The real highlights for me at last week’s SecureWorld Expo were the attendees who visited Ipswitch’s tradeshow booth. From global enterprises to small business owners, public utilities to brand name consumer products companies, the people I met described challenging business problems and showed genuine interest in managing and protecting their data.
A couple of visitors jump to mind:
- The ex-Secret Service agent (Electronic Crimes Task Force), now an independent consultant, who came straight to SecureWorld after flying cross-country to attend another security conference in Atlanta. Her curiosity about managed file transfer solutions, and her breadth of knowledge about encryption methods and sources of risk I had never even considered, gave us lots to talk about.
- The Chief ISO from the CA Dept of Water Resources, one of at least 10 people I met from local environmental agencies or private utilities. I had no idea that the business of managing natural resources was so data intensive! They have a huge amount of traffic between and among state and county agencies, and send hundreds if not thousands of files per week to private businesses, citizen groups, and individual consumers. Many of these files contain sensitive information, making it an ideal scenario for Ipswitch’s managed file transfer solutions that can handle high volume data files sent programmatically to a wide number of recipients.
These two booth visitors highlight 2-days worth of insightful conversations I had with customers, prospects and fellow vendors. Needless to say, I’m very excited to dive into the MFT space and look forward to sharing more insights.