MFA for Outlook Web App (OWA)

Securing MFA for Outlook Web App (OWA) Against Phishing and Zero-Day

Outlook Web Access (OWA) is a key element of modern business communications. Still, it also poses serious security risks, such as phishing and zero-day vulnerabilities. This Secfense use case demonstrates how the User Access Security Broker provides robust OWA protection for secure and reliable email access.

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Key Features


Phishing-resistant authentication

Enhanced security measures against sophisticated phishing attacks targeting OWA users.

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Seamless integration with IAM systems

Compatible with various identity and access management systems, ensuring seamless transitions and consistent security policies.

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User Access Security Broker (UASB)

A base layer integrating various authentication methods, enhancing OWA security without vendor lock-in.


Zero-day vulnerability protection

Rapid response mechanisms to protect against newly discovered vulnerabilities before they are patched.


Flexible multi-factor authentication (MFA)

Customizable MFA options that can be tailored to the specific needs of different user groups within OWA.


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Enhanced security

Stronger defenses against external threats, especially phishing and zero-day attacks.

Better user experience

Simplified and more user-friendly authentication processes in OWA, reducing the reliance on traditional passwords.

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Operational Efficiency

Streamlined OWA security management, reducing the burden on IT teams and increasing overall operational efficiency.

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Cost-effective solution

Avoid overpaying for unused security features by focusing on those features that provide real value.

Use Cases

Securing access to sensitive data

Secure employee email access

Give employees secure FIDO-protected access to their OWA accounts, regardless of their location or device.

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Protect confidential communications

Protect confidential email exchanges within OWA against unauthorized access and data breaches.

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Compliance with regulatory standards

Meeting stringent security requirements for industries that handle sensitive information.

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Secfense Microauthorizations Integration

Adds an additional layer of security by requiring re-authentication for specific resources or activities in OWA.

Complementary to Secfense FIDO2 Authenticator

Compliance with the FIDO2 standard 
to provide a strong passwordless authentication solution for OWA.

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Secfense User Access Security Broker (UASB)

A comprehensive tool that enhances the OWA security infrastructure by integrating various MFA options.

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Secfense FIDO2 Authenticator

Add an additional layer of security by requiring re-authentication for specific resources or activities within a protected application.

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Secfense Identity Provider (IdP)

Streamlines identity management focusing on streamlined authentication processes.

In summary, the Secfense product suite offers a comprehensive and integrated approach to securing OWA against phishing and zero-day vulnerabilities, ensuring a secure, compliant and user-friendly email experience.

Technical Specifications and Integration

Secfense User Access Security Broker (UASB) is crafted for seamless integration into diverse IT infrastructures, enhancing security without necessitating significant modifications. Here’s an overview of its technical specifications and integration process:

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Deployment Flexibility

UASB is adaptable for deployment as either a physical device or a virtual appliance, accommodating a wide range of IT environments. Typically provided as an OVA file, it supports easy installation on various hypervisors, with VMware as a commonly preferred option.

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System Requirements

Designed for efficient operation, UASB’s system requirements are structured to balance performance with resource usage effectively. As technology evolves, the solution is continually optimized to maintain this balance. Users should reference the latest documentation for the most current system requirements.

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Network Design

UASB’s “one-legged” network design, utilizing a single interface and IP address, simplifies network integration. It is versatile, supporting various deployment scenarios, including inline setups with or without load balancers and ‘on a stick’ configurations.

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Authentication Protocols

Committed to phishing-resistant authentication, Secfense champions adaptable standards like FIDO2 and WebAuthn. It supports a broad spectrum of authentication methods, evolving with technological advancements to include the latest secure options.

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User and Application Management

The solution offers comprehensive user and application management capabilities, including role demarcation and trust group configurations. This feature set evolves to align with changing organizational needs and security landscapes.

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Integration with External Systems

UASB’s ability to integrate with external authentication services like RADIUS, LDAP, and OIDC provides flexibility in identity management, crucial for leveraging existing identity providers or directory services.

Scalability and Maintenance

Built for scalability, Secfense is capable of securing organizations of varying sizes and complexities. Its maintenance mode and clustering features are designed for high availability and ease of upgrades, ensuring minimal downtime.

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User Experience

Focusing on user-friendliness, Secfense ensures a seamless authentication process. Features like microauthorizations and customizable user dashboards are continually enhanced for improved security and usability.


API Access and Customization

Offering full REST API usage, Secfense enables organizations to automate and customize the solution, ensuring it remains adaptable to specific needs and integrates smoothly with other systems or workflows.

Incorporating these technical specifications, Secfense UASB stands as a robust, adaptable, and user-centric solution, continually evolving to help organizations fortify their defenses against phishing and other digital threats while enhancing operational efficiency and user satisfaction.

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