Mitigate risk of a data breach with DLP and AV scans while sharing files stored in various systems of record

Accellion, Inc., the leading provider of private cloud solutions for secure file sharing and collaboration, today announced several new, powerful security features in the kiteworks content platform that further enable enterprises to keep their critical enterprise data secure while extending compliance with rigorous industry requirements.

These new features provide added protection to an enterprise’s various content management systems by scanning all sent and received files to identify any viruses or malware that could lead to a data breach. Whether the files reside in on-premises or cloud-based enterprise content systems, the data within the files can now be scanned with data loss prevention (DLP) and antivirus (AV) capabilities to further safeguard enterprise content.

Because kiteworks seamlessly integrates with existing content management systems, employees can access, edit and share all enterprise content from a single pane of glass without having to duplicate or upload edited files back to the system of origin. Now with DLP scanning of every downloaded file and AV scanning of every uploaded file, employees can collaborate securely with external partners across the enterprise ecosystem while enterprises can be assured that their most critical content will stay secure, regardless of where it is stored or from which device it is accessed.

Accellion’s new security features include the following key capabilities:

  • Antivirus Scans on File Upload – perform an AV scan automatically on any file that is uploaded through kiteworks to an on-premises or cloud based enterprise content management system like SharePoint, SharePoint Online, Documentum, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, and others. If a user attempts to upload an infected file, the action will be suspended and the user will be informed of the failure.
  • Data Loss Prevention Scans on File Download – perform a DLP scan automatically on any file that is downloaded through kiteworks from an on-premises or cloud based ECM system. If the file is infected and fails the scan, both the recipient and sender will be informed.

“The core value of kiteworks is its ability to protect enterprise data and ensure rigorous industry compliance,” remarked Yorgen Edholm, CEO of Accellion. “These new features, in combination with our many existing capabilities, further demonstrate that kiteworks is singularly qualified to keep enterprises and their most valuable content safe.”

Accellion will be hosting a webinar to introduce these and other new features today, Wednesday July 27th, at 11:00 am PDT. To register for the webinar, please click here.

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About Accellion

The Accellion platform enables organizations to securely share sensitive information beyond enterprise borders while maintaining the controls and visibility needed to demonstrate compliance. Accellion’s solutions have been used by more than 25 million end users and have been installed at more than 3,000 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies including NYC Health + Hospitals; KPMG; Kaiser Permanente; Latham & Watkins; National Park Service; Umpqua Bank; Tyler Technologies; and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). For more information please visit or call (650) 485-4300. Follow Accellion on LinkedInTwitter, and Accellion’s Blog.

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