Accellion Improves 'Mobile Apps' Secure File Sharing Abilities

By Gerard Longo, Assistant Editor — July 31, 2012

Accellion Mobile Apps, Accellion's native file editing and sharing application, has been updated and released, including several upgrades intended to enhance the program's ability to share files securely.
First and foremost, perhaps, is the fact that Accellion has obtained its FIPS 140-2 certification through the Cryptographic Module Validation Program, which means that it meets security standards set forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for federal organizations.
That is hardly the only security upgrade to Accellion Mobile Apps, though. Administrators can determine the user levels and privileges granted in order to protect an organization's data to a desired level. Users can also securely, yet easily access files through users' abilities to connect to public, private and hybrid clouds, password-protect locally-saved and encrypted files and securely edit and save files back to the Accellion cloud. Logging in requires using LDAP credentials to ensure that only authorized users can work within the Accellion space.
Important to note, as well, is the fact that Accellion has partnered with Good Technology to integrate Accellion Mobile Apps with the Good Dynamics secure platform. This will allow users to view and share emails, instant messages, device mobile apps and content over a secure, compliant platform.
Accellion President and CEO Yorgen Edholm believes the recent Accellion Mobile Apps upgrade will allow users to be more simultaneously productive and secure in their transfer of data than ever before.
“While mobile collaboration is allowing organizations to significantly improve productivity, many solutions in the market are creating security issues that could expose users to data leakage and compliance challenges,” Edholm said. “Other offerings sacrifice protection for market entry. We provide our customers with a secure mobile app business users can use from wherever and whenever with confidence.”


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