Tag Archives: Visibility

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 challenge of visibility

Information flows into, within and out of organizations faster and in greater volumes than ever before.  Complicating matters is the growing number of vendor systems, applications and platforms that make up your company’s business infrastructure and touch even your most sensitive and mission-critical information. If you don’t have visibility into […]

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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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A Security Hole – is Dropbox Dropping the Ball?

Security researcher Derek Newton and a few Dropbox users have found a significant security hole in Dropbox. They published their results and Dropbox responded. Dropbox’s response is not adequate.  It’s not enough for them to bury their head in the sand and to say that this security gap is not […]

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MFT Is the Unsung Security and Compliance Solution

Ziff Davis recently published a study on Managed File Transfer that heralds MFT solutions as “the unsung security and compliance solution”.  Eric Lundquist sets the stage nicely: “Everyone is talking about the need to collaborate more effectively and put employees closer to customers in a real time business environment. But until […]

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Salary.com selects Ipswitch for Managed File Transfer

Here’s a nice write-up of one of our newest customers, Salary.com Every once in a while we like to showcase an exciting new customer and share some of the reasons why they chose to deploy an Ipswitch File Transfer solution to solve their business problems. Quick background on the business […]

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Jaw dropping stats from the 2010 Data Breach Investigations Report

I spent my morning reading through the 2010 Data Breach Investigations Report that was just published by the Verizon RISK Team and the United States Secret Service.  This is an amazingly insightful report with lots of information to digest.  If the topic of data breaches interests you, I highly recommend […]

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