Ribose: Revolutionary Cloud Geolocation Solution

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Company: Ribose, Hong Kong
Company Description: Ribose is the secure cloud collaboration platform trusted by regulated industries and users with heightened security needs. The world’s first cloud service provider to achieve MTCS and the only to be triple-assured by the CSA with STAR Certification, STAR Attestation and C-STAR Assessment, Ribose has been consistently awarded the industry's highest cloud security ratings year after year.
Nomination Category: Products & Product Management Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Best New Product or Service of the Year - Software - International Data Protection Solution

Nomination Title: Ribose: Revolutionary Cloud Geolocation Solution For International Data Security

Tell the story about this nominated product or service (up to 650 words). Describe its function, features, benefits, and performance to date.

Ribose is the secure sharing company.

We believe privacy and security form the foundation of liberty, and our goal is to empower individuals and organizations alike to freely communicate and achieve productivity for the greater good. Our deep security and technology expertise allows creation of highly-secure products that comply with the most stringent requirements and regulations, backed by third-party verification.

Our zero-knowledge collaboration (ZKC) technology enables the holy grail of secure sharing: sharing with those, and only those you want, completely shielded against insider and hacker threats via algorithmic access control. We are the world’s only cloud service provider (CSP) triple-assured by the Cloud Security Alliance, and the only CSP to receive the Kitemark for Secure Digital Transactions, the authoritative application security recognition from BSI.

Developed to allow natural work interaction across geographies and time zones, Ribose is based on an open, social model that allows interactions to develop as they naturally occur, bringing people together through common missions, interests and activities, while arranging collaborative data naturally by topic or activity.

Ribose and its mobile applications democratize collaboration technology – previously only affordable to large enterprises and government organizations – by putting world-class security and technology into the hands of all users.

One-of-a-Kind Geolocation Services

Data Sovereignty is an increasingly important concern today. With the coming activation of the EU GDPR and existing regulations such as the Singapore’s PDPA and the Russian equivalent, the Internet is evolving into a “splinternet”, where each jurisdiction applies their own laws to regulate data belonging to their citizens, data stored by their jurisdictional organizations, and data that transit their jurisdiction.

Some organizations have strict data policies that data cannot leave its own jurisdiction, as data that transits through certain jurisdictions may be intercepted and captured. Valuable data may unintentionally fall under sovereignty laws of other jurisdictions due to lack of guarantees regarding location of storage, processing, and transmission of data and its metadata.

Catering to the needs of highly regulated industries such as finance and healthcare, the latest version of our platform supports data geolocation, allowing organizations to comply with data sovereignty requirements while collaborating effectively transparently. Simply by selecting a specific region when creating a workspace, all data, metadata and processing will only be performed within that region – making Ribose the only true multi-region collaboration service available today.

Proven World-Class Security

Important collaborative work requires high security to protect its value. Most existing cloud collaboration software simply fails to offer the necessary security levels to protect mission-critical, commercially sensitive projects.

Asymmetric Security™ is an approach where the data owner applies multiple layers of protection to secure data against persistent and resourceful adversaries.

Ribose's ZKC platform applies a total of 7 layers of encryption, including usage of quantum-safe techniques, exponentially improving resilience against adversaries with access to mass amounts of computing power.

Ribose is the world’s only cloud service provider triple-assured by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA): STAR Attestation, STAR Certification and C-STAR Assessment. The Ribose platform meets and exceeds the highest government security standards, including Singapore's MTCS at Level 3, and the UK's CESG CHECK; and it is the only collaboration platform certified to ISO/IEC 27017 (cloud security) and ISO/IEC 27018 (cloud privacy).

In addition, Ribose is the world’s only collaboration platform to receive the BSI Kitemark for Secure Digital Transactions, a testament to our proven application security that exceeds banking-grade security requirements.

This year, Ribose became the first organization to receive 3 consecutive CSA STAR Certifications at “Gold” maturity. Our security is backed by 75 man-days of CSA audits annually, with reliability monitored by 13 annual audits by BSI.

In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief features and benefits of the nominated product or service.

-Built For International Data Protection: World’s only collaboration platform that supports data geolocation.
-World Class Security: world’s only CSP triple-assured by the CSA and security tested by UK CESG. Certified to MTCS Level 3, ISO/IEC 27017, ISO/IEC 27018, BSI Kitemark for Secure Digital Transactions.
-Proven Privacy: certified to ISO/IEC 27018, the only collaboration platform that protects organizations’ and customers’ PII.
-Trusted: chosen by industries with high security needs, including CSA, BSI, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Finance institutions.
-Dependable: 99.95% guaranteed uptime, compliant to ISO 9001, ISO 22301, and ISO/IEC 20000-1.
-Social-Centric Experience: organize collaborative data naturally, through an intuitive user interface
-Scalable - collaborate on standalone projects or manage teams of people around the world.
-Accessible Anywhere Anytime– web and mobile interfaces for secure, platform-independent access
-Democratizing - provides the benefits of enterprise collaboration with none of the infrastructure and costs.
-Performance enhancing: Over 70% of users reported improved productivity.