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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Secure File Transfer Comes of Age in the Era of Pervasive Computing

Summary: Pervasive computing is great, but can you send a 100MB design file easily while on the road? Accellion's secure file transfer solution lets you do exactly that in this age of pervasive computing.


Since the dawn of Internet age, pundits have been tossing out the phrase pervasive computing. It’s the notion that computers fit naturally into your life, and you are able to do whatever you want to do with your computer, whenever you want and wherever you want.

The world is getting closer to truly having pervasive computing. The general populace now access the Internet and its resources from just about anywhere with connectivity via DSL, dial up, Wi-Fi or cellular service. It’s not unusual to see parents sitting on the sidelines of their children’s sporting events checking email. Similarly, between visiting clients, a sales person can sit near a wireless hot spot to connect with corporate and get some work done on the laptop.

In this pervasive (or invasive) computing world, however, the ability to send large files securely with ease has been a major missing piece. Ironically, with the increasing importance of collaborative work flow and the ever-growing file sizes as part of this Internet age, this capability is more important than ever.

Accellion's got your back! We recognize that people need or want to work at odd times and in places other than their offices. Accellion's SFTA gives users the ability to transfer files and folders to other people via the Internet using a common web interface without downloading software or going through a third party site. In other words, there’s no need to be stationed at your office in order to transfer files as long as you have (1) Internet access, and (2) the files you want to send.

The same is true for recipients of the files. All they need is email access to receive the notification and Internet access to be able to access the files via secure links embedded in the email notification.

The pervasive computing version of exchanging large files securely has finally come of age! You don’t have to ask someone in IT for help to post your files to an FTP server. You don’t need to be at a specific computer to send or receives files. You don’t need to be tied into your work network. You can get it all done in pajamas and slippers over a cup of tea.

At the same time, you are not sacrificing enterprise level features such as security or the ability to track what is happening with your files. Those functionalities are built into the Accellion secure file transfer appliance and they are automatically invoked for you. So, you get enterprise level security and management without the enterprise level hassle!

Can world peace be far behind?


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