Regain control and ownership of all your corporate data
There are many popular and well-regarded cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps that help employees become more productive and collaborate more efficiently. Apps make the work-life easier by a variety of functions; some solve very specific tasks whereas others are the backbone of an entire business. The digital workplace would not sustain without these apps, and their popularity is growing.
Uploading corporate data is never risk-free
However, there are two sides to every coin. While SaaS solutions add tremendous value to its users and to the business, they challenge the business‘ data security. Uploading corporate data, personal data, and even credit card details to the app vendors´servers is certainly not risk-free. No matter how much we trust the app vendors. This includes apps that are approved and even promoted by IT.
The fact is that the use of external apps exposes the organization to several problems, ranging from a lost project or customer data and hidden costs to violation of employee privacy and confidential R&D data being publicly published.
Apps will inevitably find their way into most organizations
There are ways to block unauthorized apps from executing, reinforce the corporate IT policies, and disable local admin. However, apps will inevitably find their way into most organizations as they are useful and add value. What we recommend is that you regain control and ownership of all your corporate data including the data in external third-party apps.