IT Security News & Blog
How Could a No-Deal Brexit Affect Data Transfers?
20 September 2019
Generally I don't like to write about brexit because of the emotional attachments that some people have to it; and the fact that it is almost impossible to find stock imagery which doesn't sway to either side of the debate....
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What is an AS2 File Transfer?
18 September 2019
If you have worked with file transfer systems for any length of time, you might have heard of or even seen settings available which refer to AS2. Despite this protocol and its predecessor AS1 having existed since the 1990s, very few people know what it is or how it works....
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Five Alternatives to FTP - Secure File Transfers
17 September 2019
FTP has been around for as long as I can remember; and according to Rapid7 is still in widespread use today with over 21 million FTP servers on present on the internet today....
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Five Things to Consider When Replacing an SFTP or FTP Server
13 September 2019
When it comes to old technology lurking around in your network, there is as good a chance as any other that an FTP or SFTP server is part, having been a staple of most IT teams for a very long time....
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The Top Four Managed File Transfer Solutions Available
12 September 2019
Like many industry sectors these days, there are a number of managed file transfer solutions on offer, all with their own features, user interface and optional extras. Just a google search for managed file transfer will return a plethora of results which are hard to effectively sift through....
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Delegated Administration with MOVEit Transfer for ITAR
9 September 2019
Of all the blogs that we publish, the ones which are my favourite to write are those stories whereby we have helped a customer or prospective customer to achieve something which the normal marketing materials or administration guides do not cover....
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Why it is Time to Ditch Connect Direct For a Modern MFT Platform
21 August 2019
If you are reading this blog, chances are you are familiar with IBM's MFT (Managed File Transfer) solution Sterling. If you are not, Sterling is an acquisition which IBM made a number of years ago, taking with it a large swathe of international customers who use the Sterling product line to move files between external and internal (and vice versa)....
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MOVEit 2019 Becomes Faster & More Flexible with SP1 Release
24 July 2019
As with previous versions of Ipswitch MOVEit solutions, we pride ourselves on being the first partner in the EMEA region to bring you the latest information about any new releases. This time is no exception....
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WeTransfer Sent Customer's Files to Incorrect Recipients
24 June 2019
Today we heard some news which had passed relatively quietly through the usual media outlets, despite it being highly embarrassing for the cloud-based managed file transfer vendor WeTransfer....
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Ipswitch MOVEit Now With Certified MuleSoft Integration
4 June 2019
It wasn't to long ago that we were excited to see the release of MOVEit's first REST API methods, opening up the possibilities for ever more integration and automated workflows. Many of which our customers have since explored....
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MOVEit Ranked No.1 MFT Solution in Customer Satisfaction
10 April 2019
I have been working with Ipswitch solutions for over nine years and am frequently asked why I have stuck with the same solution in all this time, whilst others have branched out to offer multiple managed file transfer solutions in their portfolios....
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Ipswitch Focuses on Usability, Scalability & Security in 2019 Release
19 March 2019
That time is upon us once again, where Ipswitch releases its bi-annual release of managed file transfer solution MOVEit....
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How to Automate Even the Most Mundane of Tasks with iMacros
18 March 2019
There are few senses of achievement higher than finding a simple solution to a problem which was thought too complex or seemingly impossible, by others. Here at Advanced Cyber Solutions, we are often asked to assist our customers in such scenarios, and relish to opportunity to put our thinking caps to the test....
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Where is Your Data? Cloud, Data Sovereignty and the GDPR
18 February 2019
When the topic of the GDPR (General Data Protection) was hotting up a couple of years back, one question which would raise its head consistently was the compatibility of the cloud with elements of the regulation which restrict the geographical location of data processing....
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Advanced Cyber Solutions Awarded by Ipswitch, Again!
14 February 2019
For the second year running, Advanced Cyber Solutions have been awarded by managed file transfer and network monitoring vendor Ipswitch, for our hard work in 2018....
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WS_FTP Server and MOVEit Transfer - What Are the Differences?
22 January 2019
Chances are you have probably heard of or used, either WS_FTP Server or MOVEit Transfer. What you might not have known is that they are solutions from the same vendor, Ipswitch....
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5 Reasons Why MFT is the Best Replacement for Fax
8 January 2019
In July of 2018, it was revealed that there were over 9,000 fax machines still in use across the UK National Health service; and that purchases of the absurdly legacy equipment were still taking place. Leading to the UK government to request that fax usage be phased out across the health service, before the 31st of March 2020....
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4 Managed File Transfer Mistakes You Are Probably Making
7 January 2019
Here at Advanced Cyber Solutions, we speak with customers and prospects about their file transfer activities and needs, almost every day of the year. After 8 years, certain identifiable patterns start to emerge, such as common requirements, challenges and areas which can be improved....
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Automated File Transfer Made Simple (No Scripting Required!)
19 December 2018
If there is one thing which we take very seriously at Advanced Cyber Solutions, then it is providing our customers with the best possible support and assistance with the solutions they have purchased from us....
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Achieve High Levels of Information Security with File Transfer
14 December 2018
For those exploring managed file transfer options, security is likely to be an important consideration. One that regulatory compliance and business best practices have made an imperative. In this blog, we explore Iswitch’s approach to security, and to detail the specific features included in their popular MOVEit managed file transfer solution....
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How Does Ipswitch MOVEit Cloud Stack Up Against the NCSC SaaS Security Principles?
21 November 2018
In almost every conversation we have with a customer today, there is some element discussion around cloud adoption and usage. Particularly in the case of Ipswitch MOVEit Transfer, which launched it managed file transfer cloud offering early this year....
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New Real-Time Dashboard Added to Ipswitch MOVEit Managed File Transfer
8 November 2018
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....
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What On Earth are ITAR Compliant File Transfers?
12 October 2018
That's right, not GDPR or PCI DSS, like most other blogs and articles you might be reading online...but ITAR. The International Traffic in Arms Regulation, which governs the trade and export of defense materials and services in the US....
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5 Incredible SharePoint File Sharing Shortcomings to Avoid
11 October 2018
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....
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Impress Your Boss with Microsoft Azure Logic and Ipswitch MOVEit
10 October 2018
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....
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Ipswitch MOVEit Crushes GoAnyWhere MFT (4 Reasons Why)
18 September 2018
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....
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5 Reasons to Consider Managed File Transfer in the Cloud
11 July 2018
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....
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What is the Difference Between FTP and Managed File Transfer?
5 July 2018
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....
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5 Benefits when Using Secure Email and Attachment Solutions
25 June 2018
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....
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How to Create a PCI DSS 3.2.1 Compliant MFT Solution
8 June 2018
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....
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