Deploying Innovation: The Advantages Of Virtualization For Secure File Transfer
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Overview: This whitepaper addresses the business and technical advantages of deploying a secure file transfer solution through a virtual appliance. The solution described in this whitepaper is based on Accellion’s award-winning enterprise file transfer. The secure large file transfer solution is now available as a VMware-certified virtual configuration. The Accellion Secure File Transfer Virtual Appliance provides the same robust features and capabilities of the original Accellion hardware appliance, but with unparalleled ease of deployment and management. The virtual application is a download with the accompanying benefits of deployment speed and simplified installation as well as reduced costs, configuration flexibility, and increased business agility. Deployed as a virtual appliance, the solution requires no additional hardware capital investment and minimal IT administration. Data center resources, energy and cooling needs, as well as space requirements, are also reduced, resulting in significantly lower operating costs.
Besides the benefits of virtualization itself, The Accellion Secure File Transfer Virtual Appliance addresses problems inherent to large file transfer. First and foremost, it addresses a growing need to quickly and securely exchange large files with coworkers, customers and colleagues. With the Accellion solution, the load that large attachments place on enterprise email systems and infrastructure file size limitations are eliminated, while ensuring compliance with security regulations including SOX and HIPAA.