Introducing App Lock

February 17, 2021

Choosing Effective Security Measures

Wire has introduced a new App-lock feature for Wire Pro customers. Team owners can now enable a mandatory App-lock for the entire team. Once enabled, members of the team will be required to authenticate themselves using a passcode or biometrics (depending on the user's choice when configuring) every time they open their Wire app. Owners can also customize the duration after which an unlocked app will be locked again.

App Lock Team Management Setting

The feature will add an additional level of security to the app’s already end-to-end encrypted functionalities.

This ensures that even if someone gets access to a team member's device (mobile or desktop), with or without permission, they will not be able to access the user's Wire app. On top of that, it helps hide sensitive information & private contents when a device is left unattended.

Once configured, Passcodes cannot be recovered if forgotten, app users will need to logout and their history will be lost.

The mandatory App-lock can be switched off by an Owner in the Team management console at any time. When the mandatory App-lock is disabled in the team management settings, the App-lock feature can still be configured and used by individual users to protect their account on any given device.

Taking Action Before Disaster Strikes

Instituting the proper workplace security measures and planning for security risks coupled with the right company rules and processes, are vital components in minimizing the risks to your business.

About Wire

Wire™ is the most secure collaboration platform, transforming the way businesses communicate at the same speed that our founders disrupted telephony with Skype. Headquartered in Berlin with offices in Switzerland and San Francisco, Wire’s award-winning collaboration and communications platform counts over 1,800 enterprise customers worldwide. Recognized by IDC, Forrester, and Gartner as one of the most secure collaboration platforms, Wire offers messaging, audio/video conferencing, file-sharing, and external collaboration - all protected by the strongest end-to-end encryption.

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