- Content filtering of Exchange data (mail, attachments, events, tasks, contacts)
- Anti-virus protection
- Prevent data leakage and ensure regulatory compliance
- Granular and configurable filtering rules
Control the Content Leaving Your Network
As more and more organizations wish to enjoy the cost and productivity benefits of allowing their employees to work with their own mobile device (BYOD), new security challenges have emerged. As confidential and valuable business data contained in emails leaves the corporate network and travels over-the-air to mobile personal devices in public networks, measures must be taken to prevent data leakage and ensure regulatory compliance and IP protection.
In this context, securing mobile email has become a business-critical requirement. Organizations need to be able to limit the content exiting the network to the absolute minimum and to allow such content only for users who really need it. Such an approach significantly reduces security risks as compared to solutions that try to protect the data on the smartphone itself.
Dynamic Content Filtering
ActiveSync Protector does this by defining dynamic content rules based on group membership, device types, device clients (e.g., Touchdown) or device ownership (personal or corporate).
The rules allow or block all Exchange objects (mail, attachments, contacts, task, and calendar). The ActiveSync Protector also supports more complex content inspection rules based on text search, specific attachment types, specific sender domain and more.
Rules can be applied for both directions: from Exchange to device (most common for DLP) or from device to Exchange (for malware / anti-virus reasons).
The ActiveSync Protector also supports sending content to leading anti-virus services (e.g., eSafe, TrendMicro). This feature is extremely important due to the low security level of most mobile devices and the fact that mobile users are exposed to non-secure public (WiFi) networks. Moreover, implementing BYOD exposes users to a wide variety of non-secure applications installed on personal devices
Similar to content filtering, anti-virus scanning is performed in both directions - From and To the device. As ActiveSync Protector inspects all content coming from the device on the mail gateway (e.g., Forefront, Bastion), it detects and blocks malware before it enters the corporate network and reaches your Exchange server.