Regardless of efforts to secure your network from external threats, data breaches usually begin from inside.
In this Globalscape paper, you’ll learn:
- 3 layers most targeted: the network, data & users
- Bad security practices
- Why Managed File Transfer is a critical component to combat bad practices
Are you sure that employees are only using IT-sanctioned ways of transferring data? If the answer is “no,” then your sensitive data may be vulnerable.
In this guide from Globalscape, you’ll learn:
• What shadow IT is and the drawbacks
• Signs of a shadow IT problem
• How to reduce shadow IT
Healthcare providers face an urgent, internal battle every day: security and compliance versus productivity and service. For most healthcare organizations, the fight is an easy one: Providing quick, high-quality care wins every single time.
Globalscape’s Enhanced File Transfer™ (EFT™) High Security module (HSM), with the Auditing and Reporting module (ARM), helps achieve or exceed security practices mandated by the most rigorous standards, including PCI DSS, FIPS 140-2 Validation, HIPAA, and Sarbanes-Oxley. This whitepaper discusses how EFT, the HSM, and ARM can help you achieve compliance and stay compliant with the PCI DSS.
The PCI Security Standards Council issued version 3 of their PCI DSS guidelines for processing electronic payments. Our whitepaper details the newest additions to the guidelines as well as tools and resources to help organizations comply with the standards.
Downtime happens and often at the worst time possible. Organizations experiencing downtime face direct and indirect costs from the loss of critical systems. This whitepaper discusses a Globalscape survey of 283 IT professionals and end users revealing the frequency of unplanned downtime, the effects on organizations, including average costs, and what IT administrators can do to minimize core system failure.
Mobile devices have offered organizations unparalleled access to information and a new level of flexibility in doing business. However, with this newfound freedom comes inherent risks and the danger of security breaches. This whitepaper discusses the growth of mobile devices in the workplace, inherent security issues in common file sharing services, and what organizations can do to enforce BYOD security policies without limiting the productivity of its employees.
In 2005, O’Hare International Airport began a project to relocate and modernize a 2.1 million ft.2 runway. Five independent firms worked on the project design with the IT/data management led by Milhouse Engineering and Construction, Inc. Milhouse implemented GlobalSCAPE WAFS which mirrors critical files to all sites. This provided fast local access to all project files automatically without any administrative burden and with no delays.
Patton Harris and Rust and Associates has 13 branches. Management and IT needed a way to help these offices work on projects together to optimize company resources. Using GlobalSCAPE WAFS gave PHR+A fast file access across branches using minimal system resources. No management is required as it operates in the background and real time byte level differencing not only reduces bandwidth usage and spikes but also the changes are sent as they happen – not when they are needed.
Jordan & Skala Engineers is a growing company with 5 offices. It needed a scalable solution to optimize their network and their resources as more and more work was distributed across sites. Using GlobalSCAPE WAFS files mirror instantly in real time using byte-level differencing. So as soon as a file is saved or closed, the file deltas appear in every other location on the network. Users are never waiting for files to upload, download, or open across a network.
AON’s Human Capital division needed a better way to automate their data transfer processes. They wanted a simple yet flexible system that didn’t require customization to adapt to growing needs. They wanted to consolidate their sensitive data transfers and ensure the security of this data and to provide integration with current workflow and key legacy applications. AON deployed the GlobalSCAPE EFT (Enhanced File Transfer) server.
Williams Lea is a leading global provider of customized corporate information solutions. The company needed to reliably, easily and securely transfer sensitive files and implement a system to share files and ensure a business continuity/disaster recovery plan. Today, Williams Lea uses the GlobalSCAPE’s Enhanced File Transfer (EFT) solution to provide secure protocol support and encryption to protect data in transit and at rest.
Disaster can strike when you least expect it. So how do you back up and maintain control of your data and still provide access to data in a distributed organization? The challenges are clear...large and growing amounts of data need to be distributed across many sites yet complications such as bandwidth usage, file coherence, version consistency, and file latency all result in lost productivity.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is a detailed series of 130+ requirements that anyone who stores or transfers credit card data has to comply with. However due to the protection it offers, the PCI DSS is fast becoming a security standard for all sensitive data that needs to be protected. The goal of the standard is to ensure security of data in transit and at rest while ensuring compliance is maintained.
This whitepaper provides guidance on common high-availability and scale-out deployment architectures, and discusses the factors to consider for your specific business environment. Three basic models are described for deploying an on-site managed file transfer (MFT) solution. The attributes of each option are described; each has pros and cons and offers a different balance of cost, complexity, availability, and scalability. The paper explains that, no matter how reliable each model is, any deployment can experience outages. The recommendation is to use clustering services to protect your data when the inevitable hardware, software, or network failures occur.
This whitepaper describes the formal and informal file-sharing methods business employees use to perform their daily functions and explains that, from sending small text documents to multi-gigabyte video files, the right managed file transfer (MFT) solution can allow such transfers to continue without risking the security of the corporate network. The paper explains that the right MFT solution can enable business growth, enhance operational efficiency, enable compliance, reduce costs, and increase ROI. Choosing the right MFT solution requires eight considerations described in the paper, and concludes by explaining why Globalscape solutions are the choice of our customers around the world.
This whitepaper examines the "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) movement, from carrying around a floppy disk to today's "cloud" services. This paper explains that employees may not be aware that their file transfer methods can cause a risk to security. Ways to ensure that employees can securely send files without risking corporate data security and what that dangers are with BYOD transfers are also discussed. Recent security breaches are referenced in the paper, and why such attacks are expected to continue into the future. The paper concludes with a description of how companies can ensure data security and how Globalscape's secure file transfer products meet and exceed that need.
Email. It can be the source of some of IT's biggest headaches. As it eats up storage and bandwidth, it also opens up holes in your IT security plan. But there is good news. Mail Express can easily solve your most troublesome headaches surrounding email and it can reduce costs, too!
This paper outlines the essential requirements for file sharing across a wide-area network (WAN), and briefly discusses the limitations of appliance-based WAN optimization when applied specifically to document collaboration. The paper uses a solution analysis to compare common business needs to required features, and explains how appliance-based optimization falls short of these needs. The paper then describes how Globalscape's software-only solution. (WAFS) provides file replication and collaboration across globally dispersed networks, securely and reliably, with the performance of local file sharing.
This whitepaper examines the way in which enterprise mobility has both increased employee productivity and decreased the security of corporate networks. The paper discusses the challenges IT managers have with controlling the "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) trend to allow mobile users to have access to the corporate network. Explained in the paper is the limit to visibility and control of file transfers when employees use ad hoc methods, and that educating employees on proper data access is not enough to protect the corporate network. The paper concludes by describing how Globalscape's EFT™ and Tappin™ can provide mobile access, without compromising security and controls over file sharing.
This whitepaper explains that USB drives have been used to transport viruses and malware, both on purpose and accidentally. The paper explains that no manually handling of files, such as with USB drives, is unnecessary when you set up a secure network architecture using five zones of protection. You can transfer files to and from your network around the globe, and know the data and the network are secure, automatically scanning files to block dangerous data while allowing "clean" data into the network. The paper notes several reasons why it matters that data is secure while remaining accessible.