The collaborative platform for people, tools and information, Slack, has revealed its new security features which would provide more safety options while users work in its Hub. It shares that the security solution doesn’t restrict the ease of use which it is known for.
The increase in the dependence of data and the invention of more technological possibilities increases the constant need for security measures.
Most security measures tend to be like a gate which presents an all or nothing approach to protection. So, while these measures protect from harmful exposure, they also restrict freedom to some worthwhile options.
Slack disagrees with this definition of security and shares that its enterprise security control features are to act as guardrails and not gates. These new features give the admins more control over who uses Slack, how they use it and what devices are approved to be connected.
According to the message shared on the Slack Blog, today, Slack focuses on providing security measures which give the teams working in the Slack Hub the power to retain productivity even as these measures meet the most stringent security and compliance requirements.
Giving enterprise admins and security-conscious IT leaders even more control over how their organization’s data can be accessed and shared, the blog post revealed that the Hub’s features help them control the following:
- Enable teams to work from anywhere with the mobile apps, while maintaining compliance to industry and company-specific requirements
- Limit which people and devices can access Slack and how Slack can be used.
- Allow admins to select which features to use and customise how they are implemented
Among the recent developments, is the newly released Face ID option. This option ensures that admins only allow the right people to have access to the company’s information. This new level of security also has the Touch ID or Passcode-Generation option.
Also, the new domain whitelisting tools allows the admins the opportunity to restrict the workers from getting into other workplaces not currently in use.
Apart from further protecting information restricted for a few, this helps the workers focus on the specific job on hand. There is also a way to restrict download and copy of files.
The post also shared new security features to expect. Like features which would detect if a device is jailbroken and block access if it is and an ability to block file downloads from desktop computers outside of non-approved IP addresses.