Barkley Selects Accellion to Reduce Disk Storage Costs

Leading Midwest Advertising Agency Uses Accellion Secure File Transfer Solution to Eliminate FTP Administration Headaches and Reduce Storage Costs

Palo Alto, Calif. – February 1, 2008 –


Accellion, Inc. (,the leading provider ofmanaged secure file transfer solutions for enterprises, today announced it has been selected by Barkley, a leading advertising agency based in Kansas City, MO, to solve problems associated with FTP administration as well as increasing storage requirements. The Accellion Secure File Transfer Solution was chosen for its ease of use, quick performance, and enterprise class tracking and reporting capabilities.

Initially, Barkley implemented FTP for exchanging large files with the company's partners and clients. However, because of the high volume of rich media files being transferred, they soon foundfound the FTP server cluttered with these audio and video files. As a result, their storage requirements were skyrocketing. To complicate matters, it was impossible to track whether files actually went to the intended recipient. It was clear they needed a solution that would be easily adopted by end-users and that could eliminate Administrative overhead and storage increases.

"Our major challenges with large file transfers were increasingIT administration and storage costs," said Greg Plassmeyer, Barkley Senior Network Administrator, "Until Accellion, our Administrators were bogged down dealing with file management issues. After only 30 days with the Accellion solution we recovered most of our storage costs from the previous year. Also we significantly reduced email storage and associated support. Not only is Accellion faster than email, we just set it and forget it!"

"Accellion provides companies 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 more efficiently, but also with 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.