Private File Sharing and Synchronization Demand Doubles in Three Months

Lately the news from managed file transfer vendors has been all about layoffs, downsizing and offshoring, but perhaps there’s still some life left in our industry. A provocative new study from 451 Research suggests that MFT vendors should be currently benefiting from a sudden shift in corporate attitudes toward file sharing and synchronization (which we […]

2014 Managed File Transfer Predictions – True or Not?

As the managed file transfer industry wraps up 2014, it’s time to look at how accurate my MFT predictions for 2014 turned out to be. Prediction #1: As Competition Increases, Certification Becomes More Important Grade: A Discussion: The managed file transfer industry now has a vendor-independent training and certification program: the Certified File Transfer Professional […]

Managed File Transfer and Heartbleed (Also FTP Servers)

The Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL affects many managed file transfer, secure file transfer, FTP server and FTP client technologies.  File Transfer Consulting has compiled a list of vendor and project statements about Heartbleed remediation here. (Long story short, the “Heartbleed” vulnerability allows people to request chunks of memory from target servers.  This memory often contains […]

Is My Managed File Transfer Software Secure?

In a recent LinkedIn thread, Steve Thompson of Humana suggested that managed file transfer (MFT) vendors whose applications were cracked and used in a cyber attack would need to have “serious talks with their insurance carrier(s).”  Unfortunately, it may be easier to hack a managed file transfer application than you might think. Let’s pick on […]

Free FTP Clients – Why Do They Want to Be Free?

In the mid-1990’s, there were three things you needed to get on the Internet from your Windows desktop.  1) A Trumpet WinSock to get TCP/IP working through your modem.  2) Netscape Navigator to surf the web and find files.  3) WS_FTP LE to upload and download files through FTP sites. For years, WS_FTP’s hold on […]

Compare MOVEit DMZ/Central to Serv-U FTP Server

MOVEit® and Serv-U® are two file transfer brands that started in wildly different places but bump heads in the low end of the managed file transfer space.  As the only person on the planet who worked on both brands (I wrote MOVEit DMZ and designed MOVEit Central, then served as PM for Serv-U), I have […]

Which MOVEit DMZ reports will help me understand actual usage?

Before we perform any MOVEit DMZ migration, upgrade or capacity planning analysis we run two built-in reports to quickly get a feel for actual use.  One looks at total monthly transfers and the other looks at sessions by hour. MOVEit DMZ File Transfer Report We use a built-in MOVEit DMZ report to determine the current […]

What does the SSL/TLS BEAST exploit mean for my web-based file transfer application?

Researchers have discovered a serious vulnerability in TLS v1.0 and SSL v3.0 that allows attackers to silently decrypt data that’s passing between a webserver and an end-user browser. This vulnerability can be exploited using a new cookie-based technique called “BEAST” (“Browser Exploit Against SSL/TLS”) that takes advantage of block-oriented cipher implementation such as AES and […]

MOVEit DMZ AntiVirus FAQ

By now you have hopefully heard that MOVEit DMZ is getting integrated Anti-Virus (AV) support through use of an ICAP connector to Sophos and Symantec AV engines. If not, you should know that this feature will be part of the MOVEit DMZ 7.1 release coming October 4, 2011 (update: yes, this was released). MOVEit DMZ […]

How do I keep Google from finding my MOVEit DMZ site?

If you have deployed a publicly facing MOVEit DMZ site, you may be surprised how easily people can find you, especially from public search sites like Google, Yahoo and Bing.   To bring up a couple of examples, open your favorite search engine, type in “moveit” and add a term that’s more often found in the […]