5 ways to protect Microsoft Exchange/Outlook Web from Brute Force, DoS

August 10, 2017
Categories: microsoft exchange, Outlook Web

If Microsoft Exchange Server is your enterprise platform for email, you likely have also deployed Microsoft Exchange Outlook Web to enable employees to access email, calendars and contact information via mobile devices and web browsers.

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How to Protect Patient Information on Mobile Devices

May 10, 2017
Categories: BYOD, Outlook Web, Mobile Device Security

During the first few months of 2017, the health care sector was plagued by a variety of security incidents (see 10 of the biggest here). The theft of laptops and mobile devices are the gateway for several of these incidents. In most cases, the user had not password protected these devices even though they contained highly confidential patient data in the form of emails and email attachments.

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Deploying MDM – Be sure to deploy Secure Outlook Web

April 17, 2017
Categories: BYOD, MDM, Outlook Web

Seventy million cellphones are lost or stolen each year, and with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) the new norm, it's no wonder mobile device security is top of the list for IT Security Professionals.

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Wait! Don't STOP your Exchange Outlook Web Deployment!

March 24, 2017
Categories: Exchange Security, Outlook Web

Most IT organizations have to deal with remote workers, employees who travel or telecommute, temporary contractors and agents or staff who are simply being productive at home. For all these people, email remains the bedrock of corporate communication. Without it they simply wouldn’t get their jobs done.

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Rethinking BYOD Security with Exchange Outlook Web

January 19, 2017
Categories: Outlook Web, Exchange Security

We're living in a world of anywhere access where distinction between work and home life has blurred. Employees are requesting, no, demanding access corporate applications, data and resources from virtually anywhere and on almost any device. And your IT team is under immense pressure to provide end users with remote secure access to corporate resources–but at what cost? 

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OWA Desktop Ensures Outlook Web Users Receive New Email Notifications

August 3, 2016
Categories: Outlook Web

Most organizations that deploy web-based versions of Outlook (Outlook Web, Office 365, Outlook Web App or OWA) as their default email client are coming from environments where users are accustomed to the functionality of desktop Outlook. These users have learned to rely on Outlook to alert them to upcoming meetings and notify them when new business-critical email arrives.

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How to add holidays to Outlook Web/OWA & Office 365

June 8, 2016
Categories: Outlook Web, OWA Features, add calendars to outlook, Holiday Calendars for Outlook, office 365, Outlook Calendars

Users often need to add national and religious holiday calendars to their Outlook calendar. For employees collaborating with co-workers or customers spread across geographic locations, it helps to know when they will be out of the office. There may also be employees who observe certain religious holidays and wish to add these holidays to their calendar.

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Making Outlook Web App Your Default Mail Client

May 26, 2016
Categories: ActiveSend, Blog, email, Outlook Web, outlook web access, outlook web app, owa, OWA Client Suite, OWA Features, Technical OWA Tips

Outlook Web offers companies ease of use, reduced support costs, and anywhere access, but is it frustrating users and making them less productive?

In fast paced offices and time constrained environments such as call centers, managers are constantly looking for new ways to motivate their employees and boost their productivity levels. And while there may not be a magic bullet to maintain productivity and high morale, you can make sure users have access to the tools they need to stay productive.

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Protecting Outlook Web from Denial of Service and Brute Force Attacks

April 5, 2016
Categories: brute force attack, Denial of Service, Outlook Web, OWA Security, Uncategorized

Last week we highlighted the exposures that exist with attachments in Outlook Web. This week we look at protecting Outlook Web from Denial of Service and Brute Force Attacks. Depending upon how you have configured Outlook Web Access (OWA) and Active Directory, you will be opening your network up to either brute force attacks or denial of service attacks. This is an either/or decision for most organizations as it is difficult in native OWA to choose to protect against both at the same time. The reason for this is that OWA and the Active Directory are both governed by the same account lockout policy settings.

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