Security

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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RSA Conference or bust!

Are you attending RSA Conference next week in San Francisco?  If so, stop by booth #629 at the Moscone Center and say hello the Ipswitch team. This will be my third year attending RSA.  Not only and I’m looking forward to talking about how Ipswitch’s portfolio of Managed File Transfer […]

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Cloud: What is your risk tolerance?

As companies continue to include the cloud in their overall IT initiatives – taking advantage of elasticity, scalability, interoperability and mobility – concerns around management, governance and control of data are preventing some organizations from fully embracing cloud services. In fact, according to the recent Ponemon cloud survey, over 30% […]

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Adoption of MFT Cloud Services is Growing

It’s no secret that more and more companies are turning to the cloud to benefit from all that it has to offer.  Subscribing to a cloud service can offer conveniences over deploying software on-premises, including faster deployment, budgeting flexibility, built-in elasticity, near-perfect uptime and it can be significantly less taxing […]

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Allowing consumer-grade file sharing technologies is risky business

Looking back at 2011, we saw more and more employees using consumer-grade (and often personally owned) file sharing technologies such as USB drives, smartphones, personal email accounts, and file sharing websites to move sensitive company information.  We’ve learned that employees will “do what they need to do” to be productive […]

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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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