Accellion Secure Collaboration Named Finalist in Microsoft Best of Tech·Ed 2011

Awards are Produced by Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Magazine, DevProConnections and SharePoint Pro

Palo Alto, CA – May 4, 2011 –

Accellion, Inc., the award-winning pioneer in providing enterprise-class, secure collaboration and managed file transfer solutions, today announced that Accellion Secure Collaboration™ was named as a Finalist in the Best of Tech·Ed 2011 awards program in the Security category by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Magazine, DevProConnections and SharePointPro.  

“We are honored that the value of Accellion Secure Collaboration has been recognized by this audience of Microsoft professionals,” said Paula Skokowski, vice president of marketing for Accellion, Inc.  “Accellion solutions enable enterprise users to easily and securely share any size file, including files stored in SharePoint, with both internal and external recipients, while at the same time providing the tracking and reporting necessary for enterprise data security and compliance.”

The Best of Tech·Ed 2011 awards recognize companies who offer innovative products for the industry. The judges reviewed 334 products and services submitted for the award and chose 47 finalists to be interviewed at the Microsoft Tech·Ed North America 2011 conference in Atlanta, Georgia on May 16, 2011.  Winners will be announced at an invite only evening reception at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, May 18.  

“We received a record number of nominations this year—more than 300—and determining an array of finalists from that large, diverse field was difficult,” said Jason Bovberg, senior editor at Windows IT Pro®. “The mix of products and services from year to year is ever-changing and exciting, and we feel that our 49 finalists represent highly distinguished products and services in their categories. For all categories, as always, our judging process involves three criteria: strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage, and value to customers.”

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.