Compliance

The City of Guelph Embraces Managed File Transfer for Better Productivity, and Higher Visibility and Control Over File Transfers

City of Guelph File Transfer

To better understand Managed File Transfer (MFT), it’s useful to review actual use cases. I think of the City of Guelph  as a prime example of what prompts organizations to migrate from simple consumer-grade Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) for file transfer to more robust and secure MFT. A […]

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Are Your Employees Putting Your Data At Risk?

Person to Person file sharing risks

The file sharing habits of employees can be risky but is driven by their desire to get work done. The business need and IT desire to control file sharing is equally important. Fortunately, companies don’t have to choose between risky behavior and productivity. Using secure managed file transfer technology, employees […]

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The risks of personal file sharing within businesses

In his white paper, “Business-Class File Sharing Best Practices”, Michael Osterman of Osterman Research assesses the current state of personal file sharing within business, with recommendations about how information technology, risk management and compliance teams can best address the common issues and risks. Below is an excerpt from the paper, […]

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FTP is ubiquitous and dangerously non-compliant

Ericka Chickowski did a nice job in her Dark Reading article on how old-fashioned FTP introduces unnecessarily levels of compliance and security risks to organizations.  And here’s an alarming data point from Harris Interactive – approximately 50% of organizations are currently using the FTP protocol to send and exchange files […]

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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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Ipswitch Conversations at RSA Conference

There is so much to absorb at RSA Conference.  The largest gathering of security vendors, solution providers and practitioners in the U.S. certainly didn’t disappoint as the Moscone Center was buzzing with security education and of course lots of thought provoking conversations. Many of the people I spoke with shared […]

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Encryption: Transport versus File

This morning I was asked if I recommended using transport encryption or file encryption to protect company files and data. My answer:  “Use both of them, together!” For starters, here’s a real quick summary of both encryption types: Transport encryption (“data-in-transit”) protects the file as it travels over protocols such […]

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