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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

CRN and VARBusiness on the Merits and Importance of Accellion's Secure File Transfer Solutions for Value Added Resellers

Summary: Accellion was recognized by VARBusiness as a 2006 Tech Innovator in three product categories. Computer Reseller News (CRN) told its readers that Accellion offers "a better way" to send and receive large files. Find out what the fuss is about.


Accellion Courier Secure File Transfer Appliance was identified by VARBusiness magazine as a 2006 Tech Innovator in multiple categories, including Security, Enterprise Software and Software Infrastructure. Now, if you aren’t familiar with this particular publication, I can tell you that it is one of the premier journals read by companies that recommend, sell and install IT solutions of all sorts (i.e., value added resellers, or VARs).

In its annual Tech Innovators competition, VARBusiness looks at the multitude of IT solutions in the market for small and medium businesses (SMBs) as well as large enterprises. Only a handful of products are nominated for the award, and even fewer are chosen as tops in their respective category – or in Accellion’s case, categories! We are thrilled to be in the company of some very outstanding technology solutions.

The awards were judged by a panel of solution-provider executives and VARBusiness editors. The judges scored the products based on five main points -- usefulness, how new and/or improved the product is, where it sits on the price/performance scale, revenue potential and the "coolness" factor.

These Tech Innovator nominations validate that Accellion Courier SFTA offers a valuable solution for secure file transfer. What’s more, our solution is important not only to our end customers, but also to Accellion’s channel partners who benefit from selling and installing the appliances. (And speaking of our channel partners, I plan to spend a little time in future postings to tell you about our excellent partners. Stay tuned for more.)

VARBusiness isn’t the only publication to validate what Accellion is doing for our customers and partners. A few weeks ago, the magazine CRN (Computer Reseller News) provided an extensive review of the Accellion SFTA solution. Marc Spiwak succinctly captured the Accellion value proposition in his review when he said:

Anyone who regularly transfers files via e-mail knows that the process can be troublesome, and the large attachments quickly fill up an inbox. FTP file transfers also can do the trick, but many users find that to be confusing. Another alternative is to burn a disc and overnight it. But that's expensive and takes a day for the files to be received. Accellion has found a better way with its Courier Secure File Transfer Appliance (SFTA).

Yes, Accellion has a better way, and I invite you to find out more for yourself at And don’t be surprised if your solution provider wants to talk to you about this new useful and cool secure file transfer appliance that’s going to give you a better way to send and receive large files. He probably read about in it CRN or VARBusiness.


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