I regularly visit organisations that are in a state of complete disarray due to an explosion of new file-transfer and software interfaces. This can simply be because the IT Department has attempted to quickly respond to multiple requests and to demands from the business. As a result of these time and resource pressures documentation is often poorly maintained, and sometimes not updated at all. This in turn, hinders and often delays successful upgrades, migrations, and individual changes. Without adequate documentation and governance the current status cannot be accurately determined and this can also have a considerable knock-on effect when making a change e.g. a business-critical connection with a trading partner or system gets overlooked, or fails, causing damage to your relationship and reputation.
Sound familiar? Is this also happening in your organisation?
Fortunately there is a solution available from Linoma software (see www.goanywheremft.com) which ensures that all transfers are centrally managed and controlled, and encrypted in accordance with industry-standard and legal requirements. Linoma GoAnywhere MFT (Managed File Transfer) products can handle multiple protocols such as FTP, SFTP, FTPS, and HTTPS, encrypt files using (Open)PGP, and interface with various applications such as databases and MQ servers. All user and file transfer activity is logged centrally to ensure reliability and regulatory compliance whilst satisfying your auditors. Linoma also provides a dedicated application proxy, which when placed in a DMZ (Demilitarised Zone) , ensures that there are no direct inbound connections to your systems. This enables you to comply with complex regulations such as PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) whilst enhancing security.
BlueFinch (see www.bluefinch.nl) is the authorised supplier of Linoma software solutions Netherlands and Scandinavia and specialises in working with customers and helping them to (re)design and implement MFT solutions by reverse-engineering and reconfiguring existing connections, and creating new ones.
If you would like to learn more about how a centralised MFT solution can save time and reduce your organisation’s costs, please contact via email at email@example.com or call +31 (0)88 258-3346.