Managed File Transfer Plays Major Role in IT Security, Compliance: Study

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Managed File Transfer Plays Major Role in IT Security, Compliance: Study

by Guy Currier

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SneakerNet Is Still Alive and Kicking</b><br />Currently <b>71%</b> of firms use e-mail for file-transfer<br /><b>67%</b> use FTP<br /><b>58%

use physical media (that's right, employees still use SneakerNet)"Managed File Transfer: The Unsung Security and Compliance Solution," eWEEK Executive Strategy Planner, September 2010

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File Transfers May Be an Uncovered Security Hole</b><br /><b>30%</b> of firms have a high security risk from unsupervised data transfers<br /><b>40%

of IT managers say security is an aspect of file transfer most in need of improvement"Managed File Transfer: The Unsung Security and Compliance Solution," eWEEK Executive Strategy Planner, September 2010

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Top 5 Security Concerns with File Transfers

• File/data encryption• Malware• User authentication• Backup and synchronization• Hacking/intercepted transmissions"Managed File Transfer: The Unsung Security and Compliance Solution," eWEEK Executive Strategy Planner, September 2010

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Top 5 Security Advantages of MFT

• User authentication• File/data encryption• Backup and synchronization• Enforcing security policies• Activity tracking and reporting"Managed File Transfer: The Unsung Security and Compliance Solution," eWEEK Executive Strategy Planner, September 2010

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Compliance Issues Likely to Spread

"I'd expect more compliance legislation as the economy becomes more mobile and digital," Eric Lundquist, Market Expert, Ziff Davis EnterpriseQuoted in "Managed File Transfer: The Unsung Security and Compliance Solution," eWEEK Executive Strategy Planner, September 2010

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MFT as a Compliance Solution</b><br /><b>38%</b> of firms consider compliance to a high degree when making decisions about file-transfer systems<br...

of firms currently using MFT say it has had a notable beneficial impact on auditing and compliance management"Managed File Transfer: The Unsung Security and Compliance Solution," eWEEK Executive Strategy Planner, September 2010

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Features of File Transfer for Better Security, Compliance

• Single control point• Integrated security features• Total auditability• Delivery guarantees• Easy integration with business processes"Managed File Transfer: The Unsung Security and Compliance Solution," eWEEK Executive Strategy Planner, September 2010

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