By John Andrews, Director, Solution Marketing Management, Axway
It is widely acknowledged that there is an explosive growth in consumable data. The explosion in data is not limited to pictures and movies. Even the traditional flat file data has grown in size. Organizations are creating more data than ever before, and the demands for sharing this data have increased exponentially. To make matters worse, the ability to effectively and efficiently move this data has not kept pace with growth in data size.
Almost 70% of all companies have been struggling with the size, speed or complexity of data.”
–Aberdeen Group, “The Impact and Advantages of MFT”
Therefore, you should understand that data file management is a common problem. Combined with dramatic increases in the need for connectivity and collaboration between organizations, this pressure has created substantial challenges for today’s IT organization. IT departments now have to provide services that facilitate this collaboration but still maintain a secure environment.
All of this must be accomplished with increased security needs, ever-changing compliance regulations, and shrinking SLA duration. Current solutions do not address the needs of the individual and the organization. Pressure from having to be able to address contradicting needs can push IT staff into allowing the use of web-based consumer file transfer solutions — which is not good!
The challenge to IT departments is that many employees are turning to email and consumer-grade file-sharing services to get their work done and exposing the enterprise to risk in the process.”
What is needed is a managed file transfer solution that integrates the needs of individuals while providing enterprise-worthy functionality. The solution should provide a high level of security, certificate management, security for files at rest and in motion, and the right level of access (authentication and authorization). It should also be intuitive for end users while being scalable and flexible enough to meet the needs of the business. And finally, the solution needs to provide administrative-level visibility to file transfer functionality.
Join me in my upcoming webinar where we’ll explore ways to:
- Create a single gateway for all your managed file transfer activities
- Extend managed file transfer functionality to end users
- Manage, monitor, and audit file transfers
- Integrate ad hoc file transfers into your managed file transfer infrastructure
Ahead of the webinar, please feel free to ask any questions in the comments below! I look forward to presenting to you on 9/25!