Good Shepherd Selects Accellion to Solve Key Workflow Issues

Accellion Secure File Transfer Solution Solves Workflow Problems for Nationally Recognized Rehabilitation Leader; Provides Transparent Means to Exchange Large Files

Palo Alto, Calif. – Aug 14, 2007 –


Accellion, Inc. (, the leading provider of on-demand secure file transfer solutions for enterprises, today announced it has been selected by Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network to solve workflow issues associated with the transfer of large files. The Accellion Secure File Transfer Solution was chosen for its ease of use, familiar email-like user interface, and enterprise class tracking and reporting capabilities.

In an initial attempt to ease the burden on its network, Good Shepherd implemented a ‘shared drive' process for exchanging large files over the company's intranet. Although a technically sound solution, employees were reverting back to their more familiar company email to exchange files. As a result, the size and quantity of attachments were pushing Good Shepherd's email system to the brink. It was clear they needed a solution that would be adopted by end-users; it also had to meet the required security and controls necessary to meet compliance mandates such as HIPAA.

"It is human nature to take the most familiar route. Although a shared drive process was the right technical solution, we quickly found users gravitating back to email as the means to exchange large files because it is easier," said John M. Kravitz, senior vice president and CIO of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network. "The Accellion solution offers the ease-of-use and familiar email-like interface our users demand while providing the required tracking and reporting mechanisms to meet our compliance needs."

"Accellion provides healthcare organizations like Good Shepherd with a secure file transfer solution that gives end users the functionality they need and the simplicity they want, without creating additional work for IT departments," said Yorgen Edholm, president and CEO of Accellion. "Accellion not only helps people get their job done but also provides the required record-keeping to document conformance with security and compliance requirements."


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.