Managed file transfer solutions are the ideal technology to share files securely with remote trading partners and customers. This is what they were designed to do and in the most part, they all provide a simple interface to achieve this. Some provide a web browser facility, whilst others offer additional plugins such as a Microsoft Outlook Plugin or less conventionally, a Lotus Notes Plugin.…Read more →
Once again here we are discussing Dropbox as they attempt to minimise the damage to the company brand following the latest reports announcing a further security breach.
Dropbox announced yesterday on their blog that after hiring some “outside experts” to investigate why certain Dropbox users were getting spam to their non-public Dropbox email addresses, the experts concluded that a Dropbox employee’s account was hacked and the details were lifted from a project document. No details were provided on the numbers of users affected, what other information was compromised or why account details were stored in an unencrypted document.…Read more →
Once again the spotlight has been turned on Dropbox following their recent investigation into irregularities in their service. This latest occurrence appears as though it will conclude with Dropbox announcing that a number of their European users email address or account details have been compromised, we’ll watch with anticipation for the outcome.…Read more →
According to a recent study of managed file transfer vendors undertaken by the Info-Tech Research Group, one of our key vendors GlobalSCAPE received the highest praise and was afforded the award of best managed file transfer vendor. As GlobalSCAPE’s Master Partner here in the UK, we’re very pleased with the high praise and we concur with the assessment that GlobalSCAPE… “has an extensive feature set, solid price point, and clear strategy.…Read more →
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve spoken with a number of companies who’ve wanted to implement a managed file transfer solution but haven’t had the budget to implement something from one of our vendors. With more than a couple of these companies I was asked the question – do you know of any free managed file transfer solutions, you know something open source, something we can deploy on Linux?…Read more →
With the economy showing no signs of improvement Pro2col is bucking the trend with May 2012 being our best month of trading ever, in fact 2012 has showed great promise. Our selection of managed file transfer vendors is paying dividends as we strengthen our relationships and knowledge of their technology moving us into the key supplier for several vendors.…Read more →
The proliferation of mobile devices within the enterprise is undeniable with tablets and smart phones becoming key tools for employees looking to ‘get the job done’. Many CIO’s and IT Directors know they have a problem with ensuring the secure and controlled mobile access to data, but what’s the solution?…Read more →
File sharing applications are often free or at least cheap, simple to use and very often difficult for an IT department to trace. This presents a major problem for the enterprise as highlighted in a recent study by Palo Alto Networks which showed that of the 1,636 enterprises surveyed, a staggering 92% of companies had an average of 13 different browser based file sharing applications in use within their network.…Read more →
This morning I was asked if I recommended using transport encryption or file encryption to protect company files and data.
My answer: “Use both of them, together!”
For starters, here’s a real quick summary of both encryption types:Read more →