Accellion Closes the “Dropbox” Security Gap, Securely Extends Microsoft SharePoint to External Business Users

Security Concerns Increase Demand for Accellion SharePoint Plug-in

Anaheim and Palo Alto, CA – October 4, 2011 –

Accellion, the award-winning pioneer in enterprise-class, secure collaboration and file sharing solutions, today announced from the Microsoft SharePoint 2011 conference in Anaheim, California (booth #153) that increasing security concerns over unsecure sharing of SharePoint files is driving demand for the Accellion SharePoint plug-in. By extending secure file sharing of SharePoint files to external users, Accellion is closing a security hole for organizations with heavy investments in SharePoint. Organizations that recently purchased the Accellion SharePoint plug-in include:

  • Altera Corporation
  • Booz & Company
  • Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute
  • Chemtura
  • Hologic, Inc.
  • Idea City (GSD&M)
  • KPMG MSLP Canada
  • Paisley (Thomson Reuters)
  • Princeton Financial Systems
  • Tribridge
  • University of Miami
  • ViaSat, Inc.

“The enterprise customers we work with have invested in SharePoint, but know that it can be cumbersome and expensive to set up external access to SharePoint. When internal users discover they can’t share their SharePoint files beyond the firewall, they frequently seek workarounds, including dropbox-style apps, regardless of the security and compliance risks,” said Yorgen Edholm, CEO of Accellion. “With Accellion, no compromises have to be made. Business users have a secure, intuitive, SharePoint file sharing solution for both internal and external file sharing, and the organization is able to protect, track and manage the files that are exchanged.”

Accellion secure file sharing supports Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and 2007, and allows users to share any size file or folder directly from SharePoint Document Library to internal and external collaborators. Tracking files and reporting on document trails for auditing and compliance is made easier using Accellion. IT managers and security officers can more easily audit file transfers and confirm that confidential data is not being sent to inappropriate parties.

With Accellion, file sharing complies with all applicable laws and industry regulations mandating security and audit trails for confidential communications, including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Availability Act (HIPAA).

The Accellion Microsoft Productivity Business suite augments Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and OCS with secure file sharing capabilities, including features for monitoring and auditing file sharing activities. By deploying the Accellion solution, enterprise IT departments can ensure their users communicate and collaborate securely with both internal users and external users, while avoiding risky file-sharing practices, and avoid expensive deployments of special server farms.

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.