Taming TCO in the financial services industry

File transfer is more than a given at the average financial institution. The Financial Services Industry (FSI) thrives on information and devours it. In one day you might send and receive files in and out of the office, down the street and across the globe, and back and forth with agents, clients, brokers and more. [...]

By | 10th October, 2013|

Online security in the financial services sector is a risky business

Imagine hundreds of billions of dollars vanishing right before your eyes. Well that’s exactly what happened yesterday when someone caused the stock market to temporarily crash by hacking into AP’s Twitter feed and tweeting about a White House bombing that never happened. Unfortunately, hacking, intrusions, phishing and Internet fraud are just some of the malicious [...]

By | 26th September, 2013|

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 [...]

By | 12th September, 2013|

How did you learn to swim?

Hopefully you had a swim coach rather than a quick shove into the deep end of the pool. Just like learning how to swim, bridging the gap between what employees know about data security and what they do about it during the course of a normal day requires guidance. That guidance must be interesting and [...]

By | 22nd August, 2013|

5 Major Risks of Operating with a Legacy IT Infrastructure

Many companies run a mix of point solutions acquired on a piecemeal basis for EDI, B2B integration and file transfer. These applications are expensive and complex to manage and lack advanced capabilities such as visibility enabled by integration with enterprise applications. Other risks and downsides of running legacy B2B and file transfer solutions:  A lack [...]

By | 15th August, 2013|

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 [...]

By | 25th July, 2013|

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 [...]

By | 20th June, 2013|

Now’s the time to secure your data, reputation and brand

The most important asset your company has is information—often highly confidential or proprietary information about your customers, business partners, employees, intellectual property, and more. We’re talking about employee social security numbers, banking and accounting information, and proprietary product information. Here’s the thing. Eighty percent of that information is kept in files, not the ERP systems [...]

By | 13th June, 2013|

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 [...]

By | 10th April, 2013|