Monthly Archives: August 2011

SaaS Doesn’t Equal IaaS: How Integration and Infrastructure Become Table Stakes

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been putting the final touches on our next generation of services that will be delivered via the cloud. As with any product or service release, there comes a fair amount of planning including ensuring that one has the best site into competitors, forecast and […]

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Information Sharing Wake-Up Call: Customers Now Pushing Organizations to Reconsider How They Transfer Sensitive Files

Corporate America is finally taking notice of its lax information-sharing practices.  As data breaches continue to dominate headlines in 2011 and expose major vulnerabilities in the way organizations share and manage sensitive information, companies worldwide are demanding that their partners improve the way they send and receive files. According to […]

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Citi fined $500K

Citi was recently fined $500,000 by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for its failure to pick up on an employee skimming over $750,000 from the accounts of 22 Citi customers over the last eight years . When I first read the headline, my initial thought was that this was […]

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Can a file transfer system enable central management and control?

You might say that the entire point of a Managed File Transfer (MFT) system is to do exactly that: provide centralized management and control. For example, let’s say that your company is subject to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Requirement 4 of PCI DSS is to “encrypt […]

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Why do I need Managed File Transfer? Isn’t FTP enough?

Possibly not. The Internet’s venerable File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is usually supported by Managed File Transfer (MFT) systems, which can typically use FTP as one of the ways in which data is physically moved from place to place. However, MFT essentially wraps a significant management and automation layer around FTP. Consider some of […]

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When transferring files, isn’t all encryption the same?

Definitely not. To begin with, there are numerous kinds of encryption—some of which can actually be broken quite easily. One of the earlier common forms of encryption (around 1996) relied on encryption keys that were 40 bits in length; surprisingly, many technologies and products continue to use this older, weaker form of encryption. […]

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You must protect the security AND privacy of confidential information

Here’s a great article by Brian O’Connell of CPA Site Solutions on how to deal with email security difficulties.  The context of the article is from the perspective of the accounting industry, but I’d say it’s an extremely universal topic that actually impacts almost every kind of company today. The […]

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