NetDocuments cloud enhanced with new Encryption Key Management Technology

The NetDocuments cloud-based document and email management (DMS) platform for law firms and corporate legal departments has deployed multi-layer encryption key management (EKM) technology including optional private and customer-held encryption keys.

Alvin Tedjamulia, CTO at NetDocuments, commented, “We’re extremely proud to announce the successful deployment of our EKM technology which not only layers individual encryption keys at multiple levels, utilising innovative technology with quantum random number key generation – something no other legal technology vendor is currently doing.

“This degree of security and encryption at the storage, application, and processing layers, along with the ability for a firm (or their clients) to hold and store encryption keys in privately held Hardware Security Modules (HSM), solves the long-standing issues of data privacy and key custody relating to silent-subpoenas and encryption key management.

“Advanced key management is one of the many governance initiatives we’re doing across our ‘one to many’ global application benefiting our entire customer community and made possible through our native cloud platform and software delivery model.”

NetDocuments has also announced it has expanded the scope of its ISO 27001 certification to include the new standards identified in ISO 27018: Security Techniques – Code of Practice for Protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in Public Clouds acting as PII Processors. Upon completion of the audit in the fourth quarter of 2017, NetDocuments says it will be the first legal DMS service provider to be independently validated as having extended the ISO 27001 certification by implementing the ISO 27018 standards.

David Hansen, Director of Compliance for NetDocuments commented, "ISO 27018 identifies best practices for protecting PII in the cloud. Implementing those standards and having independent auditors review, analyse, and attest to the adherence of these standards provides our customers and their clients an additional level of assurance and validation regarding the security architecture NetDocuments continues to expand on in order to protect customer data."