White Paper: Protecting Against Vulnerabilities in SharePoint Add-ons


Microsoft SharePoint is a widely adopted data-sharing and collaboration platform which is often extended using third-party software. When the data in SharePoint is sensitive and regulated, the security of the platform - as well as the software extensions - must be a top concern for organizations. This paper will discuss the threats introduced when using third-party SharePoint plug-ins and Web Parts, evaluate the effectiveness of traditional security solutions in respect to these threats, and provide recommendations for hardening SharePoint systems.