PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - May 20, 2014) - Accellion, Inc., the pioneer in providing secure enterprise solutions that improve mobile productivity, today announced new user-friendly, integrated digital rights management (DRM) features for its kiteworks solution, including the ability to control the viewing, copying and altering of shared documents. Corporations and government agencies are increasingly concerned about enterprise data leakage and the new kiteworks features provide additional security control over the sharing of sensitive and confidential information in an easy to use mobile-first design.

The new features include the ability to share a file in a View Only mode with document watermarking and full-content search. Recipients of the file cannot download, forward, or copy and paste any part of the file. In addition, kiteworks now also includes the ability to withdraw files, an extremely useful feature when a sender makes a mistake, either by sending a file to the wrong recipient or sending the wrong file. 

"With an increasingly mobile workforce, enterprise organizations are in urgent need of new enhanced solutions that protect confidential information as it is being accessed and shared on a whole new class of mobile devices," said Vidhya Ranganathan, SVP of Product, Accellion. "Our new DRM features add to kiteworks' extensive enterprise security features already available, including a three-tier private cloud architecture as well as data segregation, and is consistent with our goal of delivering a solution that provides robust data security that enhances, rather than hampering, business productivity."

The new DRM features in kiteworks that add significant security enhancements are:

  • View Only Role: Organizations want to ensure the security of sensitive information by preventing users from downloading or forwarding critical documents. With the view only role, files can be viewed with high fidelity on a mobile device or web browser but not downloaded or forwarded, thus enabling IT to maintain full control and visibility. Two additional security features further protect data leakage:
    • Watermarking: File security is enhanced by ensuring that recipients only receive an image of the file, with a custom watermark rather than an editable document. Watermarking strengthens the security of the View Only role, by ensuring that viewers cannot capture images and use them elsewhere.
    • Full Content Search: Within the online viewer on a mobile or web interface, users can search for and highlight key words or phrases.
  • Withdraw Files: Users now have the ability to withdraw files in the event they've sent the wrong content, or sent content to the wrong recipient. This capability is available for both mobile and web users, and adds another layer of security to protect document. Additionally, from within the Activity Stream users can resend files they've sent to a recipient or forward files to additional collaborators.

"To drive collaboration and productivity in a mobile world, IT needs to provide employees with solutions that are easy to use and provide a consumer-like experience, while providing IT the controls necessary to ensure corporate data is managed and protected. If the tools are difficult to use, employees will find their own solutions, which introduces risk into an organization," said Terri McClure, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "The new Accellion kiteworks features provide DRM-like security, while still maintaining a user-friendly feel, which should help keep consumer solutions out of the enterprise."

Launched earlier this year by Accellion, kiteworks offers a mobile-first design with integrated productivity tools for secure creation, editing, annotation and sharing of content on mobile devices including universal access to enterprise content stores, including SharePoint, Windows File Shares, Documentum and OpenText. With kiteworks, organizations are able to realize mobile productivity gains while benefitting from the security controls and features of an enterprise-grade solution.

These features will be generally in June. To learn more about kiteworks secure, private cloud file sharing and mobile collaboration capabilities visit our website.

About Accellion
Accellion, Inc. is an award-winning private company that provides mobile solutions to enterprise organizations that enable increased business productivity while ensuring security and compliance. As the leading provider of private cloud solutions for secure file sharing, Accellion offers enterprise organizations the scalability, flexibility, control and security to enable a mobile workforce with the tools they need to create, access and share information securely, wherever work takes them. More than 12 million users and 2,000 of the world's leading corporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; Indiana University Health; Kaiser Permanente; Lovells; Bridgestone; Harvard University; Guinness World Records; US Securities and Exchange Commission; and NASA use Accellion solutions to increase business productivity, protect intellectual property, ensure compliance and reduce IT costs. For more information please visit or call (650) 485-4300. Follow Accellion's Blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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