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WhatsApp Ban in the Enterprise: GDPR-Compliant Messaging Apps, Alternatives and Solutions

The use of WhatsApp as part of shadow IT is very common in enterprises. This actually affects every industry, sector and function as well as the entire public sector. Since a WhatsApp usage in the enterprise is not legally compliant with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and WhatsApp can not adequately protect corporate data, more and more companies are banning the use of WhatsApp for business purposes: Deutsche Bank banned WhatsApp and similar messaging apps a long time ago. The automotive supplier Continental has also recently opted for a ban of WhatsApp in the enterprise. Teamwire knows many other companies and organizations that have also banned WhatsApp for business communications. Enterprises know ask themselves the following questions:
   => What are possible solutions for the WhatsApp problem?
   => What secure and GDPR-compliant messaging apps and alternatives are there for businesses and the public sector?
We want to discuss these points in more detail in this blog article.

Market Overview: Secure Chat Apps and Messengers for Enterprises

The transition from email to messaging is in full swing. While the transition in the consumer market has already been completed, more and more enterprises are looking for secure messengers and chat apps to increase productivity, solve the WhatsApp problem, and improve communication with employees and customers in the messaging age. Correspondingly, the demand of companies, corporations and authorities for secure chat apps, communication tools, group chat software and messengers for enterprises grows strongly. The market for secure chat apps and messengers for businesses is not easy to grasp and there are significant differences between vendors and the different product categories. In the following we describe the most important product categories of messaging tools, list the main advantages and disadvantages and name some leading providers:

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