Advanced File Services

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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Three common types of SLAs for file transfer

I’ve been back on the road visiting file transfer customers and there’s growing concern out there about the ability to track and predict failure against defined service level agreements (SLAs).  In general, I’m seeing most SLAs in our industry cleave to one or more of the following requirements: 1) Application […]

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MFT Challenges

Let’s take a closer look at the perceived challenges of Managed File Transfer (MFT) that are identified on the Ziff Davis MFT survey. A few related topics top the list:  “Finding the right MFT solution”, the “Cost”, including ongoing maintenance and future upgrades, as well as “Employee training”, including satisfaction and acceptance. […]

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Tokenization 101

I just returned from the PCI Security Standards Council .  It was great to spend a couple of days talking tech and trends with other security experts. The hottest trend this year in the payment security industry is “tokenization”.   This technology lifts credit card numbers from sets of data and […]

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Coming soon: call MessageWay translation from MOVEit Central

We’re two months into ownership of MessageWay and leading the organization through its second acquisition integration has been fun and challenging. It’s especially nice when we can announce a milestone in the integration process, and that will be coming soon with the release of a “translation connector” existing MOVEit Central […]

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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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