London, UK, January 11, 2022 – Kiteworks, which governs and protects sensitive digital content moving within, into, and out of global enterprises, announced today that Kiteworks and totemo, the leading email encryption gateway provider used by hundreds of the largest multinational enterprises in the German, Austrian, and Swiss markets, have joined forces. Integration of totemo’s email encryption gateway technology into the Kiteworks platform will deliver the most comprehensive private content communications governance, compliance, and risk protection in the global market.
Kiteworks empowers organizations to manage risk and ensure compliance effectively and efficiently of every send, share, receive, and save of sensitive content. The Kiteworks platform accomplishes this by unifying, tracking, controlling, and securing all sensitive digital content communications sent through the platform via email, file share, managed file transfer, web forms, and application programming interfaces (APIs).
The union of Kiteworks and totemo extends coverage of the email capability of the Kiteworks platform from user or plug-in activation within the platform into the mail client natively. This provides automatic coverage of all sensitive digital content sent and received via email. Additionally, as totemo’s technology is integrated into the Kiteworks platform in coming months, email content metadata on users, apps, devices, networks, protocols, and files will be centrally ingested and normalized. This unified intelligence will enable organizations to implement centralized and comprehensive tracking and controls to greatly reduce the risk of exposure of private information and more effectively meet regulatory compliance requirements. Enterprises that leverage this integrated intelligence will expand and improve their overall cyber-defense strategy—expanding privacy protection and compliance beyond data center, cloud, and wide area network (WAN) perimeters into third-party sensitive content communications.
“The merging of totemo with Kiteworks automates and extends our platform’s email encryption with S/MIME, OpenPGP, and TLS standards,” said Jonathan Yaron, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kiteworks. “And the integration of the metadata from totemo’s technology into the Kiteworks platform further enhances the visibility of senior management around the tracking and control of digital content as it moves into and out of the corporate network via email—all without jeopardizing the privacy of the content itself. The joining of Kiteworks and totemo creates a winning combination for real-time security, tracking, and control of sensitive content communications that enterprises need for compliance and risk management.”
This announcement comes at a critical time when sensitive information like personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI), and intellectual property (IP) are targeted more than ever before by criminal syndicates and nation states for ransom, fraud, competitive advantage, and other nefarious purposes. Organizations must do more to protect their sensitive information, and this transaction gives them the tools they need—ensuring that all email communications are secure, tracked, and controlled.
“The combination of Kiteworks and totemo presents a great opportunity to expand the reach of totemo’s email encryption use cases further into other markets and provide a much more comprehensive set of sensitive content tracking and control capabilities to totemo’s extensive customer base, including those in the Swiss, German, and Austrian markets,” said totemo’s Cofounder and CEO Dario Perfettibile. totemo’s Cofounder and CTO Marcel Mock also said, “The merger also bolsters our ability to deliver continuous, 24×7 support to our customers by integrating our operations into Kiteworks Customer Support organization while concurrently keeping our European support that our customers value.” Both Perfettibile and Mock are now members of Kiteworks’ executive team.
As part of the merging of the two companies, totemo’s offices in Zurich will become the EMEA headquarters for Kiteworks.
For more information on this announcement, visit Kiteworks.com.
Kiteworks’ mission is to empower organizations to effectively manage risk in every send, share, receive, and save of sensitive content. To this end, we created a platform that delivers content governance, compliance, and protection to customers. The platform unifies, tracks, controls, and secures sensitive content moving within, into, and out of their organization, significantly improving risk management and ensuring regulatory compliance on all sensitive content communications.
totemo offers solutions for the secure exchange of business information. totemo protects email communication and file transfer through encryption, placing special emphasis on maximum user-friendliness—naturally also on mobile devices. The patented and FIPS 140-2-validated totemo security platform enables seamless and quick integration into any existing IT infrastructure. Around the world, more than 3.8 million users in 1,800 companies and organizations across all industries, including major corporations, rely on totemo’s security solutions. Founded in 2001, the company has its headquarters at Zurich Airport and an office in Sofia, Bulgaria.