When several companies collaborate, they can share their directories with one another. Your users will then be able to exchange protected data easily with all users from the partner company.
Users from companies that are not partners are considered external and must use SDS for C&M Encryption Portal.
When two companies are partners, they share their public key directories.
Their users are treated as standard users – their internal keys are used for encryption and they do not receive any e-mails with an access code to decrypt documents in SDS for C&M Encryption Portal. They can decrypt files directly from the SDS for C&M client by using their private keys.
Directories are shared in read-only mode – users or administrators from company A cannot change the information contained in company B’s corporate account.
If the corporate account is not a partner, its users will not be recognized and are treated as external. Their external private keys will therefore be used to decrypt the file. If you protect a file for them and make it available to them, they will receive an e-mail with an access code, and will be able to decrypt the file in two ways: