Slack introduces new cybersecurity features for enterprise admins

Slack’s Enterprise Grid product is getting new cybersecurity features. From now on, enterprise admins will be able to set limitations on which devices and people can access Slack, thus giving them more control over data.

The following features are now available:

– Session management tools. In the unfortunate event that one of the user’s devices gets stolen, an admin can wipe all mobile and desktop sessions associated with that user.

– Domain whitelisting tools. Admins now have the tools to limit which workspaces can be accessed from a given company network, thus preventing unwarranted access and shielding sensitive data.

– Secondary authentication controls. If desired, Slack may enforce multi-factor authentication based on Touch ID, Face ID or a generated passcode.

– Mobile device message downloading and copying restrictions. Finance and healthcare industries will greatly benefit from this cybersecurity feature that allows for more control over how information is accessed and used.

As time goes on, the following features will be introduced to Slack as well:

– Device jailbreak detection. This is to secure devices.

– App upgrade requirements. This is to ensure that the employees are always using the latest version of Slack.

– Session management controls. If admins want to set the maximum number of devices an employee can use to log into a device at once, this is the feature to use.

– File download blocking. The admins can prohibit downloading files from non-whitelisted IP addresses.

– Mobile browser control. Admins can require all links to be opened in specific browsers.