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Don't Shoot the Messenger – Securing Communication Apps

By Will Houcheime | May 5, 2020 at 5:00 AM
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In today's world, workers use messaging applications to communicate more than ever, regardless of the industry they work under. With bring your own device (BYOD) at about 85% adoption, and with many people working remotely, messaging tools enable employees' productivity to be unbothered by this modern environment. In many cases, these mobile-enablement strategies increase productivity for employees, as they are able to complete projects on the go. However, if these unmanaged devices and applications that individuals use are not secured properly, this can be a major security risk for the enterprise. 

Slack and Microsoft Teams are two highly popular tools that are used to share internal information between team members – in and out of the physical workspace. This data may include, personally identifiable information (PII), payment card industry (PCI) data, or other confidential files. If the proper security tools are not in place, the organization responsible for this information may be subject to heavy fines due to regulations like HIPAA. Even worse, the data that an organization possesses may be targeted and breached, resulting in even more fines, as well as a loss in the trust from its customers.

In our latest video, we create a common scenario of employees sharing sensitive data in both Slack and Microsoft Teams, and we present how our cloud access security broker (CASB) solution protects against the sharing of these files. Watch this video now in the link below.

To learn about cloud access security brokers (CASBs) and how they can protect your enterprise from data leakage, malware, and more, download the Top CASB Use Cases below. 

Top CASB Use Cases

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