Intralinks® Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IL), a global SaaS provider of inter-enterprise content management and collaboration solutions, today announced the availability of Customer Managed Keys (CMK), a patent-pending solution that gives customers sole control over the ability to manage the encryption keys used to protect their data in the cloud.
This ability ensures that files shared on the Intralinks platform cannot be legitimately accessed by anyone, including Intralinks, without the customer’s consent. This unique capability resolves many significant concerns about data privacy and regulatory compliance and puts customers in complete control over their data.
“In the battle to protect against data loss and secure corporate knowledge networks, encryption and oversight are two of the strongest tools businesses have,” said Robert Mahowald, VP SaaS and Cloud Services at IDC. “Putting complete control over encryption key provision and management into the hands of customers is a big step toward making sure these data assets can be stored safely in the cloud, and ensuring they are accessible only to authorized users. Automated, policy-based controls like Intralinks CMK can help.”
Intralinks’ CMK solution allows enterprises to maintain control of their hosted content without disrupting information-sharing with customers and partners – a ‘best of both worlds’ for security and regulation-sensitive customers. With Intralinks’ CMK solution customers will be provisioned with dedicated encryption keys and a direct, secure, dedicated connection to the Intralinks data center where they can manage said keys. Customers with their own encryption keys will be able to maintain total control of their content, while avoiding difficult on-premise application deployments that create IT complexity and operational expense. The CMK solution consists of both hardware and software components distributed between the customer premises and the Intralinks data center.
“Data protection and the subpoena of files stored in the cloud is very much front and center in our list of customer concerns,” said Doug Gordon, senior vice president of product marketing at Intralinks. “Many businesses today want to leverage the cloud to enable work across enterprise boundaries, but they’re concerned with the risk. When we give our customers the ability to manage their own encryption keys, we are giving them an additional way to manage that risk. They can revoke encryption keys at any time, thus preventing Intralinks, or anyone, from accessing their data, even if it’s stored in Intralinks data centers.”
Customer Managed Keys are an important addition to the multi-layer key management system Intralinks has been using with customers for years. In addition to the auto-generated data keys that are used to encrypt files, Intralinks has added a new step in the process that includes the customer key. This new step continues to provide the compartmentalized risk where each data file gets its own unique data key, while still allowing for a customer key rotation process that does not require re-encrypting terabytes of data.
Availability Intralinks Customer Managed Keys are available now. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intralinks Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IL) is a leading, global technology provider of inter-enterprise content management and collaboration solutions. Through innovative Software-as-a-Service solutions, Intralinks solutions are designed to enable the secure and compliant exchange, control, and management of information between organizations when working through the firewall. More than 3.1 million professionals at 99% of the Fortune 1000 companies have depended on Intralinks' experience. With a track record of enabling high-stakes transactions and business collaborations valued at more than $23.5 trillion, Intralinks is a trusted provider of easy-to-use, enterprise strength, cloud-based collaboration solutions. For more information, visit www.intralinks.com.
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