Accellion Introduces Free Secure File Transfer for University Students

Simplifies Collaboration between Students and Faculty While Reducing Information Security Risks and Network Bandwidth Issues

 
Palo Alto, Calif. – January 29, 2008 –

 

Accellion, Inc. (www.accellion.com),the leading provider of on-demand secure file transfer solutions for enterprise users, today announced a global education initiative that offers free user licenses to university students anywhere in the world.  Through this initiative, Accellion will provide free user licenses to students at universities and educational institutions that license the Accellion Secure File Transfer Solution for their faculty and staff.

Extending the Accellion Secure File Transfer solution to students provides them with a fast and easy way to collaborate with faculty, staff and other students on academic work.  It also minimizes the impact large file transfershave on the school's email network and reduces information security risks associated with the use of unsecure electronic file transfer workarounds such as FaceBook, MySpace, IM and P2P.

Accellion's education initiative was developed in response to requests from universities to simplify the traditionally cumbersome process of transferring large files, not only by faculty but between faculty and students.  Pepperdine University has seen first-hand the many benefits offered through Accellion's Secure File Transfer solution and is extending its initial faculty and staff deployment to now include its student population without added cost.  By implementing the Accellion solution, Pepperdine has simplified the process of sharing data electronically, reduced storage costs, increased performance of messaging servers, and now has the ability to track and audit all data entering and leaving the University networks.

"After realizing the substantial benefits gained by the Accellion solution, we were determined to find a way to extend these same benefits to our students," said Dr. Timothy Chester, chief information officer, Pepperdine University.  "In addition to further reducing the impact large file transfers have on our network, we are making it much easier for our students to collaborate with each other and faculty.  We consider this a significant technical and academic advantage for Pepperdine and its students."

"Ever-increasing file sizes and large email attachments are negatively impacting nearly every industry, and academic institutions are no exception.  If not properly managed, the electronic transfer of large files can have serious consequences on both network security and performance," said Yorgen Edholm, president and CEO of Accellion. "This education initiative was designed to help universities address related issues proactively while significantly improving real-time communications between faculty, staff and students looking to share research data, exchange reports and advance academic ideas."

Availability

The Accellion Secure File Transfer solution is available in two form factors: hardware appliance or virtual appliance. Additional information about Accellion secure file transfer solutions and its education initiative can be found atwww.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.