Accellion Introduces First Virtual Appliance for Secure File Transfer

Expands Green Initiative

 
Palo Alto, Calif. – November 5, 2007 –

 

Accellion, Inc. (www.accellion.com),the leading provider of on-demand secure file transfer solutions for enterprise users, today announced the industry's first virtual appliance for secure file transfer. Designed to meet the needs of corporations moving toward virtualized environments, the Accellion virtual appliance helps companies address the ever-increasing need to securely and efficiently transmit large digital files.

The growth of digital information is impacting all industries. Companies without easy to use processes in place to securely manage the flow of digital files, internally and externally, run the risk of end users turning to third-party, unsecured IT workarounds to transfer digital files. For companies moving their IT environments towards virtualization, Accellion is extending the management of secure large file transfers in a manner that parallels virtualization efforts.

"The Accellion virtual appliance offers unparalleled ease of use by providing very fast installation and minimal IT support,"said Jerry Rios, CTO, GSD&M's Idea City, a member of the Omnicom Group of companies. "We are aggressively moving our business applications to a virtual environment and Accellion's virtual appliance is a unique offering for secure file transfer."

"Virtualization is rapidly changing the shape of today's business environments and Accellion is pleased to be at the forefront with the introduction of the Accellion virtual appliance," said Yorgen Edholm, president and CEO of Accellion. "The Accellion virtual appliance offers exceptional flexibility by allowing enterprises to scale quickly to meet usage increases at a very affordable cost."

Green Initiative
 
With the introduction of its virtual appliance, Accellion is also expanding its Green Initiative. Accellion is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to highlight and recognize Accellion's environmentally friendly solution for sending and receiving large files. For example, a terabyte (TB) of data transferred via Accellion represents the equivalent of 50,000 trees made into paper and printed, or the equivalent of 2,000 compact disks of data shipped via overnight delivery. Accellion, in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, will present The Accellion Green Award each Arbor Day to those corporations that record the highest Accellion file transfer usage. Additionally, Accellion will partner with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 10,000 trees in America's National Forest.

The quantity of files transferred via Accellion is rapidly growing. Already individual customers exceed 2TB per month, which represents the equivalent of 100,000 trees per month per customer. The Accellion Green Award was created to help customers better understand and track their environmental contributions.

"We are delighted to work with Accellion in raising awareness for tree conservation and to help organizations better understand the significant contributions they too can make," said Kevin Sander, director, Corporate Partnerships for The National Arbor Day Foundation. "We applaud Accellion for its innovative product and commitment to the environment."

As with all virtual technology, customers realize additional Green benefits with the Accellion Virtual Appliance, such as the elimination of packaging and transportation, a smaller hardware footprint, as well as greatly reduced power consumption and HVAC investments.

Security and Compliance

The Accellion virtual appliance operates identically to the hardware-based appliance. In addition to an easy-to-use interface, customers can quickly send and receive files in a format that meets the strictest security and privacy requirements. It also offers tracking and reporting capabilities to help customer's document conformance with security and compliance requirements during electronic file transfers. Virtual and hardware-based appliances work together seamlessly.

Availability and Pricing

 

The Accellion Secure File Transfer Virtual Appliance is available immediately in several models to support the various secure file transfer needs of any size enterprise. Pricing for the virtual appliance starts at $2,000 per year. Additional fees for end user licenses and configurable items such as LDAP integration, custom branding, and automation agents apply.

Additional information about Accellion secure file transfer solutions can be found at www.accellion.com.

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 www.accellion.com or call (650)-485-4300. Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.