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5 Key Considerations When Using PGP Encryption in File Transfer

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When you’re moving files containing sensitive information, you want to make sure it’s encrypted and not available to prying eyes, whether the data is at rest or in motion. A proven way to protect files before, during, and after transfer is via PGP file encryption. In this post, I’ll go […]

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Why your Managed File Transfer SLA is More Important than Hot Pizza

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  In my last post, I talked about moving pianos in a Yaris through 2 feet of snow, and the results you might expect from such an endeavor. I did my best to relate that effort to managed file transfer (MFT), and hope I didn’t lose you in the analogy. […]

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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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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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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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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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