Growing Use of Consumer Messaging Apps Exposes Organizations to Privacy, Compliance and Security Risks

Growing Use of Consumer Messaging Apps Exposes Organizations to Privacy, Compliance and Security Risks

The Compliance and Security Risks of Consumer-Grade Messaging Apps

Enterprise workforces increasingly rely on mobile messaging platforms for company-wide communication and collaboration with internal team members and external stakeholders.

Seventy-three percent of employees use mobile and consumer messaging applications for business purposes, according to the latest research. However, most employees are using consumer-grade apps that lack the physical and technical safeguards necessary for enterprise communication.

Consumer Messaging Applications in the Enterprise

Mobile messaging can be an effective real-time collaboration tool that encourages employee productivity.  But enterprises need to enforce sanctioned messaging apps that adhere to privacy, compliance and security standards.

451 Research’s recent Pathfinder report, “Growing Use of Consumer Messaging Apps Exposes Organizations to Privacy, Compliance and Security Risks” provides data and analysis on the use of consumer messaging apps in the workplace, and the steps companies need to take to secure enterprise communications.

Key issues discussed in the report include: 

  • The company-sanctioned use of personal devices for business purposes.
  • How organizations can gauge and address the level of risk created by consumer messaging applications.
  • Strategies for the adoption of secure enterprise messaging as a core productivity tool for employees.

For more information and findings about the use of consumer-grade messaging in today’s enterprise, download the full report today.