Accellion Delivers Encrypted 'Container' For Mobile File-Sharing

Accellion Mobile App offers encrypted, protected container for mobile file sharing

October 26, 2011

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Palo Alto, CA – October 25, 2011 — Accellion, Inc. today announced Accellion Mobile Apps for iPad and iPhone with support for iOS 5 that provide secure mobile file sharing capabilities. The Accellion Mobile App offers the industry’s first encrypted, protected container for mobile file sharing, including 128-bit AES data encryption for files locally saved on a mobile device, and additional features for enterprise users and IT and security teams. The Accellion Mobile App is currently available for download from the Apple App Store.

The Accellion Mobile App offers users a collaborative environment to edit, save, share, and comment on files on a mobile device via an encrypted, protected file container. IT and security teams have access to Accellion’s web-based administrative tool for unprecedented control, including the ability to turn on the Accellion Mobile App Protected Editing mode for designated mobile users or the View Only mode as appropriate, depending on the business and security requirements of an organization.

“Accellion is leading the industry when it comes to enterprise mobile file sharing security features and control,” said Yorgen Edholm, president and CEO of Accellion. “The ability for users to share and edit files with encrypted protection on their iPad and iPhone is an important product innovation. Users need intuitive and easy-to-use mobile file sharing, but that should not mean IT and security teams have to compromise on information security.”

The Accellion Mobile App is delivered in a crisp and intuitive interface and is designed to help enterprise organizations address the security concerns of employee use of consumer services for file sharing on mobile devices.

“Consumer services like Dropbox indicate new collaboration options, but create security and management risks,” stated Gartner Research Vice President Monica Basso in the IT Market Clock for Enterprise Mobility 2011.

New Accellion Mobile App features for IT and security teams include:

Deployment Options - Accellion supports on premise, public, private or hybrid cloud and FIPS 140-2 certified deployments.

User-based permissions - When administering the Accellion Mobile App, IT and security teams can use Accellion’s web-based tools to allow mobile users to edit files in Protected Editing mode or keep their mobile users in View Only mode as needed to comply with an organization’s information security policies and established LDAP groups.

Reporting - Files can be easily tracked and reported, including who downloaded what file, when and from what device to protect information and demonstrate compliance.

Protected Editing - With the Accellion Mobile App for iOS 5, not only are files encrypted in transit, files saved on the mobile device are encrypted with 128-bit AES data encryption at rest and contained in a protected space.

Offline Viewing - Files can be downloaded and saved locally in encrypted form for offline viewing without a WiFi or data connection.

Editing - Files can be edited on the mobile device using supported editor applications such as Quickoffice for real-time collaboration.

Encrypted Uploads - Files can be edited in Quickoffice and uploaded from the mobile device back to an Accellion Workspace.

The Accellion Mobile App is a free download and works in conjunction with Accellion Secure Collaboration and Accellion Managed File Transfer. Register for a free 30-day individual user trial of the Accellion Mobile App at:

About Accellion

The world's leading corporations and government enterprises rely on Accellion secure file sharing and collaboration solutions to secure their enterprise information and ensure compliance. Founded in 1999, Accellion, Inc. provides enterprise-class secure file sharing solutions that deliver the ease-of-use internal and external users need while giving the enterprise organization the protection it needs. Accessible to employees and external users from the Web, iPad, iPhone, Android and Blackberry mobile devices, Accellion secure file sharing solutions offer the widest choice of deployment options spanning virtual and public, private, or hybrid cloud environments. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California with offices in North America, Asia, and Europe. For more information please visit or call (650)-485-4300. Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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