Having over 6.8 million weekly active users, and 5 million daily users, Slack is a very popular business communications tool. With that many users worldwide, plus companies such as IBM, NBC, Adobe, Autodesk and Capital One all having deployments in the 1000s security is something that Slack are taking seriously and they have announced new enterprise mobile management (EMM) security capabilities in partnership with VMware Airwatch, MobileIron, and Blackberry Good.

EMM ensures that employees access Slack on trusted devices. EMM is a critical addition to Slack’s enterprise-grade security featureset, which also includes data encryption in transit and at rest, SCIM provisioning, SAML-based SSO, integrations with DLP and e-Discovery providers, as well as compliance with HIPAA & FINRA obligations and standards, allowing healthcare and financial companies work better within the regulated confines of their industries.

By integrating with EMM providers, IT at organisations can ensure security and policy management by granting Slack access from only approved, trusted devices.

TECHNICAL SPECS:
– The EMM integration is available for Enterprise Grid customers.

– it supports 19 EMM providers via AppConfig, including the seven leading vendors: IBM MaaS360, JAMF, MobileIron, VMware airwatch, SOTI, Blackberry, and Cisco Meraki.

– MM adds to Slack’s existing mobile security features like SSO, 2FA, and remote wipe.

– You can integrate EMM in your organization by contacting [email protected].

ENTERPRISE-GRADE FEATURES (IN ADDITION TO EMM)
– HIPAA & FINRA: Slack has compliance with HIPAA & FINRA obligations and standards, giving healthcare companies the ability to keep their patient information safe and secure, and financial services companies can work better within the regulated confines of their industry.

– Data loss prevention (DLP)and eDiscovery and supporting partnerships: It Integrates with Data Loss Prevention and e-Discovery providers including PaloAlto Networks, Bloomberg Vault, Skyhigh, Netskope, Relativity by KCura, Smarsh and more.

– Data encryption: We’ll continue have data encryption in transit and at rest, SCIM provisioning, SAML-based SSO. Slack adheres to the most stringent standards that enterprises expect around encryption, access and authorization.

– Identity Management: This integrates with identity providers and identity management systems to securely provision and manage any number of users.

For more on Slack’s security features, click here.