Archive for the ‘Managed File Transfer’ Category

bTrade Recognized as a “Leader” in MFT Field

I’m pleased to report that bTrade has been acknowledged by Info-Tech Research Group as an “experienced and recognized leader in the MFT industry.”  The acknowledgement follows a period of evaluation by Info-Tech of bTrade and its MFT products, and is memorialized in a vendor landscape report appropriately titled, “Select and Implement a Managed File Transfer Solution.” (more)

The Swiss Army Knife of Enterprise Data Security

Being an IT professional, I am often asked the question:  “So Hanz, what exactly do you do?”  For a while now this conversation has been playing out the same way.  I respond by saying:  “I work for the software company, bTrade.”  Inevitably, the follow up question is asked:  “And what does bTrade do?” (more)

Chip and Pin, will EMV cards enhance security at POS?

Authentication is an essential function of a secure managed file transfer process.  Basically, authentication is the process of verifying “the source (identity), uniqueness, and integrity (unaltered contents) of a message.”  With TDXchange, users can be authenticated automatically using their network identity or by entering a secure username and password, or both. (more)

Tuesday Tips: The Importance of Strong Passwords and Data Encryption Technology

As we head into week four of our participation in Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it is time again for bTrade’s Tuesdays Tips .  This week’s cybersecurity tips are centered on showcasing what “businesses can do to protect their organization, customers, and employees.”  For the purpose of this blog and its readership, we will focus on two such tips:  the importance of strong passwords, and using encryption technologies for data in-transit. (more)

White Hat Wednesday: The Importance of Managed File Transfer Certification at the User Level

We all understand the necessity and importance of third party certifications for vendors that sell Managed File Transfer (MFT) solutions and services.   At bTrade, our MFT solutions are FIPS 140-2 certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”), and thus approved for use in government departments and regulated industries that transmit and store sensitive information.  While these types of certifications are critical to companies when purchasing MFT technology, it is also critical that the employees who are tasked with implementing and supporting these solutions have the necessary ongoing training and certification to stay current and up-to-date on best practices. (more)

Data Breaches within the US Federal Government Have Doubled in the Last Five Years

Data breaches and the protection of mission-critical data continue to be the most pressing concerns for both businesses and the U.S. government.  While the government sector has remained committed to making investments to prevent such threats from happening, it seems that all-too-often another report surfaces about an agency falling victim to a data breach. (more)

Handy MFT Tips from bTrade to Help You with Information Governance

A Solution with Monitoring and Scheduling Capability Is a Must

Effective data security is a vital part of delivering value to an organization. To maximize the value of electronic data while also reducing risk, we counsel organizations to take a centralized, global approach to Information governance. We believe that our MFT (Managed File Transfer) software provides a holistic solution for information governance issues because it has the features/functionality to address and resolve the core requirements of the many mandates, whether imposed internally or by external authorities. (more)

Using Technology and People to Help Protect Against Data Breaches

Most of us in the data security industry know that a data breach is the most common and costly data security failure for a company of any size. We also know that we have technology to help prevent these attacks—e.g., encryption, firewalls, network monitoring, etc. But if you are waiting for technology alone to solve all your issues, then as my favorite rock group of all time would say, “Dream On”.   It’s true that technology is getting smarter, but this can be undermined when your employees are not trained to play defense. Protecting data systems requires both the technical and human elements to be synchronized. (more)

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