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

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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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Person-to-person file sharing – benchmarking the issues and assessing the risks

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Every organization that values security is facing challenges in how it secures information shared between people, either inside the company or with people outside the company such as customers or partners. Jeff Whitney, VP of Marketing, sat down with Enterprise Management 360 Editor David Tran to discuss trends and issues […]

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Rochester General Hospital relies on Ipswitch to manage electronic billing

Here’s a great write-up of how Rochester General Hospital is using Ipswitch’s MOVEit solution to manage over 400,000 electronic billing transfers per year to dozens of payer systems. Quick background on the business need:  Rochester General Hospital needs to exchange patient records, insurance claims, and billing information from their electronic […]

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Allowing consumer-grade file sharing technologies is risky business

Looking back at 2011, we saw more and more employees using consumer-grade (and often personally owned) file sharing technologies such as USB drives, smartphones, personal email accounts, and file sharing websites to move sensitive company information.  We’ve learned that employees will “do what they need to do” to be productive […]

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Can a file transfer system enable central management and control?

You might say that the entire point of a Managed File Transfer (MFT) system is to do exactly that: provide centralized management and control. For example, let’s say that your company is subject to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Requirement 4 of PCI DSS is to “encrypt […]

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Why do I need Managed File Transfer? Isn’t FTP enough?

Possibly not. The Internet’s venerable File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is usually supported by Managed File Transfer (MFT) systems, which can typically use FTP as one of the ways in which data is physically moved from place to place. However, MFT essentially wraps a significant management and automation layer around FTP. Consider some of […]

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When transferring files, isn’t all encryption the same?

Definitely not. To begin with, there are numerous kinds of encryption—some of which can actually be broken quite easily. One of the earlier common forms of encryption (around 1996) relied on encryption keys that were 40 bits in length; surprisingly, many technologies and products continue to use this older, weaker form of encryption. […]

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