Accellion Extends Kitepoint

— March 21, 2013

Accellion, a provider of enterprise-class, secure mobile file sharing solutions, has new capabilities for its kitepoint. The solution is designed to help enterprises gain the maximum value out of integrated systems, such as imaging, workflow and records management systems tied to SharePoint.

This latest offering enables mobile business users to access, edit and save content in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems and file shares located behind the corporate firewall, including SharePoint 2013 and Windows File Shares, without the need for a VPN.


“More often than not, the most valuable information for mobile workers is stored behind corporate firewalls in SharePoint and Windows File Shares. Without mobile access to this data, users are forced to replicate data outside of the corporate network and turn to unmanaged public cloud solutions,” stated Jon Pincus, senior vice president of products, Accellion, Inc.

Through kitepoint, enterprises can enable mobile employees to securely access enterprise content stored behind the corporate firewall in ECM systems and file shares, without the need for a VPN. For example, iPad users can open, edit and save back SharePoint files as if they were in the office and bring third parties into the review cycle directly from mobile devices.

kitepoint also now works seamlessly with the recently announced Accellion Mobile Productivity Suite, to allow users to securely create, edit, view and collaborate on Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files stored in SharePoint and Windows File Shares.

The new capabilities ensure users are always working with the “document of record,” while respecting the version control and security policies of the native system. With the latest version of the solution, workers can access, edit, share and manage content stored in SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013, and Windows File Shares utilizing the SMB or CIFS protocols.

Accellion Mobile File Sharing with kitepoint is accessible on smartphones and tablets via Accellion Mobile Apps as well as on laptops and desktops via the Accellion web interface.

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