Archive for the Managed File Transfer Category
Systematically protect data and explore private cloud solutions

Some commercially available cloud-based file exchange solutions can automatically enforce data protection policies – based on a combination of file type, keywords in subject lines or body text, and/or destination domain.

This kind of systematic method for identifying information about to exit the company can protect data by ensuring that the proper authorization and/or encryption are applied before it can be sent.

If you find the idea of any information being exchanged through a public cloud solution terrifying, you can explore an alternative private cloud solution that provides the same functionality without any shared infrastructure or co-mingling of files or data. For especially security-conscious organizations that want to provide employees with an easy-to-use, collaborative cloud-based file exchange capability, this is often the best option.

Today, you need to address security concerns stemming from ad hoc file exchange and unstructured collaboration in the cloud. Tomorrow, as more core business systems move to the cloud, more business services will be delivered by third-party providers in addition to in-house IT.

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Create formal, policy-based data-protection rules

According to IDC, the majority of organizations (52.2%) would characterize incidents arising from insider threats as predominately accidental.

But these “accidents” can be just as costly as malicious, intentional attacks, and the easy availability of public cloud collaboration solutions only increases this risk.

That’s why it’s critical that organizations create data-protection rules that inform users about the types of information that can and cannot be readily shared externally.

Simply ensuring that all employees understand and know how to comply with these rules reduces the risk of unintentional data breach or loss due to unsecured file exchange.

Learn more here.