No More FTP

Date of Publication: 
April 2011

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Today‟s business environment requires ad hoc and instantaneous sharing of information. Driven by new applications that create massive amounts of data as well as globalization, systems for sending large files have not kept up with the business need.
Existing solutions for sending large files fall short in several regards: E-mail does not handle large files (even just 10MB) efficiently and FTP is too difficult to manage, administer and use. End users often resort to time-consuming workarounds such as burning CDs and sending them via overnight mail.
More seriously, FTP and CD sending do not meet the stringent tracking and audibility requirements of businesses processes that must comply with government and industry mandates such as Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404, FDA 21 CFR Part 11, and HIPAA.
A new appliance-based solution for secure file transfer has been developed to provide a compliant, easy-to-use and easy-to-manage system to send large files. Companies who have implemented secure file transfer based on a Secure File Transfer Appliance have eliminated FTP servers, improved the performance of e- mail, reduced storage requirements, and created compliant business processes.