Tag Archives: FTP

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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The importance of visibility

You’re going to be hearing more and more about “VISIBILITY” from Ipswitch, so I’d like to quickly start this blog post with our definition of visibility in the context of files and data flowing into, within and out of your company: Visibility:  “Unobstructed vision into all data interactions, including 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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Takeaways from Verizon’s 2011 Data Breach Investigations Report

Many thanks to the Verizon RISK Team (along with the U.S. Secret Service and the Dutch High Tech Crime Unit) for publishing their 7th annual analysis of data breaches.  Compromised data continues to plague organizations worldwide, and studies like the 2011 Data Breach Investigations Report can help us all avoid […]

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Epsilon breach affects millions of people, including me.

I, like many others, have received security notifications about the Epsilon data breach.  In the last 48-hours I have been sent email warnings from 8 companies that I trusted with my personal information – Banks, retailers and hotels. These companies entrusted my private contact information to Epsilon, a 3rd party […]

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