In a July 1, 2010 Register article entitled “the cloud’s impact on security“, Tony Lock provides a definition of “Cloud Escrow”:

“…if you are using external cloud resources, look at how the data and any intellectual property invested in the processing engines employed to manipulate data can be moved to other third party cloud providers, or back into the enterprise, if you need to do that. You could call this ‘Cloud Escrow’.”

This is exactly the benefit you enjoy today by selecting either a MOVEit DMZ on-premise or MOVEit DMZ Hosted Services solution.  We can migrate your data into our SaaS environment, we can migrate your data into your private data center.  It’s the same application but you choose what deployment model is best for your business.

Over the weekend support manager Kevan Bard and his operations team successfully upgraded Ipswitch File Transfer’s MOVEit DMZ Hosted Services (that’s MOVEit DMZ software as a service) to version 7.0.  There were two highly-available setups one thousand files apart involved in the upgrade, and a significant banking customer on this infrastructure (with just over 500 users and 35GB online) was moved between data centers the same time.

The upgrade/migration of these systems and their thousands of active users was one of Ipswitch’s more complex operating challenges in recent years and was planned, tested, staged and executed with a high degree of success.  If your data deserves the white-glove treatment too, rest assured that the right people are in place to support your technology, whether on-premises or in one of our SaaS offerings.

The growth and evolution of the managed file transfer industry continues to be a blessing for Ipswitch and our partners.

The acquisition of Sterling Commerce by IBM (article) presents an opportunity for both companies’ customers and prospects to reexamine their challenges around advanced file services. Proprietary technologies and protocols such as Connect: Direct and Network Data Mover (NDM) are inefficient, expensive and difficult to manage. Yet many companies continue to pay excessive licensing and maintenance fees because the cost and effort to replace these technologies have, until now, seemed as expensive.  Furthermore, some partners and ecosystems insist on the usage of legacy file transfer technology because alternatives did not seem to be available.

read more “Ipswitch Steps Up To Replace Legacy Technology After Sterling Acquired by IBM”

Ipswitch File Transfer takes pride in the fact that our solutions are installed and configured quickly by customers.  A key differentiator of ours in the marketplace is that our solutions are deployed much quicker than other vendor products, resulting in our customers seeing very rapid time-to-value from their investment.

However, we’ve been getting requests from some customers and prospects asking for assistance in either deploying or customizing their Ipswitch File Transfer solution – Not because doing it themselves would be overwhelming, overly complicated or time-consuming, rather they simply don’t have the internal resources or expertise to do it themselves.

As a result, Ipswitch File Transfer is pleased to announce the launch of our new portfolio of Professional Services offering for new and existing customers which complement our innovative suite of secure and managed file transfer solutions.

read more “New professional services to complement innovative managed file transfer solutions”