It’s Football Season, but it’s Always Managed File Transfer Season

by | Sep 5, 2023

Football season is upon us. Football is a big deal here in Texas. Friday nights are all about high school games, Saturdays are dominated by college games, and Sundays are for the NFL. Locally the Alamo City has a few gridiron options. The University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners got a Division One football program about a dozen years ago and the team plays in the city’s stadium, the Alamodome, home of the XFL’s Brahmas. The UTSA Roadrunners started out in the Western Athletic Conference, then moved to Conference USA, and now compete in the American Athletic Conference.

It Is Confusing

I don’t follow college football closely, but it seems UTSA isn’t alone in making moves, even when those moves don’t make much sense. I’m told the Big 10 and the Big 12 now both have 14 teams, with more to come next year. The Atlantic Coast Conference will soon include teams from California (California and Stanford) and Texas (Southern Methodist). I suppose there’s some comfort in knowing that the Pac 12 still has 12 teams (for now, anyway). It’s all very confusing.

I think I’ll stick with my alma mater Trinity University. Our football program may only be Division Three, but it has a long and storied history dating back to 1900. And since 1990 Trinity has won 17 conference championships. Go Tigers! But I digress.

Handling the Confusion

Get the Eye of the Tiger!

What does this have to do with managed file transfer? (You knew it was going to come back to managed file transfer.) As confusing as things are with all the movement in the NCAA, it’s nothing compared to what is involved in managing the flow of data along the digital supply chain. The typical enterprise has to securely and reliably transfer financial files, insurance files, payroll files, files containing the personally identifiable information (PII) of employees and customers, files containing transactional data, and if the organization is in healthcare there are transfers to and from medical offices, hospitals, laboratories, imaging services, government agencies… the list goes on.

And the list of customers, partners, service providers, and more is constantly changing. But Diplomat MFT can handle it. We have customers that have to manage thousands of file transfers to hundreds of different organizations every day. In fact, one of our bigger customers averages more than 100,000 transfers each day, including millions of files and terabytes of data. That’s a lot of very sensitive data, a lot of individual transfers, and a lot of things that have to happen concurrently to be successful. But just like the Trinity Tigers pulled off the Mississippi Miracle, Diplomat MFT easily handles all moving parts to get the file over the goal line without fumbling.

How We Do It

How do we do it? Our managed file transfer software has all the features needed to execute your managed file transfer playbook. We cover the block and tackle functions and advanced capabilities like:

  • File encryption with PGP
  • Transport encryption with SFTP
  • Limitless, concurrent job capacity with our robust schedule
  • Data capture for complete auditability
  • Confirmation and incident alerting
  • Compatibility with all the cloud service and storage providers
  • And integral process automations to handle it all

Diplomat MFT is engineered to handle the file transfer needs of the largest and most demanding enterprises, and is offered “right-sized” for even mid-sized and smaller organizations without sacrificing performance. Diplomat MFT is an essential element of many organizations’ data management programs because it does what you need it to do—simply, efficiently, reliably, and automatically—while keeping data safe.

If you have questions about how secure managed file transfer software can help you manage your file transfers safely and efficiently, contact us for answers or to schedule a demonstration.