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  • Question

  • Exchange 2010 SP1

    We enabled OWA and outlook anywhere.  SSL is required.
    Now, people are worrying about outlook anywhere as they
    think outlook anywhere has more security risk than OWA.
    Does Outlook anywhere have more security risk than OWA?

    Thank you.

    Thursday, September 22, 2011 7:35 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    there's no bigger security risk in using Outlook Anywhere. Both methods are encrypted via SSL and use the same port (443).

    Greetings,

    Toni

    • Proposed as answer by Terence Yu Monday, September 26, 2011 1:42 AM
    • Marked as answer by SGryzbowski Monday, September 26, 2011 7:43 PM
    Thursday, September 22, 2011 8:02 PM
  • If anything OWA is more of a risk because you just need a browser. To use Outlook Anywhere you need Outlook. However you need to define "security risk". Putting anything on the Internet is a risk, allowing users to do anything on the Internet is a risk. Allowing users to have simple passwords is a bigger risk than allowing Outlook Anywhere access.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.
    • Proposed as answer by Terence Yu Monday, September 26, 2011 1:42 AM
    • Marked as answer by SGryzbowski Monday, September 26, 2011 7:43 PM
    Thursday, September 22, 2011 10:32 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    there's no bigger security risk in using Outlook Anywhere. Both methods are encrypted via SSL and use the same port (443).

    Greetings,

    Toni

    • Proposed as answer by Terence Yu Monday, September 26, 2011 1:42 AM
    • Marked as answer by SGryzbowski Monday, September 26, 2011 7:43 PM
    Thursday, September 22, 2011 8:02 PM
  • If anything OWA is more of a risk because you just need a browser. To use Outlook Anywhere you need Outlook. However you need to define "security risk". Putting anything on the Internet is a risk, allowing users to do anything on the Internet is a risk. Allowing users to have simple passwords is a bigger risk than allowing Outlook Anywhere access.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.
    • Proposed as answer by Terence Yu Monday, September 26, 2011 1:42 AM
    • Marked as answer by SGryzbowski Monday, September 26, 2011 7:43 PM
    Thursday, September 22, 2011 10:32 PM