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JERUSALEM, March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — AGAT Software released SphereShield for Microsoft Teams, a solution that addresses security and compliance threats faced by users of the platform. The new solution extends AGAT’s existing product suite, which secures Skype for Business.

SphereShield is offered as SaaS with minimal setup effort, or as an on-premise installation on the customer’s DMZ or cloud servers (such as Amazon or Azure).

Microsoft offers a number of static, user-based policies over messages and meetings which fail to meet common compliance needs that require dynamic content policies based on group and participant type (e.g., federated, guest and internal).

SphereShield’s key features can be implemented with basic Microsoft licenses and include the following:

A granular Ethical Wall engine that applies dynamic, context-based policies depending on domains, groups or users. Policies can be applied to chat, teams and meetings. 

Real-time, outbound-only, or full DLP inspection that integrates with leading vendors such as McAfee, Symantec and Forcepoint.

An eDiscovery module that can be implemented on-site or be integrated with leading eDiscovery vendors.

A Risk Engine to monitor all login attempts, showing them on a live map with geo-fencing rules based on domains, group or users.

An antivirus module to inspect files in real time, which can be integrated with leading antivirus vendors such as Kaspersky, Symantec and McAfee.

In addition, AGAT Software is developing conditional access to the cloud with MDM vendors (including MobileIron, AirWatch and BlackBerry) in order to verify that only managed devices can access Teams.

“Unified Communication platforms such as Microsoft Teams allow a plethora of collaboration capabilities any time, from anywhere, and from any device,” said Yoav Crombie, Business Manager at AGAT Software. “This may pose security or regulatory risk to companies that handle sensitive information or collaborate with external organizations. We designed SphereShield to mitigate these risks and ensure security and compliance do not interrupt efficient communication flows and vice versa.”   

To learn more about SphereShield for Microsoft Teams, read more on AGAT’s website.

About AGAT Software

AGAT is an innovative software provider specializing in security and compliance solutions. AGAT’s SphereShield product suite handles threats related to authentication and identity, as well as content inspection and data protection. Utilizing this expertise, AGAT developed SphereShield to secure unified communication (UC) and collaboration platforms such as Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams.

SphereShield also offers security for Exchange and ADFS. Support for additional platforms, such as Webex Teams and Slack, is planned. SphereShield core technology is based on a reverse and forward proxy platform with extendible filtering capabilities deployed as a CASB or on premises.

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Media contact: 
Yoav Crombie
Business Manager
AGAT Software
Mobile: + 972-52-520-9860


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