March 06, 2012 08:00 ET

YouSendIt Launches New Business-to-Business Content Collaboration Solution

Workstream by YouSendIt™ Brings Deeper Integration With Microsoft SharePoint, Transforming How Users Securely Share Content Beyond the Firewall

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2012) - YouSendIt, Inc., the leading provider of extended enterprise collaboration services, today announced the launch of a new product line called Workstream by YouSendIt™. Workstream represents a new breed of content collaboration solution, tailored specifically for enterprises, offering deeper integration with Microsoft SharePoint and new administrative policies to transform how users securely share content beyond the firewall and across mobile devices, desktops and the Web.

Workstream makes accessing, sharing and managing content between customers, suppliers or partners easier and more secure, so users can collaborate, make decisions and close business faster. Because it integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Active Directory and Outlook, IT can maximize existing investments and business users can continue to work in their established workflows. Today, YouSendIt launched the general availability of its Workstream SharePoint plug-in so users can seamlessly and securely share files externally with partners, customers and vendors straight from SharePoint.

By focusing on addressing professionals' needs for ease, productivity and frictionless collaboration, YouSendIt has become the standard for content sharing via email with 28 million registered users worldwide. Now companies including AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Burr & Forman, CHI & Partners, Sesame Workshop and Woods Bagot have become early adopters of Workstream because it is easy to use and implement, integrated across all major tools and work environments and meets organizations' requirements for enterprise-grade security, policy management and Microsoft integration.

"Mobile workers need to access corporate information from devices outside of the firewall to be productive, but often IT does not support them," said Monica Basso, research vice president, Gartner, Inc. "As a result, they will do what it takes to get their jobs done, including using devices, apps and cloud services that are not authorized or supported by their organizations. Answering the productivity needs of the mobile workforce, while preserving IT control, is becoming a top priority for organizations everywhere to protect the integrity of their data."

Maximizes Microsoft Investment, Empowers Users, Integrates with the Tools They Use Today
Workstream provides the most secure cloud-based collaboration platform for Microsoft environments and is smartly integrated with Outlook for email solutions and SharePoint for content management.

  • Seamless - Integrates with Outlook so it fits right into existing email workflows. It eliminates the need to adopt new workflows so users don't have to switch between multiple applications to share critical content.
  • Empowers - Enables Outlook, SharePoint and Active Directory users to be more efficient and effective. It easily and securely extends content collaboration outside the firewall so users don't have to learn a new system and IT's significant Microsoft investments are protected.
  • Secure - Allows users to collaborate from any device or location while maintaining stringent security controls for IT so data is protected.

"Microsoft is committed to supporting the efforts of our partners, including YouSendIt, as it launches a new way for enterprises to collaborate," said Jenni Flinders, vice president, Partner Strategy & Programs, Microsoft Corp. "This product is a clear sign of YouSendIt's commitment to serving its customers and providing the latest solutions."

"While we're based out of New York, we work with 34 partners who create their own versions of Sesame Street in their own languages with characters representative of their own cultures," said Noah Broadwater, chief technology officer, Sesame Workshop. "Our IP is our business. YouSendIt met the requirement we had for securely sharing with our global partners and gave us greater visibility and controls over what we share and with whom. From a user perspective, it's discreet, sitting as a plug-in on our Outlook application. Users don't have to learn anything new, making them more productive on the job. In fact, when new Sesame employees start and are provisioned with email accounts, they also have YouSendIt accounts."

Empowers Users, Protects Enterprise Data with Smart Policies Across Applications
Workstream empowers users to collaborate on critical business content while meeting the requirement for a reliable, highly accessible, secure and scalable service for enterprises of all sizes. The new product line's smart policies and user management capabilities provide support for large groups of users that is consistently applied across all applications -- iPhone, iPad, Android, desktop (now generally available on Mac and Windows) and the Web.

Workstream now provides robust policy settings for white and black listing domains from file sharing and the ability to provision and de-provision users through integration with Microsoft Active Directory, giving IT the flexibility it needs to address a fluctuating workforce. It also enforces encryption on mobile devices and provides policies such as mobile application passcode enforcement and remote wipe of application data. The encryption feature is essential for protecting sensitive information from unauthorized users and is required to achieve compliance with industry regulations and internal policies.

"Our success has been predicated upon our focus on the professional user and the ease with which we help them collaborate," said Ivan Koon, CEO, YouSendIt. "By deeply embedding into existing email workflows, we have become the de-facto standard for extended enterprises. Now we are raising that bar by providing deeper collaboration features across mobile devices, smarter integration with the entire Microsoft stack and end-to-end policy and user management so that IT is confident in how data gets shared outside the firewall. Look for us to further empower enterprises as we announce key mobile partnerships in the coming weeks."

Workstream is available now. For more information, visit

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About YouSendIt
YouSendIt, Inc. is the leading provider of extended enterprise collaboration services, with millions of registered users in 193 countries across 98 percent of the Fortune 500. The company's online services span from simple file sharing to a comprehensive content collaboration suite of services that allow users across an entire organization to securely share content, sign documents, and access files from any mobile device or PC. Workstream by YouSendIt™, the company's flagship enterprise content collaboration offering, allows professionals to collaborate on content with users both inside and outside their organization while providing IT with centralized security policy and administrative controls to manage the flow of work across the entire extended enterprise. Headquartered in Campbell, CA, YouSendIt is a privately held company backed by venture capital firms Adams Street Partners, Alloy Ventures, Emergence Capital Partners, Sevin Rosen Funds and Sigma Partners. For more information, please visit

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