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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.


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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Mike Devine, Vice President, Marketing - HelpSystems
p. 952.563.1696
mike.devine@helpsystems.com

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.

 


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.


HelpSystems Acquires Linoma Software to Meet Rising Security Demand

HelpSystems logoHelpSystems announced today the acquisition of Linoma Software, whose secure managed file transfer (MFT) and data encryption products have propelled exciting growth. The acquisition broadens the HelpSystems security portfolio with solutions that fit specific needs and run on major operating systems.

Linoma Software is a Nebraska-based firm with more than 3,000 customers around the world. With Linoma's GoAnywhere MFT solution, organizations centralize and secure data exchange with their business partners, customers, and employees--thanks to robust encryption and detailed audit trails. This innovative product allows businesses to better protect confidential file transfers and stay compliant with standards and regulations, including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Linoma also offers Crypto Complete to protect data at rest within systems with strong AES-256 encryption and key management. This is essential for protecting confidential data including PCI DSS, personally identifiable information (PII), and protected health information (PHI).

Linoma Software was founded by Bob and Christy Luebbe in 1994. Bob will continue to lead Linoma, serving as its Chief Architect and President.

"Growth in our security business is strong and we saw an opportunity to expand our offering with managed file transfer and encryption," said Chris Heim, CEO, HelpSystems. "Linoma provides industry-leading solutions in both of these categories."

"This is an exciting new chapter for Linoma Software," said Luebbe. "HelpSystems knows security well and is dedicated to protecting its customers' information systems. By joining forces we can combine our security expertise and carry a more complete solution to more organizations around the world."

About HelpSystems

HelpSystems empowers IT professionals to excel like never before. Every day more than 9,000 organizations across the globe rely on HelpSystems to automate and simplify system and network management, secure data, and give people simple access to information they need. For critical needs like IT and business process automation, system security, network mapping, document management, and business intelligence, HelpSystems makes IT lives easier and keeps businesses running smoothly. Learn more at www.helpsystems.com. Mike Devine Vice President, Marketing +1 952-563-1696 mike.devine@helpsystems.com


GoAnywhere MFT wins 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Award

Linoma Software, a leader in providing enterprise-class security and managed file transfer solutions, has been awarded the 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Award. Linoma's GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer software was chosen as the winner in the Secure File Transfer product category.

Cybersecurity Excellence Award Winner 2016Feature-rich and affordable, GoAnywhere MFT garnered high praise from voter participants. "Our company leverages dozens of software solutions. None has a better value proposition than GoAnywhere. We've automated manual processes, saving time," said Shaun S. "We've secured existing file transfers with minimal effort and no disruption. And we've migrated acquisitions off products that cost ten times more at no additional cost to our existing structure!"

The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards honor individuals and companies that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in the information security industry. Nominees were carefully considered by the Information Security Community on LinkedIn which is comprised of over 300,000 cybersecurity professionals. Weighing in with their votes and comments, the group determined the final winning products for each category.

"Congratulations to Linoma for being recognized as the winner in the Secure File Transfer product category of the 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards," said Holger Schulze, founder of the 300,000-member Information Security Community on LinkedIn. "With over 430 entries, the awards are highly competitive and our winners reflect the very best in product innovation and excellence in the cybersecurity space."


About the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

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


GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer Offers More Secure Access with RADIUS and RSA SecurID© Technology

Organizations using RSA authentication protocols can benefit with quick and easy integration of RADIUS and RSA SecurID in GoAnywhere MFT.

Linoma Software RSA Ready Certified Partner for GoAnywhere MFT with RADIUS and SecurIDLinoma Software, an RSA® Ready certified partner, today announced the addition of RADIUS and award-winning RSA SecurID technology to GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer, allowing simple integration for organizations using RSA authentication protocols for administrator and user access. One of the world's most widely used two-factor user authentication solutions, RSA SecurID works in conjunction with GoAnywhere MFT to securely validate authorized identities and provide non-repudiable access to servers, data and file sharing using key fobs or token apps.

The strong, multi-factor authentication found in RSA SecurID allows organizations to solve the issue of weak passwords with an enforceable and user-friendly solution to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data. With over 40 million people and 30,000 companies using RSA SecurID, it has become a market leader for securing access to applications and resources.

"By integrating RADIUS and RSA SecurID with GoAnywhere MFT, it significantly raises the bar on our security offerings and provides a way to not only simplify the user experience, but improve efficiency of identity and access management across the board," said Bob Luebbe, President and Chief Architect at Linoma Software. "Security is paramount to our company. The extremely high level of access security that RADIUS and RSA SecurID provides our customers made it a natural fit to incorporate into GoAnywhere MFT to counteract evolving security threats."

Award-winning GoAnywhere MFT allows for configuration of authentication methods per user using many different authentication types including LDAP, Active Directory and IBM i. System administrators can now configure a RADIUS (RSA SecurID) login method to be used by Admin Users, Web Users or as a second login step for Web Users. The supported features in GoAnywhere MFT include RSA SecurID Authentication via RADIUS protocol and IPv6 in addition to On-Demand Authentication via RADIUS protocol. Existing RSA SecurID customers can easily integrate their RSA Authentication Manager with GoAnywhere in minutes.

The integration guide for GoAnywhere and RADIUS (RSA SecurID) can be found here on RSA Link.