Why Did We Just Release an SFTP Server?

After 17 years focused on developing and providing the best (and best value) managed file transfer platform in the industry to automate client-initiated transfers between any two endpoints, we decided it was time to break with tradition and add a file transfer server to our product portfolio. That’s why we just announced the Diplomat SFTP Server. The questions we’ve been hearing are, “Why now?”

The response to those questions is not complicated. The fact is, the importance of maintaining a rigorous data management program that emphasizes file security has never been higher. Regulatory protections on private financial and healthcare data continues to increase through laws like Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), as well as enforcement of longstanding regulations like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and   Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) means improper handling of PII can have costly consequences.  Other regulations that we frequently assist with are Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), and Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA).

Not coincidentally, threat actors have been hyperactive in their attacks on organizations of all sizes, putting personally identifiable information (PII) as well as intellectual property at risk of compromise by unauthorized parties. There’s no longer any excuse to rely on options that are manual, error-prone, and unsecure. Coviant Software’s suite of MFT products is secure, automated, reliable, auditable, and easy to use.

There’s too much at risk to be anything less than vigilant when it comes to data management and protection. And while larger enterprises have been in the spotlight, smaller and medium-sized businesses are no less in danger of being targeted by threat actors or invoking the ire of the authorities when a breach happens. Unfortunately for many organizations, that need is rising at a time when options for secure, firewall-friendly, file transfer automation products is shrinking.

Thanks to the recent acquisition of companies like JScape, Globalscape, GoAnywhere, and Ipswitch, there are now fewer market options for MFT products. And for those that remain, the trend has been toward increased costs and decreased customer support. Additionally, these vendors have bloated their offerings with too many options, sacrificing ease of deployment and management for the “wow factor” of throwing everything and the kitchen sink into the product.  We saw that as an opportunity to complement our award-winning Diplomat MFT software product line with an SFTP server that supports secure, automated file transfer at a price that makes sense for SMBs, and with all the performance and features larger organizations demand.

Many organizations are turning to do-it-yourself file transfers using cheap, cloud-based tools. That approach is error prone and raises questions about data ownership. Diplomat MFT SFTP Server is engineered with nearly two decades of expertise to meet the needs of organizations of any size with minimal customization, and a simple, intuitive interface. Key features include:

  • Automation out-of-the-box;
  • Security through integral SFTP and PGP encryption;
  • Web-based administration with a simple, intuitive user interface; and,
  • Scalable to support organizations of any size.

The Diplomat MFT SFTP Server is available directly from Coviant Software, or through our network of resellers, at less than half the cost of other MFT Servers—and it’s a lot simpler to use. Give us a call if you are looking for a solution to secure and automate your file transfers. If you already use Diplomat MFT, you know we are committed to offering the best product available at the best price. If you aren’t yet a Coviant Software customer, there’s no time like the present to experience what award-winning performance and stellar customer support can do for your managed file transfer needs.