Accellion Green EX Virtual Appliance for Secure File Transfer Offered Free with VMware ESXi Hypervisor

Accellion Takes Leadership Role in Helping Corporations Avoid Security Issues Associated with Large Digital File Transfer

 
Palo Alto, California – September 17, 2008 –

 

Accellion, Inc. (www.accellion.com) a leading provider of digital file transfer solutions today announced it is making a free version of its award-winning secure file transfer applianceavailable to VMware ESXi Hypervisor customers. Designed to meet the needs of corporations moving toward virtualized environments, the Accellion Secure File Transfer Virtual Appliance helps companies address the ever-increasing need to securely and efficiently transmit large digital files.

Transferring large digital files is becoming a daily challenge for IT departments and corporate users alike; driving up storage costs, clogging email networks, and creating IT support headaches as users struggle with email delays and unfriendly FTP and SFTP alternatives. As a result corporations are needlessly exposing themselves to data security risks as end users look for IT workarounds to share large files such as downloading information onto a thumb drive or CD and shipping overnight. In addition to the obvious security risks, rising fuel costs and environmental consciousness are pushing corporations to look for alternatives to physical delivery.

"The availability of the free Accellion Green EX Virtual Appliance 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", said Yorgen Edholm, president and chief executive officer of Accellion. "As virtualization continues to change the shape of today's business environments, new advances such as VMware ESXi, enable corporations to quickly and easily deploy IT solutions such as Accellion Secure File Transfer that begin delivering business benefits immediately."

The Accellion virtual appliance offers a digital file transfer solution that is easy to use for both IT and end users. Users can quickly and securely send and receive digital files (up to 20GB in size) in a format that meets the strictest security and privacy requirements. It also offers tracking and reporting capabilities to help corporation's document conformance with security and compliance requirements during digital file transfers. No envelopes, trucks or planes required.

The Accellion Green EX Virtual Appliance, supports up to 25 users, and will be available for ESXi customers to download and install directly from the ESXi Hypervisor. The Accellion virtual appliance offers exceptional flexibility and is available in several production models to support the various secure file transfer needs of any size enterprise at a very affordable cost. Additional information about Accellion secure file transfer solutions can be found atwww.accellion.com.

About Accellion
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.