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EY and Wire launch the most secure collaboration platform

May 15, 2019

Wire, the world’s most secure workplace collaboration platform, announces that EY France, a key territory for the global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, are using its platform to enhance the security of its communications both internally and with third parties.

The Wire by EY secure collaboration platform is the first privately hosted, secure and truly end-to-end-encrypted collaboration platform of its kind in the world. The platform will enable employees, and trusted third parties such as EY clients, to exchange messages, calls, conference calls, group chats and to share files, through a single app available on mobile and desktop devices.

The Wire by EY application is hosted on EY France’s private cloud infrastructure located in France and offers an extremely secure environment. Specific security features will include peer-to-peer encrypted messaging, encryption keys that change with each individual message and no central access to encryption keys, in order to create a truly trusted environment.

In the face of rising geopolitical tensions and cyber threats, the agreement marks a watershed moment in the approach taken by large, multinational organisations to communication and collaboration. Wire by EY signals another move away from email and less robust workplace collaboration platforms, to proactively safeguard the security and privacy of a company's communications, whilst also reaping the productivity rewards of modern collaboration technologies.

Commenting on the agreement with Wire, EY France Chief Digital Officer Yannick de Kerhor said:

“We chose Wire to develop a self-hosted, secure collaboration and communication platform primarily because it offers the most secure end-to-end-encryption on the market without compromising user experience. Wire’s technology also allows EY to privately host the platform on our own private cloud in France. With this initiative we are moving first and fast in our industry, taking all means of communication around confidential data and projects to a new industry level of security”.

Commenting on the agreement with EY, Wire CEO Morten Brøgger said:

“We are proud to be working with EY to deliver a secure collaboration environment for its communication both internally and with third parties. We believe EY’s proactivity will be a wake-up call to public and private organisations around the world who are considering how best to address the rising tide of cyber threats.”

Want to know more about Wire by EY?

Contacts

Elise CARRARD
elise.carrard@fr.ey.com
+331 46 93 49 73

Lauren ARMOUR (for Wire)
lauren.armour@tytopr.com
+44 7826 557 326

About Wire

Wire is the most secure collaboration platform, transforming the way businesses communicate in the same way and with the same speed that our founders disrupted telephony with Skype. Headquartered in Switzerland with offices in Berlin and San Francisco, Wire launched its collaboration and communication platform for businesses in early 2018 and today has over 550 customers, making Wire the fastest-growing collaboration platform. Wire offers messaging, voice, video, file sharing, and search, all protected by end-to-end encryption. Wire’s product suite has been recognised by both Forrester and Gartner as one of the most effective and secure communications platforms. Wire is consistently delivering groundbreaking innovation from a unique “message fortress” architecture to encrypted video conferencing, guest rooms and Messaging Layer Security (MLS). Customers working with Wire include Blackrock, Softbank Robotics, PFA Pension Fund, Teamviewer, Unicef and several central government organisations in Europe and US.

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