Merck’s EngageZone receives IDG’s CSO Security Award
EngageZone has been named an honoree of a 2015 CSO50 Award from IDG's CSO. This prestigious honor is awarded to a select group of organizations with security projects that have created outstanding business value and thought leadership for their companies.
Launched in 2013, the CSO50 Awards recognizes 50 organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. The CSO50 Awards are scored according to a uniform set of criteria by a panel of judges that includes security leaders, industry experts, and academics.
“The EngageZone team is honored to be recognized for our role in developing a secure, compliant, collaborative environment,” said Terry Rice, associate vice president, IT Risk Management and Security and chief security information officer. “Over 700 partners have shared more than 500,000 documents this year alone, with full security assurance and accountability. EngageZone has successfully facilitated innovation and collaboration, streamlined development and costs, and protected the intellectual property of Merck and our extended partner community.”
To enhance enterprise collaboration, Merck envisioned and implemented a cloud based solution that enables the life sciences industry to share information and applications with hundreds of companies without compromising their intellectual property or network security.
To facilitate this level of multi-organization interaction, EngageZone was jointly developed by Merck and Exostar. EngageZone was built utilizing Exostar’s industry leading Identity and Access Management Solution and control audit framework. EngageZone provides safety features such as:
- Single sign-on and access
- Multi-factor authentication
- End-to-end encryption, including at-rest and in-transit
- Multiple levels of access based on security provisioning
- User/role management and workflow, to support scenarios where privileges change from project-to-project without sacrificing information security or user productivity
- File sharing and document management to share, review, edit and update documents while maintaining version control.
Through EngageZone, Merck and other life sciences organizations currently are leveraging big data analytics, proprietary applications, multiple databases from access points virtually anywhere in the world, with full accountability and security across the entire community of users.