Barkley Selects Accellion to Solve Inadequacy of Email File Transfer

Marketing and Advertising Firm Chooses the Accellion Solution to Provide Relief for Email Storage Capacity Issues

PALO ALTO, Calif. – May, 22, 2007 –


Accellion, Inc. (, the leading provider of on-demand secure file transfer solutions for enterprises, today announced it has been selected by full service marketing and advertising firm, Barkley, to provide secure large file transfer capabilities. The Accellion solution has enabled Barkley to ease the burden on its email infrastructure while providing a reliable and secure system for transferring large files internally and externally.

Barkley is the largest employee-owned agency of its kind with over 300 partners offering a full range of marketing communications services. The ability to collaborate internally and externally as quickly and efficiently as possible is critical to their business, so the company relies heavily on their Microsoft Exchange email server. By default the email system has been used as the primary data and file transport system.

With growth of digital data on the rise, the size and volume of files going back and forth between Barkley and its clients was impacting storage capacity on Barkley's Exchange server. Additionally, network restrictions imposed internally and by their partners and clients often prohibited files from being sent and received. FTP and FedEx proved to be inadequate solutions. FTP requires too much intervention by the IT department and FedEx does not allow for real-time collaboration that's often required when working under tight deadlines. In addition, neither solution proved secure enough to meet the confidentiality agreements Barkley has with its clients. Barkley chose Accellion's secure file transfer solution to solve its problems.

"The Accellion solution has been amazing, basically we configured it and forgot about it," said Larry Penrod, network manager for Barkley. "It has provided the relief we needed on our email storage capacity and is so easy to use it requires no IT intervention. And from a security perspective, we don't have to worry about confidential information getting into the wrong hands."

"As the volume of file attachments carried in email has grown, so has the number of problems for IT administrators and users," said Yorgen H. Edholm, president and CEO of Accellion. "The Accellion solution provides customers like Barkley the ability to efficiently and securely move files from one point to another providing relief from rising storage costs and degraded 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.