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GoAnywhere Solves Banking File Transfer Problems

Linoma Software announces availability of a case study describing how its customer, FPS GOLD, solved some years-long problems by using the GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer solution.

FPS GOLD logoFPS GOLD is a services company for community banks that was plagued by dropped files and cumbersome procedures for setting up new clients. Among other problems, their old system could not handle the thousands of daily file transfers. It required special scripts and staggered processing to function, and the old system's log made it difficult to detect errors.

Since adopting GoAnywhere, FPS GOLD has solved their file transfer problems. GoAnywhere is capable of handling the volume of transfers FPS GOLD needs. Its clustered architecture is so reliable that FPS GOLD hasn't lost a single file since installing it. Set-up time for new customers has been cut to 15 minutes, and being able to view GoAnywhere's job log has proven to be a "valuable time-saving feature," in the words of the customer. In addition, FPS GOLD estimates a savings of $12,000 per year in licensing fees over its old solution.

GoAnywhere is a managed file transfer solution that streamlines and manages data movement from a centralized location. It lets enterprises connect to almost any internal or external system and securely exchange data. GoAnywhere also allows trading partners and employees to connect to your systems securely and easily via common server protocols (e.g., FTP, FTPS, SFTP, HTTPS) and offers a browser interface. GoAnywhere Gateway lets trading partners connect without having to open incoming ports into a private network or having to store sensitive information in a DMZ or perimeter network.

Further details on FPS GOLD's file-transfer transformation are available at http://go.linomasoftware.com/fps-gold.


10 Ways to Make File Transfers Easier, Automated and Secure

If you're still managing file transfer processes using traditional methods that include complicated scripts and legacy programs, the potential risks are great. In addition to being a drain on your time, they could also be putting critical data at risk.

10 Ways to Make File Transfers Easier, Automated and SecureIn a recent webinar, "10 Ways to Make File Transfers Easier, Automated and Secure", Linoma Software chief architect Bob Luebbe talked about key issues and how they are easily addressed using a modern Managed File Transfer (MFT) solution.

The challenges covered included:

  • old technology still in use
  • time consuming manual processes
  • a lack of error alerts or audit logs to meet compliance rules
  • employees sending files unchecked through email, cloud-sharing and portable storage devices

Luebbe went on to introduce the advantages of MFT, and offered the top three considerations when evaluating an MFT solution:

  1. ease of use
  2. centralized security and control
  3. auditing and alerts

Following Bob's presentation, software development manager Steve Luebbe gave a tour of Linoma Software's GoAnywhereMFT Suite and demonstrated how it can help users to simplify, automate and secure file transfers.

The webinar ended with a summary of the 10 ways MFT helps in the areas of secure file transfer, full feature data translation and time-saving automation.

This free on-demand webinar is recommended for anyone managing mission-critical file transfers, organizations with individuals sending sensitive file attachments through email and cloud storage (i.e., Dropbox), and IT professionals faced with increasing regulatory and compliance requirements.


What GoAnywhere Customers Should Know About LogJam

Logjam"LogJam Computer Bug Could Wreak Havoc" - USA Today

"A Frightening New Vulnerability Could Let Hackers Bypass The One Thing That Keeps Us Safe Online" - Business Insider

"FREAK-like LogJam Attack Undermines TLS Security" Infosecurity Magazine

"Enterprise, Cloud Services Exposed as Vulnerable to LogJam" - ZDnet

With frightening headlines appearing last week in various news outlets around the world, it's no wonder people are paying attention to the Diffie-Hellman key exchange attack also known as LogJam. The extremely popular Diffie-Hellman key exchange algorithm allows Internet protocols to negotiate secure connections using shared keys and is integral to protocols such as HTTPS, SMTPS, IPsec and those reliant on TLS.  LogJam exploits a flaw that could allow eavesdropping and data manipulation on affected HTTPS websites.

GoAnywhere Not Vulnerable to LogJam Attack on SSL/TLS. GoAnywhere Services relies on the JSSE provider for handling SSL/TLS handshake operations. If configured properly, GoAnywhere is not vulnerable to the SSL/TLS Diffie Hellman key exchange attack known as LogJam.

