Accellion Kiteworks Helps Mobile Workers Boost Productivity

Kiteworks was designed for mobile first, so the user’s experience is seamless across all devices, from smartphone to tablet to notebook to desktop.

Business productivity solutions provider Accellion announced the launch of Kiteworks by Accellion, a mobile-first solution with a three-tier architecture designed to help people work securely wherever they are.

The separate layers offer deployment options for enhanced security, such as putting the Web layer in the DMZ for external users, while keeping the application and data layers behind the firewall to reduce the risk of data breaches.

For organizations concerned with data sovereignty, they can specify where data is stored based on user geography, access rights or type of content.

The mobile design offers integrated productivity tools and universal access to enterprise content stores, making it easier for organizations to realize productivity gains from a mobile workforce while limiting data security risks.

Rather than taking a PC-based design and pasting it onto a mobile app, Kiteworks was designed for mobile first, so that the user’s experience is seamless across all devices, from smartphone to tablet to notebook to desktop.

The user interface is icon-based with the mobile user in mind and includes features such as the Move Tray, designed to streamline the way people share files through mobile devices. The Move Tray enables users to securely share files from different content stores with internal and external users.

Other features include an integrated set of productivity tools for creating, editing and annotating Microsoft Office documents on mobile devices and features for file-centric collaboration, and the assignment and management of file-based tasks.

"Our new mobile-first design and three-tier architecture create a secure solution that is easy to use, and has the extreme scalability that enterprises and government agencies around the world need to securely enable an increasingly mobile workforce," Yorgen Edholm, CEO of Accellion, said in a statement. "Secure business solutions will only be used if they help not hinder employees getting their work done, and kiteworks is the embodiment of that principle."

Users also have universal access to enterprise content stores including secure, native integration with two enterprise content management (ECM) platforms – Documentum and SharePoint Online – in addition to file shares previously supported, including Microsoft SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013 as well as Windows File Shares.

This allows Kiteshare users to access, edit and share files from different enterprise content sources, with internal and external users, through one universal interface that honors all ECM access permissions.

"Our organization relies on Accellion for file collaboration and the ability to sync content, so we can work from wherever, whenever we want, from the device of our choice," Justin Daniels, a Web services and software engineering IT support manager at MiTek, said in a statement. "We're excited about kiteworks because it significantly improves the way we organize all of the content that our purpose partners are working on, its security architecture is even more robust than before, and it will support users on any device."