Following a webinar we did last week on automating and securing file transfers, industry reporter Dan Burger with IT Jungle spent time talking with Bob Luebbe to get his take on the challenges involved in maintaining secure and efficient file transfer processes.
Bob said that he's seeing a growing number of companies who are looking for solutions that not only manage secure file transfers with trading partners, but also can facilitate database integration and ad-hoc file transfers.
"For one thing," Luebbe said, "[organizations] want employees to initiate transfers, but with managed and audit capabilities and within an authorized and manageable FTP environment that avoids security exposure. Companies are trying to lock down email to prevent file sharing and there is an emphasis to block the use of free file-sharing sites."
Check out IT Jungle's article, "Managed File Transfer More Than Meets the Eye," for more of Luebbe's observations.