“Everyone has to assume that content shared via business email and traditional collaboration platforms is not protected. Enabling quick adoption of secure communications tools with SSO is a big step forward in ensuring that enterprises are protecting critical business information.” – Joel Wallenstrom, Wickr CEO
We are excited to announce that teams and enterprises can now use a Single Sign-On (SSO) on AWS Wickr to get up and running in no time. We are proud to become the first among end-to-end encrypted tools with perfect forward secrecy to make strong data protection and privacy easy to adopt in the workplace, particularly for large organizations.Chris Lalonde, Wickr COO
June 7, 2018Start AWS Wickr Free TrialAcross industries, over 75% of employees use unsanctioned apps to communicate with their teams completely outside of their company’s view. For an IT department at a global enterprise, it is a security and compliance nightmare to manage a quarter of a million employees using both approved and uncontrolled tools to share valuable business data. Even after an employee leaves, corporate communications still remain on their devices with companies having no way of wiping proprietary data. With adding SSO to AWS Wickr, our goal is to put the power back in the hands of IT teams in managing technology deployment and data protection at scale.
As Wickr signs more and more customers among large enterprises, SSO has become one of the most requested features by Fortune 500 companies and federal partners looking to reduce login-related frictions in adopting new technology. While smaller teams can provision and de-provision their employees manually or using LDAP, bigger and more distributed teams require a different solution to make identity and authentication management efficient at scale.
And we know there is nothing more efficient than a process that only takes one click. That is why Wickr integrated Open ID Connect to seamlessly interface with top identity management providers including Okta, AirWatch (VMWare), and ForgeRock to enable enterprises to quickly launch a completely private, end-to-end encrypted collaboration workspace by simply adding AWS Wickr to their company-provisioned app portfolio.
“Unlike other encrypted messaging tools, Wickr is taking a unique approach to scaling the privacy and the adoption of secure communications among large enterprises. With the Okta Identity Cloud, organizations like Wickr can empower massive distributed teams and remove any friction in helping them join a secure encrypted workspace, making the lives of IT leaders and users easier.” – Mike Paiko, Director of Product Marketing, Identity at Okta
With SSO, large enterprises in the federal, finance, legal, and tech markets can not only easily scale their deployment of end-to-end encrypted workspaces within their organization, but also connect across corporate walls with other companies and individuals on AWS Wickr or Wickr Me.
“No matter whether you chat internally or place a video conference call with external partners and contractors, all communications are always protected device-to-device. There’s no more need to jump on an insecure line or spin up an incident response conversation in apps that are not build to protect your critical data. You can get your work done in one place with full control and privacy.” – Joel Wallenstrom, Wickr CEO
Now administrators can ensure that the right people and teams have access to the organization’s secure collaboration apps. SSO integration streamlines and automates the provisioning of new users, resetting passwords, changing login and security policies, and deactivating users on AWS Wickr. Most importantly, employees no longer need to remember a separate Wickr login and password, making their use of a secure communications platform seamless, and the entire organization more protected.
Building Out Next Generation Security & Compliance Features
Wickr’s goal is to extend privacy to all aspects of business collaboration as digital communications and platforms take over the workplace, and we are constantly updating our solutions. The latest updates include:
- The industry’s first end-to-end encrypted group calling and video-conferencing with perfect forward secrecy so voice conversations are as secure as messaging and file sharing.
- End-to-end encrypted screen sharing to protect high-target pricing negotiations, incident response, and due diligence discussions.
- A compliance service to enable organizations in regulated industries to enforce required data retention and security policies.
- Screenshot detection on Android and iOS for all Wickr apps.
- Granular controls for data expiration on end user devices.
AWS Wickr users can message 1:1, create secure rooms for teams and projects, set an expiration time for all communications, send encrypted files up to 5GB, and place secure conference calls, all in one app. You can start your FREE TRIAL on AWS Wickr here.