Doxis4 adds a Whole New Level of Security to Content and Collaboration

by December 11, 2017 0 comments

SER is the first ECM vendor to cleverly incorporate ECM and blockchain technology. Whereas others are still discussing the opportunities of blockchain and ECM.

SER has introduced a POS (proof of store) solution: Doxis4Cloud unites the benefits of ECM collaboration among internal and external partners with an extra coating of security and trust by adding blockchain functionalities. The blockchain acts as a security guard for all parties concerned and removes the possible distrust against the owner of the collaboration platform.

Besides, the vast existing security measures in SER’s software solution, the POS module was added to Doxis4Cloud. It catalogues all Doxis4 documents and their versions in Ethereum in a way, which anyone can list and authorize the documents stored in Doxis4Cloud. Therefore, the inviolable nature of the Ethereum blockchain network makes sure agreement among participants regarding the documents, their existence and legitimacy.

We are proud to present the first integration of Doxis4 and blockchain. With this we give internationally operating teams of internal and external parties a solid and secure solution to add an extra layer of trust and reliability to their collaboration efforts,” stated Morad Rhlid, Managing Director of SER Solutions International. “From idea to proof of store in only a few months marks the strengths and knowledge with which we innovate and further develop our platform,” adds Rhlid.

How Ethereum boosts Doxis4Cloud

To make the most out of this connection, Ethereum and Doxis4Cloud work closely to further enhance the security measures. The cataloging process is based on Ethereum smart contracts in which the document hash values and a set of eligible identifying metadata, including the file name, are stored in the blockchain’s distributed ledger. Later on, this metadata can be retrieved to prove the existence of a certain document and validate its integrity.

The smart contract itself offers a set of compression methods, which enables the iteratively listing of all catalogued documents, searches for a particular document by its metadata, and the retrieval of the document hash value, which can be easily used to validate the document integrity.

Although the POS module has a user-friendly way to appeal to these methods, the same methods can be simply invoked using third-party frontends to keep the validation process totally impartial. One example of such a third party is myetherwallet.com that can be used by just having the smart contract address.

Additionally, as long as the 20,000 and more nodes – spread across the globe that comprise the Ethereum network – keep the ledger alive, the document listing will be accessible independently of the availability of the content management platform.

The POS module is just a first step in SER’s journey towards blockchain integration, while the company is constantly looking into future use cases and opportunities.

 

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