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TMCNet:  MindLink Gives Enterprise Chat & Messaging Apps Significant Security Boost

[February 16, 2017]

MindLink Gives Enterprise Chat & Messaging Apps Significant Security Boost

LONDON, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MindLink™, provider of highly secure Chat Enabled Collaboration (CEC) tools for global businesses, has announced its latest software release which focuses on bringing first-rate security features to the enterprise messaging platform.

Data is the most valuable asset of a firm and increasingly vulnerable to loss or leaking. 43% of businesses experienced a data loss, according to Kaspersky Labs, with 20% of global enterprises suffering four or more data breaches in 2016.

"Data protection is a top priority for 80% of businesses. It is those firms we are actively working with. Enterprise Chat is more than just a smooth user interface and usability features – it is about keeping control of your data and keeping it safe," says Harpreet Gosal, CTO, MindLink.

The latest MindLink software release focuses on security & integration:

  1. Integrated Windows Single Sign On (SSO)
    The MindLink Desktop app can leverage the user's authenticated Windows security context to offer a secure zero-sign-on log on experience
  2. Pre-authenticated Single Sign On (SSO)
    The MindLink Desktop app supports integration with pre-authenticating HTTP proxies to offload custom or complex authentication and athorization workflows
  3. Android for Work container (AfW)

    The MindLink Mobile app for Android is supported inside the AfW container, securing the app's at-rest and network data with AfW's deep native encryption capabilities. MindLink supports the full AfW deployment and lifecycle management capabilities, incl. configuration & data-loss-prevention policies
  4. Add-Ins
    MindLink provides integration with business workflows through Add-ins whilst additional content management features such as bookmarks, inline images, smart hashtags & @ mentions have been added

MindLink's latest release adds to its already rigorous security & compliance focus with OnPremise and Private Cloud deployments (as opposed to Cloud only), MDM/EMM support for MobileIron, Good, BES, Citrix, AirWatch and out-of-the-box compliance connectors to meet regulatory requirements.

"External threats will often focus on credential theft. Antiquated authentication mechanisms are hence one of the weakest security links," continues Harpreet Gosal. "We want to address that and strongly advocate for firms to take ownership of the tools they provide to their staff."

MindLink's chat tools have become popular amongst a range of clients, notably financial services, government & defence agencies, pharmaceutical/healthcare and law firms, who all share a need for highly secure messaging tools whilst catering for dispersed teams and a mobile workforce.

About MindLink

MindLink is a secure Chat Enabled Collaboration (CEC) platform for global enterprises. Think of MindLink as a highly secure and compliant alternative to WhatsApp™ designed for corporate use. Its messaging and collaboration app encourages employees to stay actively connected, reducing unnecessary email usage. MindLink integrates with Unified Communication platforms such as Microsoft Lync and Skype for Business.

Annekathrin Hase, CMO
+44 (0) 203 582 1487

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