The 2018 Guide to Finding a Secure File Transfer Solution

It’s no secret—file transfers are an integral part of how each business runs. From purchase orders and quarterly reports to banking transactions and patient data, organizations may share a multitude of files with various participants every day. Sadly, this reality is threatened by rising cybersecurity threats. Industry experts predict that organizations will see new types of malware, stronger phishing schemes, and data breaches in the cloud in 2018, all of which endanger the security of sensitive company information.


To avoid these pitfalls, organizations need to dedicate time, resources, and strategery to the protection of their file transfers if they want to avoid financial disaster from a leak or non-compliance, especially in the wake of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But for businesses with a multitude of considerations beyond their data, is it possible to ensure the safety of their file transfers while meeting the needs of trading partners, preparing for company audits, and keeping track of their IT and security teams’ overall capacity?


The answer is yes, if you have the right process in place. A secure file transfer solution easily solves these problems: it centralizes the management, automation, and encryption of transfers in order to make IT and business professionals’ lives easier. Only problem is, there are tons of file transfer solutions on the market. From simple FTP clients to enterprise-level managed file transfer (MFT), which option is the best for your organization, and how should you go about learning what you need to know in order to make an informed purchase decision?


While conducting online research may be the easiest way to track down information these days, if you aren’t up-to-date on your Google-Fu skills, finding every bit of knowledge you need can be time-consuming. Give your fingers a break and save your questions for the vendors you’re evaluating—this Secure Managed File Transfer Ultimate Buyer’s Guide contains all the information you need to successfully find, evaluate, and purchase different MFT solutions.


Use this guide to walk through the buying process from start to finish. In its pages, you’ll narrow down your options, determine the key features your organization needs, and consider the solutions you evaluate from critical industry, compliance, and cybersecurity angles. A 30-question requirements checklist is included to help you hit the ground running during the evaluation stage.


What else can you expect?

  • Discover the benefits and features of using MFT.
  • Determine whether to host the solution on-premises or in the cloud.
  • Explore your chosen solutions’ ROIs and make a budget.
  • Learn which questions to ask and what to look for in each vendor you evaluate.


Make 2018 the year you secure your file transfers. Get started with a free copy of this guide: Secure Managed File Transfer Buyer’s Guide


Source: HelpSystems

March 14, 2018

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