Kiteworks aquires data file transfer solutions provider

November 23, 2023


Kiteworks reaffirms commitment to UK Market with Maytech acquisition.

Kiteworks, which delivers data privacy and compliance for sensitive content communications through its Private Content Network, has merged with Maytech, which offers data file transfer solutions to organisations representing numerous industries.

The strategic move solidifies Kiteworks’ leadership in the UK market while extending additional sensitive content communication offerings in the Kiteworks platform to Maytech by combining technological strengths and customer reach of both organisations.

The acquisition fosters innovation efforts by combining technological expertise and shared resources. It also strengthens Kiteworks’ commitment to the managed file transfer (MFT) market, a core offering in the Maytech technology portfolio.

“The Maytech acquisition reaffirms our commitment to the UK market while strengthening our innovation and focus on our managed file transfer capabilities,” said Jonathan Yaron, Chairman and CEO, Kiteworks. “At the same time, Maytech customers can gain access to our modernised file and email data communications platform, including MFTP, that delivers advanced security and compliance. The acquisition also synergises technological advancements to accelerate research and development, bringing advanced features to market faster.”

Kiteworks promises smooth transition

Maytech customers can expect a smooth transition during the acquisition and has the option to access Kiteworks-enabled Private Content Network offerings to improve risk management, enhance automated data transfers using Kiteworks MFT capability, and benefit from global, around-the-clock support. Kiteworks streamlines the protection of sensitive communications through a unified platform, enabling centralised control and consistent application of robust security measures across all channels.

In addition, with adherence to stringent regulations like ISO 27001/27017/27018, SOC 2 Type II, FedRAMP, Cyber Essentials Plus, and others, Kiteworks ensures data handling and storage surpass regulatory demands for data privacy and sovereignty.

Kiteworks is protected with a hardened virtual appliance that minimises attack surfaces, embedded antivirus, WAF, and network firewall capabilities, AI-enabled anomaly detection, and integrated advanced security capabilities such as CDR, DLP, and ATP. Maytech customers electing to move to Kiteworks get access to dedicated around-the-clock support operations that provide continuous assistance, from initial setup to ongoing operations.

“Joining forces with the leader in secure content communications represents a tremendous opportunity for Maytech to reinforce our commitment to customers,” said John Lynch, CEO, Maytech. “Kiteworks shares our passion for pioneering innovations that safeguard sensitive data. By merging our expertise, we will accelerate our ability to equip customers with cutting-edge solutions that reduce security and compliance risks. Our customers will certainly benefit by gaining access to a broader array of secure content communications tools by leveraging the Kiteworks platform, including a robust security architecture, all while seeing no service interruptions or near-term product changes.” 

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