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File transfer security

With the growth in data security breaches, and the increased amount of sensitive customer data traveling in files, security is a critical concern for all organizations. Recent survey data shows that companies are turning to “on-the-wire” encryption as a first line of defense. This includes technologies like SFTP and FTPS. While an important first step, transfer encryption does not address the protection of “data-at-rest” on the file transfer server. And since this is an add-on to standard FTP, it means implementing and maintaining it is more difficult.

Managed File Transfer offers advanced security
Sterling Managed File Transfer™ provides a comprehensive solution to all your data movement security requirements. It goes beyond basic transfer encryption to provide you with:

Sterling Managed File Transfer— Comprehensive solution to gain control and oversight of the massive movement of critical corporate data

Sterling Secure Proxy™ — An application proxy for securing file transfers across your organization’s demilitarized zone (DMZ)

Huge transfers clogging your network?

Digitization, globalization and outsourcing have all contributed to larger file sizes. As file sizes have ballooned, so has the time to transmit them between systems. If you are like most organizations this means some critical business processes are delayed waiting for the data to arrive.

Break the transfer speed barrier
It is not your network speed that is holding up your large file transfers. The problem lies in the TCP/IP protocol that is transporting the file. Sterling Managed File Transfer™ offers you new capabilities to speed your large file transmissions including:

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Reduce partner onboarding timeframes

Across all industries, organizations are experiencing rapid growth in their trading partner networks. Companies are expanding their businesses, both organically and through mergers and acquisitions, which compounds already slow onboarding timeframes. Complicated and time-consuming onboarding hurts revenue and customer satisfaction, whereas rapid onboarding capabilities can act as a competitive advantage. Now more than ever, leaders want to save time and engage new partners quickly.

Managed File Transfer automates the process
Sterling Managed File Transfer™ can reduce the time and effort required to onboard your trading partners. Its capabilities provide you with:

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Sterling Managed File Transfer - Comprehensive solution to gain control and oversight of the massive movement of critical corporate data

Sterling File Gateway™ - An SOA based solution which allows you to incorporate your file transfer communities into all your business processes and incorporates Web based interfaces for customer self service and rapid onboarding

IBM Sterling File Transfer Service - a cloud service for file based business interactions with trading partners.

Visibility for better control of data movement

Where is the file? With industry error rates running at an average of eight percent, you probably get this question more than you want. This is further complicated by the fact that some transfers are tied to SLA transmission problems before you got the call from your internal or external customer.

Managed File Transfer delivers actionable information
Sterling Managed File Transfer™ provides centralized visibility and monitoring to show you where critical problems are before your customer calls. This goes beyond server level monitoring to individual file transfer events that are passed through a rules engine to let you see just the actionable information you need. It provides you with:

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Stop scripting FTP transfers

You know the drill, “Can you set this one little transfer up to feed this application?” and “Oh, and can you also send an email when it finishes?” You probably have hundreds or thousands of these little scripts that were not too hard to implement, but are hard to maintain, monitor and manage. And now a new requirement comes along like, “All internal transfers must be encrypted.” How are you going to update all those scripts? How do you document all of those transfers for compliance reporting?

Managed File Transfer simplifies automation
Sterling Managed File Transfer™ offers you simplified automation patterns that will greatly reduce the number of scripts that you have to write and maintain. It will also reduce the time it takes to build a new connection, while giving you central management and monitoring. Simplified automation is achieved through:

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IBM Sterling File Transfer Service - a cloud service for file based business interactions with trading partners

Meet compliance requirements for data movement

Do you find yourself dealing with compensating controls, certifications, regulatory reporting, and security audits? The level of industry and government oversight for the security of consumer identity information is growing exponentially, and having a direct impact on data movement. All of this comes at a time when acquisitions, outsourcing, and globalization are requiring even more data be sent outside the four walls.

Managed File Transfer makes compliance easier
Sterling Managed File Transfer™ has central visibility and monitoring capabilities that provide a central database of all file transfer events against which reports can be generated. This means every failure and success can be documented and validated. Additionally, compliance is simplified through:

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Data movement is more than just file transfer

Depending on where you sit in your organization, the way you think about file transfer is probably different. If you sit in data transmissions, you might think of batch transfer, and define it as system-to-system automated transfer. Those in B2B integration tend to think of it as related to EDI. The average knowledge worker just sees it as something they have to figure out when the email server says the file they have tried to attach to an email is too large. The reality is, all of these are facets of the data movement challenge.

Managed File Transfer handles all types of data movement
Sterling Managed File Transfer™ addresses all types of data movement whether batch, B2B or unmanaged. It provides a common framework that handles all of these different scenarios while providing:

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