You may have read that Deutsche Bank recently banned WhatsApp and other similar products on all employee-owned phones.
That’s good news for NetSfere, our secure enterprise messaging solution.
Indeed, I’m hopeful that Deutsche Bank’s actions will accelerate broader awareness of this ticking time bomb (a time bomb that we disarm, by the way).
Here’s the summary of why Deutsche Bank abandoned messaging:
Finally, Enterprises Are Understanding What’s at Risk
I hate to say “I told you so” but we created NetSfere because we predicted, some time ago, that this would be a massive issue for enterprise organizations.
We leveraged our many talents at Infinite Convergence — our experiences working with enterprise organizations and our messaging capabilities (delivering over one trillion messages every year) to solve this huge problem in an elegant and scalable way…in a way that IT, the compliance department, legal, shareholders and every employee absolutely loves.
Finally, the chickens are coming home to roost. CIOs are still waking up to the devastating consequences that can happen when you don’t proactively manage messaging. Time is running out quickly to get a fix in place, believe me.
Telling every employee they can’t send messages, as Deutsche Bank did, is clearly not the right answer. That’s an act of desperation one undertakes when one didn’t have the foresight to identify and mitigate risks.
In fact, the solution is quite trivial and very affordable — use NetSfere and mandate employee use of the service.
Otherwise, it’s just a matter of time before that ticking time bomb goes off.