3/28/2018

Wiretap Partnership Offers Workplace By Facebook Customers Unprecedented Awareness, Insight Into Organizational Behavior

Columbus, Ohio, March 28, 2018—Workplace by Facebook recently named Wiretap a Development Partner, making the Aware by WiretapTM collaboration governance platform and Feedfall real-time content visualization platform available as integrated solutions.

Workplace by Facebook launched in late 2016 and is now one of the fastest growing team collaboration platforms on the market, currently deployed at more than 30,000 organizations worldwide, including Walmart and Starbucks.

As a result of the partnership, Aware by Wiretap will offer Workplace customers the ability to monitor public and private content, safeguard against the potential exposure of high-risk files and communications, and ensure compliance with internal and external regulations. Aware's Data Management Module also offers organizations the ability to manage retention policies and platform data, providing a collaboration content-specific solution for GDPR compliance and other user privacy concerns.

In addition, Aware provides exceptional visibility into an organization’s sentiment, mood and social health. The platform helps HR and IT administrators see behavioral patterns as they unfold, so they can make more informed decisions, maximize employee productivity, reinforce company culture, and avoid potential negative press.

“We’re thrilled that Wiretap was named a Workplace by Facebook Development Partner, as we can offer enhanced visibility and a deeper awareness into employee behavior within the platform,” said Wiretap CEO and Co-founder Jeff Schumann. “By implementing Aware to ensure compliance and protect company culture, organizations can fully leverage Workplace’s capabilities and reap the benefits of successful collaboration.”

“Most organizations typically leverage multiple internal messaging and collaboration tools,” said Raul Castanon-Martinez, senior analyst, Workplace Collaboration, for 451 Research. “This leaves the door open to multiple policy compliance violations and security risks. Organizations can choose to standardize and enforce the use of messaging and collaboration tools but it is unlikely they will address 100% of the incidents brought on by shadow IT and unsanctioned communication methods. It makes sense for IT decision makers to consider the benefits of deploying a platform for centralized governance that can provide non-intrusive insights into employee sentiment, policy compliance and insider threat detection.”

Workplace customers also gain access to Feedfall, Wiretap’s free digital signage solution, to encourage increased collaboration adoption and engagement. Feedfall allows customers to project selected content in real-time on department and company dashboards, at live events, or any other desired display.

By leveraging both Aware by Wiretap and Feedfall, customers can aggressively promote the use of the Workplace by Facebook platform within the organization to gain rapid adoption and a maximum return on investment.


About Wiretap

Wiretap’s flagship Aware by WiretapTM platform delivers secure collaboration, monitoring and governance for enterprise organizations deploying today’s leading collaboration and messaging platforms, including Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Yammer®, and Workplace by Facebook. Aware by Wiretap encourages and facilitates safe collaboration and compliance by monitoring files and conversations, as well as blocking material or communication that could place organizations at risk. The editors of Columbus Business First recently named Wiretap one of the Best Places to Work in Columbus, and leading research analyst firm CB Insights cited Wiretap as a leading early stage cybersecurity startup to watch in the Insider Threat Detection category. The company is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio — a city recognized in 2015 as Intelligent Community of the Year by the Intelligent Community Foundation, and ranked #1 for scaling startups1 . For more information visit www.wiretap.com, follow on Twitter @AwareByWiretap and on Facebook at facebook.com/AwareByWiretap

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1Kauffman Foundation, Forbes, Zillow