4 steps to consolidating your file transfer infrastructure

1. Inventory. A thorough audit of your current file transfer landscape is the first step to successfully architecting a consolidated solution. What connections exist and what file transfer technologies do they use? Why are they there? What else are they connected to, and what are the interdependencies?

2. Define. Make sure you fully understand the business impact of making changes to established file transfer connections and flows. Can it be measured in dollars (like a transaction) or some other KPI? Can you consolidate flows to improve decision support?

3. Engage. Involving your customers and partners in the process and addressing their concerns up front is critical. Some might jump at the chance to leverage a file transfer methodology that offers more security and visibility, while others may be skeptical or technically unable to support a new connection on their end.

4. Architect. Whether your requirements are simple or complex, you will maximize value and minimize risk if you architect a consolidated file transfer solution that is:

  • ƒPolicy-driven — Robust policy management will allow you to use technology to protect your business.
  • ƒModular — You shouldn’t have to buy functionality you don’t need now, but you should be able to acquire and integrate it easily when and if you do.
  • ƒTransparent — Ensure a level of visibility that enables you to track, report, and present data movement events generated from all applications and platforms, not just one vendor’s offerings.
  • ƒEnd-to-end — Be sure you can control the flow of a file or message from the point of production to the point of consumption, whether it stays inside your firewall or travels along your entire supply or value chain.
  • ƒOpen and standards-based — Create a forward-compatible solution that can support all types of current and future transaction types and data exchanges between systems, businesses, and people.
  • ƒReliable — Demand performance and availability features that support doing business the way you, your customers, and your partners do — 24 x 7 x 365.
  • Flexible — Choose a solution that is available in the delivery vehicle that best suits your needs, whether it’s on-premise software or appliance, managed for you in the cloud, or virtualized.

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WEBINAR: Securing the Internet of Things in Healthcare

The Internet of Things enables Healthcare Organizations an Unprecedented Level of Technology Interoperability

The linking of objects as diverse as smartphones, medical devices, cars, and household appliances to sensors, each other, and the Internet is underway, and it’s known as the Internet of Things (IoT). This trend is transforming healthcare by increasing efficiency, lowering costs, and improving patient care, but with it comes various security aspects that organizations must consider. To address these aspects, Mark O’Neill and I will host a webinar on July 23rd titled “Securing the Internet of Things in Healthcare.”

The IoT offers great promise to the healthcare field, where its principles are already being applied to improve access to care, increase the quality of care, and — most importantly — reduce costs. The IoT plays a significant role in a broad range of healthcare applications, from managing chronic diseases at one end of the spectrum to preventing disease at the other. Yet, as the world grows more connected, the need for a new security model becomes even more critical. The IoT in healthcare requires innovative solutions to make sure that it securely fulfills its potential and preserves the convenience it represents.

Attendees of this webinar will learn:

•  The FDA’s recommendations for secure communication with IoT-connected medical devices

• 10 security considerations for the IoT as it relates to the various models in the healthcare industry

• Healthcare use cases for IoT 

WHAT: Webinar: “Securing The Internet Of Things In Healthcare
WHO: Atif Chaughtai, Director, Healthcare Solutions, Axway. Mark O’Neill, Vice President of Innovation, Axway.
WHEN: July 23, 2014, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST

To register for the webinar, click here.

Download the Axway whitepaper “Top Ten Security Considerations for the Internet of Things.”