The Jackson Laboratory Selects Accellion Virtual Appliance for Secure File Transfer to Reduce Email Storage and IT Administration Overhead

Innovative Lab Uses Accellion Virtual Edition to Ensure HIPAA Compliance and Streamline Scientific Collaboration Processes

 
Palo Alto, California – October 7, 2008 –

 

Accellion, Inc. (www.accellion.com) a leading provider of managed file transfer solutions for enterprise users, today announced that the Accellion Secure File Transfer solution has been selected by The Jackson Laboratory, an innovative independent, nonprofit organization with 1400 + employees, focusing on mammalian genetics research to advance human health. The Accellion Secure Virtual Appliance Solution was chosen for its security, compliance, ease of use and minimal IT administration requirements, as well as its ease of deployment and integration with the Laboratory's virtualized infrastructure.

Prior to Accellion, The Laboratory had no email file size limits and set up temporary SFTP sites as necessary to handle file transfer, with poor results. "At times sending large files via email took our entire email infrastructure down," said Tony Jackson, Web Technical Producer. Another factor was the time and cost to burn and send CDs via delivery services. Besides being inefficient and costly, it was not secure. It was clear they needed a solution that would fit into the Laboratory's virtualized environment and be easily adopted by end-users while eliminating network slowdowns and storage increases. The file transfer solution also had to meet the required security and controls necessary to meet compliance mandates such as HIPAA, especially for grant applications and confidential information. "Our scientists needed a secure way to exchange large files without spending their time to create and burn CD's. Once I explained about Accellion, they were thrilled!"

"Accellion provides healthcare and research organizations like The Jackson Laboratory with a secure method totransfer large files that gives maximum ease of use, security and compliance with minimal upfront and ongoing IT support required," said Yorgen Edholm, CEO and president, Accellion Inc. " We are pleased to offer the same high level of functionality through our VMware-certified virtual appliances and hardware appliances to enable improved workplace and scientific collaboration."

About the Jackson Laboratory

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution and National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center with more than 1,400 employees in Bar Harbor, Maine, and Sacramento, California. Its mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing human diseases, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community. Its research staff of more than 500 investigates the genetic basis of cancers, heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's disease, glaucoma, diabetes and many other human diseases and disorders, as well as normal development, reproduction and aging. The Laboratory is also the world's source for more than 4,000 strains of genetically defined mice, is home of the mouse genome database and is an international hub for scientific courses, conferences, training and education.

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.