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How can Managed File Transfer Software support your Cybersecurity Strategy?

For an average company, 80% of data exists as files and 30% of business critical processes involve file transfers. The demand on technology to craft business solutions is ever growing, which we’ve seen with the rise of remote working. However, this can allow for greater risks to businesses such as data theft and loss, data breaches and vulnerability to sophisticated malware attacks. Now is the time to ensure your cybersecurity strategy and software tools are able to protect your data infrastructure as best as possible.

Preventing Data Breaches with MFT Cloud Software 

There has been some notable data breach horror stories, for example, the 2017 RNC data breach. The data firm they used placed an unencrypted database containing the information of 198 million American voters on an equally unsecured AWS server. If the firm had routinely monitored the cloud for vulnerabilities, the breach could’ve been prevented.

 

What is a Cybersecurity Strategy?

A cybersecurity strategy tends to be a high-level plan for how an organization will secure and protect its data infrastructure and assets, usually for a 3 to 5 year period. An effective cybersecurity will require good data awareness, data management, company communication along with frequent updates and checks.

 

How does MFT Software support a Cybersecurity Strategy?

MFT is something we experience in our every day lives with it powering important functions such as healthcare file transfer, global money market exchanges through to order processing and tracking. MFT software alleviates the complexity of file and data transfers by automatically meeting the security, compliance and performance requirements which are necessary to send and receive important business files and sensitive data.

One important way MFT promotes a strong cybersecurity defence is that MFT uses various methods of encryption (i.e PGP encryptiuon) to secure both the contents of a message, called data layer encryption, and the means of transporting that message, called transport layer encryption.

MFT systems are playing an ever-larger role in organizations, replacing legacy file transfer systems and ad hoc tools with a unified, streamlined approach that eliminates waste and duplication.

What are the Data Security Risks of FTP Custom Scripts?

In the past it has been commonplace for IT departments to adopt a DIY approach to file transfer processes and we can’t blame them. Particularly for a business function that may have been overlooked, under resourced and poorly understood. Early days these may have started with manual processes then evolved to legacy FTP scripted solutions.

Any good future-proofed cybersecurity plan would look to identify these custom scripts as posing a possible risk to the data infrastructure and have a plan to remove or at least reduce the reliance on these scripted solutions. Homegrown scripted solutions are trying to handle an ever increasing number of files transfers and contend with a number of complex integrations.

In addition to a loss of productivity, this can invite a range of issues including a lack of control, data security, compliance and visibility. Ultimately, these will impact on a businesses time, resources and costs.

 

Isn't SFTP and MFT the same?

There is sometimes a misconception that SFTP and MFT are the same thing, however, this could not be further from the truth. Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is a file protocol for transferring large files over the web by using secure shell encryption to provide a high level of security. Managed File Transfer encompasses a lot more than just being a file transfer protocol. Managed file transfer (MFT) software is a technology platform that enables the secure, reliable, and automated transfer of data between organizations, systems and people. Data reliability, integrity, cyber security and compliance are key fundamentals aspects of any managed file transfer solution. 

Can MFT be used to protect Data Security in the Cloud?

The benefits of the cloud have enticed many organizations to adopt, or at least consider, some sort of cloud environment. Gartner forecasts that cloud-deployed organizations will experience fewer security incidents in upcoming years, and in general, cloud-stored data is often considered more secure than data kept on company-run servers.

Managed file transfer (MFT) solutions provide businesses with helpful features such as automation, custom workflows, security settings, audit trails and reports. These features allow businesses to scale up their data exchange requirements and operations, which is especially beneficial when moving to a cloud environment.

It’s important to remember within a cybersecurity strategy that Cloud security is a two-way street. Researching each cloud provider’s cybersecurity methods and selecting the best one for your organization is a vital step toward ensuring your data’s integrity. But it’s not the only step. IT teams are just as responsible for the security of their sensitive business data as the cloud platforms that hold it.

Secure your File Transfers with Diplomat MFT v9.1

With an intuitive, no-code approach to file transfer and synchronization workflow creation, Diplomat MFT allows anyone to synchronize content over any of Diplomat MFT’s supported protocols, file systems, SFTP, FTP/S, and even cloud storage providers like AWS S3, Google Cloud Storage, and Azure Blobs/Files.  This makes it simple for customers who need to make replica copies of files, such as web content, when sharing with other systems.

KEY FEATURES

Replication

With the RepliWeb End of Life (01/31/2022) we have ensured legacy customers of this software can seamlessly move over to Diplomat MFT with the peace of mind of receiving critical software updates and ongoing support.

File Transfer Protocols

Supports All Major Transfer Protocols

FTP, FTPS, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, AS2, Email, SMB, CIFS, NFS

PGP Encryption

Best In Class PGP Automation

Encrypt, decrypt, sign or verify encrypted files with a simple checkbox

Workflow Triggers

Comprehensive Source File Selection And Triggers

Transfer the right files the first time by selecting by name patterns, dates, sequence numbers, all with support for trigger files for the whole batch or per-file. Specify the order files should be transferred, including time-based or alphabetically.

Remote Agents

Transfer Files Using Remote Agents

Send files to or from branch locations or partner sites using built-in OpenPGP authentication and encryption, checkpoint restart, and checksum file integrity checking

Synchronization

Diplomat can synchronize that source directory structure to any number of destinations. Those destinations are often installations of the Diplomat Remote Agent, offering extensive control, very strong security, and a high level of confidence with SHA-256 checksum integrity validation. 

Cloud Integration

Connect To A Range Of Cloud Storage Providers

Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Box, Citrix ShareFile, Dropbox, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud and more

Enterprise Scheduler

Enterprise Class Scheduling And Folder Monitoring

Schedule jobs down to the minute, including Calendars for exclusions, execution time windows and more, or monitor any accessible shared folder

REST API For DevOps

Control Diplomat MFT Using Its REST API

Initiate, terminate, and monitor file transfer jobs and more from app servers or using your DevOps tools or enterprise job management platforms

Secure & Efficient

Secure And Operationally Efficient

Simple interface with options for full alerting, auditing, multi-role administration, file archiving, and extensive logging combine to make operational management pain-free

TESTIMONIALS

Scott J

Coviant does a great job supporting their product. That is increasingly rare these days. Of all of the products we use in our enterprise Diplomat is one we can get immediate support for in the event that we have any questions or issues.

Sean M

The PGP Encryption, Automation and Replication capabilities of this software appealed greatly as our client was seeking out a replacement for RepliWeb. The cost for our needs was by far the most competitive within the market.

Wilson H.

The knowledge of the Software engineer and support really helps make the implementation effective & rapid and the support team has superior knowledge and always available when I need it. The software set up screens are simple and fit the purpose. Not too much unnecessary bell and whistle.