Using a safe messenger service at the office.
We all love messaging applications at work. If we work at a call center for example (or pretty much any office for that matter), it’s so much better to send a message to a team leader, supervisor, or even “the boss” than to get up out of your desk leaving your customer on hold, or to barge into the bosses office.
Internet instant messengers as Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, Skype, ICQ, and Yahoo Messenger are the most popular IM apps in the world. Yet many reports, notably a 2018 article for Latest Hacking News.com noted that even systems that use encryption over the internet are subject to hacking because the actual encryption software is often the third party, and has long ago been compromised.
In addition to gathering information about your company, malicious hackers can and do create viruses that can spread like wildfire in your companies network, create backdoors to individual PCs or MACs, which in this case may have serious economic as well as privacy concerns.
And finally, over a public messenger service, employees may add their wives, husbands, kids, friends and spend a quarter of their day chatting about the latest Hollywood gossip or about fashion, instead of working.
Looking for solutions to find a secure messaging app.
While an encrypted messaging web app is better than an open public messenger service, the central problem lies with the weak spot of all of them, and that is a connection to the internet.
There are ways, however, to communicate privately with employees in your company without worrying about key messages being hacked, and that’s through a LAN Messenger software like Softros.
How to create Lan Chat?
Many employees don’t recognize the difference between a company’s Intranet and the Internet. An intranet is a secure, private network within a company that is not accessible outside the company from snooping eyes.
Information can be shared among the entire company, within just a department, or with a few individuals. This is all done through using a Local Area Network.
Theoretically, a company could create its messaging service, which would involve a few thousand dollars expense, or it could use a public instant messenger software available to download over the Internet, which again leads to problems with security, as hacking methods have already been long since discovered. Using brute force as well as phishing techniques, a single computer may be compromised.
However, by downloading and installing LAN chat app such as Softros, the degree of your office communication is being protected dramatically, and while no system will ever be completely hack-proof, it’s just about a reliable solution for businesses.
So, how does LAN messenger work?
Once a company elects to go with software, they install an application for each authorized user on your LAN. For example, if a company has 20 employees, they need 20 applications installed on every PC. Moreover, customers can always rearrange user list in groups by dividing them into different departments.
File transfer between PC, Android and Mac.
Another feature of the Softros IM is the ease of file transfer. Say an attorney in the law department wants to send a confidential memo about a pending lawsuit and wants to attach court filings to the CEO of the company or another exec.
As long as the attorney and the CEO are in the same LAN group, all he needs to do is to click on the CEO’s name or title, hit the paperclip, and attach the documents. They will be sent instantly and confidentially.
Nobody else in the company will have access to the docs, which are encrypted between the user and the receiver.
Softros LAN Messenger is available to download, and it is worth it for a company to download the app and find out how useful it can be.