Timing is everything as HP announces it will be launching its DropBox alternative Link Site (which will be based in the UK) in November the same week as a major DropBox security scare emerges.

According to HP WorkSite head honcho Neil Araujo “LinkSite is the first solution to bring together the best features of a consumer file-sharing solution with the security and governance of an enterprise-grade content management system. This is a huge step forward for businesses; it allows them to maintain control of and apply policy to documents while supporting flexible and intuitive collaboration with customers and partners.”

The LinkSite module for WorkSite enables organizations to share and collaborate on files with colleagues, customers, and business partners. Using LinkSite, you can share select documents or folders from WorkSite with anyone outside the enterprise using HP Flow CM, HP’s cloud-based file sharing and synchronization service. LinkSite provides a single interface to share, view, edit, and search content, giving users a powerful integrated experience that increases productivity and improves customer service. LinkSite combines the simplicity of consumer services with enterprise grade security and a comprehensive audit trail to provide consistent stewardship over all business content.