Use Case Series: Communicating with Data-Sensitive Organizations

Business and social networking has revolutionized business communication. On a global scale, the Internet enables you to share information with any other business, regardless of geographic location. This opens up a world of possibilities for businesses.

But whenever information is shared, it is exposed to significant risk. Data can fail to reach its destination, become corrupt, or lack the necessary authentication to ensure the right people receive it.

Equally, data sent across insecure protocols is open to interception from malicious attackers. Imagine if sensitive data got into the wrong hands.

The consequences of a data breach or failed transfers are such that certain organizations need particularly robust solutions.

For example, a FileXpress customer provides insurance products and services on the Web and via telephone sales. As part of managing its policies, the company needs to communicate with the police and solicitors on a regular basis. Naturally, these partners take data security very seriously.

Previously, this would have only been achievable by secure courier service. This was not only out-dated, but also expensive, time consuming to organize and not immediate. Then, the data in question was often out of date before it arrived at its destination. This approach to transferring information was workable, but far from efficient.

In an attempt to improve productivity and streamline the way files were transferred, the insurance firm looked for a managed file transfer (MFT) solution that could offer fast, secure transfers to external partners. This would also play a vital role in the company’s ambitions to become a PLC and the strict standards of compliance involved.

The company chose FileXpress because of its impressive support for a wide range of secure file transfer protocols, including AS2 and FTPS. FileXpress can even be used to run a web-based file transfer portal over HTTPS.

With FileXpress in place, the insurance company can securely communicate electronically with those organizations that implement the most stringent file transfer policies.

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