PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - May 5, 2016) - Accellion, Inc., the leading provider of private cloud solutions for secure file sharing and collaboration that ensures data security and compliance, today announced it has received "in process" certification for FedRAMP and anticipates full certification in 2016.

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 Government quickly, rigorously, and consistently assess the security of cloud solutions that are used or are being considered for use by federal agencies.

"We are very excited to have reached this important milestone," commented Yorgen Edholm, CEO of Accellion. "This achievement demonstrates to our many current and prospective government customers that we take cyber security and the authenticity of their data extremely seriously. We are actively pursuing and progressing toward full FedRAMP certification so that we can further support government agencies in their pursuit to protect sensitive data."

The FedRAMP certification 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. Accellion has completed all the preparatory steps and is currently in the independent testing phase with a Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO). Accellion is working with its sponsoring agency to coordinate this progress with the FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO).

Once certified, federal agencies will have validation that kiteworks is a superior content management and collaboration solution that enables their employees to securely access and transfer sensitive government documents. At that time, the kiteworks FedRAMP (GovCloud) package will be available in isolated environments on Amazon Cloud and GovCloud.
Accellion is FIPS 140-2 validated and currently compliant with a number of industry and government regulations including: SOX, HIPAA (with signed BAA), ITAR, SOC2, and PCI DSS Level 1.

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Accellion, Inc. provides secure access to enterprise content wherever it is stored to enable increased enterprise productivity and ensure data security and compliance. Accellion, Inc. is the leading provider of private cloud solutions offering enterprise organizations the scalability, flexibility, control and security to enable a global workforce with the tools they need to securely create, access and share information, wherever work takes them. Accellion solutions are used by more than 15 million users and 2,500 of the world's leading corporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; Indiana University Health; Kaiser Permanente; Hogan Lovells; Bridgestone; Harvard University; US Securities and Exchange Commission; and NASA. For more information please visit or call (650) 485-4300. Follow Accellion's Blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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