The ability to communicate over the Internet with external employees, partners, and customers is clearly desirable. At the same time, your network is most vulnerable along its Internet boundary. Safeguarding that boundary is the single most important and effective step you can take maximizing the overall security of your Office Communications Server network. This section describes the safeguards provided by Office Communications Server for various types of communications across the corporate firewall. It also includes recommended best practices for safeguarding your perimeter network.

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