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Managed File Transfer is Focus of IT Jungle Coverage

Posted by on Tuesday, 13 November, 2012

Following a webinar we did last week called “Automating and Securing File Transfers,” industry reporter Dan Burger with IT Jungle spent time talking with Linoma Software’s Chief Architect Bob Luebbe to get his take on the challenges involved in maintaining secure and efficient file transfer processes.

Bob said that he’s seeing a growing number of companies who are looking for solutions that not only manage secure file transfers with trading partners, but also can facilitate database integration and ad-hoc file transfers.

“For one thing,” Luebbe said, “(organizations) want employees to initiate transfers, but with managed and audit capabilities and within an authorized and manageable FTP environment that avoids security exposure. Companies are trying to lock down email to prevent file sharing and there is an emphasis to block the use of free file-sharing sites.”

Check out IT Jungle’s article entitled “Managed File Transfer More Than Meets the Eye” to read more of Bob’s observations, and if you’d like to learn how GoAnywhere addresses the challenges of ad-hoc file transfer security specifically, you’ll want to register for this week’s webinar, “Ad-Hoc File Transfer: Easy and Secure.”

Susan Baird

Susan is the Marketing Manager at Linoma Software, helping promote our secure file transfer and encryption solutions. Her specialty is content creation and social media marketing.

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Customer Success Story: United Security Life and Health

Posted by on Friday, 31 August, 2012

It’s Friday, heading into a long overdue holiday weekend, so we thought we’d share a video we recently posted that highlights how Lorraine Callahan, a senior programmer analyst with United Security Life and Health, has implemented GoAnywhere to improve workflow and save time.

 

GoAnywhere Success Story: United Security Insurance
YouTube - GoAnywhere Success Story: United Security Insurance

 

If you’d like to see other customer success stories, visit our website where you can find videos, testimonials, and case studies.

 

 

Susan Baird

Susan is the Marketing Manager at Linoma Software, helping promote our secure file transfer and encryption solutions. Her specialty is content creation and social media marketing.

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GoAnywhere Secure Mail Now Works with Outlook 2010

Posted by on Friday, 3 August, 2012

With the latest release of GoAnywhere Services 2.8.0, the development team included a plug-in that integrates Secure Mail with Outlook 2010.  This is great news for both the IT staff and everyone else in the organization who finds themselves needing to send files via email.

Whether we realize it or not, the simple act of emailing a file as an attachment can pose a significant security vulnerability, especially for organizations governed by strict compliance regulations.  Learn more in the previous post “Ad-Hoc File Transfers Present Challenges, Vulnerabilities.”

For those unfamiliar with the GoAnywhere Services Secure Mail module, it allows users to send files securely by generating a unique, encrypted link that is emailed to the recipient.  The receiver can then click on the link to view or download the files via HTTPS.

The benefit for employees is that they can now send any files, regardless of size, through their Outlook 2010 email client, or they can use the web form that comes with the Secure Mail module.

Even better for the IT staff is the ability Secure Mail provides to track these ad-hoc file transfers and maintain thorough audit trails required by compliance auditors.  And, by implementing a secure mail solution throughout the organization, the IT department regains control over protecting sensitive data while eliminating the need for employees to use any of the free FTP tools they may have downloaded to their desktops or the various cloud applications popping up each month.

GoAnywhere Services Secure Mail WebinarIf you’re curious about how GoAnywhere Secure Mail, looks, feels, and operates, check out our free 30-minute webinar on Wednesday, August 15, where Chief Architect Bob Luebbe will demonstrate how easy it is for even the least technically inclined person in your company to use it to send ad-hoc files.  Register to view recorded webinar here.

 

Susan Baird

Susan is the Marketing Manager at Linoma Software, helping promote our secure file transfer and encryption solutions. Her specialty is content creation and social media marketing.

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FIPS 140-2 Validation Encryption Module Now Available for GoAnywhere

Posted by on Thursday, 24 May, 2012

Linoma Software has partnered with RSA Corporation to make it easier for organizations to do business with the government by adding the FIPS 140-2 Validation Encryption Module to its GoAnywhere™ suite of managed file transfer products.  Read the press release.

Most companies at one time or another find that they need to transfer or exchange sensitive data files with the government, whether it’s the IRS, the SEC, or other state or federal agencies.

Increasingly, more organizations are wanting to become vendors for the government, and for those companies, meeting the federal government’s strict data security compliance standards is required before any business relationship can ensue.

FIPS 140-2 Validation EncryptionThat’s where the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 comes in.  FIPS is a U.S. government computer security standard for the accreditation of cryptographic modules.

In order for a  module to receive FIPS 140-2 accreditation, it must undergo a time-consuming and rigorous testing process through a third-part laboratory that’s been certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) through its National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program.

Because the FIPS 140-2 accreditation process is so daunting and expensive, only a few vendors have successfully earned the esteemed designation. RSA Corporation is one of these elite vendors.

RSA is a leader in information security and sponsors the popular annual RSA Conference that attracts security professionals from all over the world.  As a premier security organization, they have chosen to partner with Linoma Software to embed their FIPS 140-2 validation encryption module into GoAnywhere Director and GoAnywhere Services.

Once a GoAnywhere customer activates the FIPS 140-2 Compliance Mode, only FIPS 140-2 compliant ciphers (e.g. AES, Triple DES) will be permitted for encryption processes. The RSA security module will be utilized for any SSH and SSL communications in GoAnywhere including SFTP, SCP, FTPS and HTTPS protocols.

For companies exploring the myriad business opportunities available with government at all levels, being prepared by incorporating FIPS 140-2 validation encryption into your data transfer processes is a key step in winning those lucrative government contracts.

Susan Baird

Susan is the Marketing Manager at Linoma Software, helping promote our secure file transfer and encryption solutions. Her specialty is content creation and social media marketing.

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Finding the Path to PCI DSS Compliance

Posted by on Wednesday, 28 March, 2012

PCI DSS Compliance with Managed File TransferIf you’re doing business and collecting payments via credit card, debit card, or other e-commerce options that allow you to store and/or transmit cardholder data, you are subject to PCI DSS compliance regulations.

In an attempt to reduce credit card fraud, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council developed an information security standard for those with access to consumers’ transactions and card numbers.  This standard continues to evolve, and is now labeled PCI DSS 2.0.  While the compliance verification process isn’t formal for all organizations, they all must meet the standard to manage liability in case of credit card fraud.

Linoma Software has published a new white paper entitled PCI DSS Compliance with Managed File Transfer that reviews the requirements for PCI DSS 2.0, and explains what role implementing a managed file transfer solution can have in meeting several aspects of the regulations, especially the protection of cardholder data. Download the white paper now, and review other resources available at GoAnywhereMFT.com.

Susan Baird

Susan is the Marketing Manager at Linoma Software, helping promote our secure file transfer and encryption solutions. Her specialty is content creation and social media marketing.

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