Press Release
Los Altos, Calif.
Jan. 31, 2017

Netskope Integrates with Slack to Safely Enable Enterprise Collaboration

New solution offers security teams full visibility and control for Slack Enterprise Grid

Netskope, the leader in cloud security, today announced the release of Netskope for Slack, providing full visibility and control for Slack Enterprise Grid. Used to secure the world’s largest Slack implementation, Netskope for Slack is the most comprehensive solution available in a cloud access security broker (CASB) platform, providing security teams deep insight into and control over files and data shared in Slack, safeguarding valuable intellectual property, ensuring regulatory compliance, and protecting against threats such as malware and ransomware.

According to the January 2017 Netskope Cloud Report, Slack is one of the top 20 most used enterprise cloud services. As more enterprises deploy Slack to better enable employees to communicate and share files within their organizational departments or outside of the enterprise, it is crucial for security teams to proactively detect and remediate threats on any device whether the user is on premises or remote. Netskope for Slack provides a centralized control point for security teams to monitor and control Slack usage while maintaining Slack’s cross-team collaboration features in a secure way.

“Slack has swiftly climbed the ranks of organizations large and small, cementing itself as one of the most popular collaboration services; but with new ways of sharing come more opportunities for data and sensitive information to get in the wrong hands,” said Sanjay Beri, founder and CEO, Netskope. “Netskope for Slack gives enterprise IT the peace of mind to understand what kinds of information are being shared within Slack and the authority to limit certain dangerous activities. We are proud to have worked to secure some of the world’s largest Slack deployments and be part of the security solution for a company changing the way enterprise teams work together.”

Key features include:

  • Visibility across all Slack teams from a single platform: A risk dashboard shows contextual details about Slack usage and its integrated ecosystem apps. IT can drill down on users and activities, and delve into files and messages that contain data violations and understand which of those have been shared both internally and externally.
  • Granular control of Slack users, activities, and data: Netskope for Slack allows IT to create granular, contextual policies based on app, user, activity, teams, and more. Custom policies can restrict certain activities like sharing personally identifiable information (PII) in Slack channels, and custom messages help coach employees when restricting certain activities.
  • Advanced, enterprise cloud DLP: Industry-leading cloud data loss prevention (DLP) detects data violations in Slack. Existing or custom-built DLP profiles uncover and protect PII, payment card industry information (PCI), protected health information (PHI), source code and more.
  • Cloud threat and malware protection: The Netskope machine learning- and rules-based anomaly detection engine can alert IT to suspicious logins, excessive activity, data exfiltration and compromised credentials to help resolve situations faster. Using the anti-malware capabilities in Netskope Threat Protection, teams can detect and remediate cloud malware and ransomware in real time or on files already resident within the Slack instance.

“Slack is making collaboration across organizations via the cloud easier than ever. At the same time, meeting the unique security and compliance needs and concerns of enterprises is crucial,” said Mamoon Hamid, co-founder and General Partner at Social Capital and board member of Netskope and Slack. “The Netskope cloud security solution provides Slack’s enterprise customers with an extra layer of visibility and control into Slack activities that they can customize to meet their unique needs.”

Netskope for Slack is generally available. For more information, visit the Netskope website.

About Netskope
Netskope is the leader in cloud security. Using patented technology, Netskope’s cloud-scale security platform provides context-aware governance of all cloud usage in the enterprise in real time, whether accessed from the corporate network, remote, or from a mobile device. This means that security professionals can understand risky activities, protect sensitive data, stop online threats, and respond to incidents in a way that fits how people work today. With granular security policies, the most advanced cloud DLP, and unmatched breadth of workflows, Netskope is trusted by the largest companies in the world. Netskope — security evolved. To learn more, visit our website.