Topic Last Modified: 2011-05-02
This security documentation provides guidelines for assessing and managing security risks to your deployment of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software.
Even if your Lync Server 2010 deployment is modest, you probably have components in your network that have their own security documentation. Therefore, it is unlikely that this guide covers all aspects of security for all components and areas that are pertinent to your deployment.
Use this guide as a starting point to address the security of your Lync Server deployment. This guide provides general guidelines and best practices for assessing and managing the most common security risks. Additional product and security resources are listed at the end of this guide. As new threats and solutions arise, outdated documents, solutions, and methods should be replaced with new ones.
In This Section
- Key Security
Enhancements in Lync Server 2010. Describes the key security
enhancements in this release.
Security Threats for Lync Server 2010. Identifies common
security threats and briefly describes how Lync Server addresses
Framework for Lync Server 2010. Discusses the fundamental
concepts and technologies that form the security infrastructure
that is built into Lync Server 2010. These include Active Directory
Domain Services, public key infrastructure, and protocols that are
used for encryption and authentication.
Threats to Your Core Infrastructure for Lync Server 2010
Recommends measures and best practices for improving the security
of your Lync Server internal network infrastructure.
Threats at Your Internet Boundary for Lync Server 2010.
Describes how the Edge Servers and perimeter network infrastructure
of your Lync Server 2010 deployment allow internal and external
users to safely engage in IM, conferencing, and audio/video
communications across the network firewall.
Threats to On-Premises Conferences for Lync Server 2010.
Describes features and requirements that enhance conference
security beyond the base levels already provided by the Lync Server
security framework and infrastructure.
Threats to Group Chat. Describes features and requirements that
enhance security for the Group Chat Server and compliance database
beyond the base security already implemented in Lync Server
Threats to Lync Web App. Describes measures to reduce threats
to the web-based conferencing client for Lync Server 2010 .
Threats to Enterprise Voice for Lync Server 2010. Describes
measures for securing your VoIP infrastructure.
Clients for Lync Server 2010. Lists recommendations for
addressing potential attacks against Microsoft Lync 2010
Security Resources for Lync Server 2010. Contains links to
general security resources and partner solutions.