Posts Tagged ‘Managed File Transfer’

Protecting financial services industry data—from the inside

It’s often said that we are our own worst enemies. According to a Ponemon Institute report, employee or contractor negligence is the root cause of almost half of all data breaches. This is important to note in the financial services and insurancesector—where data breaches can be downright catastrophic. According to the report, the majority of […]

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How File Transfer Solutions are Like a Car

In a way, finding the perfect file transfer solution is like finding the perfect car. Like a Lamborghini, some technology is just way out of your budget. Like a Hyundai, some solutions (like email, Dropbox and FTP) seem amazing because they’re super inexpensive. Then there is the reliable BMW, that’s safe, intelligent and full of […]

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Email and Data Security — Not a match made in heaven

Alas, some things just aren’t meant to be—Ashton and Demi, Michael Bolton and long hair, dogs and cats, email and sensitive corporate information. Yet most people today use email to send anything without even thinking about data security. The problem is that even though email seems way more advanced than licking a stamp and dropping […]

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Calculate your real world FTP costs

For more than 40 years File Transfer Protocol (FTP) has been the mainstay of file transfer management solutions. If it was a married couple we’d be patting it on the back for hanging in there—but it’s not. It’s a 40-year-old file transfer solution that is probably costing a whole lot more than you think. In […]

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Managed File Transfer is key for Governance and Compliance

It’s a given that Managed File Transfer (MFT) transfers files. But what exactly makes it stand out from other file transfer solutions? For one, MFT supports the highest levels of governance, compliance and security. That’s why a growing number of companies are turning to MFT. Businesses simply can’t afford to lose data these days, and […]

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File sharing in the fast lane

It’s in our nature to assume we’re immune—that bad stuff only happens to other people. We tell ourselves that yes, texting and driving is dangerous, but we’re really good drivers so we’re fine. Yes, eating a high-fat diet can cause heart attacks, but those things only happen to other people. Sometimes data breaches happen, and […]

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Dropbox Hack Highlights Need for BYOD Security

A recent confession by Dropbox that their system was hacked should make every CIO’s blood run cold, not to mention validate IBM’s recent ban on the file hosting service. In the absence of an enterprise data access strategy that extends to tablets and smartphones, BYOD users are turning to free consumer services like Dropbox to […]

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MFT Essentials Part 1: Four common situations that call for Managed File Transfer

Managed File Transfer (MFT) is becoming well-known now as a highly secure alternative to more traditional (and faulty) methods of data sharing. There are four scenarios in particular that exemplify cases in which using an MFT solution would be incredibly valuable. Email attachments are the most common method of transferring files that leads to confidential […]

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Does your SAP data need security from…you?

In a large organization, chances are there is more than one Rob Johnson, Bill Smith or Susan Hill working there. Whatever the case may be, sending files through SAP to the wrong Rob, Bill or Susan, is just one of the many ways data can get lost inside and outside a company. The fact of […]

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Three really good reasons to switch from FTP to MFT

Some old things are nice — a fine antique desk, a watch from your grandfather, a classic car. But some are not. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is like a laptop built in 1999. It’s outdated, and simply not equipped to ensure secure file transfer in the face of today’s modern IT landscape. So what are […]

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