The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically changed how enterprises function. More employees are working remotely instead of on-site, but they still need to collaborate with co-workers and team members. Online communication and collaboration platforms like Wickr have helped employees keep in touch and collaborate on group projects, no matter where they are located.
Why Secure Communication and Collaboration Are Important
Wickr and other collaboration platforms are proving effective in connecting this new remote workforce. A study conducted during the height of the pandemic found that 82% of workers surveyed said their teams have effectively adapted to working remotely. In addition, more than 70% report greater collaboration with their co-workers, and 64% say online collaboration has improved their quality of work. It’s not surprising that another report found that well-connected teams realize a 21% increase in profitability.
While enabling remote communication and collaboration is important, it’s equally important to secure all of these enterprise-wide communications. Unfortunately, remote communication poses a significant security risk — 20% of organizations reported security breaches caused by remote workers since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote workers need a solid communication and collaboration platform, but your enterprise desperately needs it to be secure.
Five Ways to Securely Communicate and Collaborate with Wickr
The combination of easy-to-use communication and collaboration with robust security has made Wickr the best choice for many enterprises during the COVID-19 crisis. How are enterprises using Wickr to communicate and collaborate in this evolving environment? Keep reading to learn the five primary ways.
1. Create Collaboration Rooms
The first thing an enterprise team should do within Wickr is to create a Collaboration Room, which is like a chat group where team members can securely communicate and collaborate. Within a Room, team members can hold video and voice conferences, share their screens, upload shared files, and more. Users can also exchange private direct messages with others within a Room.
Every piece of data that is sent in your room is given a new random encryption key, keeping it totally secure. You can also control how long the information within a room is stored before being deleted, further protecting the data shared within.
2. Hold Video Conferences
During the COVID-19 crisis, organizations of all sizes have relied on video conferencing to help their employees communicate and collaborate face-to-face. It’s easy to start a video conference within a Wickr Room. With Wickr Enterprise, up to 70 individuals can join a group conference from anywhere – whether they are in their offices at work or their living rooms at home. Video conferences of up to 500 people can be held when only one person needs to do the speaking and the rest can communicate using the chat feature.
Wickr’s video conferences provide numerous features useful to enterprise users, including file and screen sharing. Like all of Wickr’s communications, video conferences are secured with end-to-end encryption and the latest security protocols. When you initiate a video conference with Wickr, only those people you invite can access the conference. Not even Wickr can listen in on what you’re discussing.
3. Make Voice Calls
Enterprise team members don’t always need to start a video conference to exchange information. Often, a simple voice call will do.
Wickr offers secure voice calling as part of its overall communication and collaboration platform. Like video conferences, voice calls are secured with end-to-end encryption and cannot be accessed by anyone other than the invited parties.
4. Exchange Text Messages
Most employees use text messages for the bulk of their person-to-person and group communications. Sometimes, all you need is a one-sentence text to convey an important piece of information.
Wickr’s messaging platform lets employees exchange both one-on-one and group messages. All messages are assigned a new random key so that they cannot be accessed. Messages can also be set to be ephemeral, automatically deleting after a set amount of time. And with business email compromise on the rise, your enterprise really needs to consider using an encrypted messaging platform to convey important information.
5. Share Files
Another component of group collaboration is the ability to share files among team members. Wickr offers secure file sharing that lets users share videos, photos, PDFs, word processing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other files with all or selected team members. All shared files are secured with Wickr’s end-to-end encryption so that no unauthorized users can intercept or view them.
Why Enterprises Choose Wickr for Secure Communication and Collaboration
Wickr is the most secure communication and collaboration platform available today. Wickr is particularly appealing to large organizations because of its security features, including:
- Industry-leading end-to-end encryption for all communications, including voice and video messages
- Ephemeral messaging, with “burn-on-read” technology that automatically deletes the entire message after it has been received
- Zero trust architecture — not even Wickr can access your data
Wickr also offers a variety of enterprise-specific features, including:
- Centralized management and configuration
- Single-view network dashboard to manage essential operations
- Integration with IT workflows
- Full compliance capabilities
When you’re looking for an enterprise-wide communication and collaboration platform, Wickr is the smart choice. Wickr offers all of the different communication and collaboration methods your employees expect, including video conferencing, voice calls, text messaging, and file sharing. Contact us to discover how Wickr can fit the needs of your enterprise.
Contact us today to learn more about Wickr’s secure communications and collaboration solution.