Southco Selects Accellion for Secure Transfer of Large Files

Palo Alto, Calif. – Sept 04, 2007 –


Accellion, Inc. (, the leading provider of on-demand secure file transfer solutions for enterprises announced today Southco, a global provider of engineered access hardware solutions, has chosen the Accellion Secure File Transfer Solution to provide its organization with a secure means for transferring large files while easing the strain on its network. Security and ease-of-use were key features leading to Southco's purchasing decision.

Southco creates engineered access hardware solutions such as locks, hinges, handles and other innovative products for a variety of industries. With engineers located virtually all over the world, this global organization relies heavily on its email system to overcome geographic barriers. However, the large volume of files being sent through its email system began to takes its toll, slowing down the network.

"As our network began to slow, there was immediate concern our employees would look to other alternative, often unsecured means to transfer their large files. To alleviate the burden being placed on our network while ensuring the security of data being transferred, we knew we needed a solution that our end users would embrace," said Jesse Middleton, network security specialist for Southco. "The Accellion appliance was a great find. Our end users are happy because it offers a familiar e-mail like interface; therefore it is easy to use. The IT department is happy because security is no longer a concern. And an added bonus, it is so user friendly we were able to install it and forget about it, no additional IT involvement required."

"End user adoption is critical when deploying technology. If it is not user friendly, it is inevitable employees will go elsewhere. This action can have grave consequences on the security of one's data," said Yorgen H. Edholm, president and CEO of Accellion. "The Accellion solution is so easy to use, end users can quickly and securely share files without impacting email performance."

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.