IT Management: Managed File Transfer Plays Major Role in IT Security, Compliance: Study
Managed file transfer, or MFT, is a subject that needs attention, especially, especially when it comes to issues such as enterprise security and compliance. What is MFT? Simply, MFT uses different types of applications to securely transfer data from one computer to another. This small but important area of IT management has recently garnered some attention after IBM bought Sterling Commerce for more than a $1 billion and MFT specialist Ipswitch merged with Message Way. Recently, eWEEK published a strategy paper on the role of MFT in enterprise security and compliance. The information is based on a survey that Ziff Davis Enterprise,??íeWEEK's parent company, conducted with IT managers about how they use MFT. The survey looked at what issues IT managers consider when building out security- or compliance-related systems, and what types of issues MFT helped solve. Here, eWEEK presents the most interesting and salient findings of the paper, titled "Managed File Transfer: The Unsung Security and Compliance Solution."