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Steve Hess

Steve Hess
Steve Hess manages the entire Ipswitch File Transfer product portfolio and business strategy. He and his team spend as much time and energy as they can with Ipswitch customers and partners, and drive strategy based on the real needs, and imaginative ways that customers solve their most pressing business challenges with Ipswitch products. Steve has a broad technical and business background spanning academic research, applied science, product management, and general management. He brings to his role nearly 20 years of experience in with technology and enterprise software, with particular depth in enterprise middleware based on his work with companies like Open Market, BEA Systems, Red Hat, Inc. and Avid. Steve has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Penn State University, and a B.A. degree in Psychology and Economics.

Ipswitch’s Response to June’s OpenSSL Vulnerability


As you may already know, there was a recent Security Advisory about new vulnerabilities in OpenSSL released in early June. This specific flaw requires a vulnerable OpenSSL library active on both the client and server ends of the transaction. The flaw allows a savvy attacker to sit between the client and server […]

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UPDATED: Ipswitch’s Response to Heartbleed SSL Vulnerability


By now you’ve likely read the articles about the recent vulnerability uncovered in OpenSSL that has affected vendors and companies that rely on this near-ubiquitous open source security protocol. In basic terms, the vulnerability exposes any exchange that uses the OpenSSL 1.0.1 family of protocols to an attack. Security is […]

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Best Practices for Securely Storing and Transferring Data in the Cloud


Let’s face it: For many companies that handle payment card data, the search for a safe and secure way to store and transfer information in the cloud hasn’t always led to a feeling of full-blown confidence. And, the reality of so many new breaches doesn’t help. While the road to […]

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Harnessing the Power of the Cloud for PCI Compliance, Business Processes


While conventional wisdom says it’s safer and more manageable to maintain secure business processes in-house to avoid security risks in the cloud, we might have reached a tipping point. Due to exponential increases in data and increasingly stringent compliance regulations, it’s almost certain your internal team does not possess the […]

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No One Moves Files for Fun: Using Managed File Transfer Automation to Get Work Done

Moving Files to Get Work Done

In an earlier post, Managed File Transfer (MFT) is about PEOPLE Getting Work Done, I made the off-handed comment that our customers “do not move files for fun”, and what I hope to do in this post is expand on that idea a little bit. What I was trying to get across […]

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Managed File Transfer (MFT) is about PEOPLE Getting Work Done

managed file transfer diagram access for end users

Businesses exchange files. That was the basic premise of my last post, and the foundation on which I made a case for Managed File Transfer (MFT) as a critical category of infrastructure software behind B2B processes. I’d like to expand on that this week, to talk about the role people […]

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Just What is Managed File Transfer?

What is Managed File Transfer

Just what is managed file transfer (MFT)? It’s easy to think of MFT as little more than file transfer on steroids, or a super slick FTP server. But MFT is more than that because the problems IT administrators solve with MFT demand more. Our customers don’t move files for fun – […]

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