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PURPOSE-BUILT FOR collaboration tools

Defend sensitive data from loss and exfiltration

37% of all collaboration messages contain security risks. Identify, surface and address these threats with a platform that provides enterprise-wide protection and visibility.

Gain Visibility

Leverage purpose-built NLP models and granular information governance to monitor, search for and protect against unauthorized sensitive data sharing.

Identify Risks

Ingest and analyze collaboration messages in real time, alerting to regulated data like PII/PCI/PHI as well as company-specific IP.

Protect Data

Automated remediation, data management, and seamless third-party integrations allow you to act immediately to ensure the safety of your valuable data.


“The visibility Aware provides is crucial for my business. I had an idea what was coming through before, but now I have even greater clarity.”

— VP of Security

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Understand the scale of your threat exposure.

As collaboration data increases, so does risk. 1:17 messages on platforms like Slack, Teams and Zoom include 3 or more pieces of sensitive or harmful data. A 1,000 person organization should expect:

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Uncover sensitive data and remediate threats in near real time

Continuously monitor for sensitive information sharing using contextual AI that reduces false positives.

Unify your collaboration data

Aware's native integrations and APIs unify, enrich and protect your collaboration applications within a single, secured environment.

Get ahead of your most pressing security risks

Mitigate data loss and insider risks with AI-driven policies that spot suspicious activities in diverse content types, including code, credential sharing, and NSFW images.

Automate information governance

Create customized workflows tailored to your organization’s data risks and tolerances that secure sensitive data around the clock.

Accelerate incident response

Efficiently address unauthorized data sharing with automated notifications, SIEM integration, and reporting for real-time remediation and training.

Ensure complete data protection

Protect your data with native audit logs, role and data-based access control, BYOK, data encryption in transit and at rest, and more.

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Surface risks with powerful NLP models

Leverage responsibly built NLP models trained to accurately identify security risks in collaboration data.

Password Detection
Password Detection

Prevent data risk by identifying password-sharing messages

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Optical Character Recognition

Flag risks with PII or other sensitive info with high-contrast images

Toxic Speech & Sentiment
Toxic Speech & Sentiment

Understand emotions behind text, uncovering key employee insights

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Regulated Data

Identify credit cards, SSNs, PII, PHI and other information

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Code Detection
Code Detection

Identify code snippets across multiple programing languages

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Link Reputation & Phishing
Link Reputation & Phishing

Categorize the largest URL database at a rate of 5,000 URLs / sec

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Determine languages used within employee communications

NSFW Images
NSFW Images

Best-in-class deep learning models to moderate image content

Software Screenshot Detection
Software Screenshot Detection

Detect sensitive data in screenshots and other digital images

Information Quality
Information Quality

Enhanced data accuracy and reliability with contextual analysis

See Aware’s AI/ML models in action.

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Manage sensitive data around-the-clock

Maintain real-time control and visibility of collaboration messages to protect your most valuable information.

Secure collaboration tools

Empower your employees to work effectively and safely in collaboration with sensitive information monitoring designed for this data set.

Reduce data exposure

Identify credentials, credit card data, PHI, PII and other sensitive data sharing. Protect your brand reputation and reduce risk of breach. 

Guard your IP

Protect your competitive advantage by safeguarding against secrets sharing or loss of intellectual property.


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Aware Risk Awareness Report

Learn how much sensitive data really exists in collaboration with stats and facts gained from analyzing 6.6 billion real collaboration messages.


Collaboration Security Checklist

Secure your collaboration tools in minutes with this quick checklist that guides leaders through the controls they need to manage their data.


What's In Your Data?

Claim your free customized report to learn more about the scale of sensitive data proliferation in your collaboration data.

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Insider Risk Management

Take charge of malicious and negligent insider threats with real-time contextual analysis normalized for your organization.

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Data Loss Prevention

Collaboration tools enable employees to sync data across devices and delete the evidence in seconds. With Aware, you can be faster.

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Sensitive Data Discovery

Understand the challenges and benefits of sensitive information monitoring for collaboration data sets.

Questions? We're here to help

Everything you need to know about the Aware platform.

What are collaboration tools?  Which tools does Aware support?

Collaboration tools enable teams to work together remotely by providing features such as real-time chat, video calling, screen sharing, and more. Aware supports all leading collaboration tools include Slack, Microsoft Teams, Webex by Cisco, Zoom Team Chat, Google Drive, and Workplace from Meta. See our Integrations page for a comprehensive list. Thanks to Aware’s Context API, enterprises can also connect their own workplace collaboration solutions with Aware’s intelligent data fabric, providing insights and analysis to almost any collaboration dataset.  

Why is it important to use a DLP tool built for collaboration? What’s unique about this dataset?

By default, all major collaboration tools allow the end user (“custodian”) to retain complete control over the messages they send. That means at any point a user can edit or delete anything they’ve entered into a collaboration tool. Without a data loss prevention (DLP) solution that can capture a complete record of these conversations as they happen, that context can be lost forever. This is especially critical because collaboration tools often sync across multiple devices, including personal devices enabled under BYOD policies, and can instantly transmit large amounts of sensitive data outside the control of the organization. A DLP solution built for collaboration can mitigate this risk by capturing the context of all activities that take place within those tools. 

