SOURCE: Attachmate Corporation

Attachmate Corporation

February 15, 2012 05:00 ET

HANDD File Transfer Adds Attachmate's FileXpress® and Reflection® for Secure IT to Secure File Transfer Software Offerings

Partnership Expands Availability of Attachmate's MFT Solutions in the UK Market

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Feb 15, 2012) - Attachmate Corporation today announced that HANDD Business Solutions Ltd., the U.K.'s leading supplier of software solutions for secure file transfer, has partnered with Attachmate to sell and distribute the FileXpress® and Reflection® for Secure IT managed file transfer solutions in the U.K. market.

"We see this appointment as a strategic step, widening our access to the U.K. market where there is very attractive growth potential," said Camille Morgan, Attachmate channel manager. "HANDD File Transfer offers enormous experience and credibility, and has a strong foot-hold in the market. We are looking forward to working with HANDD and being part of its growth in the coming years."

Secure and managed file transfer have seen significant market increase over the last few years due to the inherent weaknesses of FTP, including an inability to provide data encryption, advanced authentication, reporting and detailed auditing. In contrast, managed file transfer offers comprehensive control and visibility of data as it flows around organizations and between them and their stakeholders. Operational efficacy, data protection standards and governance all require data security more than ever in order to divert file leakage disaster. A recent survey by Attachmate revealed that numerous companies still use FTP or other legacy data transfer systems, even though 53 percent of those surveyed realize that these methods do not meet their current security standards. Thus, it comes as no surprise that data security is viewed as an organization's greatest challenge.

Attachmate Corporation, one of The Attachmate Group's business units alongside Novell, SUSE and NetIQ, has provided advanced software solutions for 30 years, including terminal emulation, legacy modernization, managed file transfer and enterprise fraud management. The company has a solid reputation for IT innovation and customer satisfaction.

"We operate in many verticals and know that Attachmate's state-of-the-art, modular MFT product suite offers a unique solution to our portfolio. Having analysed a number of the leading players within the MFT market, I feel Attachmate -- and specifically the FileXpress solution -- is one of the leading lights in the space," said Chris Farrelly, sales director at HANDD File Transfer. "We are delighted that Attachmate has recognized our strength and experience in this market, and believe that we have all the resources and expertise to make the most of this exciting partnership."

HANDD File Transfer is a division of HANDD Business Solutions Ltd., and has operated in the U.K. for almost seven years and has built up a large portfolio of clients in the U.K. and abroad for secure and managed file transfer. HANDD File Transfer offers expertise in providing solutions for compliance, governance, security and operational needs. The addition of Attachmate to HANDD's portfolio of prestigious vendors is timely as data protection becomes more important.

By adding the Attachmate product suite, HANDD has a very rounded and polished enterprise MFT solution that will ensure its customers continue to have access to the best and most forward-thinking vendors in the managed file transfer market.

"We are very excited with signing HANDD in the U.K.," said Barry Davis, Attachmate regional sales director for the U.K. "With Attachmate's expertise in delivering robust products and HANDD's extensive knowledge of the MFT market, we feel that this partnership will help extend these offerings out to the U.K. reseller market."

For more information on Attachmate's managed file transfer solutions, visit

About Attachmate
Attachmate delivers advanced software for terminal emulation, legacy modernization, managed file transfer, and enterprise fraud management. Three decades of IT innovation and a solid reputation for customer satisfaction have distinguished Attachmate in the marketplace. In fact, many Global 10,000 companies use our technologies to execute billions of transactions every day.

Attachmate is one of four business units in a privately held enterprise software holding company called The Attachmate Group. The other business units are Novell, SUSE and NetIQ.

ABOUT HANDD Business Solutions
HANDD Business Solutions are independent MFT specialists providing solutions for some of the largest public and private sector companies across Europe, Middle East and Asia. In partnership with the world's leading MFT software vendors, we are able to offer our customers optimum visibility and control of their data exchanges and, because we are completely independent, we are able to offer you the best solutions to meet your, not our, business requirements. In addition to providing you with advice regarding the best file transfer solution for your company, through benchmarking and product evaluations, our team of MFT experts can also provide design and installation project management, training, professional services and 24/7 technical support. For further information about your file transfer and data exchanges, please call +44 (0) 845 643 4063, or visit

Copyright © 2012 Attachmate Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Attachmate, FileXpress, Reflection, and the Attachmate logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Attachmate Corporation in the USA and other countries. All other trademarks, trade names, or company names referenced herein are used for identification only and are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • For additional information, contact:
    For Attachmate
    Joni Kirk
    (206) 282-4923 ext. 115

    For HANND
    Helen Adams
    Marketing Manager HANDD File Transfer
    HANDD Business Solutions Ltd
    0118 984 5897