need for domain passwords on devices), pre-authentication and even two-factor authentication provides a lot of extra security to Lync/Skype4B. I have to say I’m proud of what our team has has done. More info at PointSharp

4.4 Architecture

Are you coming to Ignite? Come talk to me in our booth, ping me on twitter (@techmikal). I’ll also be at some of the UC oriented parties in the evenings. I hope to meet you there!

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