To avoid this attack in GoAnywhere, configure your HTTPS/AS2, FTP, and FTPS Services to only enable cipher suites that utilize the Elliptic Curve DH key exchange algorithms.

For any GoAnywhere customers who have concerns or need assistance in ensuring their system is configured properly, our dedicated Support Team is always available to help. There are several convenient ways to connect with us. You can learn more on our Customer Support page at GoAnywhere.com.


RSA Conference 2015 Recap

RSA Conference 2015 Moscone Center South HallAfter an influx of high-profile data breaches, it was no surprise that the RSA Conference saw a record crowd this year of 33,000 attendees. The Moscone Center in San Francisco is a great venue and packed with attendees, over 500 vendors, 290 sessions and 700 speakers, there was no disputing the fact that if you were interested in anything related to information security, this was the place to be.

Walking amidst the sea of vendors in the North and South Halls it was easy to be simply overwhelmed by the sheer volume of displays, gimmicks and swag tactics. As this was my first RSA Conference, I was very excited to see and experience the myriad of phenomenon that comes standard with any conference of this size. Some of the booth displays are seriously impressive, huge LED screens, Oculus Rift interactive displays, flashy lights and celebrity look-alikes were everywhere. The great thing about it is that every single person or vendor at the conference was working toward the same goal in some form or fashion...securing information. If you were on a mission to find a product or person to help you achieve a higher level of security for your company's specific needs, chances are you would find it here once you took the time to look. With so much going on, after a while everything starts to look the same, so you really have to pay attention or engage in conversations to figure out what most of the vendors at RSA Conference are representing.

RSA Conference 2015

Sharing Files, Sharing Conversations

The GoAnywhere Booth at RSA 2015In the slightly quieter South Hall, our booth saw significant and steady traffic throughout the conference. It was great talking to people and getting firsthand feedback on the challenges they face and the concerns they had about security for their organizations. One thing I found to be a recurring theme in these conversations was the desire for file sharing solutions that were not cloud-based. I thought that was interesting as it seemed there were 10 cloud vendors for every non-cloud vendor with a display at RSA 2015.

With the sheer volume of cloud products represented, it was nice seeing the looks on people's faces when they learned that GoAnywhere is an on-premise Managed File Transfer (MFT) product. I wish I had a dollar for every time someone said, "Not in the cloud? Oh good, better security." I think as more people come to realize that they are responsible for the security of their data no matter where it is stored, being able to encrypt, control and monitor that data in your own local environment becomes paramount for many.

RSA Conference 2015I like analogies and when it comes to cloud vs on-premise, I personally tend to think of it in terms of storage. I can store my belongings in my home or I can pay for a space at a public storage facility. If my belongings were in a public storage facility, all it takes is someone with a lock cutter to gain access and chances are with all the traffic going in and out, it wouldn't be noticed until it's too late. Personally, I prefer storing things in my basement or attic simply because I am diligent (perhaps overly so) about my home security. Sure, there are risks in any situation, but I prefer having my belongings and risk in an environment I can completely control. If I want to add Fort Knox level security measures to make it difficult for an intruder to get in, there's nothing stopping me from doing that, it's my home after all. RSA Conference 2015Given the many conversations had and overheard at this year's RSA Conference, I'm not alone in my thinking. It's astonishing how many people seemed more comfortable with the idea of their digital data staying on premise, not in the cloud. When they learn that GoAnywhere can give them the ability to send, collaborate, secure and automate data transfers on premise, it's like watching kids at a candy store. Those conversations are what makes attending these conferences so worthwhile, there is so much you can learn.

My RSA 2015 #SecSelfieOverall, the conference was a great experience, especially for a first timer. I chatted with several people who had wonderful things to say about the sessions, networking and things that they learned and the various speakers who presented. While it might be information overload to some extent with such a big crowd and so many sessions, speakers and vendors, I thought it was a friendly,energetic and informative atmosphere. I met a ton of great people, got to chat with some customers and really learned a lot about how people can/do use our software and which features truly make their work easier. One thing is for sure, we are definitely looking forward to returning next year to the RSA Conference.


