Intralinks Acquires Document Security Firm docTrackr

Among docTrackr’s technologies are its abilities to protect and track PDF, Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, no matter where those documents are.

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Inter-enterprise content management and collaboration solutions specialist Intralinks Holdings announced the acquisition of docTrackr, a provider of document security solutions.

The company said docTrackr’s technology would help enhance the digital rights management (DRM) capabilities of the existing Intralinks platform and products, providing stronger document support, richer auditing capabilities, better controls and a much simpler user experience that will make DRM protection seamless for users.

Among docTrackr’s technologies are its abilities to protect and track PDF, Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, no matter where those documents are stored, shared or used.

In addition, docTrackr combines document analytics, audit trails of all document activities, dynamic policy management (so that document rights can be updated, even for downloaded files) and a plug-in free deployment to ease user adoption and reduce operational support requirements.

"With the acquisition of docTrackr and the availability of customer managed encryption keys, Intralinks becomes the de facto standard for collaboration and file sharing of valuable information where security, privacy and regulatory compliance are key concerns," Ron Hovsepian, CEO of Intralinks, said in a statement. "docTrackr’s unique technology requires no plug-ins or viewers, allowing organizations to expand significantly their use of DRM without compromising user experiences. With docTrackr’s technology integrated into the Intralinks platform, users have lifetime control over their data and always know how documents are being used and distributed."

The technology is designed to be user-friendly so that DRM can be used by default for every shared document. The company has partnered with a number of other businesses, including serving as the security and DRM partner for storage and file sharing company Box and supporting DRM for Google Gmail.

"The combination of Intralinks and docTrackr will result in a unique solution that provides powerful protection for business documents wherever they travel," Clement Cazalot, CEO of docTrackr, said in a statement. "Together, we will give enterprise CSOs and CTOs confidence so they can share their most valuable information with partners, customers and remote workers, and retain visibility and full control over their data at all times. Of all the companies offering collaboration and file sharing solutions, Intralinks was the right match because of their clear commitment to information security. We are very excited to join the Intralinks team."

A company release noted docTrackr is currently ready for beta and will be generally available during summer 2014. Customer-managed keys will be in beta in a few weeks and will also be generally available during summer 2014.

Intralinks also announced a service that gives organizations exclusive control over their data encryption keys, further strengthening security and data privacy by ensuring that only the key holders can access files in a readable format.

With Intralinks customer-managed encryption keys (CMK) service, customers will be provisioned with dedicated encryption keys. Customers with their own encryption keys will be able to maintain total control of their content, while avoiding on-premise application deployments.