Data Loss Prevention & Secure File Sharing – Intralinks
IntraLinks’ global specialisation for the past 15 years is data loss prevention by delivering secure, enterprise-strength file-sharing with full auditability, protecting the world’s largest companies from legal and IP risk.
In the face of the BYOD trend, the growing consumerisation of IT and the ubiquity of online file-sharing sites, Intralinks provides its customers with an no-compromise platform for inter-enterprise file-sharing and externalising Sharepoint services, without any compromises in security, control or auditability. By contrast, many employees are almost certainly using consumer-grade file-sharing products such as YouSendIt and Dropbox to send important corporate information beyond the firewall and therefore beyond the control of risk and compliance policies, putting companies at risk.
With 800 of the Fortune 1000 companies already as customers, IntraLinks has been used for $19 trillion worth of transactions to date and is rated by Gartner as the leader in worldwide team collaboration – its customers include all of the world’s top 50 banks, 25 largest law firms and 10 largest pharmaceutical companies. For example, IntraLinks is used by a global pharmaceutical to prevent all unauthorised file-sharing through insecure consumer sites, by a FTSE 100 tobacco company to organise 1,000s of external suppliers, and by a global ratings agency for the secure publication of credit ratings.
From a business perspective, IntraLinks offers a highly-secure platform for anywhere, anytime information sharing, enabling board and business users to easily and safely share content with numerous partners and individuals without compromising security or control, even when using their own devices. IntraLinks was specifically built for business transactions requiring the ultimate control and security – originally for M&A deals and pharmaceutical trials – and is now used across all markets as smarter mobile devices and cloud-based file sharing radically change the way enterprises do business.
From a technology perspective, Intralinks’ cloud-based collaboration platform can be safely, quickly and easily deployed to drive successful, secure and compliant file-sharing both inside and outside the firewall, defusing the common tension between IT departments and lines of business through ‘business-speed’ data-loss prevention. Significantly, IntraLinks differs from consumer-grade document exchange solutions because it offers lifetime content control and visibility. Furthermore, IntraLinks is a more secure and cost-effective alternative to ‘externalising’ existing internal SharePoint services.