IBM Connections and VerseTrust and Security


Our Guiding Principles


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Standards Matter

IBM implements security practices for our collaboration solutions based on industry standards including HIPAA, ISO 27001-27002 and others. Compliance is independently validated through a SAS70 / SSAE 16 audit. IBM participates in the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework.


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Your Data Belongs to You

IBM Connections and IBM Verse are designed to respect your data. That’s why any content you store or create within IBM Connections is yours – and yours alone. We never mine your content or data, or leverage your user interface, to deliver online advertisements. Your data is portable, so you can download or remove content, data, and files from the service. And IBM does not fragment customer data across locations, so we can always tell you in which of our data centers your content is stored.


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Security-Rich by Design

IBM Connections and Verse, like all IBM SaaS, are designed for peace of mind. We emphasize end-to-end security, from code development, physical security of data centers, access control, service integrity and support, and mobile security, to system configuration and architecture.


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Enterprise Grade Controls

IBM Connections and IBM Verse provide transparent, easy-to-use privacy controls so you can control how, and to whom, content and personal information is shared. We build in journaling capabilities that integrate with Business Intelligence tools, so you can create custom reports and better meet audit requirements. We also provide add-ons for auditing, monitoring, and data-retention, so you can better manage Governance, Risk and Compliance.