Blog

Cybersecurity Expertise and Secure File Transfer Best Practices

Don’t be an Easy Target: 7 Ways to Keep Your Server Secure

Keeping corporate servers safe is a constant concern for IT professionals. Typically, the first step in Secure File Transfer server security is choosing a secure protocol such as FTP/S or SFTP. Sometimes, that’s not possible, so what other security measures can you take? The most important thing to focus on is to not be an […]

Not All Encrypted Storage is Secure

By SRT CEO Michael Ryan Sensitive and confidential documents stored on your servers need to be protected.  PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) Encryption is likely a requirement on your security checklist. PGP is a method of securing digital information and is usually used to encrypt data “at rest.” Not all PGP implementations offer complete point-to-point security. […]

Server Downtime: Are YOU Doing Enough to Prevent it?

Did you know that many of the websites you visit regularly, such as Amazon.com, are clustered & scalable websites? As customers access these websites, the network load balancers monitor the incoming traffic, distributing traffic across multiple servers. Clustering keeps day-to-day operations running smoothly, so you don’t have to worry about any server downtime. Is your business […]

What is PCI Compliant File Transfer and Storage?

Accepting credit card payments is standard practice in most businesses. In order to protect cardholder data, any business that accepts, processes, transfers or stores credit card data must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Often referred to simply as “PCI,” this standard was developed by a consortium of credit card issuers […]

What is Managed File Transfer?

Managed File Transfer (MFT) is server software that performs secure data transfers, with added features that provide automation, validation, and reporting. MFT servers ensure that file exchanges with other systems and servers, as well as with end users, are accomplished with minimum manual effort and maximum accountability. MFT servers include advanced visibility to monitor data […]

Cloudy with a chance of data loss: Has corporate IT lost control?

There is real danger that the current climate of freedom and flexibility enjoyed by many enterprise businesses using cloud computing could be overshadowed by a storm looming on the horizon. The unsanctioned use of consumer-oriented file-sharing services across businesses is a growing concern for IT departments everywhere. Often referred to as the ‘Dropbox problem’ by […]

What is Two-Factor Authentication?

When you attempt to access data on a server, an authentication process goes on behind the scenes to prove you have permission to access data. This can be as simple as entering a password. Some servers even allow anonymous access, which allows anyone to request data (this is terribly insecure, however, and unacceptable in secure […]

What is SSL?

SSL Secures Transactions and File Transfers While FTP paved the way for common-use applications of file transfer, here it is a legacy protocol with many unpluggable security holes. Certain measures can be taken to make FTP more se,  such as turning off anonymous access and heightening the security of your firewall, but this doesn’t make […]

The Corporate Firewall

Corporate networks today rely on a router and/or firewall to protect their computers or LAN from unauthorized external access. Firewalls provide security by filtering or redirecting inbound traffic. A firewall can be implemented as software or hardware and works by examining packets of information passing into a network through ports. We explored packets a bit […]

Contact us today if you’d like to discuss your needs with an experienced MFT consultant.

Contact Us