In recent years, the ability to detect and prevent phishing attacks from being carried out has improved dramatically. While this keeps our accounts safer, it forces hackers to find more complex, more innovative ways of fooling us. Email is no longer the only cybersecurity frontier, but communications channels like Teams and Slack, as well as collaboration apps like DropBox and OneDrive now pose a risk too.
By adding a collaboration security tool to your set-up, you can ensure that any files, documents, and links sent to your employees are not malicious. This allows your staff to spend more time collaborating with each other, rather than worrying about security risks.
When looking for a security tool to protect your various means of collaboration, it’s important to consider the following points:
- Total visibility
- Malware detection and analysis
- Customizable policies
- Message analytics
- Scalable technologies
With these points in mind, it’s worth considering how your organization operates, and the type of collaboration that occurs most often. What types of files and documents are being shared? How frequently are they shared? Do they need to be editable files, or are read-only versions sufficient? Once you’ve answered these questions, you can start comparing solutions to find the one that best meets your business’ needs.
In this article, we’ll explore the top collaboration security tools for OneDrive, Dropbox, and Box. Some of the solutions in this list are part of a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) – this is a solution that sits between the cloud and your users and will monitor the traffic sent between the two. Some of the solutions listed are extensions of email security systems, sometimes referred to as Integrated Cloud Messaging Security (ICMS).