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Accellion and PacketZoom Announce Development Partnership

With file sizes continuing to grow, both companies will focus on optimizing and accelerating delivery of content to mobile devices used for enterprise collaboration

Accellion, Inc., the leading provider in hybrid and private cloud secure content collaboration, and PacketZoom, a leader in mobile application acceleration, today announced they have entered into a development partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will work together to optimize performance models when sharing and editing large files, further enhancing the performance of Accellion’s kiteworks mobile application.

As enterprise content continues to increase in size, spurred in part by the emergence of richer content types including high resolution images and video, a growing mobile workforce will place demands on file sharing applications to deliver content quickly. Documents, spreadsheets, presentations, images, videos and other file formats can range from several megabytes to gigabytes in size, and employee efficiency when collaborating on information with partners or clients will require faster network performance – particularly when using a smartphone or tablet.

To stay ahead of this trend, Accellion has identified PacketZoom’s technology as an innovative approach to significantly accelerate content download speeds. Accellion and PacketZoom are currently testing PacketZoom’s Mobile Expresslane solution, integrated with Accellion’s kiteworks mobile application. Accellion anticipates being able to double download speeds using kiteworks’ mobile application once a version incorporating PacketZoom is available, which is expected in an upcoming release.

“By reducing round trips over high latency and error prone mobile/Wi-Fi connections, Accellion sees in PacketZoom’s technology the means to transmit data and content from the origin server much faster and much more reliably than with legacy network based stacks,” commented Cliff White, CTO of Accellion. “PacketZoom’s network analytics should also provide great value to kiteworks and our customers by giving insights into how end users are interacting with content.”

“Organizations are generating more content than ever, and the demand to share and collaborate efficiently on that content with external partners is increasing as well,” commented Jonathan Yaron, Chairman and CEO of Accellion. “By accelerating download speeds at the last mile, PacketZoom and Accellion are developing an innovative solution that addresses the challenges of delivering larger files, such as medical images for collaborative healthcare, or big data sets for financial analysis. PacketZoom’s vision – and the talented team they have assembled to execute on this vision – is just the kind of development partnership Accellion looks for to enhance our products and serve our customers’ needs. Together, I anticipate we will be able to significantly improve how enterprise employees share richer content and collaborate more effectively.”

“We are excited about this partnership and look forward to working closely with Accellion to enhance the mobile enterprise experience, especially with regards to improving file download speeds and continuity,” stated Shlomi Gian, PacketZoom’s CEO. “Organizations in regulated industries that rely on kiteworks for secure collaboration while on the go, will be able to exchange data even faster, in a reliable way, thanks to the integration of PacketZoom Mobile Expresslane.”

About Accellion

Accellion, Inc. enables enterprise organizations to collaborate on content with external partners securely via private cloud. Enterprises can leave existing content where it belongs, and extend it to the outside world without having to migrate content or disrupt their business workflows. Accellion’s solutions are used by more than 15 million users and 2,500 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; KPMG; Kaiser Permanente; Latham & Watkins; National Park Service; Umpqua Bank; Cargill; and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). For more information please visit www.accellion.com or call (650) 485-4300. Follow Accellion on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Accellion’s Blog.

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