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Accellion Expands Public Sector Presence with Reseller Partnership and GSA Pricing

July 6, 2009

Accellion Managed File Transfer Solutions Provide Government Agencies with a Secure, Compliant Means for Sharing Digital Information

Palo Alto, California – April 7, 2009 —Unsecure P2P file sharing and thumb drive usage is on the rise, increasing the risk of data breaches associated with their use.  In response to the growing need to safeguard digital data, Accellion, Inc., a leading provider of secure file transfer solutions for enterprises, today unveiled an aggressive expansion into the public sector.  To help government agencies prevent data leakage at the file transfer source Accellion is announcing a new reseller partner, General Services Administration (GSA) pricing and pending FIPS 140-2 federal certification.

Accellion is partnering with Reston, Virginia-based reseller, Vinitech, Inc., a technology reselling and consulting company catering to public sector clients and specializing in security and network architecture solutions.  The Vinitech partnership will expand Accellion’s public sector sales channel following the upcoming addition of Accellion’s highly recognized Managed File Transfer solutions to the GSA schedule.

“Security concerns continue to be one of the biggest hurdles federal, state, and local government agencies face in their collaboration efforts; simply encrypting information being shared electronically is no longer enough,” said Nick Grivas, president and CEO of Vinitech.  “Accellion’s approach to managed file transfer made our decision to partner with them very easy.  They go well beyond data encryption to provide the security, authentication, and comprehensive file tracking and reporting capabilities government agencies require today.  We expect to see much success with this partnership.”

“Accellion’s increased presence in the public sector continues to be customer-driven as government agencies look for a more secure and compliant means for sharing digital information,” said Yorgen Edholm, president and CEO of Accellion.  “The Vinitech relationship marks our first reseller partnership in this market following a year of record growth for Accellion within the public sector.  We expect the combination of this relationship, the pending introduction of our FIPS-certified solution and a growing need to safeguard digital data to greatly expand our reach in this market.”

Accellion’s Managed File Transfer solutions have recently satisfied Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) pre-validation requirements. Accellion has been placed on the FIPS 140-2 pre-validation list and now awaits the final certification review. Once final approval is secured, certain Accellion solutions will be available for public sector deployments.

Accellion Wins Two Info Security Products Guide’s 2009 Global Excellence Awards

July 6, 2009

Accellion’s Secure File Transfer Virtual Appliance Honored by Customers Worldwide; Named Best Security Solution in the Government and Education Categories

Palo Alto, California – April 21, 2009 — Accellion, Inc. (, the leading provider of secure managed file transfer solutions for enterprise users, today announced that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading publication for security-related products and technologies, has named Accellion the winner of the 2008 Global Product Excellence Awards.  Accellion’s Secure File Transfer Virtual appliance was awarded Best Security Solution for both Government and Education categories.  These awards recognize Accellion for providing the highest level of data security to government agencies and educational facilities as they share information electronically.

The Accellion Secure File Transfer solution allows enterprises and government agencies to securely send and receive large email attachments (files and folders up to 20GB) without touching an email server.  Its easy-to-use interface ensures high end user adoption rates, removing the temptation to use un-secure IT workarounds for greater tracking and control. To meet regulatory compliance requirements, it provides automated download receipts, file auditing and tracking capabilities.

“In an interconnected world, threats have no boundaries and security has to remain a prime requirement,” says Rake Narang, editor-in-chief of Info Security Products Guide. “We are pleased to honor Accellion as winner for 2009.”

“We are honored the Accellion Secure File Transfer Virtual appliance has been recognized by Info Security Products Guide as the best security product for government agencies and educational institutions,” said Yorgen Edholm, president and CEO, Accellion.  “As enterprises and government agencies search for a way to safely send and receive large files, we are committed to providing them with a means that is easy-to-use while meeting the strictest security and compliance mandates.  Continued recognition from Info Security Products Guide validates our efforts and achievements in this space.”

