Microsoft is working to create a new version of its Skype for business suite that is much more secure, more secure for both users and companies.
In a blog post on Monday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Skype for businesses will be “the most secure, least sensitive, most secure application that has ever been developed for businesses and that will allow for the fastest, safest and most secure Skype experience ever.”
Nadella, in his blog post, noted that Microsoft has had the option of developing its own secure software for the Skype forBusiness suite since 2013, but decided to make it a part of Microsoft’s product line.
He said that “Microsoft is building a secure platform that is focused on enterprise use and trust.”
Microsoft is also making Skype forbusiness more secure by making it use HTTPS encryption for communications and the use of two-factor authentication, a security feature that lets users log in with an email address and password, as well as using a two-way mirror so the company can track users across multiple devices.
“We’ve seen a huge increase in the use and demand for our Skype for employers, and we are making sure we are at the forefront of the industry when it comes to protecting the privacy of our customers,” Nadellas blog post said.
“The team at Skype for enterprises is focused at making Skype as secure as it can be, but we know that some of the most secure apps and services aren’t as widely available.
We have built a new product, Skype for enterprise, that will enable businesses to make their apps and experiences the most private and secure they can be.”
The new Skype for organizations is also a bit more secure than the current version of the application.
Skype for employees can now connect to Skype for customers by signing in using an email account and password.
Microsoft says that employees who have used Skype for many years can also connect by signing up for Skype for one of their Skype accounts.
Microsoft said that the new Skype app will include support for SSL/TLS encryption, which means that users will not have to use a third-party app to securely connect to the application and will be able to use secure browsers like Chrome and Firefox.
Skype has also added a new option for email messages that will be encrypted with an encryption key that users can enter into the message field and the message will be sent securely.
Microsoft’s announcement comes just days after it revealed that it had acquired Skype for companies.
The acquisition came as Microsoft faced pressure from privacy advocates who say that it is increasingly compromising users’ privacy by building its own encryption apps.
Microsoft has said that it will not provide encryption tools for its software.