Tech Gurus Advise on FTP Compliance and Scaling IT for IoT at Ipswitch Innovate 2015


For every IT pro who’s ever struggled to keep their head above water in a sea of changing network monitoring and secure file transfer requirements, here’s the lifeline you’ve been waiting for. Especially in the wake of the recent ruling that struck down Safe Harbor, more likely than not your […]

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Evolving from FTP to Secure File Transfer


It seems that almost every organization – from SMBs to large enterprises – is struggling with secure file transfer. Large companies like Sony Pictures are not immune. They are dealing with the outfall of a successful attack on their secure files. Despite their IT security efforts, hackers have stolen and […]

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Have You Maxed Out Your FTP?

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For most companies FTP is not enough. As the amount of daily file transfers skyrockets, so, too, has the cost associated with file transfer blunders. With the increased risk of data breaches, compliance violations and other pitfalls, companies are quickly realizing the need for a file transfer solution that grants […]

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3 Steps to Compliant File Transfers

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In my last post, I covered common regulations, who is affected, and what is required from a file transfer standpoint to satisfy them. In this post, I explain three steps your organization can take to make sure your file transfers satisfy regulatory requirements. Characterize the types of file transfers your […]

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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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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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Moving beyond FTP: Where to begin?

“My company still relies heavily on FTP.  I know we should be using something more secure, but I don’t know where to begin.” Sound familiar? The easy answer is that you should migrate away from antiquated FTP software because it could be putting your company’s data at risk – Unsecured […]

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