About Info Security Products Guide

Info Security Products Guide is a media sponsor of RSA Conference 2009 and Technosium Executive Alliance Forums engaging Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). As a technology research and advisory publication, it plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow’s technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit and stay secured.

Vermeer Corporation and the Girl Scouts Named 2009 Accellion Green Award Winners

July 6, 2009

Honored for Use of Eco-Friendly File Transfer

Palo Alto, California – May 19, 2009 — Accellion, Inc. ( today announced the 2009 Accellion Green Award winners; Vermeer Corporation is the winner of the Accellion Green Enterprise Award and the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is the Accellion Green Small Business Award winner. The Accellion Green Awards recognize organizations for their leadership in helping the environment by choosing to send information digitally rather than relying on overnight delivery or courier services.

“This year’s winners demonstrate that regardless of size, significant contributions can be achieved when choosing to deploy an eco-friendly digital delivery solution like Accellion Secure File Transfer,” said Yorgen Edholm, president and CEO of Accellion. “These organizations have proven that the elimination of overnight delivery and courier services as a means to share information offers substantial environmental and financial benefits.  From reduced paper usage and carbon emissions, to elimination of delivery/courier costs as well as CDs, thumb drives and packaging materials, the savings add up quickly.”

Vermeer Corporation is a leading manufacturer of agricultural, construction, environmental and industrial equipment. Vermeer chose to deploy Accellion File Transfer as part of its initiative to use electronic communication as a means to reduce packaging and CD/DVD consumption associated with the use of couriers and overnight delivery. The ability to speed collaboration was also a driving factor.

“Accellion Secure File Transfer allows Vermeer to provide excellent customer service while adhering to our philosophy of environmental stewardship,” said Joshua Harrington, network engineer for Vermeer Corporation. “In addition to providing near-instantaneous access to vital information with our dealers, suppliers and partners around the world, the Accellion solution ensures that we are doing our part at Vermeer to help reduce the carbon footprint associated with the traditional means of information delivery.”

The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is the largest Girl Scout Council in Texas serving over 65,000 girls and 17,000 adults from 26 southeast Texas counties. Prior to implementing the Accellion appliance, volunteers and staff members had few options for delivering and sharing information which often consisted of large files and photos. Using the Accellion appliance, information can now be exchanged electronically for fast, easy delivery; eliminating travel cost and postage charges.

“Accellion provides a powerful and intuitive means for staff and volunteers to communicate in a cost effective, timely manner while complementing our sustainability efforts,” Sharon Clarke, CIO of the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. “In addition to serving as an eco-friendly alternative to the traditional pack and ship method, the Accellion appliance has enabled us to reduce the storage space and resources required for our e-mail servers for even greater savings.”

Accellion Green
In April 2008, Accellion launched the Accellion Green initiative to highlight and recognize the environmental benefits of sending digital information digitally. All Accellion file transfer solutions are by nature Green, and enable organizations to replace the environmentally wasteful use of overnight couriers to ship time-sensitive information. The Accellion Green Digital Logistics solution enables users to continuously track and monitor the digital delivery of information and the related pounds of CO2 saved. Additional information about Accellion secure file transfer solutions and its Green Initiative can be found at

How secure is your sensitive email data?

July 2, 2009

Can you be sure that your company’s sensitive data only ever reaches the intended recipients?

Is your system totally secure?

If your company is still sending sensitive data via email attachments, FTP sites or by CD and overnight delivery you could be closer than you think to a security breach.

Accellion have developed the most effective and secure file transfer technology available today. Our scalable solutions are already providing peace of mind to some of the world’s largest organisations, spanning all major industry sectors.

With high profile data breaches occurring all too frequently, can you afford not to be with Accellion?

For further details on Accellion solutions and a customised quote please contact Paul Steiner, Managing Director Europe.

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The world’s most secure large file transfer solution…

July 2, 2009

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