7 Ways to Secure Sensitive Corporate Data Crossing the Border

April 27, 2017
Categories: OWA Security, Exchange Security, MDM

Recently, The New York Times ran an article warning travelers to exercise the same degree of security over data on mobile devices as they would in protecting themselves from muggers. The warning comes in the wake of increased pressure by foreign and domestic governments for travelers to hand over devices and passwords because border agents have an interest in accessing the data on that device to determine the eligibility of the traveler for entry. When border agents confiscate a device, the data may be downloaded and stored for further scrutiny, thereby putting confidential corporate information at risk.

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Protecting Outlook Web from Denial of Service and Brute Force Attacks

April 5, 2016
Categories: brute force attack, Outlook Web, OWA Security, Denial of Service, 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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Are Your Microsoft Outlook Web Attachments Secure?

March 29, 2016
Categories: OWA Security, Technical OWA Tips

Last week we demonstrated a variety of ways in which an OWA session can be compromised, even though the user may have been doing their best to follow company security policies. This week's series of tests will highlight the exposures that exist with attachments in Outlook Web.

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Is Your Microsoft Outlook Web Secure?

March 11, 2016
Categories: OWA Security, Technical OWA Tips, Uncategorized

Nowadays employees are mobile and constantly connected; the traditional work environment has expanded beyond the physical office walls to include coffee shops, airports, and home. Unfortunately, all this increased mobility and flexibility has exposed new security risks for businesses and IT, risks that sophisticated hackers are quick to exploit. 

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Give Your Organization a Secure OWA Experience

September 1, 2015
Categories: OWA Guard, OWA Security, Technical OWA Tips

These days, it’s challenging to read anything about the Internet without stumbling across an article about security concerns. Recent events have brought online security and Internet confidence to the forefront once again. We, at Messageware, think this is a good thing - a very good thing. We want you to be thinking about it, to be talking about it and to learn about how you can ensure the security of your systems.

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Cyber-attacks launched against Outlook Web App users

October 24, 2014
Categories: Blog, OWA Security

An attack campaign using advanced cyber-espionage techniques launched against Office 365’s Outlook Web App users in an attempt to steal email log-in credentials from the employees of military agencies, embassies, defense contractors and international media outlets.

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The Public vs. Private Dilemma in OWA

April 4, 2014
Categories: Blog, OWA Security

If you are an IT or security professional working with Microsoft Exchange, I have a question for you: would you ever let a user at your company plan out the security protocols that the entire organization must follow? Probably not, so why leave these sensitive security decisions in the hands of users when they access their corporate mail via Outlook Web App (OWA)? If there are no additional security measures in place around OWA, then users are in fact the ones to choose!

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Prevent Data Loss from Email Attachments in OWA with Messageware AttachView

February 5, 2014
Categories: OWA Security

Data Loss Protection and OWA

When you think of information security for your organization, the term that perhaps comes to mind is Data Loss Prevention, and more specifically, how you can implement policy to protect your corporate information from unauthorized access. If you are in IT, then DLP likely brings a sense of anxiety along with it as the problem with implementing and managing a DLP strategy is that there are many possible ways in which data loss can occur. It often takes a combined effort of personnel, corporate processes, and technology to lock down and secure your sensitive corporate data. This means a lot of coordination between different systems and data sources to ensure that your plan is effective.

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Messageware Announces the Release of OWA Guard v2.0

June 3, 2013
Categories: Blog, new release, outlook web app, OWA Security, Security


OWA Guard v2.0 provides advanced server authentication security and real-time reporting and alerts of suspicious OWA logon activity.
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Exchange OWA Deployments Are Not Safe from Brute Force Attacks

March 21, 2013
Categories: Blog, brute force attack, OWA Guard, OWA Security, Security

I recently read an interesting article that stated “automated password-cracking software can perform 100 million checks per second – equating to a four-character password being cracked in 0.16 seconds, and a six-character password in just 11.4 minutes.” (SC Magazine, February 2013)

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