Tag Archives: FTP

Evolving from FTP to Secure File Transfer

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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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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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