The Ideal WhatsApp Alternative for Companies
The example of WhatsApp illustrates well what risks everyday chat apps entail for companies. As a dedicated business messenger, Threema Work not only ensures secure and GDPR-compliant business communication but also offers considerable benefits compared to regular messengers and collaboration tools.Activate free trial now Request consultation
The Problem with Everyday Messengers and Collaboration Tools with a Chat Feature
Using Problematic Chat Apps Because There Is No Alternative Available
Employees often use everyday messengers such as WhatsApp for business communication because they’re already familiar with these apps and there is no corporate alternative available. Using regular chat apps at work, however, could lead to data-protection violations. This is an unnecessary risk: as a result, companies might face high fines, the privacy of employees and external stakeholders is disregarded, and sensitive information and trade secrets could fall into the hands of uninvolved parties.
Data Protection and Security
Unnecessary Security Risks and Insufficient Privacy Protection
Messenger services intended for personal use often process and store user information such as chat behavior or location data in third countries like the US. This does not comply with progressive data-protection laws such as the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): everyday messengers hardly meet the relevant legal requirements for data protection or for the protection of trade secrets.
Apps for Personal Use
Lack of Administrability and Missing Business Features
Chat services developed for personal use also fall short of corporate requirements in terms of configuration options. There’s the risk that professional content circulates unhindered in the private sphere of former employees who haven’t been removed from group chats. Furthermore, there’s no possibility to place functional restrictions on all employees or certain parts of the workforce, and useful business features are missing, e.g., the off-hours policy or a broadcast tool for fast information distribution.
For Every Use Case
A Collaboration Tool with Chat Feature Is No Substitute
In 2022 alone, Microsoft Teams had been subject to thousands of cyberattacks, which is proof enough that the collaboration service does not provide sufficient protection of company secrets and personal information. On that account, a secure business messenger is essential, no matter whether it’s used as primary communication solution or as a complementary service to existing collaboration tools.
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“Threema Work is the ideal complement to other collaboration tools that focus on desktop messaging and video conferencing.”Michael Schrank
“Threema Work is a reliable and secure messaging app for exchanging confidential information.”Shivani Sawant
“Our service technicians are huge fans of Threema Work; it’s an essential tool for their work.”Mustafa Tökmel
“Having been a long-standing Threema user, opting for Threema Work was a natural thing to do.”Jürgen Ebbinghaus
“Threema Work enables AOZ to communicate in a secure way and exchange information within the organization quickly and easily.”Valerie Nuzzo
“We have introduced Threema Work to provide our employees with a secure business messaging solution featuring a centrally managed address book they can use on their personal device independently of a phone number.”Urs Kaderli
“Threema Work allows to combine mobile working and data protection in the best possible way.”Alexander Traub
“Privacy protection and data restraint are not just political demands to us – with Threema, we can live up to these claims.”Michael Kellner
“Threema Work is a privacy-compliant messaging app our employees can use without having to worry.”Michael Schulz
“Instant messaging is a contemporary means of communication, and our employees enjoy using Threema Work.”Marc Stiller
“Threema Work is user-friendly and ingeniously easy to use – anyone can work with it!”Katharina Katschorowski
A Secure Business Messenger
Instead of an all-rounder with an overwhelming number of features, settings, and options, Threema Work is a messenger that focuses on the essentials: it offers all features employees expect from a modern instant messenger and guarantees the highest level of security for your business communication.
of Sensitive and Confidential Content
When exchanging sensitive business information, airtight security that prevents any third-party access is a must. Threema Work is the perfect communication channel for industries that require superlative security and unparalleled data protection.
The business messenger is 100% GDPR-compliant, known for its rigorous metadata restraint, and it can be used without providing any personal information (such as a phone number or email address) whatsoever.
Integrate Your Mobile Workforce
in a Secure Manner
With Threema Work, companies reach all employees, even those who don’t have a permanent workspace or a corporate email address. Thanks to the intuitive chat app, the whole communication is easy and straightforward. Team communication in group chats and broadcast messaging via Threema Broadcast increase both productivity and the collaboration among the staff members. Furthermore, challenges that come with Bring Your Own Device are met, and full GDPR compliance is ensured.The Bring Your Own Device challenge
and User Management
In the management cockpit, you define the ways in which your employees can use the Threema Work app. The professional administration tool allows admins to efficiently manage credentials and remotely define app settings. For example, certain features can be restricted for specific departments, and the setup process for employees is facilitated.Threema Work dashboard
Avoid Shadow IT:
Chat apps have become an integral part of everyday work life. Threema Work is a powerful WhatsApp alternative that allows your employees to make use of the wide range of instant messaging’s benefits while avoiding a dangerous shadow IT and maintaining full security and data protection. On decision-making levels, security requirements are particularly high to ensure that sensitive information and company secrets don’t fall into the hands of uninvolved parties while business negotiations are still in progress.Secure C-level communication The risks of shadow IT
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