Posted on March 13, 2018 | | Categories: Managed File Transfer
It comes as no surprise—file transfers are a critical part of each organization’s operations. They can share anywhere from dozens to hundreds of thousands of documents with trading partners, employees, and clients every day, using a variety of tools and scripts to get the job done.
The downside? These files are often highly sensitive, containing PCI or PHI data, financial information, and other high-risk details, and the methods in which they’re sent can be vulnerable to interception. With escalating cybersecurity risks forecasted for 2018, organizations need to dedicate time, resources, and strategery to the safety of their file transfers if they want to steer clear of nightmarish data breaches and non-compliance penalties.
If your organization wants to prioritize good data security practices but has a multitude of business considerations to juggle, you may wonder if it’s possible to implement the necessary encryption and administration for your file transfers while meeting your other responsibilities. Will you still have time to prepare for compliance audits? What about budgeting time for side projects and the needs of your IT and security teams?
The answer is yes, if you have the right process in place. Implementing secure file transfer software in your organization can easily address these concerns: the software streamlines the administration, automation, and encryption of your file transfers in order to simplify the lives of IT and business professionals.
What does that mean, exactly? In a nutshell, a secure file transfer solution centralizes how you exchange information with others by letting you create, schedule, monitor, and process sent and retrieved files from an easy-to-use, browser-based interface.
That sounds great, until you realize there are numerous file transfer solutions on the market. With options ranging from simple FTP and SFTP clients to enterprise-level managed file transfer (MFT), it can be difficult to determine which one is the best fit for your organization—and even more difficult to track down everything you need to know before making a purchase decision.
We know finding the perfect secure MFT solution can be time-consuming, so we’ve compiled the five steps to buying a solution in one place. Use this guide to discover the benefits of MFT, explore its key features and industry considerations, learn what to look for in the vendors you evaluate, and much more. We’ve also included a 30-question requirements checklist, so you can enter the evaluation stage with confidence.
Achieving secure file transfers is easier than you think.