FinalCode, Inc., the innovator in persistent file security that protects sensitive files wherever they go, today announced that the company has joined the IBM PartnerWorld program and has received IBM Business Partner designation. FinalCode enables businesses to secure access to and usage of sensitive data in files that need to be shared within and outside an organization, while supporting an organization’s investment in IBM’s enterprise content management (ECM) portfolio. Now governance can be flexibly extended to files leaving the on premise or cloud-based ECM repository through FinalCode’s file-centric digital rights management (DRM) platform, without disrupting user experience and in a way that works for external collaborators.
“As ECM platforms continue development to leverage mobile, cloud and social technologies, file collaboration has evolved to become a business necessity while posing serious security implications. As such, our customers want to reduce the risk of unauthorized access to their sensitive data,” said Joe Rogers, CEO of RGB Projects, an IBM Business Partner. “We found that FinalCode presents a compelling approach to ensuring file data protection and privacy compliance that complements our customers’ investment in IBM.”
In a report that Enterprise Management Associates published on the State of File Collaboration Security, it was found that 50 percent of respondents experienced frequent file data leakage incidents and that 90 percent were concerned about lack of protection of files leaving cloud-based ECM platforms as a major inhibitor to adopting broader cloud-based collaboration. ECM platforms provide extensive file management, collaboration and security services, but once sensitive data is obtained by an authorized recipient outside the secure ECM container, file protection and accountability are diminished, as are data privacy breach safe harbors.
“We are enthused to be working with IBM partners and customers to help them eliminate data leakage risks that are introduced by the necessity of pervasive file collaboration,” said John Grillos, senior vice president of sales at FinalCode. “By adding FinalCode’s file security functions to IBM’s market leading ECM technologies, customers gain enhanced file sharing protection that preserves diverse business workflows.”
FinalCode’s persistent file security platform provides strong encryption and extensive usage controls, including the ability to remotely delete files even after they have been shared. Users may simply define file permission settings and respective recipients, or have such controls applied automatically through corporate policy. Once protected, these files can be securely stored and shared, as they can only be accessed with the FinalCode Client. Authenticated recipients can readily open and use the secured file in their native applications according to policy.
FinalCode for Box provides similar file encryption, dynamic permission setting and lifecycle activity tracking, directly invoked within the Box interface. Users can manage and change permissions to view or edit files by simply updating Box collaborator types, which are linked to FinalCode’s file security settings – it’s that simple. Once activated, FinalCode security policies are automatically inherited as files, and folders are moved within the Box folder hierarchy.
FinalCode can be cost-effectively deployed according to project, department and business application needs and includes file-based information rights management (IRM) for external users at no additional cost. Because FinalCode manages file security, not storage, transport or content management, the scalable approach readily integrates with a company’s IBM ECM infrastructure.