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Join us on September 29 at 1:00 p.m. ET for our latest webcast, Top Tips for Managing File Transfer & Application Integration.
More and more, organizations are beginning to realize that their old batch-file-and-script methods of file transfer and application integration don’t work. They’re unwieldy, primitive, difficult to manage, and often not 100% reliable – not to mention less scalable than the organization might wish. Don Jones, Principal Technologist at Concentrated Technology, and Andre Bakken, Director of Product Management at Ipswitch, will provide the top tips for managing file transfer and application integration in a more modern way. You’ll learn about the key failings in most organizations’ existing techniques, and look at the core capabilities you should be looking for as you move to improve your organization’s treatment of these critical tasks.
Register Now for the webcast!
What: Webcast – Top Tips for Managing File Transfer & Application Integration
When: September 29 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Who: Don Jones, Principal Technologist at Concentrated Technology and Andre Bakken, Director of Product Management at Ipswitch
Did you know that Managed File Transfer solutions have become the most widely used mechanisms for integrating your applications and processes with those of your customers and partners?
Are you feeling frustrated by your middleware’s inability to handle data or large files?
Join us to learn more about how MFT can gracefully extend your Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) suite and integrate into your existing enterprise technology. We’ll also cover the governance benefits of integrating MFT with B2B processes and applications (such as governing your file transfers can solve 60-70% of your compliance and regulatory issues).
- Speaker: L. Frank Kenney, VP of Global Strategy at Ipswitch
- Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
- Time: 11:00AM ET
Today, we’re very excited to share news that our suite of MOVEit solutions will now be made available for sale through North American distributor Tech Data.
“Adding MOVEit to their portfolio ensures that our partners will have a strategic offering to meet the evolving needs of their customers.” said Gary Shottes, president, Ipswitch File Transfer.
“Businesses of all sizes are looking to VARs to support their security and compliance needs, and Tech Data and Ipswitch are working together to ensure that VARs have access to the support they need to add the MOVEit solutions to their offerings.” said Stacy Nethercoat, vice president at Tech Data.
Our channel partners will continue to be a critical component of the Ipswitch File Transfer worldwide sales team, providing customers with advisory and consultative solutions. Please do visit our partner webpage to find a local Distributor or Reseller.
Let’s do a news recap of yesterday. Some tax legislation was passed, lame-duck Congress, celebrity mishaps, missteps and gossip as usual. Oh and there was also notification of a few data breaches; most notably McDonalds, University of Wisconsin and the Gawker website (the folks that bought a prototype of the iPhone 4 after it was lost by an Apple engineer.). Unlike the “it’s been two weeks and it’s still in the news” WikiLeaks data breach, expect McDonalds, UW and Gawker to melt into the ether of public consciousness along with the Jersey Shore, AOL and two dollar a gallon gas prices.
Lately, we are seeing more companies and institutions admitting to data breaches. Passwords get hacked and ATM cards, identities and cell phones are stolen all the time. Expect to here about more breaches as companies move ahead of legislation that forces them to admit security breaches and expect the media to pick up on the stories and run wild with them. What this forces the public to do is look closer at the type of data breach, the type of data that was stolen and what the company or institution did to cause the breach.
- the McDonalds breach was about third-party contractors and not enough governance around customer e-mail
- the UW breach was about unauthorized access to databases over a two-year period… again not enough governance around data storage and access
- the Gawker breach was about outdated encryption mechanisms and a rogue organization purposely trying to embarrass that community.
Of these three things, the Gawker breach is most troubling because of the organized and intentional motivations of a rogue organization. This is why the FBI is involved. For the past year I’ve been telling you to classify your data, assign risk to your data and mitigate that risk appropriately. Old news.
The new news is this: even something like a breach involving low risk information can actually damage your brand. And damage to the brand can be costly to repair. So when classifying risk be sure to consider not just the loss of the data but the nature of the media hell-bent on reporting any and all data breaches.
This just in… I’m getting that watch I always wanted for Christmas because I compromised that space in the attic where we hide all the gifts. Happy holidays!