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Slack announces new security features

Slack has announced a set of new configurable security features that empower IT admins to ensure only the right people and devices can access Slack while protecting their company’s data without disrupting employees’ ability to get work done.

In a press release, the company announced that the new features will “prove particularly useful for companies in regulated fields, such as financial services and consulting.”

For employees, these features mean that they can work flexibly and productively without disruption while IT is reassured that any risk of data exfiltration is reduced.

For IT leaders, Slack means they don’t have to trade-off security to achieve agility. With Slack, they’re able to improve how their organisations work while maintaining compliance with industry or corporate security policies, all while customising each security feature according to their needs.

New features include: Secondary authentication controls on mobile which mean admins can now require an additional layer of security after logging in, via Face ID, Touch ID, or generated passwords.

Domain whitelisting tools​ is another update that allows admins to define which workspaces can be accessed within a corporate network, to ensure sensitive information isn’t shared to non-managed workspaces.

Slack has also announced that new features, such as session management tools, default browser controls will be availability later this year.