British global insurance giant RSA (formerly known as Royal & Sun Alliance) has implemented a secure managed file transfer platform from Accellion. The system allows RSA staff across the world to share large volumes of insurance contracts without falling foul of the complexities in regulations on data protection.

RSA IS service delivery manager Paul Corner explained that, since implementation, the company has seen tangible benefits in quicker and more efficient data transfer with its international operations and third party partners.

He said in a statement: “Increased demand means we’re also expanding capability by integrating [the application] directly into some of our systems.”

The platform allows sensitive files of up to 20GB to be sent securely over a company’s network. It provides audit trails so that file transfers can be tracked to demonstrate compliance with data protection regulations and operates with cloud architectures.

In an interview with RSA CIO James de Watteville late last year, he explained that one of the priorities for the company was to integrate recent mergers and acquisitions with core IT systems, ensuring a high level of service for its customers across the world.

The Accellion deal should contribute to this strategy of standardising a high level of customer service across all its businesses.