Securing Your Customers’ Data

15 06 2010

Can you guarantee the security of customer and company information with today’s available communication tools?

As a business professional, there are a number of tools from which to choose for communication and collaboration. It would be impossible to conduct business everyday without email. Additionally, you use solutions such as FTP to send large files to colleagues, business partners and clients. In a hurry, you may use expensive, expedited shipping services or a courier for your confidential and proprietary documents.

While there are many forms of communication, do you have 100 percent confidence that the content of the message or file being exchanged is secure? While these services, “get the job done” in most cases, they ineffective, costly and provide no guarantee that your documents will arrive securely or on time. So how can you transfer messages and files securely, instantly and a reasonable price?

A secure business communications solution can be used to exchange information or files quickly and securely inside and outside of your organization. As easy-to-use as email, a secure business communications solution, enables you to send important, confidential or proprietary information instantly. Just type a message or attach a file and click to send.

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What Data Are Your Employees Sending Out?

10 06 2010

Business communications today is a complex issue for most organizations. With so many tools, whether its email, mobile apps or FTP, it is difficult for users to know the most effective solution for sending confidential or proprietary information. From an information security standpoint, these data exchange solutions are insecure, ineffective and can potentially cause data breaches within your organization.

As an IT manager, are you constantly concerned with how and what information your employees are exchanging  within and outside your organization? With a secure business communications solution, you gain visibility and control over your organization’s business communications with process status, exceptions and transactions and trends. Additionally, deploying via SaaS provides an affordable cost of ownership and quick return on investment due to ease of use and quick implementation.

Finally, providing your business users with a way to communicate securely and seamlessly without disrupting their daily activities enables you to relax knowing they aren’t circumventing IT by uses one-off, insecure communication methods to get their job done.

Do you know how your users send out confidential or sensitive information?

SaaS, Managed File Transfer and Securing Your Data

2 02 2010

According to a recent article by InformationWeek entitled, Why You Need a SaaS Strategy,” three-fourths of companies using SaaS consider application services extremely important or critically important to their organizations, according to its Information Week Analytics Survey of 281 business technologists, including 131 who now use SaaS. About one-third of respondents describe their SaaS apps as mission critical.  So what does that mean to you? If you are a small-to-medium business (SMB), a SaaS implementation provides instant or quick implementations, no capital expenditures, savings on operating expenses and little to no IT staff.

The Benefits of SaaS

Managed File Transfer solutions have historically been on-premise solutions. However, with the advent of increasingly strict federal, state and industry mandates concerning data breaches, protected customer information and security, Managed File Transfer has entered the age of “the cloud.” Are you currently encrypting large files and emails that have confidential and/or proprietary information? Like many SMBs, you may think you email is secure. It’s not!

To comply with the many legal regulations, many SMBs are turning to a SaaS deployment of Managed File Transfer. You can secure your mission-critical information while eliminating costly and ineffective methods of transferring data such as expedited shipment offerings and couriers. Stop using insecure methods of data exchange such as FTP and email and simplify your life in the process.

Secure your business, client and partner information while saving money, avoiding data breaches and negative press coverage. No IT experience required. Oh, yeah, and stop worrying.  SaaS is here to stay and continues to see growth. According to the InformationWeek article, “78 percent of survey respondents have integrated or plan to integrated SaaS apps into other business applications, showing a commitment to SaaS as part of an overall business architecture.”

For SMBs, this means implementing a SaaS strategy to secure your sensitive or confidential business communications.

Managed File Transfer: Back to the Future

21 10 2009

As mentioned in previous posts, more and more companies realize that FTP is not an option for secure file transfer and that Managed File Transfer is becoming a necessity, not an option.

So what functionality does a Managed File Transfer solution need to meet your needs today and in the future?

Adaptability is at the top of the list. From infrastructure to people, secure file transfer needs to be adaptive to the situation. Whether it’s a solution for a global organization’s data center or a secure ad-hoc solution for a mobile application, a Managed File Transfer solution should scale accordingly.

Adaptability also means the ability to offer a solution that is available in various deployment methods whether it’s SaaS, on-premise software, as a mobile application or as a customized deployment option. Additionally, Managed File Transfer solutions that interoperate with other platforms and applications more easily scale to meet an organizations needs now and in the future.