Looking back at 2011, we saw more and more employees using consumer-grade (and often personally owned) file sharing technologies such as USB drives, smartphones, personal email accounts, and file sharing websites to move sensitive company information.  We’ve learned that employees will “do what they need to do” to be productive and get their job done… And if IT doesn’t provide them with the right tools, they will find their own.

2011 was also a record-breaking year for data breaches.  Coincidence?   Perhaps.  But there is no denying the fact that the increased use of non-sanctioned technology in the workplace has created a security loophole in many organizations.  It will become increasingly important for organizations to mitigate this risk to avoid a failed security or compliance audit or worse, a data breach.

Ipswitch can help your organization meet the security, usability and visibility requirements for file sharing.  For example, our Ad hoc Transfer module for MOVEit DMZ enables organization to enforce consistent policies and processes around person‐to‐person file transfers ‐ email encryption, attachment offloading, secure messaging, eDiscovery, and more.  It not only gives companies unparalleled governance, but it also allows end users to send information, with anyone, in a fast, easy, secure, visible, and well managed way.

We will be talking a lot more about the topic of people person-to-person file sharing in 2012, so stay tuned….

Worried about how people in your organization send files to other people, both internally and externally?

If not, you should be.

Employees have proven that they’ll use whatever is convenient to send files to other people, including email, USB drives, burning DVD’s and even signing-up for free file sharing websites.  Although convenient to employees, each of these examples has their own set of risks and uncertainty to the company.

Ipswitch File Transfer is pleased to announce the launch of our new person-to-person Ad Hoc Transfer module.  When used in conjunction with any of our WS_FTP Server solutions, the Ad Hoc Transfer module delivers the visibility, management and enforcement that IT departments need to safely enable file sharing interactions, while at the same time making it simpler than ever for employees to quickly, easily and securely share files with other people using either Microsoft Outlook or their browser.

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