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Accellion and Symantec join Forces to better secure mobile workers

kiteworks mobile app integrates with Symantec Sealed Program

Accellion and Symantec join forces to better secure mobile workers
kiteworks mobile app integrates with Symantec Sealed Program
PALO ALTO, CA, February 11, 2015 – Accellion, the leading provider of secure enterprise mobile solutions that enable increased productivity and security, today announced that it has launched the kiteworks for Symantec mobile app for Android. The app is integrated to specifically work with the Symantec Sealed Program, which wraps a security and policy management layer around any device.
“High profile security breaches, such as last year’s phishing scheme that exploited Dropbox to steal user credentials or the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, highlight why enterprises are constantly looking for improved ways to ensure the security of employee content, on any device,” said Vidhya Ranganathan, SVP of Products at Accellion. “Our new kiteworks for Symantec app provides organisations with necessary security safeguards to help ensure that confidential content is only being accessed and shared by authorised users.”
“We are dedicated to helping our customers keep their data secure, regardless of the device they use, so we are excited to welcome Accellion into the Symantec Sealed Program to further increase workforce mobile security and productivity,” said Michael Lin, VP, Product Management at Symantec. “We applaud the efforts of our partners who help their customers do business in a secure way, while also factoring in the importance of connectivity and productivity for their employees.”
The kiteworks for Symantec app offers enterprise organisations enhanced app security features, including:
  • Encrypt mobile data with certified FIPS 140-2 algorithm
  • Create policies that enable greater content control, such as restricting the ability to cut and paste text, helping to ensure the security of confidential data
  • Manage user authentication, re-authentication, and single sign-on (SSO) within a secure workspace
  • Enable local data storage policy control
  • Selectively revoke app level access within the container, and selectively wipe in-container content while keeping other data on the device intact
  • Set open-in policies to whitelist applications
kiteworks by Accellion is designed to enable people to work securely on enterprise content, wherever. With a multi-tier architecture and secure mobile container, it helps ensure that sensitive content can be viewed, shared and accessed from any device, without introducing data security risks. The kiteworks mobile content platform includes REST APIs and mobile SDKs to transform business processes by enabling the creation of custom enterprise mobile applications for every device. 
The kiteworks for Symantec Android app is now available in the Google Play Store. The iOS version of the app will be released later this year.
About Accellion
Accellion, Inc. provides the leading mobile content platform to increase enterprise productivity and ensure data security and compliance. The foremost provider of private cloud solutions for secure mobile content management, 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 www.accellion.com. Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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