Press Release | Intralinks VIA™

Intralinks VIA Brings Unprecedented Control, Usability, and Security to Enterprise Content Collaboration 

Date: 10/21/2014

New York, NY, October 21, 2014Intralinks® Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IL), a leading, global SaaS provider of enterprise content collaboration solutions, today announced Intralinks VIA™ 2.0, the next generation of the company’s secure file sharing and collaboration solution. Built on the Intralinks Collaboration Platform, Intralinks VIA 2.0 provides a new user interface and unique document security capabilities that enable enterprises to gain all the productivity benefits typically associated with file sync and share services, while maintaining the granular document control required to comply with the most stringent security policies and regulations.

The Intralinks Collaboration Platform has been used in regulated industries for almost two decades and passes on average between 30 and 40 security audits per year from the world’s most demanding financial, government, and life sciences institutions. The platform supports a variety of SaaS-based collaboration applications purpose-built for mergers and acquisitions, clinical trials, investor communications, and more. Intralinks VIA 2.0 integrates these specialized applications with general file sharing and collaboration that employees can use in their daily work, while giving CIOs and CISOs enterprise-wide control over cloud-based, beyond the firewall file sharing.

“The nature of our work requires that we create incredibly sensitive documents where any compromise can have dire consequences for people living in some of the most dangerous countries in the world,” said Christina Storm, founder of Lawyers Without Borders, a global non-profit organization dedicated to helping establish the rule of law in some of the world’s most troubled regions. “We needed a way for legal professionals around the world to share and collaborate on documents without running the risk of theft, confiscation, data breaches, and accidental or deliberate leaks. Intralinks VIA is the ideal solution for us – it is very easy to use, and we never lose control over our documents – even if they are downloaded and taken offline.”

“In today’s ‘post Snowden’ world, content has become the new perimeter,” said Daren Glenister, CTO Intralinks. “There is no way to keep content contained in a single location anymore, so the only way to prevent damaging information leaks is to have security embedded in the content itself. Intralinks VIA 2.0 does just that – it enables enterprises to control and analyze access to documents across the entire business ecosystem – both within and beyond the firewall.” 

Intralinks VIA 2.0 delivers enterprise usability and security enhancements including:

  • Enhanced Information Rights Management – IRM by DesignTM is a new plug-in free capability with Intralinks 2.0, giving administrators the ability to enforce IRM by default, and users the power to precisely control who can view, edit, or share files. IRM is enforced by a click of a button, and no plug-ins are needed to view Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF documents. Access controls include specifying which devices can open a file, locations where files can be accessed, and when documents expire automatically. Access to files can be revoked in real-time with Intralinks’ UNshare feature.
  • Native Support for Microsoft Office Online Intralinks VIA is the only file sharing and collaboration solution to provide native support for Microsoft Office Online. Users can view Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe PDF files online without leaving the security of the Intralinks Platform, greatly enhancing both user productivity and information security. Future enhancements include full native online document editing without the need for a third-party file viewer.
  • Customer-Managed Encryption Keys – Intralinks VIA 2.0 is the first file sharing and collaboration solution to provide customer-managed encryption keys as an option. When customers manage their own keys, cloud vendors can no longer access their information. This removes the vendor as a source of risk, both from “hack once, compromise all customers” data breaches, and from government surveillance-related privacy concerns.

“Customer-managed encryption keys in Intralinks VIA is a significant development that addresses the wave of regulations that require companies store their data in particular jurisdictions for privacy and protection purposes,” said Rik Turner, Senior Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Ovum. “The EU, for instance, is very prescriptive about where company data can reside, as are Switzerland and China. By giving its customers exclusive control of the encryption keys, Intralinks can argue that their data is perfectly secure no matter the physical location, since Intralinks itself won’t be able to decrypt it.”

  • A New User Interface – Intralinks VIA 2.0 eliminates the tradeoffs between security and usability with its new, intuitive user interface. Users can more easily organize their content and collaborate on work, all while keeping information safe with single-click access to sophisticated security and privacy capabilities.

Availability and Pricing

Intralinks VIA 2.0 is available immediately. For more information, visit http://www.intralinks.com/platform-solutions/solutions/via.

About Intralinks
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 exchange, control and management of information between organizations securely and compliantly when working beyond 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.

Forward Looking Statements
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“Intralinks” and Intralinks’ stylized logo are the registered trademarks of Intralinks, Inc. “Intralinks VIA” and “IRM by Design” are trademarks of Intralinks, Inc. This press release may also refer to trade names and trademarks of other organizations without reference to their status as registered trademarks.  © 2014 Intralinks, Inc.  All rights reserved.