Whitepapers

Read in-depth analysis of the latest issues, trends, and opportunities related to mobile file sharing, sync, productivity, BYOD, the consumerization of IT, and cloud storage and sharing in this selection of Accellion whitepapers.

 
Forrester - Market Trends: Secure File Sharing And Collaboration In The Enterprise
BYOD initiatives, workforce demands, and peer and partner collaboration requirements increasingly drive the need for secure electronic file sharing solutions which augment and support a holistic data protection strategy. This report presents a market overview, showcasing workforce behaviors and trends that are hastening demand for these services.
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ESG Research Brief: The Demand for Hybrid Online File Sharing Solutions
This ESG Research brief describes the findings of an in-depth survey, including the increasing demand for alternatives to the “one-size-fits-all,” cloud-based approach to online file sharing (OFS), especially among current OFS users who currently leverage that deployment model. Learn more about different deployment models for online file sharing in this brief.
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GigaOm Pro: The Rewards and Risks of Enterprise Mobility
The productivity gains that are uniquely enabled by the cloud and mobile also present significant enterprise security challenges. Valuable and private data stored on mobile devices presents potential nightmare scenarios for departments and teams using the technology as well as CIOs, CSOs, and IT managers. This research report will outline the importance of balancing the advantages and risk of increasing enterprise mobility.
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451 Research Impact Report
In this Impact Report, “kiteworks flies high as Accellion looks toward an IPO” 451 Research discusses the prospects for an Accellion IPO, as well the competitive landscape for Accellion and the merits of the most recent kiteworks release.
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Mobile Enablement

BYOD File Sharing – Go Private Cloud to Mitigate Data Risks
The consumerization of IT and the popularity of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) are jeopardizing the security and integrity of business data. Seeking an easy way to share files across smartphones, tablets, and desktops, employees are signing up for free public cloud file sharing services that lack rigorous security and audit controls. Download this whitepaper to learn the benefits of adopting private cloud solution for file sharing and synchronization.
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2013 Survey Results: Mobile Security Strategies
How are Organizations Tackling Today’s Top Mobile Security Challenges? This report details results of a recent survey Information Security Media Group (ISMG) conducted with senior IT leaders in healthcare, financial services and government. Sponsored by Accellion, the report also offers expert commentary and analysis by Tom Field, vice president of Editorial for ISMG as well as input by Malcolm Harkins, chief information security and privacy officer at Intel, and Elayne Starkey, CISO for the State of Delaware.
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Mobile Data Security: 14 Steps to Securing Your Mobile Workforce
The typical mobile worker is carrying three or more mobile devices, at least one of which is a personal device brought from home. Organizations need to protect their data on every mobile device it resides. Unfortunately, enterprise mobile security falls short too much of the time. Download this whitepaper to learn 14 steps to reduce the risk of mobile data breaches while keeping mobile workers productive.
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Enterprise Mobility Management: A Data Security Checklist
Secure file sharing, syncing and associated productivity requirements impose pressing technical and operational challenges on organizations.This document presents a checklist of features organizations should review when evaluating a data security solution as part of an enterprise mobility management strategy.
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Universal Content Access

5 Best Practices for Secure Enterprise Content Mobility
The proliferation of mobile devices and IT management’s increasing acceptance of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are creating new security challenges for enterprises. While Mobile Device Management (MDM) provides a useful framework for provisioning mobile devices and Mobile Application Management (MAM) provides a useful framework for provisioning and managing apps, neither MDM nor MAM address the file sharing and collaboration needs of mobile users. Such a solution —Mobile Content Management (MCM)— protects content itself, regardless of which devices are being used, enabling users to share that content securely across mobile devices and with other authorized users.
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Managing Growth and Driving Down Costs for Microsoft SharePoint
Osterman Research: This white paper presents the results of a market research survey conducted with organizations that have already deployed SharePoint. Results show that SharePoint is not fully optimized in many organizations. Learn more about how to manage growth and drive down costs for Sharepoint.
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Enterprise IT and Security

Mobilize SharePoint Securely: Top 5 Enterprise Requirements
To stay productive, mobile users want continuous access to business data—including data stored in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems such as Microsoft® SharePoint – and they want to collaborate on and share that information with co-workers, business partners, vendors and customers. When they discover how difficult it is to access SharePoint files on smartphones and tablets, they often do an end run around corporate IT and post files to cloud-based file-sharing services like Dropbox. Copies of SharePoint files then spread from device to device, unmonitored and uncontrolled by IT. Read this whitepaper learn how to mobilize SharePoint securely by meeting the five requirements enterprises should look for a solution:
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10 Mobile Security Requirements for BYOD
Enterprises need to ensure that mobile workers always have the information they need at their fingertips and can share it with business partners and customers, while also ensuring that confidential data remains secure and that data security regulations and policies are never violated.
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Secure File Sharing for HIPAA Compliance: Protecting PHI
Healthcare organizations (HCOs) and their partners make themselves vulnerable to data breaches by sharing confidential files through physical media such as CDs and USB sticks and over online and mobile channels such as personal, dropbox-type applications, FTP or email. Learn how secure file sharing solutions help HCOs reduce the risk of data breaches and improve their compliance with industry regulations such as HIPAA.
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Survey Report: Mobile Content Security and Productivity
This report provides the key findings taken from a survey conducted by AIIM (an advocate and supporter of information professionals) between June and July 2013. Learn how important mobile access is to users, how likely they are to by-pass authorized systems, how compliant current collaboration practices are, and what collaboration functionality user expect on their mobile devices.
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Online File Sharing

Evaluating Enterprise File Sharing Solutions: A Buyers Guide
Today’s workforce is mobile and enterprise organizations require secure file sharing solutions that enable employees to access the files they need from any source at any location, while ensuring that all file access and file sharing complies with the organization’s policies and industry regulations. Download this whitepaper to learn which features buyers should consider when evaluating an enterprise file sharing solution for today’s mobile workforce.
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Enterprise Strategy Group: Evaluating Cloud File Sharing and Collaboration Solutions
This whitepaper, written by Industry Analyst Terri McClure with The Enterprise Strategy Group, explores criteria for evaluating enterprise mobile cloud file sharing and collaboration solutions. Specifically, questions organizations need to ask when reviewing infrastructure choices, service and support, administration and control capabilities, as well as security and availability features.
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Osterman Research: The Need for Enterprise-Grade File Sharing and Synchronization
Cloud-based file-sharing and synchronization (FSS) tools are among the hottest applications used in the workplace. These tools, which broadly can be classified as “consumer-focused” because they are typically deployed by individual users and not as part of a coordinated IT plan, offer tremendous usability. This white paper discusses how departments should deploy enterprise-grade replacements for these tools that will provide the same benefits of everywhere-access to files but that put IT in control.
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Beyond Dropbox: Requirements for Enterprise File Sharing and File Synchronization
Free file synchronization apps promise a hassle-free solution to many, but prove to be an immense challenge to those in charge of IT and security. These consumer-class services put enterprises at risk for data leaks, security attacks, and regulatory compliance violations.
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