5 things that make Slack an enterprise-grade collaboration hub

This guide will show you how Slack can be deployed to unify teams and their tools in one secure place.

Why IT people like Slack as much as their users do

No one likes to be the “no” guys. But a wave of new consumer-like applications and cloud services crashing into the enterprise have sometimes forced IT to play that role.

After all, that “cool little app” doesn’t look so cool when it opens a security hole you could drive a lorry through. Or crashes as soon as three teams try to use it at once.

Any IT team could be forgiven for concluding that popularity with users and enterprise-readiness are inversely correlated.

Slack is an exception.

Even though people can learn Slack in minutes, it’s also a highly engineered platform that passes the most stringent enterprise test.

We’d like to take you through five big things that make Slack enterprise-grade:

  • Security

The big one. No compromises allowed.

  • Scalability

So you don’t bump your head on any ceilings.

  • Manageability

You’re not in the market for more headaches.

  • Extensibility

Making the most of your current software investments.

  • User love

Which isn’t usually on lists like this, but should be.

These five things are part of the reason companies such as IBM, Capital One, Condé Nast, Target and Autodesk use Slack to make teamwork more agile.

We hope once you’ve finished this quick guide, you’ll agree: collaboration and agility don’t have to come at the expense of enterprise-readiness.


    1. TLS 1.2 protocols, AES256 and SHA2 signatures. Encryption keys stored in separate secure servers in a segregated environment. FIPS 140-2 compliant.
    2. Certifications include FedRAM, NIST 800-171, SOC 2 SOC 3, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO.IEC 27017, ISO/EIC 27018, HIPAA (request requirements), EU-US Privacy Shield, Swiss-US Privacy Shield and CSA.
    3. We define power users as those who have written 1,000+ messages, use Slack for more than 20 days, use search and the mobile app for more than five days each and use more than two integrations.

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