UK council works with managed file transfer consultants Pro2col to deploy MFT technology and provide a secure shared services network for local government and emergency services
Lexington, MA - November 19, 2013 – Cambridgeshire County Council has invested in and deployed MOVEit managed file transfer (MFT) technology from Ipswitch File Transfer to secure the transfer of data files, and to protect citizen, organisation and management information across 100 locations and 4,000 workers. MOVEit allows secure transfer and sharing of files within the council, and gives the council full control and visibility of file transfers to external departments and associations, including housing, private care and transport.
Cambridgeshire County Council, the governmental body responsible for the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the UK county of Cambridge, comprises five districts and has 69 elected county councillors. They plan how the council’s budget should be spent, set policy and represent the population of 612,000 residents.
Ipswitch MOVEit is a secure managed file transfer system that enables businesses to reliably and securely share files, automate file-based workflows, and easily transfer business-critical files within an organisation and to other organisations. With a breadth of security protocols, including HTTPS, FTPS, SFTP and AS2, thousands of private and public sector organisations rely on MOVEit today.
The solution was recommended and implemented by Ipswitch File Transfer elite partner Pro2col, which continues to support Cambridgeshire County Council and work on future plans. Cambridgeshire County Council evaluated a number of other potential file security solutions before selecting Ipswitch File Transfer.
“We needed technology that met our IT and business needs. From an IT perspective, this included security parameters, integration with existing applications, servers and processes, and ease-of-use for our employees and partners,” Alan Shields, IT architect for Cambridge County Council, said. “We’d previously used a secure FTP platform and the Government Connect Gateway, but we needed to have a broader solution that would allow us to securely share important files with third parties. With MOVEit, we now have visibility and control over file activity, so we know where data is, who has access to it and who has shared it. It’s important to us as a public body that we know where our files are at all times, and with Ipswitch File Transfer we have that peace of mind.”
“Public bodies are sharing more information electronically today than ever before — creating the need for greater security of their files” said Rich Kennelly, president of Ipswitch File Transfer. “Cambridge County Council understands that moving file-based data in a reliable, timely, controlled and secure manner isn’t only responsible, it’s the opportunity to create systematic automated workflows that increase productivity.”
“In our work with a range of UK public authorities and bodies, we see an increasing need for secure file transfer,” James Lewis, managing director for Pro2col said. “As senior and departmental managers look to balance the potential risk of losing visibility of data, while meeting the organisation’s need to securely and quickly share information to provide services for citizens. Ipswitch File Transfer’s MOVEit is the perfect technology solution for Cambridgeshire County Council, and we look forward to working with the council’s IT team and management as they increase the scope and realise new benefits.”
About Ipswitch File Transfer
Ipswitch File Transfer provides solutions that move, govern and secure business information between employees, business partners and customers. The company’s proven solutions lead the industry in terms of ease of use, allowing companies of all sizes to take control of their sensitive and vital information and improve the speed of information flow. Ipswitch lets business and IT managers govern data transfers and file sharing with confidence and enables compliance by balancing the need for end user simplicity with the visibility and control required by IT. Ipswitch File Transfer solutions are trusted by thousands of organisations worldwide, including more than 90% of the Fortune 1000, government agencies and millions of prosumers. www.ipswitchFT.com
About Pro2col Limited
Independent consultants with decades of experience, Pro2col Ltd specialises in the supply and integration of secure, managed file transfer solutions to businesses worldwide. From SMB's to large corporate organisations, Pro2col has been working with businesses throughout the UK since 2003, helping them establish secure and efficient file transfer processes. In partnership with a handpicked selection of the most reputable managed file transfer vendors, Pro2col offers a range of solutions and services to meet the unique requirements of any business. www.pro2colgroup.com/www.pro2col.com
About Cambridgeshire County Council
Cambridgeshire is made up of five districts (Cambridge City Council, East Cambridgeshire District Council, Fenland District Council, Huntingdonshire District Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council) containing a total of 69 divisions. The Council also works in partnership with other public services in the area, such as the Police and NHS, to provide a unified approach where needed. www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk