MGE UPS Systems Has Deployed Accellion Courier Secure File Transfer Appliance SFTA for Its Global Secure File Transfer Needs

Cortina, an Accellion security and compliance partner in France, helps MGE UPS select and install the global solution to allow internal and external users exchange large data securely and easily

Palo Alto, Calif. – Dec 5, 2006 –


Accellion, Inc. (, a leading provider of on-demand secure file transfer and data management solutions for enterprise users, announced today MGE UPS Systems, a subsidiary of the Group Schneider Electric, a world leader in providing premium power protection solutions for PCs, networks, data centers, telecommunications, medical and industrial operations, has deployed Accellion Courier Secure File Transfer Appliance SFTA to meet its global secure file transfer needs for internal and external users.

"With four R&D centers in Europe, China and the United States, the ability to securely exchange large volume of technical data is imperative. FTP is difficult to use internally and imposing FTP installation on customers or prospective customers is impractical," said Frederic Chanfrau, Chief Information Officer, MGE UPS Systems. "Cortina helped us select and deploy Accellion Secure File Transfer Appliance SFTA which meets our ad hoc secure file transfer needs on a global scale."

"By giving end users the ability to send folders and 10GB files as easily as sending an email, Accellion SFTA is the obvious choice for MGE UPS and any operation that must treat secure file transfer as a core business process," said Bruno Rasle, Portfolio Manager, Cortina. "Accellion also offers a partners program with extensive technical and marketing support that makes it easy for Cortina."

"With installations in France, Netherlands, Germany, and United Kingdom, Accellion SFTA is becoming an important tool in many proactive European IT departments. Partners like Cortina play a key role in Accellion's continuing success in Europe," said Paul Steiner, Executive Vice President Europe, Accellion. "We are always looking for partners with experience in email and security who are looking to add secure file transfer and email attachment offload solutions to their current offerings."

Additional information regarding Accellion's Courier SFTA solution can be found at



MGE UPS SYSTEMS, a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, is a world leader for intelligent power protection solutions for business continuity. MGE offer is designed to provide its customers with total protection throughout the lifetime of their mission-critical installations. It includes the MGE PowerServicesTM program, the largest factory-direct service organization in the world, a full range of equipment: uninterruptible power supplies, complete power supply solutions for VoIP and WiFi, static transfer switches, harmonic filters, surge suppressors etc. and advanced power management solutions. MGE's 3100 experts and their partners guarantee the excellence of MGE UPS SYSTEMS products and services in more than 100 countries.

MGE UPS SYSTEMS received the "Frost & Sullivan UPS Company of the Year Award" in 2005 and 2006.

About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is the world's power and control specialist. Through its world-class brands, Merlin Gerin, Square D and Telemecanique, Schneider Electric anticipates and satisfies its customers' requirements in the residential, building, industry and energy and infrastructure markets. With 92,000 employees and operations in 130 countries, Schneider Electric generated sales of €11.7 billion in 2005 through 13,000 distributor outlets.

Schneider Electric: Giving the best of the New Electric World to everyone, everywhere, at any time.



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.