Intralinks announces content collaboration network

Intralinks Holdings, Inc. has announced significant new integration and security capabilities to power its new Content Collaboration Network . The enhancements deliver on Intralinks’ continued commitment to solving three key collaboration challenges for its customers: data privacy, global regulatory compliance and the ability to accelerate business beyond geographical and departmental boundaries.

The Content Collaboration Network, powered by the Intralinks platform, offers integration with popular content systems such as enterprise content management (ECM) software and cloud vendors, strengthened security and governance features and improved user interface and administration features.

“Content is the lifeblood of the business, containing mission-critical information and helping companies make the highest of business decisions,” explained Ron Hovsepian, CEO of Intralinks. “In this content-centric age, organizations need solutions that do more than just aggregate and store files. Collaboration solutions must allow data to flow freely, but also keep files secure, accessible and compliant. The security and flexibility of the Content Collaboration Network furthers that mission and gives our customers greater control over how they purposefully collaborate.”

New capabilities to the platform include:

  • Third-party ECM and cloud storage integrations: Intralinks will add new integrations to common ECM, collaboration and cloud storage tools such as FileNet, SharePoint and Documentum, as well as popular cloud storage applications like Box and Dropbox.
  • Information rights management (IRM): Plug-in free IRM capabilities protect content wherever it travels on the network, as well as offline access to IRM-enabled content. New enhancements ensure documents can be fully protected, even when accessed offline, and users can UNshare™ content at any time. 
  • Data loss prevention (DLP): In partnership with Symantec, users have the ability to extend DLP rules to the network to leverage existing information security investments, further combining the Content Collaboration Network with existing assets.

“Poor collaboration techniques and working in silos is a source of frustration for all of us,” said Melissa Webster, program vice president, content and digital media at IDC. “As the enterprise content management and collaboration markets evolve to solve modern content and collaboration challenges, technologies that connect both worlds will become increasingly valuable. This is especially true for processes that are highly-regulated and require the protection of personally identifiable information and fully auditable control over the content lifecycle.”