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Just What is Managed File Transfer?

What is Managed File Transfer

Just what is managed file transfer (MFT)? It’s easy to think of MFT as little more than file transfer on steroids, or a super slick FTP server. But MFT is more than that because the problems IT administrators solve with MFT demand more. Our customers don’t move files for fun – […]

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Five things every business manager should know about file sharing practices

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Businesses face a real threat – their employees. That’s right, increasingly tech-savvy employees have turned to a diverse range of file transfer tools that are beyond the sight of IT management. Employees see webmail, file sharing services, cloud storage, USB sticks and smart devices as easier to use than traditional […]

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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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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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From SecureWorld – Growing Security Concerns Around Person to Person File Transfer

I recently attended SecureWorld Detroit and engaged in two days of conversation with top security, IT and risk management professionals. There was a single theme that I heard the loudest and clearest from the security community: There is growing concern for how employees transfer files in an ad hoc manner […]

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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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