Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, selects Accellion Courier Secure File Transfer Appliance SFTA

Accellion Courier Secure File Transfer Appliance supports the secure file transfer needs of medical teaching and academic research institutions

Palo Alto, Calif. – Oct. 17, 2006 –


Accellion, Inc. (, a leading provider of on-demand secure file transfer and data management solutions for enterprise users, announced today that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, has selected Accellion Courier Secure File Transfer Appliance SFTA for its secure file transfer needs.

"We were looking for a secure file transfer solution that would enhance our HIPAA compliance and further reduce potential liability infractions with third-parties, such as the RIAA," said Ben Paradis, Technical Security Engineer, BIDMC-Caregroup Information Systems. "A key requirement for BIDMC was an intuitive self-provisioning capability. Accellion's secure file transfer appliance user interface makes it possible for non-technical users to self-register and to transfer large files to internal users and external users, such as vendors and business partners."

"For administrators, integration with our Windows directory environment ensures an easy deployment for user authentication. Moreover, configurable policies on the deletion of historical files and unused user accounts provide the administrative capabilities for the self provisioning process that we were looking for," continued Paradis.

"Going forward, because BIDMC provides network support for several affiliated hospitals within the Harvard enterprise, the modular scalability of the Accellion SFTA gives BIDMC the capability to expand the secure file transfer service to our affiliates," added Paradis.

"Accellion is proud to support BIDMC's mission in providing world class medical teaching and healthcare to patients," said Yorgen H. Edholm, president and CEO of Accellion. "Accellion has extensive knowledge on meeting the secure file transfer needs of medical/healthcare and academic research institutions with the Accellion Courier Secure File Transfer Appliance solution."

Additional information regarding Accellion's Courier SFTA solution can be found at

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