|[November 13, 2012]
Accellion, Inc. Introduces kitepoint to Mobilize Enterprise Content without VPN
PALO ALTO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Inc., the award-winning pioneer in providing enterprise-class, secure
and mobile file sharing solutions, today announced the launch of
kitepoint™, a new component of
the Accellion Mobile File Sharing solution that mobilizes enterprise
content securely without need for a VPN. Kitepoint allows users to share
files externally, and provides them with unified, secure, mobile access
and sharing of files stored within Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
systems such as SharePoint, while maintaining security and compliance.
Eliminating the need for cumbersome VPN connections, kitepoint is
accessible on smartphones and tablets via Accellion
Mobile Apps for iOS and Android (News - Alert), and on laptops and desktops via the
Accellion Web interface.
"The productivity gains of mobilizing a workforce can be quickly negated
by the inability to securely access and share enterprise content - with
both internal and external users," stated Yorgen Edholm, CEO of
Accellion, Inc. "With the launch of kitepoint, Accellion is paving the
way for enterprises to unleash the benefits of the BYOD post PC era by
making it easy for business users to securely access enterprise content
whenever and wherever they need it."
"Content is growing at an extraordinary rate and is stored and
distributed across the enterprise in SharePoint sites, ECMs and file
shares," stated Terri McClure, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy
Group. "The ability to have a single point of access to multiple
enterprise content stores from mobile devices will be a critical
capability for businesses that are truly looking to maximize the
productivity of a mobile workforce."
Unifying Access to Content Slos
Kitepoint greatly simplifies access to files spread across disparate
content stores by providing a secure, single point of access to
SharePoint, Windows file shares, ECM systems and other enterprise
content stores. Users no longer have to struggle to find content by
navigating multiple file structures for needed documents, hence speeding
up response times to business requests and increasing productivity.
Today, kitepoint is available for Microsoft (News - Alert) SharePoint, and through the
first half of 2013 will incrementally integrate with additional content
management systems including Windows File Servers, NFS and other ECMs.
Mobilizing SharePoint and Enterprise Content
With the launch of kitepoint, Accellion empowers business users to
easily and securely access enterprise files stored in SharePoint and
other content repositories using tablets and smartphones (iOS and
Android devices). In addition, kitepoint allows files to be shared with
external users via a secure link, ensuring the integrity of the
reference document, maintaining accountability and avoiding the security
risks associated with e-mailing sensitive content.
Previously, mobile access to SharePoint was costly and time consuming to
enable and employees typically resorted to duplicating and storing
sensitive content in free consumer-grade cloud storage services.
Kitepoint eliminates these challenges by not requiring a VPN in order to
securely access existing content. Instead, users access SharePoint
through a trusted kitepoint connection. User authentication, access
control and the content itself are managed within SharePoint, minimizing
the risk and cost of the system.
Security and Compliance
As with all Accellion solutions, security and IT control are integral
features of kitepoint. Accellion allows organizations to maintain
control and security of enterprise data with a private cloud deployment
and IT administrators can centrally provision users and manage security
policies across all content stores including access rights for auditing,
reporting and demonstrating compliance.
Kitepoint is currently available to beta testers for SharePoint 2007 and
SharePoint 2010, and will be made generally available in December.
Accellion, Inc. is a 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 10 million users and 1,600 of the
world's leading corporations and government agencies including Procter &
Gamble; Indiana University Health; Kaiser Permanente; Lovells;
Bridgestone; Ogilvy (News - Alert) & 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 in 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,
Accellion, Accellion Secure Collaboration, Accellion Mobile Apps,
Accellion Secure Workspace, Accellion Managed File Transfer, kitedrive,
and kitepoint are trademarks or registered trademarks of Accellion, Inc.
in the US and other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are
the property of their respective owners.
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