IBM QuickFile V1.1 brings advanced enterprise security, improved governance, and administration to person-to-person managed file transfer

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-195
May 21, 2013

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IBM® QuickFile V1.1 is designed to help companies securely and conveniently address their person-to-person file transfer needs offering real value to your business. New in QuickFile V1.1:

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QuickFile V1.1, a highly secure software appliance for the person-centric managed file transfer market, provides companies a secure, convenient, and easy way for users to 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. QuickFile V1.1 advances in security and administration directly address the critical deployment and management needs for enterprise organizations that want to provide users a convenient way to exchange files with the assurance that those file transfers are secured and under the IT control. QuickFile V1.1 has a Web 2.0 user interface for a simplified, yet powerful user experience that allows business users to self-register and initiate file transfers without requiring traditional IT support.

No longer constrained by email file size or quota limitations or by basic web browser limitations, users can exchange large files, securely and with visibility over their transfers. If file uploads or downloads are interrupted, transfers can be resumed from the point of disruption, helping assure that precious time is not wasted. 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 Managed File Transfer suite.

The users' investment in the Managed File Transfer suite and person-centric capabilities are preserved and extended with the addition of QuickFile. Users can quickly deploy secure person-centric file transfer capabilities within a comprehensive Managed File Transfer solution. This includes integration with enterprise systems and applications so person-to-person file transfers are no longer treated as an isolated use case.

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Hardware capable of running VMware ESXi V5

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As business gets more social and mobile, people are becoming more central to key business processes, not just applications. Today, users need to share large media files, manufacturing design plans, medical images, legal documents, and other large files so they can collaborate with others inside and outside their organizations. Users 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. Users 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. Consequently, 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 looks 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.

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, users can help improve business performance, reduce IT complexity, support growth, and reduce 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.

QuickFile is designed to solve these challenges and so much more.

QuickFile 1.0 delivered:

The option to deploy a DMZ proxy allows users to influence the additional perimeter security that Sterling Secure Proxy offers. Session break capabilities and authentication help ensure the security of the network and the proper identity 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 QuickFile.

QuickFile and Sterling Control Center extend the visibility that the user who is initiating a file transfer has over the process.

IT personnel can 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 (business-to-business) file transfer activity. This gives 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. QuickFile delivers ready-to-use integration to the IBM FileNet content management system. Through simple configuration settings, users can optionally deploy integration to FileNet which then triggers an archive of every file transfer that flows through QuickFile. Users 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 QuickFile, users can implement person-centric file transfer capabilities within their 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 address concerns about the ownership and privacy of user data, and helps users establish a comprehensive, managed file transfer architecture with a foundation for future growth.

QuickFile V1.1 advances in security and administration address key enterprise deployment needs and include:

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Program                Program
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5725-F81       V1.1    IBM QuickFile

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The QuickFile V1.1 product package includes theQuickFile V1.1 DVD (English) and a hard copy license.This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

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IBM QuickFile V1.1 uses the security and auditability features of the host software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

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  IBM QuickFile                  (5725-F81
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  Annual Software Service & Support Renewal                  E0HUCLL
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IBM QuickFile per Virtual Server
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  Subsequent Fixed Term License and Service & Support 12 Mo. E0F1QLL
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IBM QuickFile per Virtual Server                             B2017EN

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IBM QuickFile VMware V1.1.0 Mass Market Product              B2017EN
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