Posts from ‘MessageWay’
Why does your business (or organization) need a consolidated managed file transfer application? When working within an organization and with its partners, organizations find that
- Paper-based processes are inadequate, they are labor-intensive and these paper-based processes slow down the ability to conduct business
- Doing away with shipping physical media lowers their risk of losing sensitive data to theft and accidental loss
- Streamlining operations so that there are fewer systems to manage and leverage the lower costs of doing business on the internet, the intranet and in the cloud
From outside an organization, regulatory mandates from agencies and governments are increasing (like PCI, HIPPA and GLBA). Moreover, markets and business are moving faster. Companies that can process transactions quickly (e.g., less than a second) can compete on speed and effeciency.
As a result, many businesses find they need one file transfer solution that addresses the needs of the entire organization. These businesses need one application and not numerous point applications and tools from several vendors scattered throughout the organization surreptitiously poking holes in their firewalls. They need a one-stop shop for their end users (a single, easy to learn and easy to use UI), their applications (a straightforward API) and their administrators and managers (an application that helps to increase revenue, lower their TCO and maintain their high security standards).
Remember, Managed File Transfer (MFT) is software application (or an appliance) that provides organizations of any size with a holistic solution for all their file transfer needs. Unlike point solutions for file transfer, rogue FTP servers or physical media, a consolidated MFT application means that your organization has one product and one vendor to meet all your file transfer needs. A consolidated MFT application translates into increasing the accessibility and the trackability of your customer, partner and employee information (only for authorized users and uses). At the same time, it increases security, reduces the risk of exposing critical data and lowers your total cost of ownership.
In addition, a consolidated MFT application means increased revenue because your sales electronically instead of by paper, fax or telephone. Remember, a consolidated MFT application helps to integrate your applications (and your partner applications) by making it easy to exchange data programmatically.
In short, a consolidated application increases your visibility to all file transfers within your organization, it increases the speed at which you can do business (thereby increasing the revenues) by seamlessly integrating the data from all your applications and it reduces your total cost of ownership for all file transfer (data movement) applications within your organization by providing a one-stop shop for the application (from one vendor), for its web services APIs and for your teams to work with.
Here’s a great story of how retail giant Home Hardware is using Ipswitch MessageWay solutions to efficiently manage, secure and share over 4 million business-critical files annually among its 1,000+ retailers. And best of all, MessageWay is saving Home Hardware money every single day!
Speed, automation and validation were among Home Hardware’s the key business requirements. They send over 75,000 essential business files per week (including vendor/product info, pricing and POS software updates, and order confirmations) and also need to reduce download times and validate orders.
- Move files faster – cutting transfer time from hours to minutes
- Automate and speed product orders and software updates
- Prevent lost orders do to file transfer glitches
- Tighten security around sensitive data transfers
- Accelerate time to revenue by expediting orders, payments and settlements
- Ensure compliance and accountability with full visibility into the file transfer process
Why Home Hardware selected MessageWay for Managed File Transfer:
“MessageWay is second-to-none, and our efficiency improved dramatically as soon as we implemented, ” said Brent Horst, Director of Corporate Applications at Home Hardware.
“MessageWay transformed the way we send and receive files. The speed, automation and reliability are the best we’ve seen. The most important features that Ipswitch MessageWay provides are the speed of file transfer, file validation and guaranteed delivery,” said Horst.
Got a great Ipswitch story of your own to tell? Email us at email@example.com…. We can’t wait to hear all about it!
Does your organization continue to struggle with outmoded file transfer infrastructure?
Point solutions – often deployed over time to address urgent tactical problems, or accumulated through M&A activity – proliferate under the radar, ultimately resulting in significant cost, risk and exposure to the enterprise. This solution ‘sprawl’ can result in data loss, security breaches, SLA violations and loss of customer confidence. Faced with those challenges, more and more IT executives are looking to strategically consolidate their file transmission environments to regain control over this critical business function.
In only 20 minutes you can watch Frank Kenney’s webcast on File Transfer Consolidation and learn more about:
- Pitfalls of relying on multiple tactical solutions for internal and external file transfers, transformation, B2B and scripts
- Benefits of consolidating all the different ways that data flows in and out of your organization
- How to regain control of all file transfers — visibility into what is being sent is critical
- Tips on file transfer consolidation that will lower your overall IT costs and centrally enforce policies to assure security and compliance
On Wednesday, November 3 and Thursday, November 4, Ipswitch File Transfer will be exhibiting and speaking at SecureWorld Expo, the leading regional security conference that brings together the security leaders, experts, senior executives, and policy makers who are shaping the very face of security.
The “Exhibits and Open Sessions Registration” for SecureWorld Expo is complimentary and it gives you access to the expo floor, the keynote presentations, and open industry expert panels. Plus, you’ll get to hear the luncheon keynote from L. Frank Kenney, “The Data Breaches You Don’t See Hurt You The Most,” and the industry expert panel “Data Protection: Walking the Thin Line Between Employee Productivity and Security.”
Here are the details:
What: SecureWorld Expo – Dallas
Where: Plano Convention Centre, Plano, TX
When: November 3, 2010 and November 4, 2010
Why: Meet the Ipswitch File Transfer team, learn about our solutions (from WS_FTP to MessageWay), listen in on L. Frank Kenney’s luncheon keynote, and keep up to date on the latest in the security world!
Plus, if you visit us and mention this blog post, you’ll receive a Starbucks gift card – on the spot!
See you in Dallas!
We’re two months into ownership of MessageWay and leading the organization through its second acquisition integration has been fun and challenging. It’s especially nice when we can announce a milestone in the integration process, and that will be coming soon with the release of a “translation connector” existing MOVEit Central customers can use to access the translation capabilities we acquired in the MessageWay software.
Development on the necessary integration components has wrapped up and the package has entered QA. If you’re interested in a sneak preview, please contact your sales representative for a demonstration. The screenshot below is from one such demo…