Truly Secure On-Premise Document Management for HR

Document Management for HRHR departments receive, generate, and accumulate substantial volumes of documents such as job postings, employment applications, resumes, reference checks, testing data, personnel files wage and hour records, payroll records, and disciplinary files.

GoDrive by GoAnywhere™ is a secure file storage and collaboration solution that's ideally suited to the unique document management requirements of today's Human Resources departments.  GoDrive is an on-premise Enterprise File Sync and Sharing (EFSS) alternative to vulnerable cloud-based document storage services.

Even though files are stored using on-site or hosted systems, all data is encrypted in transit and at rest for true file integrity. When single documents or entire folders are shared with individuals or groups, only those authorized users can view the documents.

In compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirement DS5.11, GoDrive creates a trusted path to exchange sensitive transaction data.  Detailed audit logs track all activity, including who accessed which documents and from what location. Email notifications can be generated when an individual downloads or uploads a file, providing a receipt confirming each interaction.

DS5.11 Exchange of Sensitive Data: Exchange sensitive transaction data only over a trusted path or medium with controls to provide authenticity of content, proof of submission, proof of receipt, and non-repudiation of origin.

GoDrive supports a distributed workplace, making it efficient to disseminate informational and regulatory documents to in-office and remote employees.  Shared groups might include individual departments or a management team that spans the entire organization. Vendors and contractors can be authorized to access designated documents, and it's an efficient way to accommodate requests by regulatory bodies.  You can also streamline the distribution of documents to job candidates and new hires.

File shares can be expired quickly and easily at any time due to termination, changes in vendor relations or at the completion of a disclosure commitment.  Permission settings on each file share let you define view-only, download, upload and delete rights.  Best of all, version control enables any document in GoDrive to be restored to a previous version and deleted files can be easily recovered without assistance from an IT Specialist.

GoDrive is robust yet cost-effective, flexible in scale to accommodate unlimited storage and is one of the only multi-platform on-premise EFSS solutions.  Talk to your IT administrator about the surprisingly inexpensive security advantages of GoDrive. Download a FREE full feature trial for evaluation on your own on-site or hosted systems.


On-premise Cloud Storage and Sharing Alternative from Linoma Software

Linoma Software announces GoDrive by GoAnywhereTM, a secure on-premise Enterprise File Sync and Sharing (EFSS) solution that takes document storage out of the cloud and puts IT administrators back in control. GoDrive secure on-premise enterprise file sync and sharing

With GoDrive, files and folders can be easily shared between authorized employees and partners with advanced collaboration features including file revision tracking, commenting, a trash bin, media viewing and synchronization with Windows devices.

End-to-end encryption protects sensitive files and, since no data is stored in the cloud, your organization maintains local control to meet compliance requirements.  GoDrive combines:

  • Familiar tools like drag-n-drop and image previews, allowing your employees to quickly and easily adopt GoDrive.
  • Detailed audit logs giving management and compliance officers the peace of mind that all activity is well documented.
  • Proven security features of the GoAnywhere ServicesTM administrative tools, with the addition of device authorization and remote wipe capabilities.

GoDrive is an affordable solution ideally suited for enterprise customers.  Organizations using traditional private or public cloud services today would likely see a considerable cost savings.

The multi-platform software can be installed using an on-site or hosted server and allows for unlimited scalability of storage.

For more information, or to download a FREE trial, visit the GoDrive page.


Risky Cloud-based File Sharing Has Met Its Match in GoDrive EFSS

So you've decided 2015 is the year to finally end your organization's use of high risk cloud-based file sharing services.  Maybe it came from a directive by senior management to reduce the exposure of sensitive company documents, or maybe you've accepted that policy enforcement is simply unmanageable.

One Way to Reduce RiskChances are, your requirements include greater control over user access, end-to-end encryption, disk quotas and the ability to wipe files on lost or stolen devices.  At the same time, you recognize that ease of use is paramount or employees will resist giving up their familiar apps.

