Posts from ‘WS_FTP Professional’
There are also a number of web sites and other “grey” operations that sell old or “backup” WS_FTP products, dispensing license keys from old lists Ipswitch provided to resellers, dispensing copies of product that should be free (e.g., WS_FTP LE) or dispensing dead copies of the software.
From a technical point of view, there have always been risks from accepting these software packages, from installing software that may have been tampered with to add spyware to getting old product that may not work with Windows Vista and Windows 7 because it was developed before those OS’s existed.
However, you also take a risk against your credit history when you do business with these “grey” reseller firms, as they often use dubious financial services to convert your credit card information into cash. Assuming these services aren’t stooping to the level of unabashed credit card harvesting, a recent security incident demonstrates why doing these transactions is still unsafe.
One of these “grey” financial services, Amsterdam-based, Russian-run Fethard, was recently reported as hacked, possibly by a rival. This hack exposed shady internal processes and personally identifiable customer data to the entire Internet – information that criminals could use to impersonate and then draw on the credit of customers of sites that use Fethard.
Do you have any experiences with “grey” software vendors or the financial services that enable them (whether you used them for WS_FTP or not)? If so I’d like to hear them.
Pantless geeky flight attendant: “Check out a company called Ipswitch. They have a product called WS_FTP, and this thing is the private luxury liner of safe and speedy data movement…. WS_FTP ROCKS!”
This blog post is also an open invitation to the millions of Ipswitch File Transfer customers out there around the globe….. We’d love to hear about how you’re using our solutions too, just email us at MyStories@ipswitch.com. Dolls optional.
No, you don’t have to “Dream On“, but you do have to “Walk This Way” and enter for your chance to rock out with the Bad Boys of Boston … and before you ask, no – you don’t have to be that corny, I’m just “Living On The Edge!”
All you need to do is tell us why you LOVE WS_FTP, and you can win two VIP tickets to see Aerosmith and the J. Geils Band at Fenway Park in Boston on August 14th!
Create, Upload and Win – 3 easy steps to enter into this contest.
1. Create: A short video (less than 2 minutes), explain why you love WS_FTP & why you want to rock out with Aerosmith. Anything goes, so get creative!
2. Upload: Upload your video to the Ipswitch WS_FTP Facebook page by August 9, 2010 to enable us to view your video.
3. Win: One winner will be announced on August 11, 2010! The Aerosmith concert is scheduled for August 14, 2010 at Fenway Park in Boston.
Best of luck to you! Rock on!
“We are sorry for any concern we are causing anyone at this time.”
It’s pretty certain that those are 13 words that no CEO ever wants to have to say. Just ask Richard H. Aubut, president and CEO of the Weymouth hospital.
We’re talking about information such as names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, medical record numbers, patient numbers, health plan information, dates of service, diagnoses, treatments relating to hospital and home health care visits … just to name a few pieces of personal information, you get the picture.
800,000 records. 800,000 reasons why Managed File Transfer is important. Just ask Richard H. Aubut, president and CEO of the Weymouth hospital.
Seems that somewhere in the process of these 800,000 records being shipped to a contractor to be destroyed, and actually getting to the contractor to be destroyed they disappeared.
Boston.com has some information worth reading.
Forgive the obvious Ipswitch plug here, but c’mon, any one of these solutions could help any CEO avoid having to say those 13 words.
So, that’s today’s 800,000 reasons why MFT is important, and how to avoid those 13 words. As a special bonus for you, here’s 7 words you’d surely like to steer clear of:
“We are still searching for those files.’’
Just ask Richard H. Aubut, president and CEO of the Weymouth hospital.
Today Microsoft recognized Ipswitch as an “Independent Software Vendor” (ISV) in its Certified Partner Program.
Ipswitch was previously enrolled in the program with a security competency but was recognized today as an ISV after L10NBRIDGE provided third-party certification of WS_FTP Professional 12.2′s fitness under Microsoft Windows 7.
In addition to benefits Ipswitch already enjoys as a member of Microsoft’s Certified Partner Program, ISV status within that program provides Ipswitch with even more access to Microsoft technical expertise for initial design of products or deep-end debugging.