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Accellion Launches Two-Factor Authentication Capability

Further Enhances the Enterprise-Security Capabilities of kiteworks

 
Palo Alto, CA – October 28, 2014 –

Accellion, Inc., an industry leader in providing secure, enterprise mobile file sharing and collaboration solutions to enable increased business productivity, today announced that it has enhanced its enterprise-grade security features by including two-factor authentication (2FA). This boosts the existing kiteworks authentication process to increase the security protections available to corporations and government customers.

“Recent high profile security breaches, such as the iCloud scandal of stolen celebrity photos and the phishing scheme that exploited Dropbox to steal user credentials, highlight why corporations are looking for more enhanced content security features for their employees,” said Vidhya Ranganathan, SVP of Products at Accellion. “Our 2FA capabilities provide enterprises and government agencies with additional security safeguards to ensure that enterprise content is being securely accessed by only authorized users.”

The kiteworks 2FA can be configured per user profile, enabling administrators to determine if all standard users must use 2FA, or just restricted users. Alternatively, administrators can create custom user profiles to enforce 2FA.

Security Features

Organizations today are adopting BYOD policies, and to ensure the security and integrity of data on mobile devices, enterprise organizations need solutions to enable employees to securely connect to content. With the strong mobile security capabilities that kiteworks offers, enterprises can support end-user requirements to be productive on-the-go, while ensuring data security and compliance. kiteworks security capabilities include:

  • 2FA – Two-factor authentication can be configured per user profile and managed on any device.
  • Secure mobile container - an encrypted container that ensures the security and compliance of all content stored locally on a mobile device. 
  • Secure Integrated mobile editor – enables users to securely open, edit, and create MS Office files, and annotate PDFs without having to use unsecure 3rd party editors. File creation, editing, and annotation all take place within the kiteworks secure mobile container.
  • Selective remote wipe  - selectively wipe enterprise content saved in the secure mobile container when a device is lost or stolen
  • Whitelist helper apps – centrally manage and control which applications are allowed to open files within the kiteworks mobile app and prevent users from opening files using unsecure consumer apps.
  • PIN access – Configure offline PIN settings with full administrative control for accessing files in the secure mobile container.

In addition to the augmented 2FA security feature, Accellion has added full content search and custom branding to the kiteworks solution.

Full Content Search

The new kiteworks full content search capability enables users to quickly find relevant content by offering the ability to efficiently search and filter any content stored within kiteworks. Users can filter content based on file/folder name, author, date/time, file type and size. For example, users can query content searches such as “find all Word documents modified by Nina in the last week that contain the term ‘Product Roadmap 2014,'" and find the exact documents they need. The kiteworks full content search capability is available on mobile devices in addition to the web interface.

Custom Branding

The kiteworks custom branding capabilities allow organizations to customize the look and feel of the kiteworks solution to make consistent with corporate branding and identity. Organizations can custom brand the web and mobile login screens and sync login page including adding a custom background image and selecting custom colors for text and buttons to match corporate identity.  

About Accellion

Accellion, Inc. is an award-winning private company that provides mobile solutions to enterprise organizations to enable increased business productivity while ensuring security and compliance. As the leading provider of private cloud solutions for secure file sharing, Accellion offers enterprise organizations the scalability, flexibility, control and security to enable a mobile workforce with the tools they need to create, access and share information securely, wherever work takes them. More than 12 million users and 2,000 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; Indiana University Health; Kaiser Permanente; Lovells; Bridgestone; Harvard University; Guinness World Records; US Securities and Exchange Commission; and NASA use Accellion solutions to increase business productivity, protect intellectual property, ensure compliance and reduce IT costs. For more information please visit www.accellion.com or call (650)-485-4300. Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

From BYOD to WYOD: Get Ahead of Wearable Device Security

 

Wearable technology is the new “it” thing. From FitBit, to Google Glass, to Samsung Galaxy Gear, and now the Apple iWatch, users are literally arming themselves with the latest gadgets. This is particularly true among early adopters who are counting the days until the release of the Apple iWatch.

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Accellion in the Leaders Sector of the Aragon Research Globe for Mobile Content Management

Evaluation Based on Strength of Strategy and Performance

 
Palo Alto, CA – October 15, 2014 –

Accellion, Inc., an industry leader in providing secure, enterprise mobile file sharing and collaboration solutions to enable increased business productivity, today announced that it has been positioned in the “Leaders” sector of the October 2014 “Aragon Research GlobeTM for Mobile Content Management” report. 

“Accellion was an early pioneer in providing enterprise-grade security, and it continues to be an innovator in providing secure mobile content management,” said Jim Lundy, CEO and Lead Analyst, Aragon Research.

The kiteworks by Accellion solution features a three-tier private cloud architecture and mobile-first design with integrated productivity tools for secure creation, editing, annotation and sharing of content on mobile devices. It also offers secure mobile access to enterprise content stored both inside and outside the corporate firewall including Microsoft SharePoint, OpenText, Google Drive, Box and Windows Home drives. With kiteworks, organizations are able to realize mobile productivity gains, while benefitting from the security controls and features of an enterprise-grade solution.

“Our positioning in the “Leader” sector for mobile content management further validates our vision that enterprise content needs to be made accessible on mobile devices, in order for enterprise organizations to realize mobile workforce productivity gains,” said Paula Skokowski, CMO of Accellion.  “Accellion has taken a unique approach by allowing IT and security teams to universally track and control information access and sharing on mobile devices across all on-premise and cloud content storage systems, versus a siloed approach that hampers enterprise productivity." 

Click here to view the newly published 2014 “Aragon Research GlobeTM for Mobile Content Management” report.

About Aragon Research

Aragon Research is the newest technology research and advisory firm. Aragon delivers high impact interactive research and advisory services to provide enterprises the insight they need to help them make better technology and strategy decisions. Aragon Research serves business and IT leaders and has a proven team of veteran analysts. For more information, visit http://www.aragonresearch.com

About Accellion

Accellion, Inc. is an award-winning private company that provides mobile solutions to enterprise organizations to enable increased business productivity while ensuring security and compliance. As the leading provider of private cloud solutions for secure file sharing, Accellion offers enterprise organizations the scalability, flexibility, control and security to enable a mobile workforce with the tools they need to create, access and share information securely, wherever work takes them. More than 12 million users and 2,000 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; Indiana University Health; Kaiser Permanente; Lovells; Bridgestone; Harvard University; Guinness World Records; US Securities and Exchange Commission; and NASA use Accellion solutions to increase business productivity, protect intellectual property, ensure compliance and reduce IT costs. For more information please visit www.accellion.com or call (650)-485-4300. Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

The Aragon Research Globe™ for Mobile Content Management, 2014

The Aragon Research Globe™ for Mobile Content Management, 2014

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The Home Depot Breach: What’s at Stake?

 

Retailers love to earn the number one spot for holiday sales or profit margins, but lately some big names are holding a leading role that is considerably less desirable. Home Depot recently took the number one spot for the biggest data breach in retailing history when an estimated 56 million customer credit cards were compromised. The advancements of cyberhackers means that all retailers are at risk of a digital attack on their POS systems, and the likelihood of another attack being announced in the near future is high. 

The Apple-IBM Alliance: Illuminating the Future of BYOD

 

The mobile revolution, while firmly embedded in the consumer world, is now beginning to hit its stride in the enterprise world. This can be seen in the recent announcement from Apple and IBM, whose strategic alliance to develop joint solutions leveraging Apple devices and IBM software is an important next step for how enterprises consider mobile technology.

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