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Preview of Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2017

Four days of security discussions, over seventy five speakers, and six program tracks; these are the numbers exciting cybersecurity professionals around the nation as they prepare to attend this year’s Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit. Taking place from June 12-15 in National Harbour, Maryland, this summit is one of the biggest and most important of the year.

Linoma Software, a HelpSystems company, will be attending this premier gathering of security, risk management, and business continuity management leaders, in order to take in this all too valuable informational experience.

Here are some must-see sessions that we’re looking forward to:

What Can We Expect from the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation?

June 12, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Carsten Casper

Are you ready for GDPR compliance? Do you have a timeline in place to implement the required security protocol? The latest cybersecurity compliance regulation out of Europe has companies around the world wondering – does this apply to us? This session will go into full detail about the regulation, as well as what actions IT departments in non-European countries must take to meet compliance regulations.

Forcepoint: Insider Threats: Understanding Intent and Creating Actionable Programs

June 12, 2017 | 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM | Dr. Richard Ford, Meerah Rajavel

In a time where large and harmful security breaches seem to occur as often as the sun rises and sets, companies often struggle to hard to pinpoint where these breaches are coming from and why. A recent study from Crowd Research Partners showed that cybersecurity professionals consider “internal threats” the biggest threat to IT security. This session, presented by Joint Forcepoint Chief Scientist Dr. Richard Ford and CIO Meerah Rajavel, will examine strategies for implementing people-centric protection systems that will prevent bad cyber practices and enable good behaviors to help stop breaches caused by internal threats.

Roundtable: Managing Cloud Service Provider Security

June 12, 2017 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Jay Heiser

When it comes to the many cloud services that enterprises are confronted with, well, the sky’s the limit (pun intended). The cloud and its many benefits are more relevant than ever, and in this session, speaker Jay Heiser poses the question: who is accountable for managing this risk and ensuring that these cloud providers can be trusted? With such promising discussion, we strongly urge you not to miss this one.

To the Point: How to Respond to PCI DSS v.3.2

June 15, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM | Rajpreet Kaur

The 2018 deadline for compliance to PCI DSS v.3.2 is rapidly approaching. This session will cover information surrounding the various enhancements to the latest PCI DSS version and how to deal with them. Our recent whitepaper breaks down everything new about v.3.2, but we’re certainly interested in hearing what additional details and considerations Rajpreet discusses in this session.

 

We can’t wait to see you at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit of 2017! Make sure to come find us in booth 100 or reserve time at the event to chat.


GoAnywhere MFT meets highest level of AS2 interoperability testing with Drummond Recertification

Linoma Software, a HelpSystems company, today announced that GoAnywhere® Managed File Transfer (MFT) has been Drummond Certified™ for the highest level of AS2 interoperability in the AS2-1Q17 test event.

AS2 or Applicability Statement 2 is a widely used standard for secure and reliable file transfer of EDI and other business data between organizations and their trading partners. Popular among B2B e-commerce and retail organizations, AS2 is known for its relatively low cost, increased security, and efficiency. Consecutively Drummond Certified since 2015, GoAnywhere MFT remains committed to offering guaranteed AS2 compatibility for customers and joins the ranks of 12 other software products worldwide with this most recent recertification. “We have consistently met the stringent requirements for AS2 Certification for over 2 years,” said Bob Luebbe, President and Chief Architect at Linoma Software. “The process is not easy but we believe it is well worth the effort to ensure our AS2 customers know without a doubt that our product will work in their environment. Guaranteed.”

GoAnywhere Drummond Recertification for AS2-1Q17

To qualify for Drummond Certification, software products must meet several requirements and submit to strict testing designed to verify compatibility between other certified products. “Vendors also work together to test RFC 4130 other optional functional areas such as: SHA-2, Reliability/Restart, Filename Preservation, Chunked-Transfer-Encoding and Multiple-Attachments. These companies dedicate months of automated testing to resolve issues in a real-world test setting, supported by Drummond Group’s InSitu™ Test System, and earning AS2 Drummond Certification as a group. Drummond AS2 certified products continue to provide the highest level of interoperability providing small, medium and large global businesses a wide selection of offerings,” said Aaron Gomez, Drummond Group’s Director of B2B testing.

