Topic Last Modified: 2011-07-11
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 As new threats and solutions arise, outdated documents, solutions, and methods should be replaced with new ones.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
Describes the key security enhancements in this release.
Identifies common security threats and briefly describes how Lync Server addresses each threat.
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.
Recommends measures and best practices for improving the security of your Lync Server internal network infrastructure.
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.
Describes features and requirements that enhance conference security beyond the base levels already provided by the Lync Server security framework and infrastructure.
Describes features and requirements that enhance security for the Group Chat Server and Compliance Server database beyond the base security already implemented in Lync Server 2010.
Describes measures to reduce threats to the web-based conferencing client for Lync Server 2010 .
Describes measures for securing your VoIP infrastructure.
Lists recommendations for addressing potential attacks against Microsoft Lync 2010 clients.
Contains links to general security resources and partner solutions.