Life without FTP would be cool

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Published on November 18, 2009

Author: jgatrell

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Life without FTP would be so much easier. Easy to use solutions for IT and business increase efficiency and compliance.

How easy life would be without FTP

File Transfer Protocol = FTP

Life with FTP as a Business User When is the account going to be setup? What client should I have the customer use? The file is corrupted? Where’s my file? Did you get my file? You need me to resend the file? What command was that again at the prompt?

When is the account going to be setup?

What client should I have the customer use?

The file is corrupted?

Where’s my file?

Did you get my file?

You need me to resend the file?

What command was that again at the prompt?

Business Have FTP Problems, Not Just Users On 26 June 2009, security researchers at the security tool vendor, Prevx, announced they had uncovered a cache of stolen FTP credentials belonging to a variety of corporations, including Symantec, McAfee, Bank of America, Amazon and Cisco Systems. Prevx claims that they lost approximately 88,000 unencrypted FTP logins.

On 26 June 2009, security researchers at the security tool vendor, Prevx, announced they had uncovered a cache of stolen FTP credentials belonging to a variety of corporations, including Symantec, McAfee, Bank of America, Amazon and Cisco Systems. Prevx claims that they lost approximately 88,000 unencrypted FTP logins.

Is It Your Turn To Make The News?

The Fall Of Card Systems … minimized the impact of the data breach, testifying that the attackers wrote a shell script designed to dump transaction records for "uncompleted" transactions to an FTP site. … only 239,000 discrete account numbers FTP'd, Personal information of 40 million individuals. It will no longer be authorized to process credit card transactions through certain card association networks… Pay By Touch said Monday it will buy the assets of CardSystems Solutions

Only 3 Problems with FTP The People The Processes The Technology

The People FTP typically requires an administrator to setup an account Requires coordination across departments and corporations Not every company has the people or skills to support/manage a FTP server Delays in provisioning/setup impact business processes

FTP typically requires an administrator to setup an account

Requires coordination across departments and corporations

Not every company has the people or skills to support/manage a FTP server

Delays in provisioning/setup impact business processes

The Process Requires a client application to be installed No alerts No ability to confirm delivery of the file Most often a manual process To automate it requires scripting and technical skills to support Most organizations not to document instances of processes that are dependent on FTP* *Gartner

Requires a client application to be installed

No alerts

No ability to confirm delivery of the file

Most often a manual process

To automate it requires scripting and technical skills to support

Most organizations not to document instances of processes that are dependent on FTP*

The Technology Inherently no security exists Extensions are cumbersome to manage Certificates/FTPs VPN Firewall Not a managed solution, just a protocol Requires custom scripting for management It’s not actually free Hardware Provisioning/Setup Support Maintenance

Inherently no security exists

Extensions are cumbersome to manage

Certificates/FTPs

VPN

Firewall

Not a managed solution, just a protocol

Requires custom scripting for management

It’s not actually free

Hardware

Provisioning/Setup

Support

Maintenance

FTP alone is not a viable option to give you the insight, security and performance and, ultimately, the risk mitigation necessary to responsibly conduct business .

Enterprise Trends & Requirements

The Needs of the Business

What Businesses and IT are Focusing on Resch Research Associates, 2009 Multiple selections allowed

Which of the Following Would You Like to See Improved?

Your Business is Moving Data

Your Business is Moving Data More data movement means more complexity and risk.

Risk is in Every Department

How Business Moves Data

FTP is Everywhere Resch Research Associates, 2009 Multiple selections allowed

Why Look at Eliminating FTP?

Reliable and Secure Delivery Drives Efficiencies

Simplify File Transfer & Improve Operations

Critical Processes Inside & Outside Your Business Internal File Transfers Stock options transfers Store sales reports ERP log transfers (EU  US) Clinical trial records Payroll data End-of-period bank records AR payment processing Credit card transactions Application Platforms Geographies Partners Business Units Data Centers Suppliers Outsourced Data Center Decentralized Processes Sensitive Data B2B Transfers Data Center Partners

Stock options transfers

Store sales reports

ERP log transfers (EU  US)

Clinical trial records

Payroll data

End-of-period bank records

AR payment processing

Credit card transactions

Application

Platforms

Geographies

Partners

Business Units

Data Centers

Suppliers

Outsourced Data Center

Decentralized Processes

Communications Chaos Limited Visibility | Enforcement Issues | Operational Risk BPM ftp AS2 files messages EAI B2B

ftp ftp

Easy to Use for customers and employees

Did You Receive the File?

Who’s Sending and Receiving Data? Custom & Pre-Selected Ranges

Easy to use Ability to integrate into systems and workflows Flexible deployment options Auditing, security and reporting Privacy for confidential communications Support for up to 2GB files Support for mobile engagement Replacing FTP Requires a solution…

Easy to use

Ability to integrate into systems and workflows

Flexible deployment options

Auditing, security and reporting

Privacy for confidential communications

Support for up to 2GB files

Support for mobile engagement

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