Meetup offers the world’s largest network of local community groups. These groups bring people with common interests together from all over the world. With 15 million members and 140,000 Meetup groups, people can engage in activities face-to-face in addition to online.
David Pashman, attorney and general counsel for Meetup, frequently needs to securely share files with outside users. Pashman works with the Meetup CFO to securely share corporate documents, shareholder updates, and investor docs with shareholders, advisors, bankers, and potential partners. He says they need the sharing permissions that Onehub offers to control access to printing and sharing.
“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.”
Pashman says at any point 100 to 200 people across the US can have secure, view only access to the files. This means that, in some cases, they can view but not print. In other cases, they may be able to edit and then save the updates. Overall, Meetup uses Onehub to grant and manage online access privileges. Additionally, Onehub gives Meetup the ability to use audit trails to track activity history for any given file so they can see what happens to files after they have been shared.
Email or other file sharing tools did not offer the level of security and control that Meetup needed. “Once someone has a file in their inbox or computer, it’s very easy for them to print or forward it to other people,” says Pashman. “That would be a concern for me for some of the documents that we share.”
“Onehub is a great solution for the problems that we were trying to solve, and a much better, more secure alternative than email or the other file sharing tools that we use internally. It’s really simple, and its control over access privileges gives us a greater degree of confidence when it comes to sharing our documents with outsiders.”
It’s really simple, and its control over access privileges gives us a greater degree of confidence when it comes to sharing our documents with outsiders.
General Counsel at Meetup