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

 
 
By Guy Currier  |  Posted 2010-09-29
 
 
 

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

by Guy Currier

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

SneakerNet Is Still Alive and Kicking
Currently 71% of firms use e-mail for file-transfer
67% use FTP
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

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%

File Transfers May Be an Uncovered Security Hole
30% of firms have a high security risk from unsupervised data transfers
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

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%

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

Top 5 Security Concerns with File Transfers

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

Top 5 Security Advantages of MFT

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

Compliance Issues Likely to Spread

MFT as a Compliance Solution
38% of firms consider compliance to a high degree when making decisions about file-transfer systems
24%

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

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 /><b>24%

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

Features of File Transfer for Better Security, Compliance

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