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.