Kiteworks Enhances Security
and Compliance for Research
Organizations and Universities
Leverage Centralized Governance, Managed File Transfer, and
Flexible Deployment Options to Safeguard Sensitive Data and
Meet Compliance Obligations
For universities, federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC), and university-affiliated research
centers that handle sensitive federal information through government research contracts, compliance with the
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework is critical. The framework, developed by the United
States Department of Defense (DoD), ensures that organizations handling controlled unclassified information (CUI)
and federal contract information (FCI) have robust cybersecurity practices in place to prevent cyberattacks like
malware, ransomware, and phishing. Achieving CMMC compliance is a requirement for organizations seeking to bid
on DoD contracts, and the level of compliance required depends on the sensitivity of the information they will handle.
Universities and research centers that maintain government research contracts must understand the importance of
safeguarding federal information, as the protection of such data is paramount to federal agencies and can impact the
ability of the federal government to carry out its designated missions and business operations.
Increase Control and Security With Centralized Governance
Kiteworks supports CMMC compliance by providing organizations with the ability to increase control and
governance over their sensitive digital assets. The platform is SOC 2 certified, FedRAMP Moderate Authorized,
and FIPS 140-2 compliant, ensuring that it adheres to rigorous guidelines and reviews. By unifying security for
third-party communications, including email, file sharing, mobile, managed file transfer, and SFTP, Kiteworks
provides centralized governance and protection of sensitive digital assets, making it an ideal solution for
organizations handling sensitive research data that requires strict security controls to prevent unauthorized
access, disclosure, or modification. Kiteworks also integrates with existing security investments, such as DLP
and ATP solutions, to prevent data leaks and quarantine unknown threats, further enhancing security measures.
Leveraging these integrations and maintaining security controls, universities and research organizations can
ensure they meet strict security and compliance requirements necessary for their government-funded research
projects, while also protecting sensitive digital assets from cyberattacks and data breaches.
Automate and Protect File Data With Managed File Transfer
By leveraging Kiteworks’ Managed File Transfer (MFT) capabilities, research universities can ensure the safety
and security of their sensitive research data in automated transfer environments while maintaining control and
governance. With vault-to-vault transfers and a library of 2,000 connectors and workflow functions, Kiteworks’
MFT enables secure and flexible business processes. Granular policy controls prevent data breaches and
compliance violations, ensuring the safety of CUI and FCI. The scalable and reliable solution helps research
universities securely transfer sensitive research data and improve the efficiency of their file transfer processes
while maintaining compliance with industry standards.
Kiteworks Enhances Security and Compliance for Research
Organizations and Universities
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save of sensitive content. The Kiteworks platform provides customers with a Private Content Network that delivers content governance,
compliance, and protection. 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.
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Meet Contract Obligations With Flexible Deployment
Kiteworks offers valuable flexible deployment options for universities and research organizations with a tight
budget looking to meet contract obligations. Kiteworks’ platform is flexible and supports on-premises, private
cloud, hybrid, hosted, and FedRAMP private cloud deployment options tailored to specific requirements. The
platform’s ability to find the perfect balance between privacy, compliance, scalability, and costs minimizes
security vulnerabilities and reduces maintenance costs. By leveraging Kiteworks’ flexible deployment options,
universities and research organizations can be confident in their ability to meet contract obligations while
minimizing security risks and reducing costs.
Kiteworks provides a comprehensive solution for universities and research organizations handling sensitive
federal information through government research contracts, ensuring compliance with the CMMC 2.0 framework.
The platform offers centralized governance, preventing unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of
sensitive digital assets. Kiteworks’ MFT platform, with granular policy controls, ensures secure transfer of
sensitive research data, preventing data breaches and compliance violations. Flexible deployment options,
including on-premises, private cloud, hybrid, hosted, and FedRAMP private cloud, allow organizations to minimize
security vulnerabilities while reducing maintenance costs. Kiteworks supports nearly 90% of CMMC 2.0 Level
2 requirements out of the box. By leveraging Kiteworks, universities and research organizations can confidently
meet contract obligations, protecting sensitive digital assets from cyberattacks and data breaches.