2008 Top Five Tips for Safely Sending Large Corporate Files

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According to industry research firm IDC, between 2006 and 2010 the information added annually to the digital universe will increase more than six fold(1). The impact of digital data is already affecting nearly every industry including healthcare, legal, engineering, marketing and advertising.

However, we caution that these policies often lead to the use of non-compliant and non-secure workarounds.

    "In response to growing file sizes, many organizations are tightening email policies to minimize the effects of large file attachments on their networks," said Yorgen Edholm, president and CEO of Accellion, Inc. "However, we caution that these policies often lead to the use of non-compliant and non-secure workarounds."

To help companies avoid many of the problems related to the transfer of large data files, Accellion has created a list of the top 5 issues companies should consider:

5. Know your requirements. There is a difference between corporate and consumer file transfer offerings. If you are an enterprise customer, buy an enterprise solution - there are distinct differences in the level of security needed for enterprise vs. consumer file transfer.

4. Avoid IT overload. Pick a solution that easily integrates into your existing IT environment and requires minimal IT administration, such as an "install and forget it" application solution.

3. Make it easy. It is best if large file transfer is integrated directly into email applications or web interfaces, but without affecting size limitations. If a solution is not easy to use, users will find alternative - often not secure - means for sending large files.

2. Be compliant. Pick a solution that allows for complete auditing and tracking of information entering or leaving the organization.

1. Secure your data. Accept no less than business-level security. Automatic encryption and authentication check points that validate recipients provide an added level of security to show that confidential information has not been shared and exposed.

For additional information regarding secure and efficient transfer of large files, especially for enterprise companies, visit Accellion at http://www.accellion.com.

About Accellion

Founded in 1999, Accellion, Inc., the premier provider of on-demand enterprise secure file transfer solutions, is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with offices in North America, Asia and Europe. For more information please visit http://www.accellion.com or call +1 (650) 739-0095.

(1) The Expanding Digital Universe: A Forecast of Worldwide Information Growth Through 2010 - March 2007

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