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Lync Server Cookbook by António Vargas, Lasse Nordvik Wedø, Alessio Giombini, Fabrizio Volpe

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Applying ethical walls for federation security

The Instant Messaging (IM) feature of Lync and the capability to communicate with external companies using Federation expose our Lync deployment to a series of threats and compliance issues. In many companies, it is required (for compliance or organizational motivation) that not all people inside all departments are able to use IM to talk to each other. Also, if our company uses federation, there is an increased risk of improper or unprofessional use of Lync features that involve external connections. Talking about IM, the first tool we have for the purpose of mitigating the previously mentioned risks is the Intelligent IM Filter that enables us to block files and URLs in IM conversations. We will ...

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