WorkJam acquires secure chat platform Peerio

Montreal-based WorkJam has announced the acquisition of employee communications software provider Peerio Technologies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WorkJam provides a digital workplace platform for large and mid-sized companies. Named WorkJam Digital Workplace, the solution platform puts scheduling, employee communication, training, and task management in one place for workers.

With Peerio, WorkJam can provide employees with three secure modes of communication: live chat, channels, and messaging. A chat and file sharing platform focused on security and data privacy. Peerio says the platform offers a higher level of security compliance than the standards that exist across the military, healthcare industries, financial services, and legal sectors.

“With the addition of Peerio, WorkJam now provides the most secure digital workplace platform available — a platform that exceeds the most demanding security standards any enterprise could have when it comes to communicating with their workforce,” said Steven Kramer, CEO and co-founder of WorkJam.

“With the addition of Peerio, WorkJam now provides the most secure digital workplace platform available.”

Peerio was founded in 2014 and was soon hailed by Wired as “one of the most full-featured end-to-end encryption tools out there.” In 2017, Peerio rebuilt its platform to add greater flexibility and improved functionality. Their software is used by organizations like the Washington Post and Michael Moore’s Trumpileaks.

“We couldn’t be more proud to join forces with a company like WorkJam,” said Vincent Drouin, founder and CEO of Peerio. “The team shares in our mission to provide simple and secure communication for everyone.”

Image courtesy of Peerio.

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