Posts from ‘Conferences and Events’
In our recent webinar “File sharing: Have employee habits put your company at risk?”, Michael Osterman of Osterman Research and David Boone of Ipswitch File Transfer spoke about the issues associated with trends in individual file sharing and the impact they have on businesses.
There is continued increased usage of rogue tools to share files and information when employees don’t have an adequate solution provided to them by their business. These tools include everything from personal email accounts (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo!) to cloud-based personal file sharing tools (YouSendIt, DropBox) all the way through to USB drives or what David refers to as “SneakerNet” — walking private data around the office on USB drives which can be easily misplaced or lost.
Michael and David also take a look at what information technology teams can do to deliver solutions to businesses that will address these risks, and tips on how to balance the need for end-user simplicity with the control, security and visibility required by the organization.
Lastly they cover five key criteria to consider when selecting a business-class file sharing solution for your organization:
- Make sure it can handle unlimited file sizes.
- Confirm that minimal training is required to deploy it.
- Ensure it is secure. This includes utilizing encryption both in motion and at rest, and that the message itself is encrypted too.
- For successful user adoption, make sure it’s easy to use.
- Finally, make sure it’s easy to integrate into your existing environment.
For the full discussion between Michael and David as well as the question-and-answer session with the audience, we invite you to view the webinar recording. We also invite you to share this with any colleagues who you think may find it useful.
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 of the people I spoke with shared similar concerns of data breach risk, tighter compliance and auditing requirements, and their lack of visibility and control over the tools that people are using inside their organization to share files and data with other people. IT leaders are feeling pressure (and rightfully so) to regain control over how people share files with other people. It was also great hear so many people talking about migrating to the public and private clouds in order to take advantage of benefits such as quick provisioning and elasticity.
My favorite conversations at conferences are usually the ones I have with current customers…. And RSA was no exception. Quite frankly, the key insights I learn from talking with customers help me do my job better. Many thanks to the dozen or so Ipswitch customers that stopped by our booth and shared stories of how they have successfully consolidated and replaced the various homegrown file transfer tools and scripts, various vendor products, and manual processes they had been relying on with an Ipswitch MFT solution, resulting in improved efficiencies in their business processes as well as a simplified way to demonstrate compliance and consistently enforce security policies for all their file transfer and file sharing activities.
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 solutions can solve the problems you’re experiencing with your current file transfer and B2B environment…. But I’m also looking forward to learning about topics like security attacks, data breaches, mobile threats, cloud security, and compliance along with the other 15,000+ people attending the largest security conference in North America.
If you’re going to be at RSA this year, stop by our Ipswitch booth (#629) to learn how we can help you:
- Mitigate security risks and data breach exposure. We’ll show you how to secure and control all files/data moving between systems and people — both internally and externally
- Reduce complexity by consolidating and replacing the various file transfer products, homegrown solutions, hard to maintain scripts, and tools people use to share files
- Increases productivity and efficiency by automating manual and labor-intensive workflows with a simple point-and-click interface – No scripting required
- Provide visibility and auditability into all data transfer and file sharing activities, including files, events, people, policies and processes
We hope to see you there.
Is your IT architecture patched by homegrown scripts and antiquated FTP batch jobs Did you know that homegrown solutions cost 10x more than you think they do?
Watch our recently recorded webcast to learn more about the inefficiencies, risks and limitations your current homegrown file transfer environment may be experiencing. Ipswitch’s Andre Bakken and Roger Gassman explain how deploying a managed file transfer (MFT) solution will increase your business velocity, resulting in improved efficiency, less risk and a lower total cost of ownership.
In this webcast, Andre and Roger specifically discuss:
• Why scripts and disparate homegrown solutions become an impossible task
• Why aging workforce introduces instability and uncertainty to homegrown solutions
• What you can do to mitigate security and compliance concerns
• What the risks are of letting your employees find their own ways to share files
• How MFT solutions easily integrate with other applications in your environment
If your custom built solutions are limited and outdated, or if you rely on them to protect and secure confidential data and business processes, then please do take 40 minutes to watch.