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Dropbox Alternative – Day Two at InfoSecurity Europe

With the sun beating down outside you could have been mistaken in thinking the IT community would stay away from Earls Court, but day two of InfoSec was packed.

Pro2col had the pleasure of assisting on the Globalscape stand, on what is traditionally the busiest day. With Chaz and Chris Thacker both providing demos the stand was busy and the message was coming through loud and clear; IT Professionals want a Dropbox Alternative.

A study by security distributor e92plus that I read at the show highlighted that some 76% of IT Professionals in the UK had Dropbox at the top of its list of banned Globalscape and Pro2col at Infosec
technologies. This was very much reflected by the conversations we had and the demonstrations of Globalscape solutions provided.

The most popular solution by far was Mail Express. Visitors loved the web based functionality and MicroSoft Outlook plugin. The Drop Off Portal also proved a big success as IT admins learned how they could provide a hands off facility for large files to come into the business without the need for setting up FTP accounts or clogging up email servers with attachments.

If you’d like to learn more about how Globalscape solutions could help your business Replace Dropbox, contact Globalscape’s UK Master Partner here.

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Socitm 2012: Managed File Transfer for Councils

We’ve been working closely with councils throughout the UK to simplify, secure and streamline their file transfer, so we couldn’t miss the opportunity to attend Socitm 2012; the No. 1 UK ICT event for councils.  The conference has kicked off today (here’s a breakdown of the programme) and the Pro2col team are ready and waiting to share the knowledge and experience that we have gained from working with councils to secure person-to-person file transfers and automate the movement of sensitive data into and out of the organisation.

Pro2col Managed File Transfer at Socitm 2012

On a similar note, this is the ideal moment to publically release our lastest e-book: The Council’s Guide to Secure Managed File Transfer, which is now available for download.  It covers a range of issues surrounding the secure movement within councils including:

  • How to eliminate the problems caused when employees resort to insecure, non-compliant file transfer methods such as email.
  • Ensuring you meet with UK data security and compliance legislation including The Data Protection Act and PCI DSS.
  • Providing your employees with a quick and simple way to send and receive sensitive files both internally and with third parties.
  • Automating the transfer of files, saving time and money.
  • How to regain control over file transfer processes and user access.

If you’re at the conference and would like to speak to one of our managed file transfer experts, drop by stand 8 (piccy attached) – we’re always happy to help.  If you’ve not been able to make it this year and you’d like to talk to us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the office on 0333 123 1240.

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Globalscape Hosted FTP Offering Goes Live in the UK

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.

Hosted EFT provides you with your own hosted version of Globalscape’s award winning EFT Server.  Deployed at Peer1′s world class UK data centers,Hosted FTP Server we have multiple hosted FTP instances set up and ready to go.  There are various options on disk space and bandwidth, along with a range of additional modules available including High Security, Auditing & Reporting and Web Transfer Clients for multi Gigabyte uploads.  This means your company can benefit from the features of EFT Server, without the upfront costs of infrastructure and licence costs.  We’ll provide you with your own dedicated IP address and help you to take advantage of the numerous branding options – all with an unlimited number of users.

If you’d like to take advantage of Globalscape’s Hosted EFT Server provided by Pro2col, then get in touch for a no obligation demonstration or free 30-day evaluation.  We’ll show you just how easy it is to be up and running in a couple of minutes so you can start simply and securely exchanging files with your trading partners and customers.

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An update from Infosecurity 2012

Yesterday was the first day of Infosecurity 2012 one of, if not the biggest IT Security Shows in Europe – and it was a busy one.  Not only that, the war of the most outlandish gimmick was in full force, so be prepared for talking dogs and 7-foot robots if you’re planning to visit!

We’re helping out on the GlobalSCAPE stand this year (check out their stylish booth), as they’re showcasing their latest products for the first time here in the UK – Hosted Enhanced File Transfer Server™ (EFT Server™) and Secure Mobile Access™. As GlobalSCAPE’s primary reseller’s in the UK, it’s been a great opportunity for us to spend some more face-to-face time with the GlobalSCAPE team.

GlobalSCAPE Stand - Infosecurity

There’s been a lot of interest from businesses spanning all sectors, looking secure their data transfers and comply with regulations such as PCI DSS and The Data Protection Act.  We’re looking forward to being kept busy for the remainder of the exhibition, so if you’re heading down to Earls Court come see us at stand F82.

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Pro2col on LinkedIn

A great communications tool that previously we’ve underused (we’ve just been so busy!), Pro2col are now active on LinkedIn.  Not only that, we’ve set up the File Transfer Technology Group – a place where we can share ideas and opinions and more importantly, hear what everyone else out there has to say about all issues file transfer.

To date discussions have ranged from secure file transfer related…

U.S Congress have enforced acts eg. HIPPA & Sarbanes-Oxley to protect confidential information stored & exchanged throughout businesses & services. Should similar guidelines exist in the UK/EU?

To file transfer protocols…

FTP or peer to peer Portal?

I’d like some feedback from everyone on what they think are the three ‘main’ types of b2b file transfer. Here are my thoughts – have I missed any really obvious ones though?

To what’s in the news…

Accidental insider security incidents more frequent than malicious attacks

Illegal file-sharers could see internet connection cut

The group has only been active for a few weeks now and there are already over 75 members including several Pro2col employees:

James Lewis – Managing Director/Business Guru

Charles Snell – Managing Director/Technical Buff

Lindsay Lewis – Marketing Manager/General Dogs Body

We’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions on any of the above topics.  Even better – if you have a subject you’d like to discuss please join the File Transfer Technology Group and start a discussion – new members are always welcome.

Hope to see you on LinkedIn soon!

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Pro2col’s on Twitter

Pro2col has been on Twitter now for a while and we’re starting to get the hang of it with over a 1,000 followers now.  We hope to be able to be all things file transfer to the marketplace at some point, we’ve got a little way to go with our portfolio at the moment but we’re talking to a number of vendors about adding some additional solutions.  Watch this space!

Twitter

As this is our first blog entry I want to keep in brief but at the same time introduce the UK team:

  • James Lewis – Owner and responsible for Sales & Marketing
  • Charles Snell – Owner and responsible for Technical Services & Support
  • Lindsay Lewis – Marketing and Office Manager
  • Bibi Langston – Technical Support Engineer
  • Peter Fox – Technical Support Engineer
  • Lisa Arnold – Sales and Accounts Administration

You can contact anyone of us via email by using our intials in front of @pro2colgroup.com e.g. jl @ pro2colgroup.com – obviously without the spaces!

We’d love to hear from anybody who’s got any burning questions about file transfer in general or specific solutions and if you’ve got any recommendations about Blog topics please feel free to get in touch.

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