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Accellion announces kiteworks governance capabilities for legal teams



Accellion Announces New Governance Package for kiteworks Secure Content Platform
eDiscovery, DLP integration, and policy-based Content Retention boost governance capabilities
 
Palo Alto, CA August 7, 2015
 
Accellion, Inc., the leading provider of private cloud solutions for secure file sharing and collaboration that ensure data security and compliance, today announced that it has added new security and governance capabilities to its award winning kiteworks secure content platform.

Mitigating risk and demonstrating compliance with industry regulations is becoming increasingly important in corporate boardrooms. Enterprise organisations are looking to IT to deliver enhanced corporate oversight and control by providing the necessary tools to manage, preserve and protect information and satisfy strict legal and regulatory requirements.
 
“Support for legal and compliance teams during investigations and eDiscovery, and the timely disposal of obsolete information, are top drivers for investment,”¹ wrote Cheryl McKinnon, Principal Analyst for Enterprise Architecture at Forrester Research. 
 
“The rise of data breaches, reputational damage, and significant investor loss reinforces the fact that there is much at stake in today’s business environment,” said Vidhya Ranaganathan, SVP for Products at Accellion. "As a result, enterprises need to have better control and insight into how their information is accessed, shared and archived. Our new governance features provide IT departments and corporate directors these essential tools and, in turn, the assurance that their digital assets are properly controlled and retained.”
 
Accellion’s kiteworks Governance package is designed to assist enterprise organisations in demonstrating compliance with legal and regulatory demands.  Key capabilities include:
  • eDiscovery: Enables enterprise organisations to comply with legal requests for discovery by collecting relevant documents and metadata, archiving all relevant content, retaining auditable logs, and enabling easy export of content tagged for eDiscovery to legal teams.
  • DLP integration: Provides for high levels of governance and compliance by monitoring all shared documents based on corporate policy and quarantining any documents containing sensitive data to prevent data leakage. Integrates with leading DLP solutions including Symantec, WebSense, Code Green, Fidelis, RSA, and others.
  • User-friendly DRM: Prevents file downloads with view-only roles and deters unauthorised forwarding and printing via watermarking. Allows withdrawal of files even after they are sent. 
  • Policy-based Content Retention: Enforces corporate-defined content retention policies to ensure appropriate preservation and deletion of documents. 
¹”Market Overview: Information Archiving, Q2 2015”, Forrester Research, Inc., May 12, 2015
 
About Accellion
Accellion, Inc. provides the leading secure content platform that increases enterprise productivity and ensures data security and compliance. More than 12 million users and 2,000 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies use Accellion to enable secure access to enterprise content from any device, thereby increasing business productivity and ensuring enterprise security and compliance. For more information please visit www.accellion.com or call (650) 485-4300. Follow Accellion’s BlogTwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.
 
Media contacts
Jennifer Gillis, Ashleigh Favaloro or Elizabeth Abbott at DEC PR
accellion@decpr.com.au / 02 8014 5033
 
Accellion and kiteworks are registered trademarks of Accellion, Inc. in the US and other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.