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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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Who sent what? When? To whom? Was it encrypted? Did it get there?

I just finished reading a great article in Network Computing titled “Managed File Transfer Asserts Data Governance In Transit”.  Author Neil Roiter hit the nail right on the head by calling out the importance of visibility and governance over person-to-person file transfers.  And if you don’t believe us, just ask […]

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Do People Realize What They Are Sending and the Risks Associated?

Tax season is behind us (at least for most of us) and we can all give a sigh of relief… but can we? This year, getting my taxes organized and handing them to my accountant seemed to be more difficult than usual. Fortunately for me, the Federal Government gave certain […]

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New solution to common frustration

A big frustration of many employees is that they have problems sending very large files to other people, both inside and outside of their company.  Often times IT has placed file size restrictions on email without providing an alternate solution for getting that really big (and often company-confidential) file to […]

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“Ipswitch is great for server-based file transfers… But what about person-to-person file sharing?”

Greetings from tradeshow floor at RSA Conference.  Over the last few days I’ve had the pleasure of talking with a dozen or so existing Ipswitch File Transfer customers that stopped by our booth at the RSA Conference. It’s always a great learning experience to hear the details of how our […]

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Living at the Intersection of People and Technology

People are non-consistent, incredibly stubborn and risk prone when it comes to information technology. Bottom line you can’t nor should you depend on them to accurately establish and mitigate risk according to your corporate standards and policies. What incredibly geeky statement to make… But it’s absolutely true. The future set […]

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Frank Kenney: Problem with the prosumer is leading to an information security headache

Frank Kenney, Ipswitch’s VP of Global Strategy, recently spoke in London at a press conference for InfoSecurity Europe, Europe’s leading information security event which take place on April 27-29, 2010. Dan Raywood from SC Magazine UK attended this week’s press conference and his article can be seen below: “Problem with […]

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