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Market Insight Report

SEC Reins in Use of Messaging Apps  

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Executive Summary

This Market Insight Report by Raul Castanon-Martinez looks at the challenges facing the financial services sector. 

U.S. securities regulators recently announced charges against several financial firms and Wall Street banks for failing to police employees using consumer messaging apps for business purposes. Companies will need to evaluate their use of secure and compliant enterprise messaging and  collaboration.

This report looks at:

  • New survey data from 451 Research on how financial services view the future of remote work
  • Key challenges facing WhatsApp enablement 
  • Solution providers for mobile messaging compliance

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in SEC fines levied for record-keeping violations for personal messaging apps


of organizations view compliance as a barrier to entering new markets


of business communication is now in digital channels outside of email