Monthly Archives: September 2011

Senator to businesses: Protect data or pay

As George Hulme recently wrote, the vision of Senator Richard Blumenthal’s data breach legislation is simple enough:  Protect individuals’ personally identifiable information from data theft, and penalize firms that don’t adequately secure their customers’ information. Clearly, there’s a need for organizations to better secure confidential and private customer information.  It […]

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Managed File Transfer & WAN Acceleration

Many customers today expect ‘WAN acceleration’ technology (sometimes referred to as WAN Optimization) as part of their MFT vendor’s solution offering. In general this is a useful addition to the MFT feature set, and can certainly reduce file transfer times in a wide variety of scenarios. However, customers should have realistic expectations of what these acceleration technologies can offer, and be cognizant of the limitations and constraints imposed by the carrier network itself.

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Ipswitch Employees Help Needy Families for 9/11 Day of Service

It was a beautiful, warm day last Saturday, September 10th when 40 Ipswitch employees headed to the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston’s Seaport District to spend the day with almost 200 area children and families. As a part of the 9/11 national day of service, we donned our Ipswitch […]

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Reinforcing Lessons Learned from a Former Hacker

Recently, Cisco published a blog post on an interview with a former Anonymous hacker who offered his top security tips for the enterprise. Some of the suggestions were fairly obvious, while others were intuitive and absolutely on point. For example: #5: Teach your staff about information security Take note, he […]

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Caution: Web-searchable servers and databases

August 2011:  Yale University announced that 43,000 social security numbers posted to an insecure FTP server have been available to Google search engine users for the past 10-months. May 2011:  Southern California Medical-Legal Consultants (SCMLC) disclosed that the medical records of 300,000 injured workers were available online to the public […]

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