File Security

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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Friday Five: 2/14 Edition

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Happy Valentine’s Day to our blog readers! In this week’s Friday Five, we’re rounding up some IT trends and spreading the IT love. Enjoy! Another FTP Breach? WTF! Love Outlook for IT Pros: Computerworld analysis shows higher marriage rates for IT Compliance vs. Data Security: An interesting piece about where […]

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Blueprint for a Successful File Transfer Project: Steps 3 and 4

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In my last post, I covered the first two steps in a proven four-step plan for ensuring a smooth implementation. Here are I cover the final two steps of this blueprint for success. 3) Release to Production – This step is usually coupled with step 2 and iterated for each […]

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Integrate your file transfer solution with your antivirus solution

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Every day, files are exchanged between your systems, employees, and business partners on a global scale. It’s no secret that with each file transfer, your organization faces potential exposure to viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other malware – and the damaged files, corrupted applications, reduced performance and other adverse business […]

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File Transfer and Compliance: 3 Proven Steps to Ensure Effective Access Control

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Surveys indicate that many companies fail IT audits of both internal company policies and external regulatory frameworks (i.e., HIPAA, PCI-DSS, ITAR, etc.). Yet avoiding such failures is critical in light of the vast number of external threats such as hacks that occur almost daily. At the same time, employees can […]

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MOVEit 8.0: Adapting to the Changing Managed File Transfer Security Landscape

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Through the years my role at Ipswitch has changed from someone taking front-line calls, going to customer sites and working with the engineering staff to someone who is responsible for the “health” of the MOVEit product. During this time a lot has changed in the market as well. As an […]

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What Kind of File Transfer Solution Do You Need?

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So, what kind of file transfer solution do you need?  It can be a seemingly tricky question, with all the options on the market today.  More and more services emerge with what’s been called the “sync bubble”, and we all know what happens to bubbles.  No need for confusion, or […]

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