In this test series, GoAnywhere MFT not only received Drummond Certification for AS2, but also met additional requirements for several optional tests including multiple attachments (MA), file name preservation (FN), file name preservation for multiple attachments (FN-MA), chunked transfer encoding (CTE), and secure hashing algorithm 2 (SHA-2). Learn more about GoAnywhere MFT and AS2 compatibility, by visiting our AS2 Solution page or request a demo to see GoAnywhere in action. 


New GoAnywhere Release Automates and Secures File Transfers in Cloud and Private Networks

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Contact:  Mike Devine, Vice President, Marketing - HelpSystems
p. 952.563.1696
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New GoAnywhere Release Automates and Secures File Transfers in Cloud and Private Networks

Omaha, NE. May 8, 2017 – Linoma Software, a HelpSystems company, today announced the release of version 5.5 of its GoAnywhere managed file transfer (MFT) solution, which allows organizations to deploy MFT agents across the enterprise to automate, secure and audit all of their file transfers from a single, centralized location. This new innovation adds to an already extensive suite of security and automation features including encryption at rest and in transit, batch and ad-hoc file transfer, peer-to-peer file collaboration, and more.

With this new version, customers can easily install MFT agents on almost any server or workstation where file transfers need to be performed including Windows, Linux, UNIX, IBM i and Mac OS systems.  These systems can reside on-premises or in cloud infrastructure such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) or Microsoft Azure. This allows for organizations with complex and ever-changing environments to greatly reduce the manual repeatable work associated with the complexity allowing IT professionals to focus on more strategic initiatives.

The MFT agents are managed by a central deployment of GoAnywhere, where customers can easily configure and schedule agent file transfers right from their browser. This new version of GoAnywhere not only transfers all files securely, but also gathers key information about the transfers for simple, consolidated auditing and reporting. This unique approach provides visibility of all file transfers within the organization.

“The use cases for MFT agents are really endless,” said Bob Luebbe, President and Chief Architect at Linoma Software. “Whether it’s a franchise needing to synchronize files with its store locations, or a healthcare system needing to move PHI data between its data center and satellite clinics, the deployment of MFT agents will greatly simplify those processes.”

MFT agent Features and At-a-Glance

  • Automates and secures file transfers within a centrally managed environment
  • Monitors agent systems for new or modified files
  • Schedules file transfers on agent systems to run at future dates/times
  • Provides additional workflow capabilities such as compression, decompression, data parsing, database integration, and native command execution
  • Sends automatic alerts via e-mail or text messages if file transfers fail on agents
  • Feeds audit data to the central GoAnywhere MFT solution for reporting


Linoma Software Earns a Spot on the Cybersecurity 500

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We are proud to announce that Linoma Software, a HelpSystems company, has been named to the Cybersecurity 500, a global list from Cybersecurity Ventures of the hottest and most innovative companies in the cybersecurity industry.

Cybersecurity Ventures chooses the Cybersecurity 500 by soliciting feedback from CISOs, IT security practitioners, and service providers, and researching hundreds of cybersecurity events and news sources. Joseph Steinberg, a cybersecurity expert and Inc. columnist, says that for years “business publications have shared lists of companies of which they recommend readers take note. The Cybersecurity 500 gives the same convenience and wisdom to people interested in the cybersecurity industry.”

Linoma made the list in the category of file security and data encryption. Linoma’s GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer software is an enterprise-level solution for automating and securing file transfers through a single interface. With extensive security controls and detailed audit trails, GoAnywhere MFT helps businesses achieve regulatory compliance, increase security, and streamline processes.


GoAnywhere Wins Cybersecurity Award

GoAnywhere MFT wins 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Award for Secure File Transfer


For the second year in a row, GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer from Linoma Software, a division of HelpSystems, has been awarded a 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Award in the category of Secure File Transfer.

The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards honor individuals, products, and companies that demonstrate excellence, innovation, and leadership in information security. The awards are based on the strength of the company’s nomination and the popular vote by members of the Information Security Community on LinkedIn.

Sending and securing data is a challenge for many organizations. GoAnywhere addresses that challenge by providing a secure solution for transferring files, with a firm dedication to improving features and adding functionality to address ever-evolving security and compliance concerns.

