LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As global traction for its secure file sharing and enterprise collaboration platform continues to grow, HighQ is opening a new data center in Australia. The company’s fifth global data center— with existing locations in the US, UK, Channel Islands and UAE—comes as privacy, security and data sovereignty concerns heat up global demand for cloud-based enterprise collaboration and file sharing platforms with flexible hosting options. Featuring a single-tenancy, private cloud architecture as well as ISO 27001 certification and separate HighQ corporations in the US and the UK, HighQ is designed to serve the most advanced enterprise compliance needs.
“We’ve built HighQ from the ground up as a specialist provider for highly regulated industries that rely on confidential communication and transactions,” said HighQ CEO Ajay Patel. “Over the years, our legal, banking and other corporate customers have given us ongoing feedback to help us architect the ideal platform for all of their secure file sharing, team collaboration, project management, transaction management and enterprise social needs. Our new Australia data center, as well as the upcoming centers in Germany and Canada, enable our clients to meet the most stringent security and compliance requirements.”
All features in one private and secure platform
With features including secure file sharing, transaction management, enterprise social collaboration and project management, HighQ is designed for enterprise-grade privacy and security:
- Single-tenancy, private cloud. Single-tenant, private cloud deployments provide each company with their own instance of the application, so they have greater visibility and control than with typical multi-tenancy, public cloud systems. Their data is kept segregated and they have compete control over the configuration of their instance, including when it is upgraded.
- Legally separate business entities. HighQ, Inc. is the company’s independent US business entity, while HighQ Solutions, Ltd., based in London, serves the company’s global, non-US customer base. This ensures that the Patriot Act doesn't affect HighQ's customers outside of the US and avoids situations like the recent ruling on Microsoft Ireland.
- Data centers in five global locations. HighQ offers hosting in data centers in the US, UK, Channel Islands, UAE and Australia. Data centers in Germany and Canada are forthcoming.
- ISO 27001-certified. HighQ's stringent information security management policies ensure advanced compliance with the ISO standard.
According to Gartner: "Based on our interaction with clients worldwide, it's clear that data sovereignty is the most important concern inhibiting a broader interest in adopting public cloud services outside the US. Most commonly, the issue of data sovereignty is tied to local regulatory and compliance obligations. In some cases, these issues are clear-cut barriers to public cloud computing adoption, which is an acute issue in the financial services industry."
Established in 2001, HighQ today has more than 300,000 paid users, including 40 of the top 100 global law firms. Simple for users but with a sophisticated security architecture on the back-end, HighQ has experienced 50% year-over-year revenue growth, driven by the growing need for a complete platform for enterprises in legal, banking and other sensitive industries. Clients include Linklaters, Allen & Overy, Barclays and many more.
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HighQ equips the world’s leading law firms, investment banks and corporations with secure file sharing, enterprise collaboration and social networking. In one unified space, HighQ combines secure, enterprise-grade technology with user experience innovations from consumer tools, enabling users to securely exchange business-critical information and collaborate with colleagues, customers and partners. Founded in 2001, HighQ is headquartered in London, with offices in New York, Chicago, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Melbourne and India. Clients include Linklaters, Barclays, UBS and Allen & Overy. Visit us at HighQ.com, read our blog or learn what others say about us.