Use Case Series: Risky Business-How Can You Manage Your Organization’s Data Securely

In today’s world, data is more important than ever. Managing or securing it incorrectly can have serious implications for any enterprise.

If your company faces a data security breach, the financial impact on your business could easily stretch into six figures and beyond. Meanwhile, the reputational damage could be quite simply irreversible.

Managed file transfer (MFT) is a vital tool in managing organizational risk while empowering data sharing.

With the right MFT solution in place to move your data securely, you can be confident that you are protected against the consequences of a security breach.

Consider securing your file transfers to reduce business exposure like the example below:

Every business has an obligation to keep data safe, but within the public sector and charities, any breach is potentially devastating. In our last post, we introduced you to a housing association that was able to streamline its file transfer and make the process much easier. The same housing association transfers particularly sensitive data on a large scale.

Every day, the housing authority makes thousands of file movements. Every one of these transfers may include personal financial and tenancy data. What’s more, much of this information relates to vulnerable people in society who are in need of support from the public sector.

A single data breach would become instant news across the entire country. The housing association is acutely aware of its obligations to handle data responsibly and meet the demands of compliance.

Since the housing association chose to implement FileXpress the organization has been able to maintain a wide variety of complex file transfers without compromising security.

FileXpress supports secure open protocols including:
• FTP
• FTPS
• SFTP
• HTTP
• HTTPS
• AS2

The housing association also uses FileXpress to create secure ad-hoc transfers that, until now, were considered too time consuming and risky for regular use.

FileXpress allows you to share data efficiently while reducing the organizational risk that you face every time a file is moved. We will explore that use case in a future post.

For more information, please visit http://www.attachmate.com/Products/mft/filexpress/filexpress.htm

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