Nearly a year since the outbreak, organizations are shifting their focus to the long-term and have encountered new challenges, such as addressing the complexities that enabling secure remote collaboration entails. While the use of consumer over-the-top (OTT) messaging apps has remained an ongoing issue in the workplace for several years, the shift to remote work makes this an even more pressing issue.
According to the report, more than 74 percent of respondents to 451 Research’s recent informational security survey noted they are “somewhat (52%) or very concerned (22%) about the level of security in collaboration tools that remote workers are using.” The report goes on to note that tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams do still collect user’s data, although it looks different than how consumer grade apps do. However, NetSfere’s strict no data collection approach shines through as the strongest option.
“NetSfere was built with enterprise security in mind, to ensure that all information shared within the platform is safe without sacrificing employee productivity,” Lal went on to say. “Our platform guarantees full compliance with industry regulations while also encouraging collaboration. Unlike consumer grade apps like WhatsApp, NetSfere is not only mobile-first, multi-platform, with end-to-end encryption across every device, it is also entirely controllable by enterprises, thus ensuring security and convenience.”
“The landscape for enterprise communications is rapidly shifting,” said Raúl Castanon-Martinez, Senior Analyst for Workforce Collaboration at 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence division. “Secure collaboration is no longer a niche segment. The need to securely support a distributed workforce is blurring the line between secure communication apps and horizontal applications. The backlash experienced by WhatsApp should prompt organizations to evaluate their use of messaging and collaboration technologies. It is also an opportunity for them to create awareness among employees on the risks that the use of OTT apps can have for data security and compliance.”
For more information about NetSfere, visit https://www.netsfere.com/.
NetSfere provides next generation messaging and mobility solutions to carriers and enterprises globally including its enterprise-grade, secure mobile messaging platform NetSfere Enterprise. NetSfere Enterprise is a secure enterprise messaging service and platform which provides industry-leading security and message delivery capabilities, including global cloud-based service availability, device-to-device encryption, location-based features and administrative controls. The service is also offered globally in partnership with Deutsche Telekom GmbH, one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies, and with NTT Ltd., a global information communications & technology service provider, to jointly offer NetSfere to its worldwide customers. NetSfere is also compliant with global regulatory requirements, including GDPR, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, ISO 27001 and others. The company’s technology supports more than 500 million subscribers and over one trillion messages per year. NetSfere has offices in the United States, Germany, UK, Singapore and India. For more information, visit: https://www.netsfere.com/
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