Friday, 15 April 2011

CMI Announces Partnership With Accellion Inc.

April 15, 2011 Gatineau, Quebec, Canada – Canadian IT security distributor, Channel Management International (CMI) today announced a partnership with Accellion®, Inc. The partnership will allow Accellion to expand its presence in Canada, and will enable CMI and its security reseller partners to address enterprise customers’ growing security and compliance concerns over sharing confidential information by making the Accellion solutions more easily accessible to the Canadian market.

“Security risks have no boundaries,” said Ken Lewis, CMI Vice-President Sales and Marketing. “By adding Accellion’s secure collaboration and file transfer solutions to our product portfolio we are making it easier for enterprises and government agencies throughout Canada to ensure the information they share digitally is not compromised.” Lewis added, “Our reseller partners will be impressed with this vendor not only for their technology but also for their commitment to working with channel partners throughout the sales cycle.”

“Organizations across the globe are becoming increasingly more aware of the dangers associated with sharing information through unsecure methods,” stated Dave Cain, Vice President of worldwide channel sales for Accellion, Inc. “By partnering with leading organizations like CMI, we will be able to help more Canadian enterprises and government agencies to secure their intellectual property in a manner that is FIPS compliant and easy to use. There are currently a number of Canadian municipalities utilizing the Accellion solution and we will be working with CMI to expand our presence in these markets across Canada.”

Accellion Secure Collaboration™ and Accellion Mobile Apps™ allow corporations and government agencies to provide users with the ability to quickly and easily create secure workspaces for internal and external project teams to collaborate and share up to 100GB files. Users can securely access workspaces and files from almost any device including desktops, laptops, mobile devices and smartphones, while corporations and government agencies have the protection they need to ensure enterprise data security and demonstrate compliance with HIPAA, SOX and FDA.

Encryption and business-level authentication validate recipients so confidential information is not overexposed.  Accellion Secure Collaboration also provides an audit trail with the tracking and reporting necessary to demonstrate compliance. 

Accellion supports deployment in VMware, Citrix XenServer and Microsoft HyperV virtual environments, choice of public, private or hybrid cloud deployments and FIPS 140-2 certified deployments. 

About Accellion
The world's leading corporations and government enterprises rely on Accellion solutions to secure their enterprise information and ensure compliance. Founded in 1999, Accellion, Inc. provides enterprise-class secure collaboration and managed file transfer solutions that provide the ease-of-use internal and external users need while giving the enterprise organization the protection it needs. Accellion is the pioneer and leading provider of secure file transfer and collaboration solutions for employees and external users that span virtual and public, private, or hybrid cloud environments. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California with offices in North America, Asia and Europe. For more information please visit or call (650)-485-4300.  Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About CMI
Channel Management International (CM) provides IT Security Distribution and Market Development. Through resellers and integrators across Canada, CMI brokers relationships between IT security solution manufacturers and end users. As a company, CMI is one hundred percent committed to the channel.

Worldwide, CMI finds new and innovative IT security solutions. It has developed long-term relationships within the Canadian bilingual channel and the Canadian government, and has developed partnerships with more than 500 Canadian security resellers. CMI links manufacturers and value-added resellers across Canada, distributing its innovative IT security solutions through its value-added partnerships.

Combined, CMI has more than 45 years of experience distributing IT security solutions. It’s a fully bilingual company with an in-depth understanding of the Canadian marketplace. With over 30 years of collective experience selling to the Canadian government, CMI has garnered extensive knowledge of its procurement process and has built strong relationships with federal contractors.

Located in the national capital region, CMI resides in the centre of the Canadian business hub and in reach of three of the largest cities in Canada. Visit us online at

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