Workstream Collaboration platforms enhance user productivity, but they also create a new set of threat vectors. PowerSuiteTM solutions mitigate risk without inhibiting user efficiencies by balancing user autonomy with data protection and privacy.
Ask most C-level executives about collaboration governance, and topics like backup, disaster recovery, DLP, CASB, and malware protection immediately come to mind. PowerSuite sidesteps this well–covered ground and instead focuses on reining in the ‘nerd knobs,’ helping to control and manage topline collaboration platform content risk.
PowerSuite addresses a different risk: that of over-empowered users accustomed to solving their own problems any way they can. They are often unconscious that the information they’re sharing is their company’s greatest asset.
With the introduction of collaboration to your communications stack, there are many additional considerations IT needs to keep in mind. With increased collaboration and visibility, it’s important to reduce risk of security exposures from employees and guests.
All Workstream Collaboration app platforms have some level of built-in security. PowerSuite embraces, extends, and simplifies the security models by offering a single solution, which allows for execution across all platforms.
The PowerSuite model helps IT move from “command and control” to “trust, but verify” – adjusting the delivery method of collaboration security in a way that creates a secure and frictionless experience for users.
The traditional model of controlling user and application permissions is too cumbersome in the modern digital workplace. The normal IT governance approach simply causes users to shift to some shadow IT solution as a workaround. In the new world, enterprises need to allow most user behavior, and subsequently manage issues after the fact.
Monitor: Rather than just quickly jump to a fix, IT first carefully watches what is occurring in the multi-platform collaboration environment.
Measure: IT can compare the risk exposure profile that it sees with the pre-defined Workstream Collaboration policy set to measure and report on whether or not any corporate policies are being violated.
Manage: Both IT and/or end users can jump into action to either remediate or to create a new policy if governance standards are being exceeded. In many cases proactive systems, either pre-defined workflows or PowerSuite directed AI workflows will be initiated well before any human touch or intervention is necessary.
PowerSuite helps organizations visualize how people, locations, and data merge into mini ecosystems inside and outside of your organization. Our one-of-a-kind PowerSuite software + services combo offers a number of different, targeted solutions to help mitigate collaboration security risks:
Collaboration security isn’t really about security; it’s about managing risk. It’s about finding a solution to the data governance paradox in the collaboration era. The more platforms we have for collaboration, the less connected we often become, and the more prone we are to data security breaches.
While PowerSuite technology helps provide visibility and workflows for a collaboration security risk-mitigation program, often the software is actually Step #2. As a starting point, Step #1 is a consulting engagement to model the organization’s collaboration interactions and the risk levels of the data inherent in that collaboration.
From there, you can establish data governance policies and land on a framework for education and measurement. The end game is ensuring that your organization can appropriately balance collaboration and sharing transparency with data protection and privacy.