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Transferring Financial Transactions? 7 PCI Terms You Need to Know

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Ask anyone who has worked in technology and you’ll get an instant look of recognition when you mention “alphabet soup” – a phrase used to refer to an abundance of industry acronyms. Every industry has them, and the file transfer space is obviously no exception. Of course, it pays to […]

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RSA Conference Rewind

RSA Booth

Reality has set back in. No longer confined in the Moscone Center, I’ve returned home to the frigid New England cold. My favorite part of the show was talking with people about their WTF (Where’s the File) moments—more to come on that through future content. As a follow up to […]

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Three Reasons Why NYT Can’t Afford to Use FTP

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News broke yesterday afternoon that a group of hackers had compromised file transfer servers at several leading organizations after obtaining credentials for thousands of FTP sites. According to the report, hackers were even able to upload several malware program files to an FTP server run by the NYT and picked […]

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5 Things I’m Looking Forward to at RSA Conference 2014

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Nothing ever stays the same in the world of information security. Each day we see new threats and challenges, along with new solutions, tactics and approaches. Despite the ever-changing nature of the space, there are however a few constants – one of them being the annual RSA Conference. Considered by […]

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Managed File Transfer: Streamline and Secure Daily Processes for Employees Working Remotely

mobile file transfer

In my last post, I covered how managed file transfer (MFT) makes sure that files are kept secure and more easily integrate into processes. Specifically, I shared examples of how MFT helps ensure compliance within highly regulated industries when it comes to file transfer. In this post, I share examples […]

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Managed File Transfer: Ensuring Compliance as Part of Daily Processes Handled Remotely

mobile file transfer

As mobile computing becomes ubiquitous, employees in all types of industries are enjoying the ability to access, share and update information – and be involved in processes even when they’re not in the office. But while mobility is a wonderful thing, it’s not enough on its own – especially for […]

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The City of Guelph Embraces Managed File Transfer for Better Productivity, and Higher Visibility and Control Over File Transfers

City of Guelph File Transfer

To better understand Managed File Transfer (MFT), it’s useful to review actual use cases. I think of the City of Guelph  as a prime example of what prompts organizations to migrate from simple consumer-grade Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) for file transfer to more robust and secure MFT. A […]

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  • Ken Allen

    Ken Allen

    Ken is currently the Director of Product Marketing for Ipswitch File Transfer and is responsible for all product messaging, positioning and marketing content around the product portfolio. Prior to joining Ipswitch, Ken was the Director of Product Marketing at Metalogix, one of the largest Microsoft SharePoint ISVs. Ken was responsible for all marketing activity around the Metalogix Replicator product line, including go-to-market research, positioning, content generation, and program strategy. Before Metalogix, Ken was the Director of Marketing at Axceler, where he led the company’s global strategy and marketing efforts including marketing strategy, lead generation, market awareness, competitive positioning and branding. Prior to Axceler, Ken led the product marketing team for the managed hosting business at Computer Sciences Corporation. Ken’s past experience also includes IBM, ATG, and Lotus Development Corporation. Ken holds a BA in mathematics / computer science from Hamilton College and an MBA in strategic marketing from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.