The Security Filter Manager is the administrator's console to configure the Security Filters (Security Edge Filter, Security Web Filter, Security Federation Filter). All the configuration settings and logging are stored in a SQL database (requires SQL Server).

It maximizes your investment by bringing synergy across server products as a suite, yet allows you the flexibility to deploy each product separately. The Security Filter Manager ties them all together.

Key Benefits

The Security Filter Manager provides a centralized Web-based administrative console:

  • Manages all Security Filter components

  • Centralized logging of information

  • High-availability through SQL mirroring of database

  • Role-base access control (RBAC)


The Security Filter Manager is the administrative console and hosts the SQL database for all the Security Filters.

The Security Filter Manager can be deployed in your network perimeter so that there is no connectivity with your internal network.

The following screenshot of the Security Filter Manager illustrates an actual attack to our lab's Skype for Business (formerly Lync) server environment that was successfully averted by the Security Filters. This view shows sign-in attempts through the reverse proxy that were blocked by the Security Web Filter. The centralized logging from the Security Filter Manager indicates rapid successive attacks in bursts of eight minutes.

The following screenshot illustrates the registered Skype for Business Mobile devices that are authorized or unauthorized to connect to your Skype for Business servers.