Accellion Named a Finalist in Government Security News' 2010 Homeland Security Awards Program

Accellion's Secure File Transfer Solution Honored in the Best Data Security/Loss Management Solution Category

Palo Alto, CA – October 18, 2010 –

Accellion, Inc. today announced that Government Security News (GSN),  Magazine has named Accellion a finalist in GSN 2010 Homeland Security Awards Program.  Accellion’s Secure File Transfer solution has been chosen as a finalist in the Best Data Security/Loss Management Solution category.

According to Adrian Courtenay, Chairman of World Business Media, LLC, “the entries from the vendors of IT and physical security products were dazzling in their technological brilliance, reflecting the great public-private partnership that keeps our homeland safe and secure.”
“Accellion is honored to be recognized by GSN for our continued commitment to help government agencies stop security risks at the file transfer source while enabling them to meet the strictest security and compliance requirements for the transfer of digital information,” said Yorgen Edholm, president and CEO of Accellion.  “Recognition from GSN validates our achievements in providing government agencies and enterprises with a solution that enables digital files to easily be shared in a highly secure, controlled manner.”

Government agencies and corporations are becoming increasingly aware of the need to protect the transfer of confidential information.  The Accellion Secure File Transfer solution allows users to securely send and receive large encrypted files and folders up to 50GB.  With unmatched encryption and authentication check points, it validates recipients so confidential information is not overexposed.  Accellion Secure File Transfer also provides an audit trail for tracking and reporting who received a file and when.

Accellion solutions are FIPS 140-2 certified to ensure that information governments share via the Accellion Managed File Transfer system meets the strictest security requirements.   Accellion offers a FIPS140-2 Level 1 certified managed file transfer solution for on-premise and off-premise, virtual, cloud and hosted deployments, and FIPS140-2 Level 2 certified secure file transfer physical appliances.  

Winners of the 2010 Homeland Security Awards Program will be announced on November 8 at a gala Awards Dinner at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Washington D.C.

The GSN Homeland Security Awards Program

The awards programs were created Government Security News (GSN) to salute dedicated officials and their agencies and departments at federal, state and local levels of government who have created effective and cost-efficient security programs. They were also created to salute the outstanding vendors of IT and Physical Security products who have introduced innovative technologies and products that protect our nation and its people 24/7.

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; 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.