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Building Strong Software Through Third-Party and Internal Testing

In my last post I wrote about protecting the supply chain and how strong bricks make strong walls, referencing how creating software with strong internal components and securely crafted code adds strength to the enterprises using that software. When considering any component being added into an environment, evaluating its security posture and attack surface is an important part of the purchasing...
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On-Premises vs. Cloud: Which File Transfer Method is Best for You?

If your organization is debating between on-premises and cloud deployment for your business-critical file transfer needs, there are a few considerations around compliance, resources, and infrastructure to help you determine which option makes the most sense for your organization. “If you’re already using an on-premises solution, any discussion of a potential migration to cloud file transfer should...
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How MFT Solves Email Attachment Problems

Managed File Transfer (MFT) future-proofs an organization’s ability to send files at the speed of business and break free of the limiting constraints of email attachments.
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MFT Security Champions: First Responders for Solution Security

What is a Security Champion? Software users have expectations that the solution they choose to execute key business functions is continually being assessed for security, among other attributes. One role within security-conscious organizations that helps proactively meet those expectations is that of Security Champion. According to industry definitions, a software solution’s Security Champion...
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Sharing Financial Files: Benefits of MFT

Financial file matters matter. Not only are these files a top priority to the banks and financial institutions that handle millions of transactions daily, they also matter to the industry’s compliance regulators, and to the public trusting that their financial information is secured. How organizational and personal financial data is handled and secured is a heavy responsibility, most often landing...
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Protecting the Supply Chain: Strong Bricks Make Strong Walls

When I was young, we had toy bricks made of cardboard that were great for tiny hands . They were lightweight and easy to stack, and we created many walls, forts, and towers. As wonderful as these were , they would do little to protect against an attacking army. For that, we’d need strong material and sound construction for defense . Quarried stone and stout mortar were excellent for those medieval...
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MFT Software Demos: Maximize Your Time

When it comes to selecting software that can have a major impact on how your organization conducts business and secures its most valuable data, you can look at the process much like you do when considering a new vehicle. While a test drive of that shiny new ride can help confirm your expectations for speed and performance, a one-on-one demonstration by a professional highly experienced in that car...
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Transferring Government Files: MFT Addresses Biggest Challenges

Whether big government or small, assuring the security of files in the public sector is of utmost importance for security, as well as assuring any information from citizens is protected. According to 2021 US Census data, there are 90,000 government entities . Protecting the data these agencies handle is admittedly a big lift. Not only are government agencies, military departments, or contractors...
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FTP vs. SFTP: Considerations for Secure File Transfer

Businesses today rely on the safe transfer of data to operate securely in today’s digital economy. There are several protocols that can be used for this purpose, and each offers a different benefit to your organization. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) has been around longest and is the default file transfer method for many companies with legacy architecture. Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is a...
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Secure Cloud File Transfers: Best Practices for Organizations

In today's data-driven world, organizations increasingly rely on the cloud to transfer files securely and efficiently. Whether you are working in a pure cloud environment, a hybrid setup, or leveraging Managed File Transfer as a Service (MFTaaS), ensuring the security of your file transfers is paramount. In this blog, we'll explore the best practices that organizations should follow to safeguard...
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Considerations for Cloud File Transfers

Whether your organization is debating on moving your file transfer process entirely to the cloud, adopting a hybrid environment, or using a hosted SaaS solution, review the considerations below to help better clarify and get the organizational support needed for a cloud-based file transfer solution. There are no absolute right or wrong answers to the questions that may arise as you check out your...
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Fast File Transfer: Obstacles and Options

Fast, faster, and fastest. With technology comes the benefit of speed to get through tasks easier and yes, faster. Transferring files is no exception. Organizations want and need files to get to their destination quickly and reliably. What Might Slow Down a File Transfer? Getting that business-critical file where it needs to be can sometimes be slower than expected. Here’s just a few of the many...
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Popular File Transfer Protocols Explained

Check out this brief video which covers a variety of file transfer protocols, their uses, and the security that comes along with them: As organizations have become more cloud-based, connected, and remote what was once easily done – transferring files securely – has become exponentially more difficult to do. However, it is no less critical to businesses of any size. If anything, the ability to...
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Info-Tech Rates GoAnywhere Highly

GoAnywhere is an industry leader according to the well-respected Info-Tech Research Group. Read on to download the MFT Category Report and learn what goes into this rating.
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Top 10 Takeaways: Verizon 2023 Data Breach Investigations Report

A good look at one of the industry’s most trusted annual cybersecurity reports will tell you attackers are stepping up their game — and leaning into what works. The Verizon 2023 Data Breach Investigations Report analyzed 16,312 security incidents and 5,199 breaches this year, crunching the numbers to find the patterns. From the soaring cost of ransomware to a staggering trend towards financially...
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How MFT Helps Move Large Files

What is Needed to Move Large Files? Big files need big solutions, or rather solutions capable of reliably and securely moving files in and out of an organization. Instead of relying on free or open-sourced solutions that “might” move a big file, consider your organization’s needs around file sizes, security, encryption, compliance requirements for auditing and reporting file transfer activity...
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Collaboration Tools Like Box.com vs. MFT: What Do You Really Need?

Collaboration tools like Box.com and managed file transfer (MFT) tools like GoAnywhere MFT, are not the same. Both, however, have unique advantages, depending on your organization’s requirements around data. Box is a cloud-based tool for organizational teams to collaborate, manage, and store content. GoAnywhere MFT is a secure managed file transfer solution used by organizations to secure...
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Cybersecurity Threats Continue to Evolve; Apply Best Practices to Address

Cybersecurity is an arena that is ever-changing – from the actual threats posed, to the astoundingly creative ways to nab sensitive data, to the solutions and best practices organizations need to adopt to meet the changing challenges head on. Each week, if not day, a new article, tweet, or blog post comes out that warns of a new data security event, exploit, or breach. As a result, “Cybersecurity...
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Why is it Smart to Bundle Cybersecurity Solutions?

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...
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5 Ways that MFT Helps the Finance Industry

Managed file transfer (MFT) empowers organizations to reliably and securely exchange electronic data between systems and comply with various regulatory requirements. With MFT solutions, you can confidently facilitate internal and external enterprise data transfers, including sensitive, compliance-protected, or high-volume data. The financial sector is among the most heavily regulated industries in...