TECH BRIEF

Accellion awaits final FIPS cert of data-sharing tools

Accellion, a provider of secure file transfer tools, today announced that it has received pending Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certification for its Managed File Transfer product. It’s now awaiting the final certification review from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

FIPS 140-2 is the standard information technology security accreditation program for cryptographic modules produced by private-sector vendors who seek to have their products certified for use in government departments and regulated industries that collect, store, transfer, share and disseminate sensitive information.

The company also announced that it is partnering with Vinitech, a technology reseller focused on the public sector. Accellion’s Managed File Transfer product also is scheduled to be on the General Services Administration's schedule as a result of the partnership with Vinitech.

“Security concerns continue to be one of the biggest hurdles federal, state and local government agencies face in their collaboration efforts; simply encrypting information being shared electronically is no longer enough,” said Nick Grivas, president and chief executive officer of Vinitech. Accellion goes “well beyond data encryption to provide the security, authentication and comprehensive file tracking and reporting capabilities government agencies require today,” he said.

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Trudy Walsh is a senior writer for GCN.

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