Challenges with securing your critical collaboration applications

Here are the top challenges faced by organizations to secure webmail and collaboration applications:
  • Understanding risks

    Messaging and collaboration platforms are critical apps for many businesses. They need to be up and protected from intruders. Identifying their vulnerabilities and prioritizing these based on risks is the best way to focus your patching efforts where they really matter.

  • Preventing attacks

    Like any web-based systems, webmail and collaborative applications are vulnerable to automated scripting and injection attacks, attempting to steal sensitive data and identities. These attacks need to be stopped.

  • Protecting identities

    Identity theft is a significant risk associated with webmail and collaboration apps. As the line between personal and professional usage blurs, both on the device and in the employee’s mind, the same user credentials tend to be used for both. Once stolen, your corporate data is up for grab.

  • Bring your own device vulnerabilities

    Consumer technologies such as tablets and smart phones being used in corporate environments, your risk exposure has exploded. Unmanaged devices are inherently insecure. You need to prevent exploits leveraging vulnerable apps and man-in-the-browser attacks.

  • Controlling access to data

    According to a Microsoft survey, employees use 17 cloud apps on average and workers in 91% of organizations use their personal accounts to access their company’s cloud storage services. Enforcing authentication policy and simplifying security for users is simply a must.

  • Measuring compliance, adjusting investments

    Demonstrating compliance with policy and regulations is important. But it’s not sufficient. Being able to perform a forensics analysis on successful attacks is critically important as well. Do you know how people use the rights granted to them?

Benefits gained from using DenyAll to secure your webmail and collaboration applications

DenyAll’s Next Generation Web Application Firewall and vulnerability scanner help organizations identify risks, prevent attacks and control how users leverage the tools you make available for them to share and create information. Here are the most common benefits:
  • Reduce the attack surface

    DenyAll Vulnerability Manager helps identify assets, prioritize vulnerabilities, distribute remediation tasks to various team members and report on compliance with corporate policy and regulations. Knowing where you stand is the first step to providing a secure environment.

  • Prevent application-layer attacks

    DenyAll Web Application Firewall is reverse proxy based central point of access for all internal and external access requests to your corporate applications via Web interfaces. It will block attacks originating from both hackers and compromised accounts or devices.

  • Enforce authentication policy

    DenyAll Web Access Manager, an add-on to DenyAll WAF, is a central authentication service for all web applications, ensuring people authenticate using the appropriate method for each application, using simple or strong, two factor authentication, when needed.

  • Simplify security for users

    DenyAll Web Access Manager makes security easier for users by providing a single sign on mechanism for all web applications, including your corporate apps. It learns and replays the authentication mechanism used by each application on behalf of users.

  • Mitigate Man-in-the-Browser risks

    DenyAll Web Application Firewall  and DenyAll Client Shield combined prevent malware residing on insecure devices from injecting themselves into a session, even before users authenticate. With this end-to-end protection, your critical apps are secure.

  • Control and respond to bad user behavior

    DenyAll Web Application Firewall monitors user behavior in context to prevent attacks targeting the application logic. Combined with DenyAll WAM, it can ensure people are indeed who they pretend to be, by adjusting the authentication method, or deny access if the risk is too high.

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