Collaboration networks such as Slack, Yammer, and Chatter create important digital workspaces in which employees can communicate, share ideas, share code, manage projects, and sustain conversation threads. Slack, which started as a platform for development teams, now has 8 million active users, including 3 million in the enterprise. Slack is being adopted by many other departments, including marketing, sales, HR, and partner channels.

Asset 12-1Account Impersonations

Bad actors can create impostor accounts and impersonate executives or employees for malicious purposes.

Malicious ContentMalicious Message Content

Any content posted to a cloud channel has the potential to do harm to the organization. This could range from hate speech to phishing links and other malicious websites.

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Asset 22Data Security & Privacy Concerns

On collaboration platforms, users can privately share privileged information or personally identifiable information (PII), in violation of data security or privacy policies.

internal collab platformsCentralize Account Authorization

Companies need to centralize all of their user accounts into one location to manage access and mitigate risk.

Enhance Visibility iconGain Visibility into Internal Communications

Security teams need to be able to proactively scan content on collaboration platforms for any breaches of company policy and any form of digital risk.


shield iconQuarantine Suspicious Images, Links, & Attachments

Anything suspicious or dangerous detected on collaboration platforms needs to be automatically quarantined for further review.

Cloud-Native Defense Whitepaper Icons_Assessment IconEnsure Compliance

User behavior and content on collaboration platforms is governed by many of the same regulatory policies as traditional email – and at risk for compliance violations. Capture all interactions to maintain full audit trails and ensure you meet regulatory requirements.