The Ad-hoc Information Sharing Answer for the Enterprise

Intralinks® has just announced the general availability of Intralinks Courier™, the only enterprise-grade solution for ad-hoc information sharing. We designed Intralinks Courier to enable organizations to extend important enterprise security and compliance controls to more frequent, less formal communications in which information is shared with business partners and customers outside the firewall.


8 September 2011

Intralinks® has just announced the general availability of Intralinks Courier™, the only enterprise-grade solution for ad-hoc information sharing. We designed Intralinks Courier to enable organizations to extend important enterprise security and compliance controls to more frequent, less formal communications in which information is shared with business partners and customers outside the firewall. It’s as simple to use as email, and allows business users to easily share files as large as 6 GB. Try it for yourself by signing up for a free trial.

Our release couldn’t be timelier. I consistently hear concerns from IT and compliance professionals about the use of free file sharing tools on the Internet. Their respective user communities are turning to these basic tools, but in doing so, they’re exposing the company to the risk of non-compliance and data loss.

The anecdotal concerns I hear in the field are echoed by a survey Intralinks conducted of more than 300 corporate email users. You can see more of the results further below, but here are the key findings:

  • Almost half of respondents have difficulty sending large files through their current corporate email software
  • Almost three quarters of respondents don’t have file transfer options from their IT departments when they’re unable to send large documents from within their corporate email system
  • Almost half of respondents said they never think about security issues when using outside websites to send large files

 

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Intralinks conducted survey of more than 300 corporate email users

Again, these survey findings are entirely consistent with what we’ve heard from our customers. Typical consumer-oriented (free) file transfer services aren’t the answer for enterprises that are serious about protecting their information assets. Intralinks Courier goes beyond basic capabilities, with advanced features designed for business, including:

  • Prevents access by unintended recipients
  • Doesn’t allow unauthorized forwarding, downloading or printing of shared files
  • Complete cIntralinks conducted survey of more than 300 corporate email usersontrol over the files they’ve shared, even after they’ve been sent
  • Delivers full audit and compliance reports to satisfy regulators and speed up the audit process
  • Easy to set up because it doesn’t require any additional hardware or software
  • Straightforward to use because it can be simply accessed via a browser or directly through Microsoft Outlook

 

I encourage you to contact us for more information about Intralinks Courier. You can also learn more about Intralinks Courier at these videos, which provide a quick start guide and information on how to open a Courier package.