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An introduction to data gravity

A couple of months ago, our President and Co-Founder John Tkaczewski had the honour of presenting an introduction to data gravity at the NAB virtual conference. While the concept of data gravity has been around for a few years, it isn’t talked about very often, especially in relation to our business – file transfer. Coined in 2010 by Dave McCrory, the basic concept of data gravity is that...
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Truly Secure On-Premises Document Management for HR

HR departments receive, generate, and accumulate substantial volumes of documents such as job postings, employment applications, resumes, reference checks, testing data, personnel files, wage and hour records, payroll records, and disciplinary files. GoDrive by GoAnywhere is a secure file storage and collaboration solution that's ideally...
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GoAnywhere Developer Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

December 9, 2014 - Linoma Software [now Fortra], the developer of GoAnywhere software, is celebrating our 20 year anniversary helping organizations around the world to automate their IT processes and protect sensitive data. The company will commemorate this milestone anniversary with the much anticipated unveiling of their new corporate headquarters, groundbreaking new software releases and...
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FileCatalyst: What does it do (part 3)

Think of the internet as garden hose. Now let’s say that this hose has a kink and the amount of water flowing through the hose is constricted. By bringing in acceleration technology, the kink is removed and now the flow can be as much as the hose can take. The diameter of the hose will be your bandwidth, the higher the diameter the more data we can push, but we can’t push anymore data than the...
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The effect of digital technology adoption in the oil and gas industry

A recent article by CIO UK points out how digital technology is rising exponentially in the oil and gas sector. From seismic imaging to e-learning, 80% of senior executives in the industry believe digital advancements have revolutionized how they work. The remaining 20% believe digital technology has had a tangible impact. No matter who you ask, it’s evident the adoption is positively affecting...
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Managed File Transfer 101: What's in it for Me?

Note from the Editor: This blog is a recap of an older webinar. To view the most recent webinars, you can do so here. Meet MFT The term MFT (Managed File Transfer) is not new, but you may have begun to hear it more frequently. Changes in data security and transmission regulations have brought this established technology to the forefront...
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A Corporate Cloud-Based Large File Attachment Solution

Looking for a corporate cloud-based large file attachment solution? With file sizes growing and email servers still having file size restrictions, companies are in desperate need of a solution. The options most companies have are: free or paid online service hosted by a third party, in-house file transfer mechanism, or self-hosted solution on the cloud. Going with the free or paid solution...
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SFTP Server in the DMZ or Private Network

Many organizations have an SFTP server installed where their trading partners can connect to securely upload and download sensitive files. SFTP Server in the DMZ Traditionally SFTP Servers have been installed in the DMZ (or public facing) segment of the network since organizations were fearful of opening inbound ports into the Private (internal) network. ...
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Cleaning Coding, Clean Code Series (Part 2)

Sometimes the hardest part of clean code is getting everyone else on board. In my last post on clean coding I talked about why clean code was important, how it saves money in the long run and increases productivity. Now I want to talk a little bit about some of the do’s and don’ts of clean coding. Proper clean code without side effects takes...
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Archives – A Perfect Fit for File Transfer Acceleration

A recent article at tvtechnology.com, discusses the ambiguity of the term “archive,” and uses the Library of Congress archives as an example of how digital media is changing the way films are preserved for future access and use. It was not within the scope of the article to discuss how files are shuttled between locations, but it seems clear that file transfer acceleration would be extremely...
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Driving Efficient Video Game Production: 5 Invaluable File Transfer Features

Video game development requires vast amounts of communication and collaboration at every step of the process. As development occurs, teams must share and exchange files within the office, across the country or even around the world. During development, Electronic Arts’ “Battlefield 4” game files were as large as 50GB, making file transfer a...
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NASA’s 622 Mbps Link to the Moon: How to Increase Transfer Speeds for Large Files

In a recent press release NASA announced that now they have a 622 Mbps Laser link to the moon. The press release also mentions that NASA was also able to transfer data at 20Mbps from earth to the space craft via this link. I’m wondering what effective rate was NASA getting when transferring data on this link? The data should be transferring at the theoretical limit of 622Mbps. Data Throughput...
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Clustering, Bandwidth Throttling and Disk Quotas Added to GoAnywhere MFT

Omaha, Neb - August 20, 2013 Linoma Software has released a major new version of the GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer suite to provide more enterprise-level features for its customers with automatic failover, load balancing and more management controls. The new 4.5.0 release of GoAnywhere Director adds clustering to provide organizations an "active-active" environment where multiple...
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OpenPGP, PGP, and GPG: What is the Difference?

The privacy capabilities of encryption methods such as Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) allow organizations to achieve a hightened amount of data security and protection. There are various approaches and elements of comparison for these encryption methods, however, and each one comes with their own histories, features, and capabilities. These are: PGP,...
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Prioritizing Transfers in FileCatalyst Direct

FileCatalyst routinely helps users make full use of your bandwidth for file transfer. Scenarios in which bandwidth is optimized include cases where certain file transfers have higher priority than others, or when files being exchanged with a particular customer are more important than files exchanged with others. FileCatalyst Direct offers up a number of controls in its FileCatalyst HotFolder and...
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Could Your FTP Server Pass a Compliance Audit?

If an auditor showed up to your office tomorrow and wanted to examine your file transfer security policies and procedures for compliance, how confident are you that your organization would pass with flying colors? If there’s any doubt that your file exchange process can meet stringent compliance requirements, a secure managed file transfer...
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GoAnywhere Secure File Sharing App Released for Android

Omaha, Neb - June 24, 2013 In order to make transferring files on mobile devices more secure and convenient, Linoma Software [now Fortra] has released the GoAnywheretm File Transfer app for Android operating systems. This new app provides users on their Android phones or tablets with the ability to easily transfer files over an encrypted tunnel. Similar to the GoAnywhere web client for ad-hoc...
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REST Development: Why HTTP Status Codes are Important

There are many ways in which REST developers can tackle error handling. Most REST services will send some kind of error condition structure which embeds an error message describing the error and some kind of code. This is a good start. However, for some REST services the HTTP status code is not well defined. In some cases, the REST services send an “OK” status code of 200 regardless of whether an...
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Free Open PGP Encryption Tool Now Available

Omaha, Neb - March 25, 2013 Linoma Software [now Fortra] is pleased to announce the release of a free encryption tool for the desktop that uses the popular Open PGP standard. This unrestricted freeware, named GoAnywhere Open PGP Studio, can encrypt sensitive documents on a variety of operating systems including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X....
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Sending large media files: How free services stack up

Ever run into issues sending large media files via email? The answer is probably yes, especially if you work in a field which requires the transfer of large format video or audio files on a daily basis. While email is great for many types of workplace communications, file size limitations (usually around 10 to 25MB) make it next to impossible to...