Accellion Reports Record Quarter and Fiscal Year for Courier Secure File Transfer Appliance (SFTA)

Email attachment limits and FTP/SFTP administration concerns are driving enterprise adoption of Accellion Courier SFTA solution across vertical markets

Palo Alto, Calif. – Nov 1, 2006 –


Accellion, Inc. (, a leading provider of on-demand secure file transfer and data management solutions for enterprise users, announced today that, for the quarter and fiscal year ending September, revenue bookings have increased 50% on a sequential quarterly basis while customer installations have tripled on a year-to-year basis.

"Many organizations use e-mail as a means of exchanging large files with internal and external users. As companies become more aggressive in combating viral attacks via attached files that have embedded malicious code (for example, zip, JPG and GIF files), they also want to severely limit the sizes and types of attachments," according to L. Frank Kenney, research director with Gartner, Inc. "FTP enables file movement between disparate devices and systems, but it doesn't provide management, monitoring, security or process control."

"Accellion SFTA provides an easy to use and easy to administer ad hoc secure file transfer solution for us," said John D. Halamka, MD, MS, Chief Information Officer of Harvard Medical School, Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman of the New England Health Electronic Data Interchange Network (NEHEN), Chief Information Officer of the Harvard Clinical Research Institute (HCRI), and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. "For a CIO, the Accellion SFTA solution is exceptional because the numerous emails about ad hoc large file transfer have vanished since its installation."

"Accellion is committed to support proactive IT organizations like BIDMC in vertical markets such as healthcare, law firms, architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC), consumer goods, and pharmaceutical," said Yorgen H. Edholm, president and CEO of Accellion. "Accellion Courier Secure File Transfer Appliance SFTA is the field proven solution to eliminate FTP/SFTP administration issues and email attachment size limits for users' ad hoc file transfer needs."

Additional information regarding Accellion's Courier SFTA 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.