Cloud Access Security Broker Sookasa Integrates with Slack to Deliver Unprecedented Visibility and Control

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Sookasa leverages Slack's API to enable team admins to monitor real-time activity, determine who has access to what, assess how much sharing is happening across channels, and detect high-risk data on the platform.

The more places your data lives, the more vectors there are to breach. Building a security solution for Slack was an obvious fit for Sookasa.

Cloud security company Sookasa today announced its integration with Slack and launched Slack Audit, a product designed to detect and protect against security risks on the fastest-growing communications platform on the market.

Sookasa, an API-based Cloud Access Security Broker, offers a fully-integrated suite of products to help businesses detect potential data breach risks, protect sensitive data, and enforce security policies. The company is also the leading client-side encryption provider to enterprise file sync-and-share solutions like Dropbox and Google Drive.

“We’re thrilled to launch support for Slack,” said Asaf Cidon, CEO and co-founder of Sookasa. “Slack has become the hub for internal corporate communications, pulling in employee messages, integrating with file sync-and-share solutions, and replacing email and chat tools. Let’s be realistic: The more places your data lives, the more vectors there are to breach. Building a security solution for Slack was an obvious fit for Sookasa.”

With more than 60,000 teams, Slack has revolutionized the way that businesses collaborate. On a monthly basis, Slack users send more than 300 million messages on the platform, and bots—automated tools that do everything from tracking statistics to pulling in updates—push many more.

While the platform enhances productivity, it also couples content and context, spreads out data to another repository, and creates major data breach risks. Slack makes it so easy to share data that it can become difficult to control all its various elements: channels in your organization, who's subscribed to what, and where potentially high-risk data is being posted.

In the wake of the March 2015 Slack hack, companies have been searching for ways to more safely deploy the platform. Two-factor authentication is one solution, but Sookasa’s Slack Audit goes one step further by granting organizations the greater visibility and control they need to detect sensitive data and take adequate measures to protect it. By leveraging Slack’s API, Sookasa lets team administrators monitor real-time activity across team accounts to determine who has access to what, assess how much sharing is happening across channels, and detect high-risk data on the platform. Additionally, teams already using Sookasa’s encryption solution can easily share encrypted data on Slack, instead of inappropriately exposing sensitive files to communications streams.

Previous approaches—like Slack’s built-in bulk delete or ad-hoc attempts to restrict what’s shared—actually stifle collaboration and make it more difficult to reflect on archival work. Sookasa’s product, by contrast, enables safe collaboration and productivity.

"At Sookasa, our philosophy is to help IT support and secure productivity apps that end users love, like Slack," Cidon said. "Data sharing has become rampant on Slack, which induces some anxiety that Sookasa resolves."

ABOUT SOOKASA
Sookasa provides the first fully-integrated detection, protection, and enforcement CASB platform for SaaS solutions. The Sookasa solution detects high-risk data that’s exposed on the cloud, encrypts it everywhere it’s synced, and provides advanced enforcement techniques to address risks. Sookasa also enables compliance with HIPAA, FERPA, PCI DSS, FINRA, and GLBA regulations.

To learn more about Sookasa and request access to Slack Audit, please visit https://www.sookasa.com/slack.

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