Accellion has announced new capabilities for kitepoint, its solution for secure mobile access to enterprise information. Kitepoint now 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.
For example, says Accellion, from an iPad, users can open, edit and save back SharePoint files just as if they were in the office. They can even bring third parties into the review cycle directly from mobile devices, ensuring the workflow can continue.
Further, Accellion kitepoint 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. Accellion now provides a fully secure, containerized solution, overcoming many of the risks associated with opening files in a third-party mobile app. Users can create or edit files, even when offline. Documents can be easily downloaded and uploaded to the enterprise content management system, maximizing mobility and productivity.
Organizations can choose to maintain control and security of enterprise data by deploying Accellion in a private cloud deployment, and IT administrators can centrally provision users and manage security policies across all content stores including access rights for auditing, reporting and demonstrating compliance. Accellion leverages current IT investments including Active Directory, multiple versions of SharePoint, Windows File Shares, mail servers and other systems.