GoDrive by GoAnywhereTM might be one way to do just that.  More than a Dropbox alternative, GoDrive is a cloud storage replacement that delivers peace of mind.

For IT Professionals, GoDrive is the on-premise Enterprise File Sync and Sharing (EFSS) solution that gives you the centralized control you need.  Detailed audit logs provide senior management the assurance of knowing who's accessing what files, when and from which device.

End-users will appreciate the intuitive drag-and-drop interface, and advanced file monitoring features are sure to impress.  Desktop sync creates a Windows drive that automatically updates documents for collaboration with both local and remote team members.

It's the new network security initiative that makes perfect sense for everyone who needs a better way to share files. Try it yourself today with a FREE trial download to test on your own on-site or hosted system.


4 Benefits of On-premise Enterprise File Sync and Sharing

Benefits of on-premise EFSSToo many organizations have underestimated the value of mission-critical business documents.  Some employees may take great risks with sensitive or proprietary information and hope that nothing bad happens.

Today, there's a new way for your entire organization to easily store documents and enjoy secure collaboration with GoDrive by GoAnywhereTM.  What makes GoDrive unique is the underlying technology, which provides powerful security and access management to make sure your data is safe.

Let's look at the four biggest benefits of the GoDrive Enterprise File Sync and Sharing (EFSS) solution:

  1. Better Protection. Cloud-based file sharing services are limited in their ability to protect your sensitive business documents. As high profile service providers, they are under increased threat of attack by hackers, as seen in recent headlines regarding security concerns and data breaches. In contrast, GoDrive allows you to store your sensitive documents on your server of choice, providing you with local security and management of those documents.
  2. Efficiency and Control. Sending email attachments can be problematic due to file size restrictions or their vulnerability to interception during transmission. The GoDrive EFSS central storage lets you share a document once and continue to make updates, all the while shared users are accessing the most current information.
  3. Convenience. The GoDrive EFSS solution eliminates the need for memory sticks to transport data and the risk associated with using them. Your files can be securely accessed anywhere, anytime with a secure Internet connection and browser.
  4. Easy Sharing. Network drives can be found in nearly every office for sharing files within your department.  However, it's not so convenient if you want to share files between remote office locations or when working offsite.  EFSS enables you to connect and share simply and easily without boundaries.

GoDrive is built on the proven security features of GoAnywhere ServicesTM.  The intuitive interface is simple for employees and trading partners, and project leaders will appreciate the advanced activity monitoring and email notifications. Talk to your IT administrator about the security advantages of GoDrive.  They can even download a FREE full feature trial for evaluation.


On-premise Cloud Storage and Sharing Alternative from Linoma Software

Linoma Software announces GoDrive by GoAnywhereTM, a secure on-premise Enterprise File Sync and Sharing (EFSS) solution that takes document storage out of the cloud and puts IT administrators back in control.

GoDrive secure on-premise enterprise file sync and sharingWith GoDrive, files and folders can be easily shared between authorized employees and partners with advanced collaboration features including file revision tracking, commenting, a trash bin, media viewing and synchronization with Windows devices.

End-to-end encryption protects sensitive files and, since no data is stored in the cloud, your organization maintains local control to meet compliance requirements.  GoDrive combines:

  • Familiar tools like drag-n-drop and image previews, allowing your employees to quickly and easily adopt GoDrive.
  • Detailed audit logs giving management and compliance officers the peace of mind that all activity is well documented.
  • Proven security features of the GoAnywhere ServicesTM administrative tools, with the addition of device authorization and remote wipe capabilities.

GoDrive is an affordable solution ideally suited for enterprise customers.  Organizations using traditional private or public cloud services today would likely see a considerable cost savings.

The multi-platform software can be installed using an on-site or hosted server and allows for unlimited scalability of storage.

For more information, or to download a FREE trial, visit the GoDrive page.


5 Ways Healthcare is Using Managed File Transfer

UTMC and AnMed HealthHealthcare organizations looking to improve secure file transfer processes have discovered the many advantages of Managed File Transfer (MFT) and the GoAnywhereTM Suite. Meeting regulatory compliance with HIPAA and HITECH, connecting multiple office locations or simply updating legacy systems all create excellent opportunities to evaluate the benefits of MFT.

