Cyberattacks targeting Ukrainian government agencies and

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kiteworksthe leading platform for ensuring regulatory compliance and effectively managing risk with every sending, sharing, receiving and saving of sensitive content, today announced that as cyberattacks against Ukrainian government agencies and businesses continue to increase, it offers them the Kiteworks platform for free.

The digital threats posed by the invasion of Ukraine can pose a serious risk to sensitive data that Ukrainian government agencies and businesses send and store. Whether the data is at rest or in motion, it can be targeted by the Putin-led regime in Russia and by malicious actors affiliated with the Russian government with different cyberattack vectors that can expose sensitive government and corporate information. Types of private data include everything from mission-critical military and political data to corporate strategic and tactical operational data; successful breaches of this sensitive data can endanger operations, infrastructure, soldiers and civilians.

The Kiteworks platform enables Ukrainian government agencies and businesses to create private content networks for the communication of sensitive content to, within and outside their organizations. Kiteworks uses a virtual application hardened with enterprise-grade encryption. Data at rest is encrypted with AES-256 while data in motion uses TLS 1.2 encryption. Kiteworks proactive security approach to defense in depth utilizes layers of security such as real-time alerts, network firewalls and web application firewalls, incident response and geofencing using blocklists and watchlists for IP address ranges.

Using the Kiteworks platform, Ukrainian government agencies and businesses can track and control who is accessing sensitive data, on what devices, and to whom it is sent. Government and commercial administrators control folder structure, access, permissions, expiration, locking, and versioning and manage third-party access privileges to individual folders and files. Finally, Ukrainian users can share their private content through any number of communication channels: web apps, mobile apps, secure email, secure file sharing, and secure file transfer.

Ukrainian government agencies and businesses can secure their private content network from Kiteworks directly from the company website. Once the request for free access to the Kiteworks platform is received, the Kiteworks team validates the request and sends an activation email to the Ukrainian government entity or company requesting access. The Kiteworks Free Tier includes Kiteworks Business Edition and starts with 500 licenses, although additional licenses are available upon request.

“Our management team and board of directors monitor the behavior of the countries in which we conduct operations,” said Tim Freestone, chief strategy officer at Kiteworks. “We were deeply concerned and disturbed by the increasing aggression – including coordinated cyberattacks – by the Putin-led regime and the shutdown of operations in the Russian Federation approximately six weeks before the start of the Ukraine crisis. We are appalled by the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and the appalling damage inflicted on Ukrainian infrastructure, businesses and people Seeking to demonstrate our solidarity with the people of Ukraine who have shown unwavering bravery and resilience to the world , Kiteworks makes our platform free for all Ukrainian government agencies and companies.Through the Kiteworks platform, they have a private content network that protects shared sensitive content, including with third parties, and protected against breaches malevolent.”

Ukrainian government agencies and companies can get the Kiteworks platform here.

About Kiteworks
Kiteworks’ mission is to enable organizations to effectively manage risk with every sending, sharing, receiving and saving of sensitive content. The Kiteworks platform provides customers with a private content network that provides content governance, compliance and protection. The platform unifies, tracks, controls and secures sensitive content moving in, in and out of their organization, dramatically improving risk management and ensuring regulatory compliance on all communications from sensitive content.

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