Accellion, Inc. (www.accellion.com) a leading provider of managed file transfer solutions today announced it has closed its 2008 fiscal year with quarterly and annual bookings reaching record levels. For the 12th consecutive quarter Accellion has experienced record business growth and license bookings.
"The success Accellion has achieved is due in part to our relentless focus on delivering innovative enterprise-level managed file transfer solutions that are extremely easy to use and offer the most secure and compliant means for sharing data electronically," said Yorgen Edholm, president and CEO, Accellion. "As enterprises look for additional ways to save money during these difficult economic times, the need for managed file transfer solutions will become even greater. In addition to being a more cost effective, environmentally friendly alternative to physical shipping, sending information digitally via Accellion provides a more secure and efficient means for businesses to share information."
Sales in the Americas saw exceptional growth in government, financial, healthcare and industrial markets, which can be attributed to Accellion's security and compliance offerings. The company also achieved sustained growth in the advertising sector while experiencing new growth within the non-profit sector, due in-part to the environmental and financial benefits associated with sending information electronically using the Accellion technology.
The company experienced strong European growth, adding a number of new customers including, Bacardi, Constellation Brands, Pioneer Investments, Saint-Gobain and MGI METRO Group Information Technology GmbH to the Accellion client list.
During its 2008 fiscal year, Accellion introduced the industry's first virtual appliance for secure file transfer which accounted for nearly 50 percent of appliance sales during the fiscal year. Additionally, Accellion became the first managed file transfer vendor to achieve VMware certification and was added to the VMware Certified Virtual Appliance Program. The company has since introduced the Accellion Green EX Virtual Appliance which is available to VMware Hypervisor ESXi customers as a free download.
Additional Green initiatives introduced during the fiscal year include the introduction of the Accellion Green Digital Delivery Logistics Solution, featuring a corporate counter/ticker which tracks savings of CO2 emissions and overnight envelopes. Accellion Green enables companies to rapidly experience the ease of use and security benefits of Accellion secure file transfer while reducing their carbon footprint and shipping expenses. Accellion also launched the Accellion Green Award, recognizing those corporations considered "power" users of the Accellion technology through their significant environmental contributions in choosing to send information digitally.
Accellion was also recognized in 2008 as a Visionary in industry research firm Gartner's Managed File Transfer Magic Quadrant.
Accellion, Inc. is a profitable, well-funded, private company that provides enterprise-class mobile file sharing solutions to enable secure, anytime, anywhere access to information while ensuring enterprise security and compliance. More than 9 million users and 1,600 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; Activision; Indiana University Health; Kaiser Permanente; Foley & Mansfield; Lovells; Bridgestone; Ogilvy & Mather; Harvard University; Guinness World Records; US Securities and Exchange Commission; and NASA use Accellion to protect intellectual property, ensure compliance, improve business productivity and reduce IT costs. Accellion file sharing solutions can be deployed on public, private and hybrid cloud environments and provide the ease-of-use business users need while giving the enterprise organization the flexibility, scalability and protection it needs. For more information please visit www.accellion.com or call (650)-485-4300. Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Accellion, kitedrive, Accellion Secure Collaboration, Accellion Mobile Apps, Accellion Secure Workspace, and Accellion Managed File Transfer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Accellion, Inc. in the US and other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.