Accellion Extends Market Presence in Europe

Palo Alto, Calif. – July 18, 2007 –


Accellion, Inc. (, the leading provider of on-demand secure file transfer solutions for enterprise users. Accellion's solution continues to grow in popularity among European businesses with Europe's multinational corporations realizing the unique benefits of Accellion's unparalleled security and simplicity. With enterprise customers in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium and Switzerland, Accellion is providing secure file transfer solutions across many vertical industries including advertising, legal, media and entertainment, industrial, government, retail and hospitality. European businesses are implementing Accellion's software into their business processes to increase business efficiency, reduce costs and IT overhead for secure large file transfer.

HIT Entertainment, one of the world's leading children's entertainment producers and rights-owners, has been captivating audiences across the globe for over 20 years with popular preschool television shows including Barney & Friends, Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends and many more". "In the beginning we implemented Accellion's Secure File Transfer Solution to replace our old system which was inefficient and confusing to use. Accellion's support team took no time to implement the program effectively into our existing system," said James Herbert, Infrastructure Manager, HIT Entertainment. "Accellion's secure file transfer program has completely stream lined the process our organization uses to send large files and has helped us directly reduce overhead costs in the IT department. As a bonus, the ability to use the system in local languages is a great advantage to us with offices around the world."

Accellion's software is leading the way for enterprise companies in Europe and around the globe, particularly with its new multi-lingual interface offering functionality in English, French, German, Korean, Japanese and simplified Chinese. Also newly released is enhanced end-user and IT management interfaces to improve worldwide business efficiency, security, and alliance.

Since entering the European market, Accellion has achieved impressive growth and acceptance as the benchmark for data transfer solutions. "In a very short time we managed to attract customers across all major geographical and vertical markets including many of today's market leaders," said Dr. Paul Steiner, Accellion's Senior Vice President. "Our customers range from Europe's largest and most well known organizations to companies with as few as 10 employees. This clearly demonstrates that file transfer is quickly becoming a mainstream business requirement."

Accellion's Large File Transfer Solution is a prerequisite for companies such as Mundipharma, one of Germany's top pharmaceutical firms. Doing business in a highly competitive market requires in-depth research, creativity, and the highest security measures, all of which Mundipharma has in abundance. After implementing Accellion's solution, the pharmaceutical company could not be happier with the results. "Mundipharma is very happy with the Accellion system," explains Christoph Hassler, IT Security Officer, Mundipharma mbH & Co KG. "Accellion's solution was rapidly accepted by our employees especially as no complex training was required and the software immediately functioned within our existing email structure. Our entire staff used Accellion's system almost intuitively. And, all of this in addition to Accellion's unmatched security, one of the highest priorities at Mundipharma."

Accellion's solution resolves a wide range of business issues relating to IT, organization, and efficiency. MGE-UPS in France implemented Accellion to improve communication between the company and external partners and clients. When offering uninterrupted power supply protection for enterprises, having a communication breakdown through email can reflect on the firm's product reputation. "The Secure File Transfer Solution integrated flawlessly into our existing infrastructure," said Frederic Chanfrau, IT Director, MGE-UPS. "Furthermore, Accellion's software allows us to know that recipients have safely received the files we send them. Ensuring sound communication between MGE-UPS and our customers is an important aspect of our corporate image."

As demonstrated by the diverse range of international clients Accellion's presence in the European market is unrivalled and continues to grow. Secure transfer software is a necessity for business security, effective information exchange, and productivity.

About HIT Entertainment

HIT Entertainment, owned by private equity investment group Apax Partners, is one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners. HIT's portfolio includes properties, such as Barney,Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends, Pingu, Fireman Sam, Angelina Ballerina and Rainbow Magic. HIT represents Fifi and the Flowertots and Roary the Racing Car in North America and Japan and acts as a worldwide representative for The Jim Henson Company's library of classic family brands and as representative for The Wiggles in the UK. HIT also owns the Guinness World Records publishing and television property. Launched in 1989, HIT's lines of business span television and video production (including studios in the US and the UK), publishing, consumer products licensing and live events. With a catalogue of more than 1,000 hours of young children's programming, HIT sells its shows to more than 240 countries worldwide, in more than 40 different languages and has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. In 2005, the Company joined Comcast Corporation, PBS and Sesame Workshop to launch PBS KIDS Sprout SM, a 24-hour digital cable channel and VOD service for preschoolers. In 2006, HIT Entertainment launched HIT Toy Company to design, manufacture and distribute toys in North America. For more information, visit

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.