News / Extended Enterprise Ecosystem Security: What It Is and Why It Matters
By Anurag Lal, Feb 01, 2017

In 2016, many new enterprise solutions were introduced to help organizations improve productivity and collaboration among employees. At the same time, consumer messaging platforms began to infiltrate the enterprise, but as they grew in popularity, concerns regarding security also increased. This was due to the high-profile security vulnerabilities that made the headlines in 2016, impacting everyone from senior political candidates to well-known organizations like Deutsche Bank and even everyday internet users.

These vulnerabilities inherently threaten the adoption of new technology platforms in the enterprise, as concern grows around their security. But because employees are already familiar with and using messaging apps in their everyday lives, not using mobile messaging platforms or banning them completely from the enterprise isn’t an option. Despite security warnings and even well-known breaches, employees still resort to these platforms. A study conducted by Infinite Convergence Solutions found 43 percent of employees use unsecure consumer messaging applications, like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, in their daily workplace communication.

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