WS_FTP Professional

800,000 Reasons Why MFT is Important

“We are sorry for any concern we are causing anyone at this time.” It’s pretty certain that those are 13 words that no CEO ever wants to have to say. Just ask Richard H. Aubut, president and CEO of the Weymouth hospital. Seems that some computer files containing the personal […]

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Microsoft Recognizes Ipswitch as an “Independent Software Vendor” in its Certified Partner Program

Today Microsoft recognized Ipswitch as an “Independent Software Vendor” (ISV) in its Certified Partner Program. Ipswitch was previously enrolled in the program with a security competency but was recognized today as an ISV after L10NBRIDGE provided third-party certification of WS_FTP Professional 12.2’s fitness under Microsoft Windows 7. In addition to […]

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What effect does Symantec’s acquisition of PGP Corp have on Ipswitch customers?

It’s been less than a day and I’ve already been asked twice about the effect of Symantec’s acqusition of PGP Corporation (announced today) will have on Ipswitch customers. The technical answer is “none”.   The OpenPGP standard has governed the industry for several years now and almost all PGP implementations, including […]

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Solving Business Problems

I spent the day today at the CompuCom vendor fair in Dallas, TX.  CompuCom is one of Ipswitch’s sales channel partners, and the purpose of attending today’s event was to talk about Ipswitch File Transfer solutions with CompuCom’s team of account managers and sales representatives. Today’s goal was to raise […]

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It’s Time for Self-Examination: Laying Out the Future of WS_FTP

With all the news around the Apple iPad, I was determined that I would not buy one until the second generation became available. With the second generation, prices will undoubtedly come down and I’ll get more functionality than what’s available in the first generation. I learned my lesson with the […]

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FIPS 140-2…just a buzzword?

I recently received an inquiry from a reporter that read like this: “Are you comforted, or left cold when you hear a product has FIPS 140-2 validation that guarantees it’s implementing encryption modules correctly? Assuming secure data transmission or storage is important in the use case, is this buzzword bingo […]

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Getting Ready for RSA 2010

Next week (March 1-4, 2010) I’ll be at the RSA Conference in San Fransciso.  Please come down and see Ipswitch on the floor or drop me a note to set up a private time to talk. Since we were there last year a lot has happened to Ipswitch File Transfer […]

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