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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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Jaw dropping stats from the 2010 Data Breach Investigations Report

I spent my morning reading through the 2010 Data Breach Investigations Report that was just published by the Verizon RISK Team and the United States Secret Service.  This is an amazingly insightful report with lots of information to digest.  If the topic of data breaches interests you, I highly recommend […]

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Say Goodbye to Cloud Computing

That’s right. Get ready to say goodbye to cloud computing. Not the hosting and using of services over the Internet, oh no. I’m talking about the term “Cloud Computing.” Well, that’s just one of John Soat’s “Five Predictions Concerning Cloud Computing” What are the five predictions? All applications will move […]

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When hard work backfires

When interviewing job candidates, I’m always on the lookout for dedicated, motivated, passionate people that relish in rolling up their sleeves and doing whatever it takes to get the job done.  Why?  Because a little bit of chutzpah goes a long way towards being a successful and productive employee. But […]

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Why is MFT important?

Industry expert Michael Osterman shares some great editorial and perspective in Messaging News on the Ipswitch acquisition of MessageWay.  He starts by pointing out that Ipswitch is positioned as a “Leader” in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed File Transfer….. As well as Ipswitch’s proven track record in the […]

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