Accellion Enables International Law Firm to Overcome Natural Disaster

May 24, 2010 –
Palo Alto, CA – May 24, 2010 — Accellion, Inc. announces that London-based international law firm, Clyde & Co. LLP has selected Accellion Secure File Transfer to quickly and securely share confidential documents with clients. Accellion enabled the firm to avoid business disruptions when the courier company they relied on to share urgent legal documents was grounded as a result of ash clouds from the EyjafjallajÖkull volcano in Iceland.
Initially leveraging Accellion’s Hosted Cloud Service, the firm was able, within minutes, to access Accellion secure file transfer in the cloud. As a result, Clyde & Co. was able to quickly return to business and avoid disruptions caused by air transportation problems that affected much of the world.
Since air travel resumed in Europe, Clyde & Co. has now received shipment and installed an Accellion Secure File Transfer appliance on-premise and Clyde & Co. is no longer reliant on shipping and courier services as a way to transfer information too large for e-mail. In addition to creating a more efficient process for sharing information, the firm is already experiencing increased e-mail network performance.
“With the Accellion Secure File Transfer solution we are now able to securely send large files to clients without consuming valuable disk space and network bandwidth and without the need to attach the files to emails. The ability to transfer files to clients using Accellion has also dramatically reduced the workload on our Exchange servers,” said Phil Newnham, IT manager at Clyde & Co. “The Accellion Secure File Transfer solution was very simple to install and is extremely easy to configure. It fits perfectly within our network infrastructure.”
“Natural disasters like the volcano in Iceland demonstrate the value secure file transfer solutions provide over traditional postal or courier services,” said Paul Steiner, Accellion’s Managing Director for Europe. “Accellion Secure File Transfer offers a more secure, cost-effective and reliable way to transfer information.”

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.