SDL Brings Unparalleled Security to Translation Supply Chain

SDL Secure Translation Solution offers a controlled environment where organizations determine who accesses their data, and how

Maidenhead, UK


WAKEFIELD, MA and MAIDENHEAD, UK – November 17, 2016SDL (LSE:SDL) today announced it is redefining security standards within the translation industry with the launch of its SDL Secure Translation Solution. As strict requirements continue to evolve in highly regulated industries – including Financial Services and Life Sciences – SDL is providing organizations the ability to be compliant as well as offering full traceability and access control of their content.

SDL Secure Translation Solution provides a cost-effective, easily deployable and scalable option in two ways. Customers can define content as highly sensitive and deliver it to SDL’s secure environment for translation. They have the option to use their linguists of choice and only those who have relevant permissions can access content. In addition, customers using SDL Language Service can be assured that their sensitive documents are sent via the secure environment and only accessed by translators that the customer defines.

Within the environment, companies can control how and by whom their data is accessed from either their on-premise technology solution, or by using our Language Delivery Service. Translation memory, terminology, translation workbench and machine translation are all available within the secure environment. This ensures that nothing can be stored locally, copied and pasted, printed or added to unauthorized translation memories.

The explosion of content has brought great challenges to global organizations, most notably around data privacy and protection. However, these challenges do not outweigh the need for high quality, localized translations to reach customers. SDL fulfills the demand for cost efficient, scalable and easy-to-implement solutions by building upon its history of offering a secure, translation supply chain for the most sensitive of content. The latest innovation allows customers to deliver highly sensitive information to SDL’s secure environment virtually, with the added safeguard of industry-leading standards. Documents containing highly sensitive information sent using SDL’s Language Delivery Service will be forwarded via the secure environment, only to be accessible to translators that have appropriate access rights.

“Security continues to be crucial for business,” said Adolfo Hernandez, CEO, SDL. “We are now taking it to the next level, providing an unprecedented level of security and control for those industries who require the highest level of protection.”

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About RWS

RWS Holdings plc is the world’s leading provider of technology-enabled language, content management and intellectual property services. We help our customers to connect with and bring new ideas to people globally by communicating business critical content at scale and enabling the protection and realization of their innovations. 

Our vision is to help organizations interact effectively with people anywhere in the world by solving their language, content and market access challenges through our collective global intelligence, deep expertise and smart technology. 

Customers include 90 of the globe’s top 100 brands, the top 10 pharmaceutical companies and 18 of the top 20 patent filers worldwide. Our client base spans Europe, Asia Pacific, and North and South America across the technology, pharmaceutical, medical, legal, chemical, automotive, government and telecommunications sectors, which we serve from offices across five continents. 

Founded in 1958, RWS is headquartered in the UK and publicly listed on AIM, the London Stock Exchange regulated market (RWS.L). 

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