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Microsoft® Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Tom Pacyk, Andrew Abbate, Alex Lewis

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Monitoring Nondomain Member Considerations

DMZ, workgroup, and nontrusted domain agents require special configuration, such as certificates to establish mutual authentication. Operations Manager 2007 requires mutual authentication; that is, the server authenticates to the client and the client authenticates to the server to ensure that the monitoring communications are not hacked. Without mutual authentication, a hacker can execute a man-in-the-middle attack and impersonate either the client or the server. Thus, mutual authentication is a security measure designed to protect clients, servers, and sensitive Active Directory domain information, which is exposed to potential hacking attempts by the all-powerful management infrastructure. However, ...

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