Accellion Receives FedRAMP Authorization for its Secure Content Collaboration Platform

Authorization Validates Content Security Capabilities and Accelerates Approval Process with Federal Agencies

Palo Alto, California, UNITED STATES

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Accellion, Inc., the leading provider in hybrid and private cloud secure content collaboration, today announced it has received FedRAMP authorization from the U.S. Federal Government, determining its kiteworks secure content collaboration platform is compliant with Federal security requirements.

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Initiated to increase cloud adoption across the Federal Government, FedRAMP is a rigorous security assessment and authorization framework developed by cybersecurity and cloud experts from a number of government agencies and private industry. The goal of FedRAMP is to help the Federal Government quickly, rigorously, and consistently assess the security of cloud solutions that are used or are being considered for use by federal agencies. 

The FedRAMP authorization assessment process includes an in-depth examination of a solution’s data security and data governance capabilities, as well as the security practices of the technology companies providing the cloud services. Now authorized, Accellion kiteworks can be deployed in isolated environments on Amazon Cloud to enable government employees to securely access and transfer sensitive documents.

Accellion has a number of Federal Government customers already leveraging its products to collaborate securely with external partners, including: National Park Service, Securities and Exchange Commission, National Institute for Standards and Technology, United States Senate, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, NASA, National Transportation Safety Board, USDA, National Science Foundation, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and National Gallery of Art, among many more.

“With Federal employees handling and sharing sensitive content across a vast network of staff and partners, content security is absolutely critical to ensure project success, personal privacy, and public safety,” shared Michael Shrader, Vice President of Intelligence and Innovative Solutions at Carahsoft Technology Corporation, a leading provider of IT solutions for Government agencies. “Our longstanding partnership reflects our belief that Accellion is uniquely qualified to enable secure intra- and inter-agency content collaboration for Federal employees and their associates. We congratulate Accellion on this important milestone and look forward to shared and continued success in solving Government agencies’ secure content collaboration needs.”

Accellion is FIPS 140-2 validated and currently compliant with a number of industry and government regulations including: ITAR, SOC2, and PCI DSS Level 1, among others.

“We have an enviable track record of supporting Government agencies in their efforts to collaborate efficiently, while keeping their sensitive content secure,” commented Jonathan Yaron, Chairman and CEO of Accellion. “Earning full FedRAMP authorization reinforces our commitment to agencies at all levels that we take the security of their content extremely seriously. Government agencies can move forward with confidence, knowing that kiteworks has the proven capabilities needed to protect the sensitive data they share with colleagues, partners and constituents.”

Accellion will be demonstrating its kiteworks secure content collaboration platform in Booth #312 at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC June 12-14.

To learn more about Accellion’s FedRAMP authorization, visit FedRAMP’s authorized product page.

To learn more how kiteworks enables secure and compliant file sharing for government agencies, visit:

For more information about Accellion and the kiteworks secure content platform, please visit:

About Accellion

Accellion, Inc. enables enterprise organizations to collaborate on content with external partners securely via a private cloud. Enterprises can leave existing content where it lives today, and extend it outside the firewall without having to migrate content or disrupt their business workflows. Accellion’s solutions are used by more than 15 million users and 2,500 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies including KPMG; Kaiser Permanente; Latham & Watkins; National Park Service; Umpqua Bank; Cargill; and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). For more information please visit or call (650) 485-4300. Follow Accellion on LinkedIn, TwitterFacebook and  Accellion’s Blog.

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