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Theta Lake extends full recording and security monitoring features of its flagship risk and compliance suite platform for Teams

In an era when every industry has had to experiment with remote working in new ways, Theta Lake’s compliance and security risk detection and mitigation tools are essential for safe and compliant digital collaboration, especially for those operating in the most regulated industrial sectors. And now their toolset expanded to offer the most comprehensive coverage across all aspects of Microsoft Teams with 5 key areas of note.

First, Theta Lake’s new configuration validation and enforcement reporting known as COVER provides infrastructure monitoring, alerting, and enforcement for Teams security settings.  Second, Theta Lake has now added full audio and video recording that can even follow-the-user into 3rd party hosted Teams meetings with automated AI-based regulatory, data privacy, and conduct risk detection across anything shared, shown, spoken, or written in Teams meetings with the added benefit of built-in 17a-4 WORM compliant archiving.  Third, Theta Lake captures and does risk analysis on Teams Team chat, Group chat, and one-to-one chat with fully native chat views for reviewers, capture of all shared content in context, and full coverage for risk analysis on all parts of the chat.  Fourth, Theta Lake’s Realtime Compliance Advisor provides real-time, in-meeting coaching and compliance resources for an organization’s Teams users with roll up enterprise level reporting. Finally, Theta Lake isn’t new to compliance environments and ecosystems, Theta Lake provides extensive integrations into the Teams recording systems of partners who may be the Teams recording infrastructure of choice as well as multiple integrations into O365 Archiving, OneDrive, Azure Storage, and 3rd party archive / eDiscovery systems to share content and analysis.

Teams: An essential part of the remote work landscape

This strategic extension of their compliance suite reflects the rapid growth of Teams, which reached 75 million daily active users by April this year. The explosive growth of Microsoft Teams within regulated verticals comes with business requirements for oversight to protect users and organizations from compliance, data loss, and misconduct risks, as Business Development and Operations VP, Anthony Cresci, explained:

“Firms are experiencing the benefits of enabling all Microsoft Teams collaboration features;  group and one-on-one chat, whiteboards, document sharing, voice calling, and video meetings. Enterprises need a compliance and supervision partner that can provide compliance coverage across all their Microsoft Teams channels along with any other UC platform deployed in their environment”

“With the new expansion of our Risk & Compliance Suite platform, Theta Lake now empowers Microsoft Teams’ customers to align their safety, risk, and compliance requirements by providing complete system and behaviour monitoring, supervision, retention, and risk detection coverage for all aspects of Teams”

Compliance Recording – Just a Piece of the Puzzle

“Organizations are increasingly concerned with what is happening within their core business communications across Microsoft Teams” Cresci stated.

“Theta Lake’s new Teams configuration enforcement and compliance recording gives organizations security that Teams is being used safely as well as full visibility and compliance insights into what was said, shown, or shared across their Microsoft Teams channels”

“This allows organisations of all kinds to unlock the ROI benefits gained from full-featured collaboration usage with Teams, without the worry of unknown risks that might be occurring with that usage,” Cresci concluded.

By enabling organizations of all kinds to meet data privacy, security, and regulatory compliance requirements across industries including enterprise, government, finance, and more to work in a safe and compliant yet distributed way, Theta Lake is building secure pathways to the future of work, and beyond — not least as Teams is seeing further growth in sectors like healthcare and education, who have been forced to find ways to deliver services and communications in new ways, and bring their own unique policy requirements for supervision and retention.

 

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