Secure Data Exchange with IBM Notes and Cryptshare
IBM Notes is a platform for secure collaboration in enterprises. The IBM Notes client integrates messaging, business applications and social collaboration in a single workspace. Companies appreciate Notes, because it can be easily extended with rapidly developed applications, that facilitate work or expand functionality. Cryptshare for Notes is such an application.

With Cryptshare for Notes user may send sensitive information as well as data of any size securely and completely ad hoc, both inside and outside the enterprise. It integrates seamlessly into the notes client interface so staff can work in their familiar working environment, but with a new level of security.

Clients such banks and big insurance companies exchange sensitive data with their business partners, colleagues and clients regularly. With Cryptshare for Notes this is easy and safe and can be driven by user choices or by policy.

An example is Stuttgarter Lebensversicherung, a German life insurance company, who chose Cryptshare to simplify a complex system landscape and to consolidate maintenance. Since introducing Cryptshare in January 2017, the company has saved time and money. When choosing a suitable solution, the company put special emphasis on security, flexible usability for all users and easy integration into the existing system landscape. Peter Skrzypek, the IT group leader, is impressed with the ease of integrating the Cryptshare add-in into the IBM Notes e-mail client and says: "It is nice to see that higher security is not necessarily complicated. With Cryptshare, we offer all employees a simple solution for secure data exchange."

At Volksbank Ermstal-Alb, a German cooperative bank, they ship and receive daily highly sensitive customer and account data. The bank has to meet tightening regulatory requirements for the credit business, as well as the increasing demands on data protection. The encrypted exchange of electronic data is therefore essential. In the search for a solution Peter Pietschmann, working in the IT organization, realized that very few software producers support the platform Notes. However, integration into IBM Notes was a prerequisite for the acquisition of a new solution. With Cryptshare for Notes, the bank can meet the required criteria with only one software solution: secure data exchange without prior complicated registration is now possible as well as encrypting email internally and externally or simply encrypting only the attachment - and from within IBM Notes. Ultimately, Cryptshare was also for having the best price / performance ratio.

Further details on the integration of Cryptshare for Notes with banks and insurance companies can be found in the respective user reports here.

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