Data Security

MFT Improves Data Security and Data Privacy

Ninety-one percent of organizations cite data security as critical or high priority and allocate, on average, sixteen percent of security technology budget to this area.1 Yet, data breaches continue to plague many companies.


Today, the most likely source of data breaches isn’t hackers, but insiders. A data breach by an employee or partner – whether intentional or accidental – can expose personally identifiable information (PII), intellectual property, or other sensitive corporate data. The fallout may include compliance violations, remediation costs, and damage to business reputation.


Limitations of FTP, Other Approaches

File transfers are a common gap in data security. An estimated 80% of corporate data is unstructured data, residing in files. File sizes are getting larger, forcing employees and business partners to use insecure, inefficient methods like FTP servers or Web services (YouSendIt, Box) to exchange files. As a result, lots of sensitive data may be flying across your organization daily, completely “under the radar” of any centralized governance or security management.


Centralized, Automated Data Protection for File Transfers

Managed File Transfer (MFT) improves security for IT by closing the file transfer gap with a centralized, automated and secure approach to file transfers. This approach enables people and systems to transfer all files with full, end-to-end data protection to the farthest edges of your business network – even file transmissions from mobile devices or to remote locations with iffy IT systems. Managed File Transfer empowers both internal staff and external partners to independently research, monitor and analyze file-transfer activity in real time, from within specific business processes, including SAP.


How MFT Improves Data Security and Data Privacy

  • End-to-End Data Protection: Provides encrypted transmissions, continuous content filtering, pre- and -post transfer content checks, checkpoint restarts, and policy-based management
  • Workflow: Integrates with your business processes and DLP solutions, with automated compliance workflows that apply the right compliance and data-security policies to the right data at the right time

1 – Forrester Research, Understand The State of Data Security and Privacy: 2012 and 2013, September 20, 2012.