How does Aware detect sensitive information in collaboration tools?

Aware ingests collaboration tool data in near real time and automatically runs messages through Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) infused workflows designed to detect sensitive and noncompliant data-sharing. Aware provides customizable workflows for major compliance regulations such as HIPAA and FINRA, and organizations can create their own workflows for their unique confidential and proprietary data.  

What kinds of sensitive information can Aware surface in collaboration tool data?

Aware uses regular expressions (regex) and Boolean logic to search for the most commonly shared confidential or sensitive data. Examples include:

Payment card industry (PCI) information such as credit card numbers, CVV codes, and bank account details

Protected health information (PHI) like diagnoses, medications, and medical appointment dates   

Personally identifiable information (PII) information including date of birth, SSN, telephone numbers and addresses

Aware also enables security teams to protect proprietary and sensitive information specific to the enterprise with customizable workflows that can search for any term or phrase. This enables information security controls over details such as mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property (IP), and other confidential business data.

How does AI/ML automation improve DLP in collaboration?

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) infused workflows are an essential component of Aware’s collaboration intelligence platform. These workflows automate the complex work of searching for, identifying, and flagging potentially sensitive, confidential, or proprietary data. With legacy data loss protection tools, infosec leaders may have to manually search through millions of messages and still not have a complete picture of all the potential risks living within collaboration tool data. AI/ML-infused workflows that run in real time give businesses proactive oversight of their collaboration data, enabling more advanced DLP strategies.  

How does sentiment analysis support data loss protection measures?

Data loss protection encompasses many different strategies for managing how data moves throughout the organization. The goal of DLP is to secure sensitive data and protect it from being accessed or exfiltrated by unauthorized parties. While studies show that many data loss incidents and breaches are the result of employee error, insider threats remain the most costly and dangerous to modern businesses. Sentiment scoring normalized for the enterprise can help information security leaders to proactively identify where the risk of insider threat is highest by surfacing increased levels of toxicity.  

What is the most common type of insider threat in collaboration tools?

According to the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, negligent insiders are by far the most common insider risk to any organization, responsible for 62% of all data security incidents. Malicious insiders are responsible for just 14% of insider data breaches. The remainder of cases involved stolen credentials.   

Despite being more common, negligent insider threats are typically the least damaging to the enterprise. The average cost of remediating insider negligence was just over $300,000 in 2020, compared with over $750,000 when a malicious insider was the cause of a data breach. Malicious insiders can do more damage by deliberately targeting a company’s most valuable data and evading attempts to be identified.   

Overall, insider risk of all kinds is responsible for just 20% of data breach incidents. The other 80% involve external threat actors. However, the cost of remediating an insider breach is much higher — the average insider exfiltrates 10 times more information than the average external threat actor.

How does Aware support insider risk detection in collaboration?

Insider risk can be hard to detect in any organization, but disgruntled employees do make themselves known through their actions. Aware built the industry’s leading natural language processing (NLP) and sentiment scoring models, built for the nuances of collaboration datasets and trained on millions of real collaboration messages. As Aware ingests collaboration data, artificial intelligence workflows analyze and score the sentiment of messages and deliver results normalized for each individual organization. That sentiment scoring provides greater insight into how the mood shifts within the organization, where negativity is strongest, and where toxicity starts to take hold. These insights enable organizations to be proactive about addressing areas with a high potential for insider risk.  

What kind of internal investigations can Aware support in collaboration data? 

Aware supports forensic search and investigations into collaboration data for a wide range of use cases. Some of the top reasons our customers use Aware to search conversation data include:     

Compliance violations    

Acceptable Use Policy violations   

Intellectual property protection    

Data loss    

HR investigations

What data preservation factors should businesses consider about collaboration tools?

Collaboration tools can complicate information governance because they make it harder to preserve data. In collaboration tools like Slack and Teams, custodians or end users retain full control of the messages they send. That means a user can edit or delete a message, even months after sending, and those changes will sync across the workspace in real time. This presents challenges for administrators implementing records retention policies. One solution is to disable the ability for custodians to edit or delete their messages. However, this functionality is not available in all collaboration tools, and it can create confusion or frustration when employees make simple spelling mistakes. It may also introduce new risks if an employee accidentally shares sensitive content in the wrong location and is unable to redact it. Aware provides a better solution by capturing a complete record of all messages, including revisions and deletions, in real time. From a centralized pane of glass, Aware give information governance leaders insight into what is happening within their collaboration tools, with no loss of context.  

What other use cases does Aware support?

Aware was built to help innovative companies mitigate risk and realize the value locked within their collaboration tool data. Aware ingests collaboration messages in real time and infuses them with intelligent analysis that reveals the hidden context of how modern businesses run. From Aware’s contextual archive, businesses can access a range of use cases, including: compliance adherence, eDiscovery, employee experience, toxic hot spot detection, information governance, and more.