Pokémon Chooses Vera’s Data-Centric Security Platform to Protect Critical IP Worldwide

The Pokémon Company International Relies on Vera to Secure and Track Rich Media Files, Unreleased Game Designs, and More, For Secure Collaboration and Rights Management

PALO ALTO, Calif. October 25, 2018 – Vera (vera.com), the trusted standard for securing and sharing enterprise data, today announced that The Pokémon Co. International. has chosen Vera as the company’s enterprise standard for data security and rights management. Responsible for brand management, licensing, and marketing, The Pokémon Co. is harnessing Vera’s data-centric security platform to protect IP and other sensitive content once created and shared amongst employees, partners, and third-party contractors worldwide.

‘’For an international brand like Pokémon, having the tools to enable employees and partners to share information more freely, and securely, is extremely powerful,’’ said John Visneski, Director of Information Security and Data Protection Officer at Pokémon. ‘’When it comes to our data security strategy, we’re less concerned about security enforcement, but rather the ability to provide employees with enough easy buttons when it comes to protecting sensitive data. Our employees are leveraging Vera to do their jobs faster and more effectively, keeping us ahead of the curve.”

Collaboration is essential to Pokémon’s business when sharing rich media files, game designs, and new character ideas, which require mass collaboration, dynamic editing, and a lengthy production process. As a result, data is everywhere: shared between partners, across internal teams, making control and visibility into these files nearly impossible. Harnessing Vera’s data-centric security platform, Pokémon enables its employees and partners to work from anywhere, at any time, on any device and has adopted Vera to support secure collaboration among internal teams and individuals outside the company.

The Pokémon Co. is using Vera to:

• Build a successful global information security strategy to protect and monitor sensitive content amongst employees, partners, and third-party designers
• Have peace of mind when sharing sensitive files across organizational teams and third parties to ensure increased data security and secure collaboration
• Make it as easy as possible for employees to work securely, utilizing the company’s current SharePoint Online, Dropbox, and local file shares to protect content downloaded and shared beyond the corporate perimeter

Due to the rise in a complex web of state, federal, and international regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the way Pokémon protects its employee and user data has changed dramatically. A key driver for Pokémon’s investment was Vera’s ability to provide the 360-degree audit trail and chain of custody necessary to dynamically control data, while simultaneously preserving their privacy, across all applications, devices, and platforms.

To learn more about how Vera’s data-centric security technology is protecting Pokémon’s most critical IP, watch this 3-minute video interview.

About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, please visit www.pokemon.com.

About Vera
Vera is a next-generation data security company enabling businesses of all sizes to secure, track and share any kind of data, no matter where it’s stored or located. With robust policy enforcement, strong encryption, and strict access controls, Vera’s data-centric security solution enables employees to collaborate freely while ensuring the highest levels of security, visibility and control. For more information, visit www.vera.com

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