Accellion, Inc. Adds Sending Folders, Sophisticated Administrative Features to Latest Version of Courier Secure File Transfer Appliance (SFTA)

Courier SFTA Version 5.0 enables users to securely send and receive folders and files as large as 10GB with one click

Palo Alto, Calif. – June 6, 2006 –


Accellion, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand file transfer and data management solutions for enterprise users, announced today the release of the Accellion Courier Secure File Transfer Appliance (SFTA) Version 5.0. The updated version of the Courier SFTA allows enterprise end users to easily send and receive folders in a familiar email-like interface-the first time such a feature is available in the marketplace for corporate users without requiring interface with FTP.

The key features of the Accellion SFTA Version 5.0 include:

  • Ability to send and receive folders - giving end users the ability to consolidate large number of files into one folder or to preserve the sub-directory hierarchy for complex data structures into one top level folder;
  • Ability to send and receive files and folders as large as 10GB with one click - more than 2 DVDs or 14 CDs worth of data;
  • Enhanced administrative control on storage usage quota.

"The ability to send and receive folders without FTP is a powerful tool," said Steven M. Erde, M.D. Ph.D., Senior Director and Chief Security Officer of Cornell University's Weill Medical College. "This allows our users to send large number of files while preserving the sometimes complex directory relationship of these files."

"Accellion is pleased to introduce Courier SFTA 5.0," said Yorgen Edholm, CEO and President of Accellion. "Providing the ability to send and receive folders without using FTP has been a growing demand in the business user community that deal with large quantities of files, such as law firms, or need to preserve file hierarchy relationships, such as engineering and media design files. Courier SFTA 5.0 is the first solution to effectively address this demand for enterprise end users."

Additional information regarding Accellion's Courier SFTA 5.0 solution can be found at


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 or call (650)-485-4300. Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.