"The medical environment is changing with new regulations and mandates to be addressed," says Scott Schwarze, manager of information services at the University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC). "We wished for a product that would do most of the heavy lifting."

  1. Eliminating Personnel Risk

    UTMC found itself in a vulnerable position when their only employee capable of maintaining complicated VB scripts became seriously ill. AnMed Health in Anderson, South Carolina recognized they were in a similar position with only one network staffer capable of setting up DOS batch transfers.

    "With a small staff but large output, the goal was something that all team members could be trained on," said Schwarze. Despite its extensive capabilities, GoAnywhere customers quickly discover the simplicity of scripting and troubleshooting tasks. Lisa Nanney, senior programmer analyst at AnMed Health adds, "when issues do arise, my operations staff can resolve the problem immediately."

  2. Proactive Notifications

    "Our old file transfer system did not offer automatic auditing," said Nanney. "Because we weren't proactive, it often took a call from a vendor to discover there was a problem." While AnMed Health uses notifications in GoAnywhere to raise alerts on file transfer issues, Cancer Registry of Greater California (CRGC) finds them invaluable in improving workflow.

    "We knew it was important to manage the flow of documents," states Cory Hamma, systems support manager for CRGC. When files are uploaded by a partner facility, employees are notified of each successful transfer. This establishes a procedure for timely attention to uploaded files and ensures that they don't go unprocessed.

  3. Reducing Menial Tasks

    One of AnMed Health's initiatives was to eliminate the need for third shift staffing. Their results using the efficient automation tools in GoAnywhere saved programming, operations and network staff over 500 hours a month.

    A Network Engineer who handled the FTP server spent at least 24 hours a month troubleshooting transfers. According to Nanney, "he doesn't even touch transfers now unless we need connection assistance."

    But Nanney didn't stop there. She went on to automate many of their insurance claims and payment processing. This recovered over 50 hours of Data Center time in addition to accelerating the recoup of payments.

    During the evaluation of existing FTP processes for migration to GoAnywhere, the UTMC staff discovered they could eliminate custom processes from the procedure. "By eliminating cut off times for output from SQL jobs, labor hours for SQL developers were cut in half," says Schwarze.

  4. Compatibility with Trading Partners

    When UTMC was evaluating file transfer solutions "we assumed going in that we could not impact vendors," stated Schwarze. "Most of the vendors provided an SFTP or FTPS connection for file transfers." Their modified policy stated that data must not only go over an encrypted connection, but the files need to be encrypted as well.

    Schwarze appreciated GoAnywhere's ability to connect to most systems using standard file transfer protocols. Files are then encrypted and compressed using Open PGP and other standards. He added, "HIPAA does not require the double encryption method, but we felt in this technology environment it would be prudent."

    AnMed Health had several vendors migrate to SFTP, which posed a problem with their old FTP server. "We do transfers with vendors now that would not have been possible without GoAnywhere," said Nanney.

  5. Replacing Inefficient Processes

    CRGC covers a population area of nearly 20 million residents across 48 of California's 58 counties. In order to transmit files between locations, they were utilizing a number of secure email subscription services. Hamma described this being problematic due to, "the file transfer size limitation, lack of organizational control, and complexity for remote users."

    "Many research files exceeded 1 GB in size," said Hamma, "so the ability to remove that barrier entirely was huge." GoAnywhere also resolved organizational control with its detailed audit logs that ensure accurate documentation of who, when and where files are accessed.

    For AnMed Health, something as simple as replacing green-bar reporting streamlines operations. Nanney's team now sends reports to a network drive mapped to the IFS, cutting paper costs and eliminating yearly maintenance for "one dinosaur of a printer".

Regardless of your industry, GoAnywhere's MFT Suite delivers real results to improve secure file transfer and collaboration processes. Talk to a representative today and discover what GoAnywhere can do for your organization. To read the full case studies, please visit the links below: