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As Proofpoint is ending the life of its secure file sharing product, Secure Share, Kiteworks emerges as a great alternative for organizations seeking a secure and compliant file sharing solution. In this solution brief, we will discuss how Kiteworks can be positioned as an ideal replacement for Proofpoint Secure Share.

Proofpoint Secure Share

Proofpoint Secure Share is a cloud-based solution that enables enterprise users to exchange large or sensitive files securely and in compliance with enterprise policies. It is designed to optimize the user experience of exchanging large or sensitive files over email while ensuring that they are shared securely and in compliance with common data protection rules.


Kiteworks is a FedRAMP moderate authorized secure file sharing platform that provides organizations with a central location to set, enforce, monitor, and record file access, uploads, and downloads. It empowers organizations to collaborate with third parties efficiently, securely, and in compliance with data privacy regulations and standards. Kiteworks offers granular access controls, multi-factor authentication, double encryption, integration with DLP, ATP, and SIEM solutions, and activity monitoring to ensure that sensitive information is protected at all times. Additionally, the platform allows for expansion from just secure file sharing into secure APIs, web forms, managed file transfer, and email data protection, effectively unifying sensitive content communication channels and improving tracking and controls required for compliance with the expanding compliance ecosystem. This unification solution is known as a Private Content Network (PCN).

Making the Switch: The Benefits of Kiteworks

  1. Enhanced Security: Kiteworks offers a more comprehensive security approach, including an industry-leading hardened virtual appliance, granular access controls, multi-factor authentication, double encryption, and integration with DLP, ATP, and SIEM solutions.
  2. Improved Collaboration: Kiteworks enables seamless collaboration with third parties, both internal and external, without the need for VPN access. It also offers integration with Microsoft Office 365 for real-time co-authoring and collaboration.
  3. Data Sovereignty: Kiteworks provides the option for 100% on-premises or hosted private cloud deployment, allowing organizations to enforce geographical data residency policies and maintain control over their data.
  4. Simplified IT Administration: Kiteworks offers easy integration with Active Directory or SAML, allowing for automated access control and ensuring that only authorized, authenticated senders and recipients can access files. It also provides a unified administrative interface with an enhanced reporting dashboard for administrator visibility into the file-sharing environment, policy violation data, and overall application analytics.
  5. Compliance-first Architecture: Kiteworks is committed to ensuring compliance with various data protection regulations and standards, such as GDPR, HIPAA, ITAR, and ISO 27001, 27017, and 27018 certifications. These certifications and compliance measures ensure that the platform meets the highest standards for protecting confidential data, including PII in cloud computing environments. The platform provides comprehensive audit logs and reporting capabilities to help organizations maintain accurate records and demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements.
  6. Smooth Upgrade Process: Kiteworks offers flexibility and ease in migrating from Proofpoint, providing options such as automated migration using APIs from both platforms or using an SFTP script for direct data transfer. This ensures a seamless transition with minimal downtime, allowing organizations to quickly adopt Kiteworks as their new secure file sharing solution without disrupting existing workflows and processes.

Kiteworks is an excellent replacement for Proofpoint Secure Share, offering enhanced security, improved collaboration, ease of use, data sovereignty, simplified IT administration, and a foundation for a comprehensive unified system of sensitive content communication governance and protection. By adopting Kiteworks as a secure file sharing solution, organizations can ensure the secure and compliant exchange of large or sensitive files while maintaining a seamless user experience.

Solution Highlights

  • Enhanced Security
  • Improved Collaboration
  • Data Sovereignty
  • Simplified IT Administration
  • Compliance-first Architecture
  • Smooth Upgrade Process

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