IBM ConnectionsTrust and Security

Trust & Security

Do business in the cloud with confidence.

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IBM Security You Can Rely On

Customer data security is a priority for IBM. We know customers need solutions that are designed to help protect their data in the cloud. That’s why IBM created Connections with security in mind.

Our security-rich controls are designed to help you communicate, collaborate, and do business in the cloud with confidence.

Our Guiding Principles

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Standards Matter

IBM implements security practices based on industry standards including ISO 27001-27002 and 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 knows how important your data is to your business. That's why IBM Connections is designed to respect your data.


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Security-Rich by Design

IBM security is designed with emphasis on maintaining security-rich physical infrastructure, configuration, architecture, business processes, and operations. From code development to the physical security of data centers, and through all customer support interactions, our service is designed with security in mind.


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Enterprise-grade Controls

IBM Connections provides transparent, easy to control privacy controls, includes safe defaults on all shared assets, and provides extensions and add-ons for auditing, monitoring, and data-retention.


To learn more about security, trust, and privacy practices at IBM, you may also contact IBM to further discuss security topics related to your business and industry. For more information about U.S.-EU Safe Harbor, you can visit the U.S. Department of Commerce site (link resides outside of, where you may also view the EU Safe Harbor certification (link resides outside of