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Accellion

November 05, 2015 08:00 ET

Accellion Hosts Third Annual Customer Council Meeting

Industry Leaders Meet to Discuss Security and Compliance Needs, and Strategies for Navigating Shadow IT

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 5, 2015) - Accellion, Inc., the leading provider of private cloud solutions for secure file sharing and collaboration that ensure data security and compliance, today announced the conclusion of its annual strategic customer council meeting.

As a market leader in securing critical enterprise content, Accellion hosts a Customer Council meeting once a year to meet with market leaders in their respective industries to discuss strategic enterprise IT imperatives. This year's meeting focused on enterprise information security, innovations in mobile security, and strategies for enhancing business productivity while ensuring security and compliance.

As organizations struggle to manage a Shadow IT framework enabled by a mobile workforce, complete with disparate devices, applications and storage solutions, business leaders have a mandate to protect their proprietary information and mitigate the risk of a data breach. Meeting government agency and enterprise critical information security and compliance needs therefore is a key focus for Accellion and featured prominently in the Company's annual customer council meeting.

"With the rate and severity of breaches increasing daily, keeping our data secure is absolutely vital," commented Justin Daniels, Web Services IT Manager with Mi-Tek Industries. "Having full control of enterprise data, including the knowledge of exactly where files are and who is accessing them therefore provides an essential level of security for enterprise organizations in this current climate."

"As the need for information security grows, organizations increasingly look to Accellion to provide a solution to connect users securely to all of their enterprise content whenever they need it and wherever it resides," commented Yorgen Edholm, CEO of Accellion. "We remain focused on serving this critical need in order to keep our customers' most valuable content secure."

Market leading customers in attendance included: Intuit, County of Sacramento, Mi-Tek Industries, Mitsubishi Electric, National Library of France, University of California at Berkeley, and Western Union, among others.

kiteworks Momentum Continues
This year's customer council meeting coincided with the one-year anniversary of the launch of Accellion's kiteworks secure content platform. Enterprise organizations and government agencies in the US and abroad are increasingly selecting kiteworks to ensure secure file sharing and collaboration whenever and wherever.

The emergence of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) workforce, widespread adoption of free public cloud storage solutions, and an increase in the number and sophistication of data breaches is driving demand for secure file sharing solutions by corporations and government agencies. As a result, the security features inherent in the kiteworks secure content platform make it a "must have" solution for organizations. kiteworks security features include:

  • Encryption key ownership
  • Private Cloud, on-premise deployment
  • User-friendly digital rights management (DRM) with watermarking, view-only, and file withdraw capabilities
  • Policy-based content retention
  • File and folder expiration
  • eDiscovery
  • DLP
  • Auditing and reporting
  • LDAP/AD, SSO integration
  • Remote wipe
  • Restricted admin access to content

With the recent rejection of Safe Harbor agreements by the European Court of Justice, forcing US companies to revisit how they store European customer data, Accellion provides a business critical information security solution with its private cloud, on-premise secure content platform that ensures data privacy as well as data sovereignty.

"As enterprise content is increasingly moving to the cloud and is under increasing threat from cyber attacks, the need for a secure content platform that ensures secure file sharing and collaboration becomes more and more critical," commented Yorgen Edholm, CEO of Accellion.

For more information about Accellion, please visit: www.accellion.com.

About Accellion

Accellion, Inc. provides the leading secure content platform that increases enterprise productivity and ensures data security and compliance. More than 12 million users and 2,000 of the world's leading corporations and government agencies use Accellion to enable secure access to enterprise content from any device, thereby increasing business productivity and ensuring enterprise security and compliance. For more information please visit www.accellion.com or call (650) 485-4300. Follow Accellion's Blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Accellion and kiteworks are 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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