The software is browser-based and features a user-friendly graphical interface for easy deployment and integration. Users can be up and running in minutes and the automation and logging features save time and money for IT admins. Whether you’re initiating transfers, your partner is initiating them or if you need to collaborate with a group of users, GoAnywhere MFT can handle your file transfer requirements.

“Congratulations to Linoma Software for winning the Secure File Transfer category of the 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards for the GoAnywhere MFT solution,” said Holger Schulze, founder of the 350,000 member Information Security Community on LinkedIn which organizes the awards program. “With over 450 entries, the 2017 awards are highly competitive. All winners and finalists reflect the very best in leadership, excellence and innovation in today's cybersecurity industry.”

The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards are produced in cooperation with the Information Security Community on LinkedIn, tapping into the experience of over 300,000+ cybersecurity professionals to recognize the world's best cybersecurity products, individuals and organizations. For more info: cybersecurity-excellence-awards.com.


New Version of GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer Improves Application Integration and API Support

Linoma Software has extended GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer’s workflow automation and file transfer features to include SOAP and RESTful Web Services. Combined with new JSON Read & Write tasks, GoAnywhere MFT 5.4 provides better integration with Web Services and other applications for securely transferring data and automating processes.

“Organizations are looking for ways to automate data transfers and integrate systems using cloud-based or internal API’s” says Steve Luebbe, Linoma’s Director of Engineering.  “They also want an easy way to process the XML and JSON formatted data that is returned from the server which are some of the new features we incorporated into GoAnywhere MFT 5.4.”

To provide a fully integrated SOAP and REST solution, a number of new tasks, resources, and workflow features were added including:

  • A REST resource and new tasks to interact with RESTful Web Services. These tasks support XML and JSON based services.
  • A SOAP resource and task to provide streamlined integration with SOAP web services. A wizard is provided to simplify creation of actions by building them based on the WSDL definition. Files can be sent inline or using MTOM. The files and XML payload returned from the web service can then be stored or processed.
  • Tasks to read and write JSON data.

In addition to Workflow enhancements, both Secure Forms and GoAnywhere Command have been updated to integrate with Web Services. Secure Forms can now be submitted using SOAP requests, offering an ideal solution for users to build custom applications that submit data and files to GoAnywhere.  GoAnywhere’s API interface supports both REST and SOAP requests to automate GoAnywhere Workflows and User provisioning through existing applications.

Significant Time Savings

The new Web Services integration delivers significant time savings for GoAnywhere users. In just a few steps, users can take advantage of Web Services standardization to quickly connect applications and share data across a diverse range of systems and platforms. The entire process can be completed with just a few clicks and requires no programming knowledge.                                        

Continuing Advancements with GoAnywhere Automation & Security

Current GoAnywhere MFT customers who upgrade to the new release also gain functionality for workflow automation and user authentication. New feature highlights include:

  • An updated Workflow Designer that streamlines the configuration and creation process. New Component and Variable panels simplify adding tasks and variables to a project.
  • Several new Reports, including a Custom Report task allows creation of PDF reports based on data from a database, Excel file, XML, JSON, or fixed-width files.
  • Administrative Users can now be synchronized against an LDAP or Active Directory system to automatically create user accounts and simplify administration.
  • Kerberos single sign-on was added to the Secure Mail Outlook Plugin and to GoDrive for Windows.
  • Secure Forms has 6 additional components: text area, multi-checkbox, number, bulleted list, checkbox, and radio buttons.

For a complete list of enhancements for GoAnywhere MFT 5.4, visit the release notes page.

 


GoAnywhere MFT Earns Drummond Recertification for AS2

GoAnywhere MFT Drummond CertifiedLinoma Software is pleased to announce that GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer (MFT) has again earned Drummond Recertification for Applicability Statement 2 (AS2) interoperability.

AS2 is a popular security standard that defines how to transfer digital data securely and reliably over the internet using encryption and digital certificates. Some advantages of using the AS2 include end-to-end encryption, non-repudiation verification of senders, recipient authenticity through the use of digital signatures, and validation of original file integrity with successful transfer confirmation.

