Recently, our client Meetup, the online social network, was kind enough to talk to us about why security and control in online file sharing is so important to their business.
When Meetup needed a way to share corporate and financial documents securely with shareholders, bankers, advisors, and potential partners, they turned to Onehub. This case study shares the story of why they selected Onehub to handle their secure online file sharing needs.
Most people have probably heard of Meetup. They have the world’s largest network of local community groups. They bring people with common interests together with the purpose of sharing, teaching, learning, and making a difference in the local communities. Meetup has 15 million members and approximately 140,000 Meetup groups. These groups get together with local communities and engage in activities face-to-face in addition to working online. More than 9,000 groups meet in local communities daily and form lasting community bonds.
For our case study, we talk with David Pashman, attorney and general counsel for Meetup. In the Meetup community, Pashman is casually known as Lawzilla. He brings together businesses, communities, and development teams so they can work together to overcome legal and business obstacles.
Pashman told us that when he started at Meetup he realized a need to securely store and share corporate documents, investor documents, and shareholder updates. He needed secure sharing permissions in order to control who could print and share each of their documents.
“The consumer-based file sharing services we were already using didn’t have the level of granularity we needed for controlling access and privileges to manage some of our information,” Pashman explains. “Onehub lets us control whether someone has the right to print or share our files, which is important to our business.”
Now while using Onehub, Pashman is able to set user permission when sharing files internally and externally. The permission controls allowed him to limit access permissions to corporate documents and financial information so that outsiders can view but not print, while others can edit and then save. He can also manage what happens to files after they are shared by using the Onehub audit trails to track activity history for each file. At any point in time, Meetup might have 100 to 200 people across the US securely viewing their shared documents.
“For outside users, I need Onehub’s platform with more security features, so I can grant specific access, see audit trails, and track activity history,” says Pashman. “I always know who has seen what and when, and I can control the printing and sharing. I use Onehub when file security features and control are most important.”
Read more about why Meetup choose Onehub and continues to use Onehub by reading this case study.