Ethical Wall for Unified Communications

Enabling federation is an important feature for extending communication outside company boundaries. SphereShield has therefore developed a Federation Ethical Wall which addresses ethical regulations and compliance, security and data protection issues for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business, Zoom and Webex federation by establishing granular ethical firewall policies.

Control who can communicate with whom, using specific collaboration options. Apply policies on external or internal users and groups.

As Microsoft Teams has in many ways become the main means of holding conversations and data exchange in companies, the necessity of having a way to control the flow of information and the interaction with external users has become one of the main concerns.
When it comes to having comprehensive control over communications, Microsoft Teams Ethical Wall by SphereShield It is the best option for those Compliance Officers who are looking for immediate solutions, because it gives the user the possibility to customize and set privacy in real time.
Policies can be configured by an admin to prevent individuals or groups from communicating with each other. On the other hand, imagine that what you want is to restrict the contact between your employees with people outside the company. In this case and on the fly, those who are in charge of ensuring information security can totally restrict the flow of communication between members of the company and external agents.
Among the actions that can be blocked are: chat, calls, multi chats, meeting invitations, just to say a few.
There are 2 ethical wall policies:
  • External block and control
  • Internal block and control
The first is responsible for taking care of the image of your company and ensuring the privacy of information that is considered valuable, specifically from external agents.
SphereShield offers the possibility to block the staff communication with external companies or configure the tool, creating a policy that allows only a particular department to communicate with agents outside the company.

Features & Benefits:

Restrict Communications

Restrict communication participants, and control or block specific options such as chat or file sharing, between different users

Granular Control

Granular control is offered based on groups, domains and users and applied dynamically based on the context of the communication

Flexible Policies

Specific policies can be applied to chat, teams and meetings depending on participant type (Employee, external or guest)