As the closing months of the year get into full swing, the final service pack for Ipswitch MOVEit 2018 has been released to great fanfare. With new features for both the popular MOVEit Transfer and Automation, sibling solutions.
Having worked with file transfer and document automation solutions for a number of years; we have noted a number of common themes or trends which tend to rear their heads over and over again.
We live in a world of integration and automation. One where isolated or siloed applications are no longer palatable for the complex tasks and operations of the modern organisation.
You are probably reading this article for one of two reasons, you are in the market for a managed file transfer solution and have come across either/both Ipswitch MOVEit or GoAnyWhere MFT; or you have worked with them before and are curious about the differences.
After eight years of working with managed file transfer solutions (MFT), there is one use case which pops up time and time again.
Storing sensitive files and personal data in the cloud can be a touchy topic for some, keeping even the most seasoned information security leader or data protection officer awake at night. Although, despite what the humble salmon teaches us about swimming against the tide, it is hard to fight against the unstoppable trend towards cloud adoption.
It may be obvious to some that FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is an insecure protocol; and that its continued use for transferring sensitive or personal is inappropriate. Yet, its use for that very purpose still continues according to Rapid7, creating an unnecessary risk.
Do you send sensitive documents and files using regular email? Could you do more to protect those documents and files to ensure their confidentiality? These are just two of the more obvious questions which many an IT administrator and security officer are now asking their organisations, as the world and it's regulators become more focussed and stringent on data protection.
As of May 2018, payment merchants and other credit card handling organisations will need to have familiarised themselves and have implemented the latest iteration of the PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry - Data Security Standard). Version 3.2.1 expands on what is already a comprehensive and well-known standard by adapting to the rapidly changing climate of data protection, privacy and vulnerability management.
As of the 30th of June 2018, the use of SSL/early TLS in PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) card environments will no longer be accepted as a compliant protocols by the PCI security standards council and thus could render your accreditation as invalid. What does this mean for you and your managed file transfer solution?