Intranets contain sensitive, business-critical information—details about ongoing projects, personal information about employees, institutional knowledge, private conversations, and documents containing IP and other proprietary information. An intranet is exactly the type of system that requires robust security.

Intranet Security Best Practices

There are all sorts of internal and external threats – security breaches, unauthorized access, weak passwords – that could compromise the system. Managing and protecting intranet data is an essential step for any business, which is at risk not only from external malicious attacks but also from internal breaches by employees (whether intentional or unintentional). Any intranet software needs to have an integrated security solution to offer maximum protection.

Strong Passwords and Privacy Controls

This may seem like a no-brainer, but log-in protocols are the first line of defense for your intranet. With Jive’s out-of-the-box solution, this functionality is baked into the portal. Jive Interactive Intranet allows any company to integrate with Single Sign-On (SSO), Active Directory (AD) or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), for a seamless and centrally managed authentication process.

The Jive intranet security system also gives you robust control over internal access, as well as access by external partners. Employees and partners can access the intranet via mobile or desktop platforms – securely – no matter where they are.

Meets Global Compliance Standards

Many industries such as healthcare, government and financial services require special security and privacy protections to meet compliance regulations.  Jive’s intranet solution provides best-in-class privacy features such as:

  2. GLBA Certifications
  3. HIPAA Certifications
  4. GDPR Compliance

Employ a Layered Security Protocol

To keep your intranet secure, your company will want to leverage multiple layers of defense to protect key information and handle all critical facets of network and application security, including authentication, authorization and assurance.

Strong intranet security should include things such as adherence to the ISO 27001 standard, regular third-party audits and consistent updating based on industry trends. This helps ensure that your security program keeps pace with a changing security landscape.

Choose A Proven Intranet Security System

Jive uses an ISMS (Information Security Management System), a framework of policies and procedures that includes all legal, physical and technical controls involved in an organization’s information risk management processes. We systematically evaluate and prioritize information security risks, taking into account the impact of company threats and vulnerabilities. This is logged in a risk register and managed as part of Jive’s industry-leading security program.

Make sure your intranet security team includes certified Information Security professionals with expertise in application, network and architecture security, who can define industry-leading security policies and security controls.

There are many intranet options out there, but there’s only one interactive intranet with best-of-breed security to protect global companies and their data. Jive has been meeting the stringent security standards of leading enterprises and government agencies for more than a decade, staying ahead of ever-evolving threats and changing regulations. Our team is composed of professionals with graduate-level degrees, 10 years industry experience and security certifications including CISSP, CISA, CRISC, ITIL v3 and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor.


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