Accellion Unveils kitedrive - Dropbox for the Enterprise

Enabling Secure Mobile File Sharing Solutions for Business Use

 
Palo Alto, CA – March 12, 2012 –

Accellion, Inc., today announced Secure Mobile File Sharing solutions for enterprises, businesses and individuals that include kitedrive™ file synchronization capabilities to enable business users to be securely connected to their files anytime, anywhere. Accellion is filling an important business need by addressing security concerns related to BYOD, and the use of free consumer file sharing applications within enterprise organizations. Included within the Accellion Secure Mobile File Sharing solutions is kitedrive sync, a new file sharing capability from Accellion, that enables business users to synchronize files across devices, including iPad, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry, for secure anytime, anywhere access to information, while at the same time providing IT and Security teams management over mobile access to content.

“There are real security concerns with the use of free mobile file-sharing and synchronization platforms by business users who need anytime access to enterprise data,” said Chris Hazelton, Research Director, Mobile and Wireless at 451 Research. “In place of consumer-based offerings, IT needs to provide alternatives that offer control and management capabilities to protect confidential information. Providing these enterprise-grade services to government and business users, especially those in regulated industries, will ensure much-needed awareness and control of corporate data that moves across the multiple devices that employees use today.”

As a welcome enterprise-class alternative to free consumer-grade file sharing and syncing solutions such as Dropbox, Accellion provides enterprise, business and individual users with ease of use and simplicity in addition to increased security features, including most importantly IT and Security controls and management of users and privileges to address mobile security.

“The influx of personal smartphones and tablets into enterprise organizations is threatening information security as IT and Security teams scramble to address BYOD and Mobile Security,” said Yorgen Edholm, CEO of Accellion. “Balancing employee demand for increased mobile access while ensuring enterprise-class security and control is now possible with Accellion Secure Mobile File Sharing Solutions.”

“Everything we do is based on a collaborative, team-based approach, so we needed a solution that supported this philosophy,” said Noman Ahmed of Halsall Associates. “Now, we don’t have to think twice about how to share documents. Accellion is the go-to source for all external interactions. We are looking forward to implementing Accellion's new sync features especially with mobile devices."

The Accellion Mobile File Sharing solutions all include Accellion Mobile Apps and the new Accellion kitedrive sync capability that provides secure cloud storage, file sharing and sync for business users. In addition, the Accellion Mobile File Sharing Solution for Business provides secure collaboration features including secure workspaces, commenting, notifications, versioning, and secure uploads and downloads. Accellion Mobile File Sharing for Business can be seamlessly upgraded to the Enterprise solution allowing deployment of more advanced enterprise file sharing features including private, hybrid cloud deployment, LDAP/AD integration, SAML/SSO, DLP integration and Archiving.

  • Accellion Mobile File Sharing for Individuals: Single user with 2GB cloud storage free 
  • Accellion Mobile File Sharing for Business: 5-500 users with 1,000GB cloud storage
  • Accellion Mobile File Sharing for Enterprise: 5 - unlimited users with unlimited cloud storage (public, private, hybrid cloud) enterprise options include: Archiving, DLP Integration, SFTP, LDAP/AD integration

About Accellion

Accellion, Inc. is a profitable, well-funded, private company that provides enterprise-class mobile file sharing solutions to enable secure, anytime, anywhere access to information while ensuring enterprise security and compliance. More than 9 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 www.accellion.com or call (650)-485-4300. Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.