Palo Alto, California – August 11, 2009 — Accellion, Inc. today announced it is working with VMware to provide on-demand access to Accellion Secure File Transfer in the cloud via the VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace (VAM). Access to Accellion Secure File Transfer will be enabled by the VMware VAM App on Demand beta feature, part of VMware’s vCloud initiative, which enables end users to simply leverage applications running in the cloud. IT professionals, developers, and email administrators can rapidly experience the ease of use and security benefits of Accellion secure file transfer via immediate access to an Accellion virtual appliance running in the cloud.
Cloud-ready virtual applications help tremendously in shortening IT evaluation and deployment timeframes. VMware VAM App on Demand will make the process even easier by providing a commitment-free mechanism for users to experience and evaluate the Accellion secure file transfer virtual appliance running in a cloud environment. Using a simple login, users will be able to run a free trial version of the Accellion virtual appliance deployed in the cloud.
Through the course of security audits, companies are being made aware of the urgent need to address vulnerabilities related to data transfer. “Accellion’s file transfer solution helps businesses avoid data leakage at the file transfer source by providing a secure and compliant means for transferring large digital files,” said Yorgen Edholm, president and CEO of Accellion. “Participating in VMware VAM App on Demand will enable us to expand our reach by allowing VMware customers to experience first hand the security benefits and ease of use associated with Accellion managed file transfer in the cloud.”
“VMware VAM App on Demand was designed to significantly simplify the evaluation of an application for users by allowing them to select an application and deploy it in the cloud, without incurring hardware and set up costs,” said Wendy Perilli, director, product marketing, VMware. “As one of the initial appliances offered during the beta roll-out of this program, the trial and adoption rate for the Accellion Managed File Transfer Virtual Appliance on Demand has been impressive.”
Accellion provides an enterprise managed file transfer solution that is secure, economical and easy to use for both end users and IT management. The Accellion Virtual Appliance extends Accellion’s appliance-based secure file transfer system to virtual environments, enabling users to quickly and securely share files and folders up to 20GBs in size. Accellion secure file transfer enables enterprises to protect the transfer of sensitive information, eliminate FTP servers, offload file attachments from email resulting in improved email infrastructure performance, demonstrate compliance with SOX, HIPAA, FDA, and GLB regulations, and reduce IT management footprint requirements.
Accellion offers an industry-leading managed file transfer solution for virtual environments and is the secure file transfer of choice for businesses moving toward IT virtualization.
The VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace connects leading ISVs and grass root developers with cloud environments and users. This unique marketplace enables software providers with a simplified on ramp to delivering software optimized for virtual environments. And now with the addition of the App on Demand beta feature, placing trial software in the cloud makes proof of concepting simpler for users. In addition to the beta applications offered as Apps on Demand, there are also VMware vCloud Service Providers delivering free Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) trials to enable users to try their own applications in the cloud.
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 www.accellion.com or call (650)-485-4300. Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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