SOURCE: Accellion


April 26, 2016 09:00 ET

Accellion Named a Leader in Hybrid EFSS Solutions

Evaluation Notes Accellion's Breadth of EFSS Capabilities and High Customer Satisfaction

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 26, 2016) - Accellion, Inc., the leading provider of private cloud solutions for secure file sharing and collaboration that enhance data security and compliance, today announced it has been named a "Leader" in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync And Share Platforms, Hybrid Solutions, Q2 2016 by Forrester Research.

Forrester evaluated vendors in the hybrid EFSS solution marketplace with particular emphasis on usability, ease of sharing with external participants, security, and flexibility in supporting customers not ready for a cloud-based EFSS solution.

With respect to Accellion and its secure content platform, kiteworks, Forrester noted a breadth of capabilities that contributed to its performance. In particular, Forrester cited:

  • A "solid set of secure file editing and sharing, search, and content security capabilities"
  • Integrations to a "broad set of content stores, such as ECM systems, network drives, and even other cloud-based collaboration services"
  • Support for "retention and disposal policies as well as legal holds"

As part of the evaluation process, Forrester conducted vendor interviews and Accellion's customers gave "high ratings for usability, particularly for search, file sharing, and mobile."

"We are very proud of being named a leader by Forrester Research," commented Yorgen Edholm, CEO of Accellion. "For organizations who have strict data security and/or compliance requirements, we believe a private cloud, on-premises solution remains the best alternative. We continue to focus on making kiteworks the best solution in the marketplace that provides the most versatile deployment options while allowing content to be securely accessed from any repository on premises or in the public cloud."

Forrester sees value in the hybrid EFSS solutions marketplace, namely "flexibility of deployment options is what gives these vendors competitive differentiation over the cloud-only providers. Hybrid EFSS providers allow enterprises to gain the benefits of mobile-friendly, secure file-sharing technology without the burden of migrating content to yet another repository."

Enhancing employee productivity with connectors to multiple content systems and ensuring content security and compliance with a number of security features are hallmarks of the kiteworks secure content platform.

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About Accellion
Accellion, Inc. provides the leading secure content platform that increases enterprise productivity and ensures data security and compliance. More than 15 million users and 2,500 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 or call (650) 485-4300. Follow Accellion's Blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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