We’re very pleased to announce that Pro2col has been selected by GlobalSCAPE as their key partner to launch their secure hosted FTP solution - Hosted EFT Server here in the UK. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been finalising the offering, so I thought we would give you a quick insight into what’s available.…Read more →
Archive for ‘Secure File Transfer’
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 →
We’ve been aware for a while that EU Data Protection laws were under review. The latest news implies that business may have less time than they think before a new data protection framework is introduced. According to an article published in Computer Weekly, “While negotiations continue in Brussels, compliance and risk managers have no time to waste in preparing for the new rules that could come into force as soon as 2013.”
The impending release of this new data protection legislation puts increased pressure on businesses to ensure that they have the right measures in place to protect internal data.…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 →
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 →
Over the past couple of years there has been considerable hype around saas, hosted or cloud based solutions – the managed file transfer marketplace has been no different. We speak to many businesses on a daily basis about their file transfer requirements and inevitably, a number of them ask for a cloud based 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 →