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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Supporting Global Multi-Office Secure File Transfer Needs - The Six Factors to Consider

Summary: Accellion has been deploying global multi-office secure file transfer solution for enterprise users for years. How does your need compare to some of our typical deployments? What are the issues to keep in mind when designing a global multi-office secure file transfer framework? Accellion's ACA Guy tells all.


Question: Can Accellion Courier Secure File transfer Appliance (SFTA) solution scale to meet large enterprise demands on a global basis?

Answer 1: There are more than 13,000 registered users on a deployment consisting of 40% internal users and 60% external users worldwide for one Accellion customer.

Answer 2: The largest Accellion installation supports over 70 offices around the world with SFTA clusters and satellites as part of the customer's global network.

Answer 3: A global media company regularly exchanges more than one terabyte (1TB or 1,000 GB) of data every month and the usage is still growing.

While setting up an SFTA is just three easy steps away, it is equally true that Accellion SFTA has been designed as an enterprise solution that allows appliances to be linked together to provide a global secure file transfer infrastructure.

Being a highly scalable solution, you can start with one appliance to service your current needs. And, as the usage and company expands, just keep adding to the SFTA network to meet the new demands.

A second advantage is that, since Accellion has customers in North America, Europe, and Asia deploying SFTA on a global enterprise basis, we know as much about how to implement a global multi-office secure file transfer infrastructure as we know about what not to do.


So, what are the key considerations for a multi-office secure file transfer architectural framework? There are six.

1. Access Control: How to ensure and automate the process in which only authorized users can access the correct file/data.

2. Security: How to ensure file transfer security both technically, such as file encryption, and business process-wise, such as file tracking.

3. High Availability: How to ensure constant availability in light of potential hardware, location, and connectivity failures.

4. Storage Management: How to ensure efficient file storage to maximize system wide capacity.

5. Right Speed for Users: How to ensure timely file/data delivery without significant capital investment.

6. Ease of Enterprise Integration: How to make the secure file transfer process integrate with existing enterprise usage.

I won't inundate you with the whole eight pages worth of data and analysis. So, click here for the whitepaper on the six factors on how to implement a global multi-office secure file transfer infrastructure [registration required].

Whether your organization needs to support a handful of file transfer users or tens of thousands, Accellion can help you achieve it.

And, the best part of it, none of it has to hurt!


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