Accellion Strengthens File Synchronization Capabilities with New Mac Client and Enhanced User Controls

Accellion Delivers kitedrive File Synchronization across Mobile Devices and Computers, While Providing IT with Security and Management Tools to Ensure Data Integrity

Palo Alto, CA – August 27, 2012 –

Accellion®, Inc., the award-winning pioneer in providing enterprise-class, secure and mobile file sharing solutions, today announced enhanced user controls for its kitedrive ™ file synchronization solutions as well as the availability of kitedrive for Mac users. 

Kitedrive sync is a feature of Accellion Mobile File Sharing solutions launched earlier this year, and enables business users to access up-to-date enterprise content anytime, anywhere, from any device – mobile, tablet, laptop and desktop – whether Mac or PC. 

In addition to the new Mac availability, kitedrive sync also includes new features that give users control over the frequency of sync and which folders should sync.  Details on these features include:

Selective Sync -   Enables users to select and de-select syncing for shared files and folders.  Selective Sync makes it easier for users to synchronize the content that matters the most to them.  Users can decide which content they want to synchronize and when.

Scheduled Sync – Enables users to schedule the synchronization of files and folders. Users can easily get the most up–to-date content across devices with the frequency they want.  Users can synchronize content on a frequency of every 60 minutes to every 24 hours.

Accellion Mobile File Sharing solutions with kitedrive sync combine the ease of use of consumer-centric file syncing solutions with the IT controls, security and management that enterprises require. All files placed in kitedrive are securely synchronized to the cloud to ensure that business users have access to their latest content across multiple devices. Files that are edited offline are automatically synchronized when the users are online. Kitedrive sync offers sophisticated conflict resolution on files to ensure that important content isn’t automatically overridden or deleted when two users edit the same document and then upload the file to shared workspaces. 

“Our users have been very happy with Accellion’s easy-to-use and secure mobile file sharing solution.  With the introduction of kitedrive sync for the Mac and PC, our users are looking forward to anytime, anywhere access to the most up-to-date information,” said Sunil Erraballi, Senior IT Director of Synovus Bank.  “All team members at Synovus Bank are focused on delivering exceptional customer service.  In IT, if we can increase productivity and responsiveness to customers with products like Accellion, it’s a huge win.”

For IT departments, kitedrive file synchronization provides administrators with the necessary user and file activity logs to monitor and ensure information security standards are being met.  The kitedrive client is integrated with LDAP and SAML to ensure only authorized file syncing and sharing of enterprise content.  Kitedrive sync also works in conjunction with data leak protection (DLP) solutions to ensure that file synchronization is not only secure and tracked, but also monitored and filtered based on corporate policies for the protection of intellectual property.

“Accellion has been delivering secure file sharing for more than a decade and we understand the complexity of merging the evolving file sharing needs of the business user with the security requirements of IT,” stated Mary Nicknish, Director of Product Development, Accellion, Inc.  “Today’s employees are constantly on the move, utilizing multiple devices, and the most up-to-date file isn’t always on the right device. With kitedrive, IT administrators are confident users can access their files, while enterprise-class information is secured and controlled.”

In addition to Mac computers, kitedrive offers sync capabilities for computers running Windows 7.0 and later. For mobile devices, the kitedrive sync folder can be accessed via the Accellion Mobile Apps on Apple iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices.

To utilize kitedrive file synchronization, users simply install the kitedrive client on their devices and designate which files they would like to keep synchronized. 

About Accellion

Accellion, Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise-class mobile file sharing solutions to enable secure, anytime, anywhere access to information while ensuring enterprise security and compliance. More than 10 million users and 1,600 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; Activision; Indiana University Health; Kaiser Permanente; Foley & Mansfield; Lovells; Bridgestone; Ogilvy & Mather; Harvard University; Guinness World Records; US Securities and Exchange Commission; and NASA use Accellion to protect intellectual property, ensure compliance, improve business productivity and reduce IT costs. Accellion file sharing solutions can be deployed on public, private and hybrid cloud environments and provide the ease-of-use business users need while giving the enterprise organization the flexibility, scalability and protection it needs. For more information please visit or call (650)-485-4300. Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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