Government Agencies Select Accellion for Secure File Transfer

Federal, State and Local Agencies in Need of an Efficient Way to Securely Share Large Digital Files Turn to Accellion Managed File Transfer

October 6, 2009 –

Palo Alto, California – October 6, 2009 — The ability to efficiently and securely transfer digital files internally and externally is essential for government agencies. As the volume of files being exchanged rapidly increases and the need to secure the transfer of confidential information is elevated, many agencies are selecting Accellion Managed File Transfer to enable secure and efficient file transfer.

Accellion Managed File Transfer enables government agencies to quickly and securely share large digital files (up to 20 GB) without impacting e-mail performance or increasing email storage requirements. All files transferred via Accellion are tracked and secured and include the option for authentication before download.

In addition, Accellion recently achieved Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2 certification from the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The certification ensures federal, state, and local agencies that the information they share via the Accellion Managed File Transfer FIPS Certified Appliance is done so in a manner that meets the NIST’s strict security and compliance guidelines.

“The Accellion solution is becoming increasingly popular among federal, state and local agencies,” said Yorgen Edholm, president and CEO of Accellion. “The recent ban of thumb drives by the Department of Defense and security concerns associated with the use of P2P are causing agencies to revaluate how they share large confidential files. In their quest for a user friendly solution that transfers files in a secure and efficient manner, more and more agencies are turning to Accellion.”

A sampling of recent public sector wins within Canada and the United States includes:

  • US Securities and Exchange Commission
  • NASA
  • State of Florida, Department of Transportation
  • Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Government of Saskatchewan, Information Technology Office

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.