Messageware OWA Guard 2.0 adds additional layers of security for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Forefront TMG & UAG.
September 23, 2013, Toronto, Canada – Messageware, (http://messagewareinc.wpengine.com), the world's leading provider of enterprise security, productivity and customization solutions for Microsoft Office Outlook Web App (OWA), today announced that its pioneering OWA Guard security and monitoring solution is now providing increased OWA security for Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway and Unified Access Gateway (Forefront TMG and UAG) customers.
Messageware OWA Guard 2.0 adds additional layers of security for organizations with Microsoft Exchange OWA deployed for external email access with Microsoft Forefront UAG and TMG. OWA Guard enhances the OWA logon with fully customizable policies, a context-aware dynamic CAPTCHA challenge, and automatically updated IP filtering and blocking. Combined with powerful backend reporting to help protect against corporate security breaches, security professionals can now track and record OWA-user logon activity, receive alerts, and easily identify suspicious behavior, all in real time.
The new OWA Guard add-on modules integrate seamlessly with TMG and UAG to give organizations using Forefront perimeter security a holistic view of both successful and unsuccessful user sign-on activity. OWA Guard’s powerful analytics, alerts, notifications and reporting together with Microsoft’s advanced Forefront Security provide organizations with a powerful step forward in securing and analyzing their Internet-facing OWA infrastructure.
“Successful OWA-directed attacks are becoming more and more common,” said Mark Rotman, President & CEO of Messageware. “It’s important for organizations that have deployed OWA to continuously monitor, analyze and improve their security, ensuring that access is controlled and corporate data remains protected.”
Just last month, the Washington Post acknowledged that one of their reporters fell victim to a phishing scam that spoofed their internal OWA portal. The reporter’s hacked OWA email account was then used to attempt to penetrate further into the organization. This incident and others highlight the need for greater vigilance for security conscious organizations using OWA.
Messageware OWA Guard 2.0 and OWA Guard TMG and UAG Modules are available immediately. For more information, visit http://messagewareinc.wpengine.com/owaguard/.