Some folks from the Ipswitch managed file transfer team and I were at RSA Conference U.S. last week where we had some great conversations with lots of IT and security pros including our own customers. Lots of visitors to our RSA booth were looking to looking to automate manual file transfers to shut-down unmanaged solutions being used internally like Dropbox.
And I was finally able to meet Randy Franklin Smith face-to-face. He was at our booth to sign our recently published Managed File Transfer for Dummies reference book that he co-authored with me. Not only did we have fun bonding as a team, but I got some interesting insights. First I’ll start with some quotable security quotes heard during keynote sessions:
- “Cybersecurity is a team sport.” (Michael Daniel, winner of the Excellence in Public Policy award)
- “This is a mindset problem. The world has changed, and trust me, it’s not the terrain that’s wrong.” (Amit Yoran, RSA
- “Challenge the platform/foundation because a culture of tradition will take place and things go awry. The challenge is not the tools, but process and people instead.” (Chris Young, Intel)
Observations and Experiences
More people than ever are looking for two-factor authentication, and they were happy to hear it is available with MOVEit Managed File Transfer via SAML 2 integration with Identity Provider solutions like those from OneLogin. (For more details, check out our SSO webinar with Rob Capozzi from OneLogin).
I personally talked with three customers who replaced Axway’s solution with MOVEit Managed File Transfer. Each of them said that MOVEit offered much better technical support, a more productive automation environment, less overall cost, and simple pricing model that doesn’t require lots of component purchases for what they considered minor additional requirements.
And I heard about the need to integrate managed file transfer technology into the existing IT security infrastructure for improved security and control. This includes security and information event management (SIEM) like Splunk, data loss prevention and anti-virus – all of which integrates nicely with MOVEit.
I’m already looking forward to RSA Conference 2016.
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