Any enterprise which regularly manages or processes data relating to customers must adhere with the Data Protection Act in the UK. In recent times, the Information Commissioners Office is clamping down on serious breaches of the Data Protection Act and companies who lose even the smallest amount of data are being hit with significant fines.Subsequently, many businesses are beginning to realise the importance of secure data transfer and information loss and how this can have a detrimental effect upon their company, particularly relating to data loss. Any business who uses mobile devices or laptop computers should have in place a robust data security strategy with encryption and the ability to send and receive files securely. … Read more →
James Bindseil, president and CEO of Globalscape, explains why the growth of the mobile workforce and cloud technology presents additional security risks that organisations must address…
According to the latest statistics from TUC, four million people in the UK claim to work from home. Demand for workplace mobility and collaboration is increasing, and the cloud provides a relatively inexpensive solution for infrastructure expansion.
Enterprises have been slow to adopt the cloud, partly because of security concerns and the risks posed by storing data in such an open location. This, combined with the growth in numbers and adaptability of hackers, is dramatically increasing enterprise risk. … Read more →
On the surface, it would seem that high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) for file transfer processes would have always been a top priority. While true for some organisations, not everyone has considered it an essential component. It seems that’s changing, as secure file transfer systems become critical to compliant multi-enterprise communication…the glue for getting business done.
There are dozens of reasons why this is now the case, but in today’s post, I’ve summarised them into four reasons to encourage you to reconsider HA and DR as a necessity for effective file transfer systems. Here we go… … Read more →
Disseminating information is an essential part of day to day business operations but the data security issues which surround information transfer can present multiple problems for many businesses. That’s where an FTP client can prove extremely beneficial. Ipswitch are a leading provider of file transfer solutions and work in partnership with HANDD to deliver their innovative WS_FTP system which streamlines the processes surrounding file transfer saving both time and resources while facilitating and opening up clear and effective communication channels. … Read more →
A wide array of managed file transfer (MFT) options challenges firms to choose a solution that satisfies feature demands, infrastructure capacity, and budgets. The growth of cloud or “hosted” MFT further complicates the selection process by introducing additional considerations about maintenance, scalability, and costs. … Read more →
Recent news from Intralinks is just the latest where the security of Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) vendors, like Box and Dropbox, are questioned. The EFSS rival reports that that generating links to share documents can put sensitive data at risk through several basic flaws. Once a link is generated to only be accessible by trusted sources, it turns out that it can actually be viewed by third parties (aka not the people you want accessing it). Intralinks said they discovered the vulnerability as part of Google AdWords research. … Read more →
The task of keeping up with employees’ file transfers via public clouds is “getting more and more complex”
Twentieth Century Fox, one of the world’s largest film companies, is considering upgrading its file transfer system to protect against hackers.
Increasingly, the film company’s employees are using email and public clouds to send files to their own devices so that they are able to work away from the office – risking leaks of pre-released material, including films, trailers and posters.
To improve the security of file transfers, the company is therefore encouraging all its employees in Europe to standardise on one private cloud system that has been in place at Twentieth Century Fox for a year, GlobalScape’s EFT (Enhanced File Transfer). … Read more →