Intralinks Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IL), a leading provider of content collaboration solutions, today announces a partnership with the Virtual Technology Cluster Group (“VTC Group”) to help protect the IP of some of the most innovative tech firms in the country. The VTC Group, established by leading industry experts and investors, launched last month and is designed to help multi-national companies attract entrepreneurial IT companies into their supply chains; with global companies sponsoring different industry “clusters.” The first “cluster” – focusing on cyber security and technology – is sponsored by Lockheed Martin.
The Lockheed Martin Cluster has been live for over a year now, during which the best industry experts have been advising and reviewing technology companies, while helping to create opportunities for these companies within Lockheed Martin and beyond. In order to facilitate communication between firms, advisers, investors and Lockheed Martin, the VTC Group has adopted Intralinks VIA to share and collaborate securely on confidential information.
In using Intralinks VIA, the VTC Group can enable this network of companies and individuals to share and collaborate on confidential information such as financial data, critical IP, patent material, corporate presentations and HR information without fear of data leakage.
Auriol Stevens, CEO of the VTC Group said: “We chose to work with Intralinks because it is renowned for its work in highly-regulated industries, specifically in financial services, where regulations are rife and compliance demands are high.”
The VTC Group Chairman, Ken Olisa OBE, commented: “The biggest challenge for tech entrepreneurs is to scale up at the speed of their ambitions. Their second biggest challenge is conquering the fear that their big idea will be stolen from them. The VTC architecture solves the first and Intralinks technology solves the second.”
Intralinks VIA is a robust, yet simple, enterprise collaboration solution that gives professionals the freedom to exchange and work on documents on any device – wherever they are. With Intralinks VIA you can sync, share and UNshare® files, work efficiently on group projects and manage content wherever it goes; all with the knowledge that your documents remain secure.
Richard Anstey, CTO EMEA at Intralinks commented: “The tech industry is unbelievably competitive right now, particularly in London. The VTC Group is helping to break down entry barriers for budding entrepreneurs; giving them access to some of the best consultants and global multi-nationals like Lockheed Martin to make their companies successful. To ensure sensitive data from these companies remain secure however, the VTC Group needed to use a product that secures the IP of these companies while information is being shared and collaborated on. We’re proud that the VTC Group has selected Intralinks to support one of the greatest initiatives for the tech sector in this country.”
The VTC Group
Established by leading industry experts and investors, The Virtual Technology Cluster Group’s (“VTC Group”) model enables major multi-national companies to attract emerging and disruptive technology innovators (“VTC Members”) into their supply chain. VTC Members are offered revenue opportunities by the Sponsors, access to advisers providing expert scale-up services and networking opportunities, and support from the academic and investment communities.
In March 2015, the first VTC, focused on UK cyber security IP, services, and information communications technology (ICT), was launched in association with Lockheed Martin, a global defence and security corporation. Membership currently exceeds 70 leading entrepreneurial IT businesses from startups through to publicly listed entities, all focused on revenue driven business growth.
The VTC Group is now creating a number of additional sponsored technology clusters focusing on different sub-sectors across the globe.
Intralinks® Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IL) is a leading, global technology provider of enterprise collaboration solutions. Through innovative Software-as-a-Service solutions, Intralinks solutions are designed to enable the exchange, control and management of information between organizations securely and compliantly when working through the firewall. More than 3.1 million professionals at 99% of the Fortune 1000 companies have depended on Intralinks’ experience. With a track record of enabling high-stakes transactions and business collaborations valued at more than $28.1 trillion, Intralinks is a trusted provider of easy-to-use, enterprise strength, cloud-based collaboration solutions. For more information, visit www.intralinks.com.