In order to become Drummond CertifiedTM, companies must submit to rigorous product testing and meet strict requirements to verify compatibility between certified products. The Drummond Group provides a controlled, vendor-neutral environment where routine tests are conducted to ensure that certified products meet strict testing protocols and are kept current.

Drummond Recertification for AS2-3Q16

For the third quarter AS2-3Q16 tests, 13 Global companies participated and 18 products were certified or recertified. “Not all companies are willing to undergo the certification process, since it’s not easy,” said Bob Luebbe, President and Chief Architect at Linoma Software. “We count certification as part of our unwavering commitment to providing one of the highest quality and proven manage file transfer solutions on the market. Being Drummond certified makes it easy for our customers to verify at-a-glance that our MFT solution has been real world tested and is guaranteed to work with their AS2 partners.”

GoAnywhere MFT also successfully met requirements for AS2 optional tests including multiple attachments (MA), file name preservation (FN), file name preservation for multiple attachments (FN-MA), chucked transfer encoding (CTE), and secure hashing algorithm 2 (SHA-2). To learn more about Applicability Statement 2 or AS2, please visit these links:

Learn more about AS2 Transfers with GoAnywhere MFT.

 

 

 

 


Linoma Software makes the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Inc. 5000 - Fastest Growing Companies in AmericaFor the fourth consecutive year, Linoma Software, a leader in providing enterprise-class security and managed file transfer solutions, was included in Inc. Magazine’s prestigious annual list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Honored as #16 for Top Nebraska Companies and ranked #3947 for the overall Inc. 5000 list, Linoma Software was one of only three Nebraska-based software companies to be featured in this year’s lineup.

“I’m thrilled that Linoma has made the Inc. 5000 list four years in a row,” said Bob Luebbe, President and Chief Architect of Linoma Software. “To be recognized with some of the most successful companies in the United States is a great honor and we are excited about our continued growth and positive economic impact.”

The Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. For consideration, companies were qualified based on specific criteria which included being U.S.-based, privately held, founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period.

"The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”

To view Linoma Software’s full profile and ranking on the Inc. 5000 list, please visit http://www.inc.com/profile/linoma-software?cid=full500016-list-3947. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. 5000 and Inc. Media:

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com


Custom Online Forms Made Simple and Secure with Latest Linoma Software Product Update

Linoma Software builds on the security and automation capabilities of GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer with the introduction of Secure Forms in the latest release, version 5.3.

Secure Forms

Secure Forms allows administrators to quickly and easily build custom forms, with optional file upload capabilities, that can automatically process submitted data and files. Access to Secure Forms is made available through a secure HTTPS Web Client, which can be configured for access by authorized users and/or anonymous users.

GoAnywhere Secure FormsAny files uploaded through a Secure Form are automatically encrypted at rest, and submissions are logged in GoAnywhere to provide Administrators an end-to-end audit trail. Registered users can save forms as drafts to revisit at a later date, or view their submitted forms at any time.

"As an example, Secure Forms will be used in the upcoming presidential election to collect ballots from military personnel and overseas voters," says Bob Luebbe, president of Linoma. "The voter can go to a web address provided by the state, then choose the county where they have permanent residence and upload their ballot. With the GoAnywhere workflow engine, the ballots will be automatically distributed to the local county commissioners over encrypted connections."

Secure Forms is offered as an optional licensed module for GoAnywhere MFT.  Please visit the Secure Forms page for additional details.

New Tasks and Enhanced Features

GoAnywhere customers updating their current software will notice a number of new tasks and workflow features. Among these enhancements are:

  • A new GoDrive task provides administrators the ability to push files out to GoDrive users and set expiration dates on distributed files.
  • A new Checksum task provides standard MD5, SHA-1, SHA-224, SHA-256, SHA-384, and SHA-512 hashes to identify files that may have been altered or tampered with.
  • Globally update an administrator's password used in GoAnywhere's Project automation tools.
  • Ability to send detailed structured data to the Syslog server for AS2, FTP, FTPS, GoDrive, GoFast, HTTPS, and SFTP events
  • Additional FileSet sorting and ordering options.

For a complete list of enhancements for GoAnywhere MFT, version 5.3, visit the release notes page.