Hardening Lync Servers

Talking about Lync Server 2013, we are interested in applying a defense-in-depth approach, using multiple defense layers against security threats. Various security solutions are applied to make bypassing of one of the layers more difficult. We are also able (at least) to buy time on the different layers before someone is able to access the next level of security. Our servers are the last layer before internal data and files of Lync are compromised. Hardening a Lync Server requires a series of steps, and we will see how to use the Security Configuration Wizard (SCW), a tool that makes it easier to fix some common misconfigurations and security flaws.

Getting ready

To increase the security of the operating system, we can use ...

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