Slack announces Enterprise Key Management to add an additional layer of security

Slack today announced the launch of Slack Enterprise Key Management (Slack EKM) for its enterprise customers. Slack EKM can be purchased as an add-on to Slack Enterprise Grid. This new security control gives enterprise customers control over the encryption keys used to encrypt the files and messages within their Slack workspace.

Slack EKM highlights:

  • Visibility: EKM can provide admins detailed logs of all the messages and files that are decrypted, offering greater visibility into how your data is being used.
  • Control: With EKM, admins have the ability to granularly revoke key access to specific messages, channels or users, enabling teams to continue working in Slack while access to specific information is removed or changed.
  • Assurance: Your content, including messages, files and comments will be encrypted using your key, thereby restricting access to your data to only those you authorize and no one else.

By allowing customers to bring their own encryption keys (which can be managed in Amazon’s AWS KMS), enterprises now have a lot more control and visibility over their sensitive data.

You can learn more about Slack EKM here.

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