IBM QuickFile V1.0 delivers a software appliance for person-centric managed file transferIBM United States Software Announcement 212-481
October 23, 2012
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IBM® QuickFile V1.0 is designed to help companies address the person-to-person file transfer challenge by offering real value to your business. QuickFile:
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IBM QuickFile V1.0, a highly secure new software appliance for the person-centric managed file transfer market, is designed to enable nontechnical business users to securely and reliably exchange files inside or outside their organization without software limits on file size. It is designed to be simple to install and use in a virtualized environment. A Web 2.0 user interface provides a simplified yet powerful user experience that allows business users to self-register and initiate file transfers without traditional IT support.
No longer constrained by email clients or basic web browser limitations, users are able to exchange very large files with visibility over their transfers. If file uploads or downloads are interrupted, transfers can be resumed at the point of failure, helping assure that precious time is not wasted. IBM QuickFile also gives IT comprehensive visibility over person-to-person file transfers by integrating with the central managing and monitoring tools that are part of the IBM Managed File Transfer suite.
Your investment in Managed File Transfer suite from IBM and person-centric capabilities are preserved and extended with the addition of IBM QuickFile. You are able to quickly deploy secure person-centric file transfer capabilities within a comprehensive Managed File Transfer solution, which includes the integration of enterprise systems and applications. This is accomplished with the confidence that these types of file transfers are no longer an isolated and unmanaged use case.
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|Planned availability date|
October 31, 2012: Electronic availability
November 13, 2012: Media availability
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As business gets more social and mobile, people are becoming more central to key business processes, not just applications. Today, you need to share large media files, manufacturing design plans, medical images, legal documents, and other large files so you can collaborate with others inside and outside your organizations. You need to do this across mobile, tablet, and desktop platforms.
The primary way to share data is via file exchange, but as the number of content types has expanded and the size of those files has grown, the options to move them have narrowed. You run up against limits on email attachments, delays in physical media transfer (overnight delivery of DVDs or USB drives), and the security risk of public cloud-based solutions for consumers. FTP servers are difficult to set up and use, and present a major compliance challenge for IT. As a result, many organizations, departments, and individuals turn to niche solutions or consumer-grade offerings, which result in insecure, unmanaged person-to-person file transfers that risk exposing sensitive corporate data.
IT is looking for a new approach, one that offers the simplicity and ubiquity of consumer cloud services, and the security and governance that enterprise businesses require, but is also a well integrated component of a comprehensive managed file transfer infrastructure.
IBM Managed File Transfer enables enterprises to manage and control the critical information flows that run their dynamic business networks. Through seamless, reliable, and secure data delivery, you can help improve business performance, reduce IT complexity, support growth, and reduce your risk. Person-centric file transfers (sometimes referred to as ad hoc) represent those file exchanges where a nontechnical business user is at the center of the transfer. This includes person-to-person and person-to system exchanges. Internal and external participants must easily and securely send and receive files within the enterprise and outside (business to business) as part of an impromptu but completely governed and managed business workflow.
IBM QuickFile is designed to solve these challenges and so much more.
The option to deploy a DMZ proxy allows you to leverage the additional perimeter security that IBM Sterling Secure Proxy offers. Session break capabilities and authentication help ensure the security of your network and the proper identify of business users while protocol inspection protects against their noncompliant use. As a DMZ based proxy, Secure Proxy does not store any data in the DMZ which adds an additional layer of security to the data being transferred via IBM QuickFile.
IBM QuickFile and IBM Sterling Control Center extend the visibility that the person initiating a file transfer has over the process. IT personal are able to apply the same Managed File Transfer monitoring and governance over person-to-person file transfer activity that they do to system-centric or community-centric (B2B) file transfer activity. This allows IT the option to establish SLAs around person-to-person file transfers, capture and audit person-to-person file transfer activity, and raise alerts and notifications when the need arises.
For many industries, the ability to archive documents and data is critical to their business model. These files may have to be retained for years to accommodate potential legal e-Discovery requests. IBM QuickFile delivers out-of-the-box integration to IBM FileNet® content management system. Thru simple configuration settings, you can optionally deploy integration to FileNet , which then triggers an archive of every file transfer that flows thru QuickFile. You then have access to the capabilities of a enterprise content management system and can apply the same content management disciplines to files as they do to other important artifacts.
With IBM QuickFile, you are able to implement person-centric file transfer capabilities within your enterprise that are governed and managed in conjunction with other managed file transfers and are no longer treated as an isolated use case. This eliminates the need for business users to turn elsewhere, helps addresses concerns about the ownership and privacy of your data, and helps you establish a comprehensive managed file transfer architecture with a foundation for future growth.
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