Blog – MFT Nation

OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability Does Not Affect bTrade Customers

The OpenSSL vulnerability announced on April 7, 2014, also referred to as the Heartbleed bug (CVE-2014-0160), gives hackers the opportunity to obtain the encryption keys used to secure content that is transmitted over SSL/TLS sessions.  SSL continues to be under attack.  Heartbleed follows BEAST, as well as a few other known bugs reported  in SSL.  Scores of applications/websites have been affected by Heartbleed, and will continue to be affected for days to come. (more)


What Directors Think About Data Security and Cyber Risk

NYSE Governance Services collaborated with partners on a revealing survey of directors who serve on the boards of US-based, publicly traded companies.  The survey, named “What Directors Think,” analyzes directors’ opinions on a variety of topics.  Given that this blog is called MFT Nation, we will focus on those topics near and dear to our hearts—managed file transfer (“MFT”), information technology (“IT”) and data security. (more)

Do I Need Managed File Transfer?

So much data, so little time.  If only it were that simple. Whether you need to invest in a managed file transfer (MFT) solution is not just about the volume of data you are moving, but the nature of the data and the environments through which the data is being moved.  Asking the following questions might make it easier to answer the larger question of “Do I need an MFT solution?” (more)


What is MFT?

If you have ever worked in the IT industry over the past 20 years, and have dealt with data storage for any amount of time, you probably are aware of the acronym “MFT.”  You know it stands for master file table, a “table of contents” if you will, containing information on every file within a NTFS hard drive. (more)

Data Security Trends: Uncertainty and Expectation

“Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life.”  An English playwright and poet offered this observation over 300 years ago, but it applies equally well to data security issues we will face in 2014.  With concern about cyber security at an all-time high, enterprises of all sizes are naturally anxious about what may come next.  Given such widespread uncertainty, government at all levels will get involved in an effort to “solve” perceived problems.  Consequently, data security and related privacy issues will be the focus for 2014, and beyond. (more)

bTrade Celebrates Strong Growth in 2013

In 2014, the managed file transfer community will no doubt be faced with many data security/data management challenges, which we will cover and discuss throughout the year.  But for now, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the tremendous year we had in 2013. (more)

High Availability–What It Means in a Managed File Transfer Environment

High availability can invoke feelings of insecurity when it comes to evaluating your managed file transfer software resources, but it need not be such a scary prospect.  In its simplest form, high availability allows you to ensure that your system will be operational as close to 100% of the time it needs to be. (more)

bTrade is On the Road Again

As the winter trade show season begins, we have packed up the bTrade trade show booth and are heading across the country to meet with prospects and customers.

Here are three reasons we love tradeshows: (more)