Accellion, a provider of private cloud solutions for secure file sharing and collaboration that ensures data security and compliance, announced the addition of several key security features to its kiteworks secure content platform to further safeguard enterprise data from a costly data breach.

These features better enable enterprise employees to handle enterprise content securely. It does not matter whether employees are working remotely or onsite, collaborating with colleagues or external partners, or accessing content that is stored on premises or in the cloud; enterprise content can be retrieved, edited and shared securely within kiteworks.

Accellion's new security features include the following key capabilities:

Restricted folders and leak proof editing: Enable leak proof editing within restricted folders that allow file editing but prevent file downloading or forwarding. A first for the industry, restricted folders significantly reduce the risk of a data leak in that collaborators cannot share sensitive documents with unauthorized people.

Desktop remote wipe: Set desktop clients to encrypt synced data when not in use and delete data remotely. This capability minimizes the risk of a data leak should a laptop be stolen or when an employee leaves an organization with work files still on a personal PC.

Secure e-mail message: Whether originating from kiteworks or Microsoft Outlook, users can ensure the contents of an e-mail—both text and attachments—are secure. Recipients receive a secure link to retrieve an email and must authenticate to access the content in the email body.

File type exclusions: Restrict e-mail upload of certain file types that are very large or are popular vehicles for malware. In fact, kiteworks not only checks the file extension name, but also the content to prevent users from simply renaming a file with a different file extension.

Touch ID: Enable Touch ID authentication on iOS (iPhone 5S or later) devices, providing an alternative to traditional PIN authentication.

Multi-Branding: Customize the kiteworks platform to maintain consistent corporate brand identity. Multi-branding provides enterprises with custom branding capabilities for each of their subsidiaries to ensure a consistent user experience and eliminate any concerns about phishing.

Collaboration Permissions Per User Profile: Configure (enable or disable) collaboration permissions based on a user's profile to prevent unauthorized sharing of files and folders with people outside the company that could pose a security risk or licensing violation.

Single Sign-On Using Kerberos: Support for Kerberos, an industry standard network authentication protocol that enables secure mutual authentication between users and servers, adding another single sign-on capability.

To learn more about these security features, as well as a number of new productivity and collaboration capabilities, please attend Accellion's upcoming webinar on Wed., April 27, 2016 at 11AM PT/2PM ET by registering here.