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ZendTo: Making file transport easier around the Web

Published: 11 May 2011

A new way to send large files around the Web completely free of charge has been launched by Julian Field, Postmaster at ECS-Electronics and Computer Science.

ZendTo is a free and secure Web-based system, which will allow users to send large files around the Web much faster than by email.

The system allows users to send files within and beyond their organisations from their own servers, and it will run from any Linux or Unix server or virtualisation system with no size restriction.

“This is completely free and because you run it on your own site, you can be sure that it is completely safe and private and you retain complete control of your data, your system and your users,” said Julian.

ZendTo is particularly useful for organisations which operate in a customer service environment, since when it sends files, it incorporates customer service ticketing references, so that all the references are kept intact.

According to Julian, ZendTo is his next big development since MailScanner. He began developing MailScanner in 2000 and it is now the world-leading email security and anti-spam system. It has been downloaded over 1.5 million times andis used by some of the world’s leading organisations in 226 countries, such as the US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command; Harvard, MIT, and Cambridge universities; Vodafone Europe; Amnesty International; Friends of the Earth; and the British Antarctic Survey. The technology is fast becoming the standard email solution at many ISP sites for virus protection and spam filtering.

“Ironically, the success of MailScanner and its strict security protocol means that it imposes limits on files being sent by email, which led to the development of ZendTo which has no size or type restrictions,” said Julian.

For further information contact Joyce Lewis; tel.+44(0)23 8059 5453

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