Author Archives: jlampe

Three common types of SLAs for file transfer

I’ve been back on the road visiting file transfer customers and there’s growing concern out there about the ability to track and predict failure against defined service level agreements (SLAs).  In general, I’m seeing most SLAs in our industry cleave to one or more of the following requirements: 1) Application […]

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The clairvoyance of Managed File Transfer

If your file transfer solution could look into the future and predict 3 things for you, what would they be? To kick this off, here’s a list of predictive needs I often hear from customers: 1) Am I about to miss my service levels, and which ones are about to […]

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Tokenization 101

I just returned from the PCI Security Standards Council .  It was great to spend a couple of days talking tech and trends with other security experts. The hottest trend this year in the payment security industry is “tokenization”.   This technology lifts credit card numbers from sets of data and […]

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PCI DSS Changes Applicable to File Transfer Announced

Today, the PCI Security Standards Council announced several changes to the PCI DSS standard that directly apply to file transfer applications.  These include: Adding references to SSH as as a secure protocol (SSL/TLS was already mentioned). Explicit consideration of virtual machines and virtualization hypervisors as “in scope” during PCI audits. […]

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PCI Council Community Meeting Kicks Off in Orlando

Tonight I’m blogging from the PCI Council Community Meeting here in Orlando, FL.  Tomorrow we’ll be talking about the new changes in version 2.0 of the PCI DSS audit requirements (set to go into effect in 2011), but tonight was the welcome reception for the 1000 attendees here at the […]

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Classified Network Breached w/ USB Drive

According to the Washington Post, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III just confirmed that a classified military network was breached with a single USB drive in 2008. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/24/AR2010082406154.html As a security expert, the fact that someone used a USB drive on the wrong machine isn’t surprising: it happens every […]

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Is risking your credit worth $10 off?

As you may have noticed Ipswitch maintains a robust network of qualified partners and distributors (including GSA providers) from which you can buy our technology. There are also a number of web sites and other “grey” operations that sell old or “backup” WS_FTP products, dispensing license keys from old lists […]

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