When it comes to cybersecurity, joining the individual strengths of separate solutions to defend against cybersecurity threats is just smart business.
What are Some Recommended File Security Pairings?
There’s no question that cybersecurity worries are at the top of the list for many organizations and their IT teams. As this Canalys Newsroom article reveals, cybersecurity spending is outpacing the wider technology market, showing more than 12 percent growth, even in an economy currently facing challenges.
One way to trim expenses and the headaches of dealing with multiple vendors is to seek out cybersecurity vendors that offer bundled cybersecurity solutions to address common cybersecurity threats. Software bundles often come with a pricing advantage over individual software solutions.
“Pairing software solutions to bolster your cybersecurity stance, especially when you take advantage of bundled world-class solutions, can help organizations meet the unique challenges around securing valuable data as it travels in and out of your network,” said Chris Spargen, Senior Manager, Solutions Engineering at Fortra.
SFT Threat Protection Bundle Adds Content Inspection to File Transfers
Sharing files, whether internally or with customers and trading partners is how business gets done. But this also opens the door to a number of threats, including embedded malware and data loss, a huge risk for organizations handling sensitive data and under industry compliance requirements for protecting that data.
To wrap your file exchanges with another layer of security, Fortra offers an SFT Threat Protection bundle, which adds a content inspection layer to any data that crosses your MFT platform. “While managed file transfer (MFT) solutions do an excellent job in encrypting, automating, and otherwise streamlining the file transfer process, adding a content inspection tool to work in tandem with MFT adds an additional layer of security to surround your data and ensure malicious or hidden data is not transferred,” Spargen added.
The Secure ICAP Gateway adds security by placing information controls to enforce adaptive security as well as compliance policies for files traveling in and out of the network, creating a deep inspection step prior to files moving forward through MFT.
This distinctive combination provides deep content inspection of transferred files, so that even if malicious or hidden data is detected, remediation such as redaction or blocking can take place, while still allowing “safe” data to continue so it doesn’t unnecessarily hamper the overall flow of business.
What Are Some Threat Protection Use Cases?
- Block sharing of files with sensitive data: Especially important for industries that share PII or other sensitive data, such as healthcare, finance, and government
- Stop malware contained in files from being shared: Whether accidentally or maliciously embedded, if malware is found, the file transfer won’t continue
- Redaction of sensitive data so business can continue minus any highly sensitive data
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Incorporate a Zero Trust Approach to Your File Transfers
Spargen adds, “Another strategic bundle I’d recommend is MFT, bolstered by both the Secure ICAP Gateway and a digital rights management tool. This trio of solutions can help ensure not only that your files get to where you intend them to go, but that they are free from malicious content and more importantly, that you have ultimate control over that data wherever it eventually travels.”
What is Zero Trust About?
This tech industry buzzword has updated the ‘trust but verify’ train of thought to that of a new ‘never trust, always verify’ philosophy. Organizations adopting a zero-trust approach basically works from the premise that any device or communication can be targeted, and anyone could have malicious intent and incorporates software solutions as well as organizational data security policies to address those threats.
Fortra’s Zero Trust File Transfer bundle can deliver key control and inspection functions to secure file transfers to weave the file transfer process into a zero-trust stance. This bundle includes one of the company’s managed file transfer solutions, such as GoAnywhere MFT or Globalscape EFT, with Secure ICAP Gateway for content inspection and Vera, a secure collaboration tool that adds the control factor to any files sent via MFT.
Organizations can automatically secure sensitive data throughout its entire lifecycle, scanning for malware or viruses, encrypting sensitive data, and adding control of who can access data wherever it travels, no matter who has it or where it is eventually stored – all in real time.
Related Reading: Why It’s Time to Adopt a Zero Trust Architecture
Cybersecurity Bundles Make Protecting Sensitive Data Easier
By harnessing the power of individual, robust cybersecurity tools into a seamless bundle, your IT team can better lock down and control the data that is so critical to your operations. Want to see how a bundle can boost your cybersecurity and efforts towards a zero-trust environment? Schedule a demo today.