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The National House-Building Council (NHBC) , the UK’s leading home warranty and insurance provider has greatly expanded its use of MOVEit to ensure the organization adheres to  file transfer best practices, while meeting compliance with internal standards and external regulators,...
Businesses face a real threat – their employees. That’s right, increasingly tech-savvy employees have turned to a diverse range of file transfer tools that are beyond the sight of IT management. Employees see webmail, file sharing services, cloud storage, USB sticks and smart devices a...
Ipswitch File Transfer conducted a survey of over 200 IT leaders and practitioners with security responsibilities about person-to-person file-sharing practices. And the results should alarm IT and security professionals. Findings show that employees are circumventing IT staff by sendin...
Every organization that values security is facing challenges in how it secures information shared between people, either inside the company or with people outside the company such as customers or partners. Jeff Whitney, VP of Marketing, sat down with Enterprise Management 360 Editor Da...
I recently attended SecureWorld Detroit and engaged in two days of conversation with top security, IT and risk management professionals. There was a single theme that I heard the loudest and clearest from the security community: There is growing concern for how employees transfer files...
With the hundreds, and often thousands, of files that IT organizations need to transfer every day, it’s hard to ensure nothing gets dropped, let alone to have time to do the rest of your daily tasks. If you’re like many of our IT organization customers, you struggle to: Ensure operatio...
Many thanks to those of you who attended our recent webinar on “File sharing: Have employee habits put your company at risk?”  So glad you could join us! The discussion was fantastic. Michael Osterman of Osterman Research and David Boone of Ipswitch File Transfer really engaged us with...
What are the benefits, the risks, the consequences, and the alternatives to the proliferation of personal file transfer and file sharing tools? Consumer-grade solutions such as Dropbox, webmail and USB drives being rapidly adopted in the workplace.  The question is — are they right for...
Ericka Chickowski did a nice job in her Dark Reading article on how old-fashioned FTP introduces unnecessarily levels of compliance and security risks to organizations.  And here’s an alarming data point from Harris Interactive – approximately 50% of organizations are currently using t...
Here’s a great write-up of how Rochester General Hospital is using Ipswitch’s MOVEit solution to manage over 400,000 electronic billing transfers per year to dozens of payer systems. Quick background on the business need:  Rochester General Hospital needs to exchange patient records, i...
There is so much to absorb at RSA Conference.  The largest gathering of security vendors, solution providers and practitioners in the U.S. certainly didn’t disappoint as the Moscone Center was buzzing with security education and of course lots of thought provoking conversations. Many o...
Are you attending RSA Conference next week in San Francisco?  If so, stop by booth #629 at the Moscone Center and say hello the Ipswitch team. This will be my third year attending RSA.  Not only and I’m looking forward to talking about how Ipswitch’s portfolio of Managed File Transfer ...
As companies continue to include the cloud in their overall IT initiatives – taking advantage of elasticity, scalability, interoperability and mobility – concerns around management, governance and control of data are preventing some organizations from fully embracing cloud services. In...
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-perfe...
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...
Let’s start to examine the impact of end-to-end visibility and ways it can be put to work for your organization.  For starters, let’s dig into correlation. Correlation involves identifying related actions and events as a file moves through a series of business processes (including what...
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 m...
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 ...
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”) ...