KuppingerCole publishes Leadership Compass about Secure Information Sharing
July 2015 by KuppingerCole
KuppingerCole Ltd. has released a new Leadership Compass which provides an overview and analysis of the market for Secure Information Sharing. There are multiple options for organisations with intellectual property and restricted information that must be shared between staff and business partners to adopt in order to avoid inadvertent release of restricted information to unauthorized personnel. The Leadership Compass on Secure Information Sharing will help in the selection of an optimal solution.
The Leadership Compass is written by KuppingerCole’s Senior Analyst Graham Williamson. The report compares companies like Amazon, Content Keeper, Covertix, Cryptelo, Deep-Secure, Druva, EMC, Exostar, Grau Data, Intralinks, Microsoft, MobilityLab, NextLabs, Prot-On, Seclore, Secure Age, Secure Islands, Titus and Watchful in providing Secure Information Sharing platforms.
Determining the balance between security and business efficiency in the adoption of new technology can be daunting. There is an increasing need to share data, not just within the organisation but with business partners as well as customers. In the digital business this increased communication has significant benefits to each line of business, improving efficiency and reducing costs. At the same time there are increasingly scary revelations of data breaches and loss of intellectual property. So in order to support business processes it is important to be able to provide access to sensitive data but it is also important that cyber security requirements are adequately observed.
While the diversity of solutions makes it more difficult to compare products it makes the selection of a solution to a particular requirement easier, provided the requirements are well-understood. According to Williamson, customers of secure information sharing solutions must first decide the type of environment that best suits their requirements. To cover all these requirements a comprehensive solution is needed that might require the combination of more than one product. “Core functionality can be provided by one product and ancillary services can be added-on via another product. Ancillary services might be document classification, mobile device support, or secure email,” explains Williamson.
The Leadership Compass on Secure Information Sharing should be used to identify potential solutions to a specific problem; vendors are positioned in regard to their product functionality, market presence and innovation. The relative position of each vendor’s offering in the accompanying graphs is less important than the description of each vendor’s offerings which describes each product’s specific focus.
KuppingerCole’s Leadership Compass is a tool that provides an overview of a particular IT market segment and identifies the leader in that market segment. It is the compass that assists decision makers in identifying the vendors and products in a particular market segment, which they should consider for product decisions. This Leadership Compass provides an overview of Secure Information Sharing solutions.
The new KuppingerCole Leadership Compass about Secure Information Sharing is now available for download from http://www.kuppingercole.com/reports. Journalists may request this document and all other analyses from KuppingerCole free of charge. Please send us specimen copies of any published articles or links to online publications referring to our reports.