Posts from ‘WS_FTP Server’
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.
IIS administrators, you may have already seen this attack listed on your favorite security sites.
However, I have good news if you’re an Ipswitch customer running MOVEit DMZ or WS_FTP Server under IIS: the filtering mechanisms in both products designed to prevent many types of SQL injection prevent this one as well. Our hosted customers, whether Sendable users or MOVEit DMZ Hosting Services users, also benefit from the same filtering technology and are likewise safe.
One of the interesting debates in the Managed File Transfer industry right now is how much file transformation really takes place between users and systems.
At one end of the spectrum, you have pure ad-hoc solutions (such as the modules for MOVEit DMZ and WS_FTP Server) that people often use to deliver Word documents, PDFs and engineering documents to each other for manual review. At the other end of the spectrum you have full EDI solutions that dictate and translate specific formats (e.g., ACH, HL7, etc.).
However, there is a great deal of territory in the B2B middle-ground that overlaps both MFT and EDI. For example:
- Word docs that need to automatically turn into PDFs.
- Messages that should be automatically retained for eDiscovery.
- Bulk sets of transactions that need to be split up and sent to a half-dozen mainframe applications.
- Text files that need to be PGP-encrypted.
- All of the above bundled into Zip files.
The truth is that most enterprise file transfer involves intelligent transformation or routing of one kind or another. If you agree, you might also agree that defining the line between MFT and EDI, EDI and B2B and MFT and B2B is very hard to do in practice.
Fortunately, Ipswitch has solutions that span ALL of these needs, from the pure ad-hoc through pure EDI, and they can be dialed up or down to meet tactical or strategic needs.