DTOO421 - Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) security mode must be configured.


Lync 2013 provides a single, unified client for real-time communications, including voice and video calls, Lync Meetings, presence, instant messaging, and persistent chat, using the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). SIP is widely used for controlling multimedia communication sessions, such as voice and video calls over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. By using TLS it would render a sniff/man in the middle attack very difficult to impossible to achieve within the time period in which a given conversation could be attacked. TLS authenticates all parties and encrypts all traffic. This does not prevent listening over the wire, but the attacker cannot read the traffic unless the encryption is broken.


Set the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Lync 2013 -> Microsoft Lync Feature Policies 'Configure SIP security mode' to 'Enabled'.

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This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: System and Communications Protection.This control applies to the following type of system Windows.