Removing File Transfer Limitations in Salesforce

July 11, 2014 | Posted in Business Applications, Cloud, Enterprise, Integration, Managed File Transfer, MFT, PaaS, secure file transfer, Secure Platform, Security, Uncategorized | By

It’s no doubt, Salesforce.com is modernizing the way companies do business with their highly customizable CRM. All leads, contacts, cases, accounts, emails and more are all stored within the single system, greatly simplifying the management of information. One aspect of business that is almost entirely left out of many CRM implementations, however, is the transfer and storage of files. While it is possible to send files using Salesforce, companies still face setbacks such as file size limits and lack of an audit feature to track activities, as well as high storage costs. Such limitations hinder collaboration and take away visibility from file activity. For these reasons file transfer is often external to the CRM. There is a great problem with

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Managed File Transfer in the UK: Thru Joins G-Cloud 5

June 5, 2014 | Posted in Cloud, g-cloud, Global File Transfer, Government, Integration, Managed File Transfer, MFT, secure file transfer, Secure Platform, Security | By

“In 2010, the UK found itself with the largest deficit since the Second World War,” as stated in the Treasury’s 2013 Spending Round. To reduce this deficit, reform has taken place to lower public spending which reached a high of 47.4 per cent of the GDP from 2009-10 (see graph below). As a way to cut IT costs and ease procurement, G-Cloud was launched to encourage migration away from expensive in-house solutions and adopt cheaper, easier-to-use Cloud solutions. Although Cloud reduces costs and eases deployment, data breaches are a constant threat for agencies handling classified data. To ensure security for the public sector, ‘secure’ Cloud solutions are needed to ensure the privacy of intellectual property. Secure Government File Transfers with

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How Global File Transfer Breaks Down Language Barriers

May 20, 2014 | Posted in Content Delivery, Global File Transfer, Managed File Transfer, MFT | By

Global business suffers when language barriers cause difficulty in interacting with partners and clients. When it comes to global file transfer, enterprises with international partners may find difficulty exchanging information on a platform that supports only one language. Fortunately, there is now a solution that facilitates global file transfer in a business world that consists of multiple languages. V8 is here Thru is breaking down language barriers with today’s release of server version 8.0, known as V8. This update gives customers the ability to use the secure file transfer platform in their own native language for an easier user experience. Enterprises can now send files to anywhere in the world on a platform that is more suitable for the international

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Examining Thru Managed File Transfer Architecture at Gartner AADI

May 2, 2014 | Posted in Business Applications, Content Delivery, Enterprise, Gartner AADI, Integration, Managed File Transfer, MFT, PaaS, secure file transfer, Secure Platform, Security | By

The Gartner AADI Summit in London is only a month away which means it’s time to start talking architecture, development, and integration of applications. This Summit is beneficial in that informative analysts and industry leaders will provide applications professionals with deep insight into the best practices of cloud, SOA, and key trends in applications today. At the event, we will be explaining how Thru’s SOA architecture enables customization and integration of Managed File Transfer features to fit a wide range of business processes and deployment options. This blog should serve as an introduction to Thru’s architecture and a primer for AADI. SaaS Applications and End Points Thru is a global network with a multi-tier and multi-component service-oriented architecture. Each component

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Thru Is Unaffected by the Heartbleed Bug

April 11, 2014 | Posted in secure file transfer, Secure Platform, Security | By

Thru does not use the OpenSSL technology that caused the vulnerability. Your data is safe, and no action is needed on your part. For those who are interested in knowing more about Heartbleed, we have provided answers to three common questions below. Who is affected? Any website that uses OpenSSL, an open-source software that is widely used to encrypt web communications. About two-thirds of websites today utilize this technology. What is at risk? Data stored in sites using OpenSSL could be at risk. This could include sensitive data such as usernames, passwords, and credit card information. How can I verify Thru’s security or test other sites vulnerability? Check your Thru site using this Heartbleed vulnerability test and entering the full

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A Comprehensive Approach to File Transfer in the Enterprise

March 6, 2014 | Posted in Business Applications, Enterprise, Enterprise File Sync and Share, Integration, Managed File Transfer, MFT, Mobile Business | By

The enterprise file transfer space has seen a great increase in adoption by businesses in recent years. Organizations often have a combination of several file transfer applications. The analysts have bucketed these solutions into Enterprise File Sync and Share, or EFSS; and Managed File Transfer, or MFT, which includes Ad Hoc file transfer and B2B file transfer. Each of these solutions have been adopted for specific departments or workflows, which is normal technology evolution. As is the case in an early market, immature solutions are very rarely integrated with each other, but are disparate point solutions; each meant to address a single business problem. Sales or other departments may have EFSS technologies for sharing documents from their mobile devices. Moreover,

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Getting Started with Thru Mobile File Sharing

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Dropbox, Enterprise File Sync and Share, File Sharing, Mobile Business | By

With the release of the latest versions of Thru for iOS and Thru for Android, many of our users are finally jumping on the mobile bandwagon. Thru includes many security features to ensure that mobile file sharing is secure for business and enterprise. This blog should serve as a guide to make sure you are utilizing these security features to their full potential. Enable or Disable Site Access This is a very simple feature to enable or disable all user’s access to mobile devices. Default settings will have this checked, unless an administrator disables this. To modify this setting, go to Site Options and click on the Access tab. Be sure “Enable mobile access for this site” is checked and

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AADI Enterprise Integration

December 16, 2013 | Posted in Business Applications, Enterprise, Gartner AADI, Integration, Managed File Transfer, MFT | By

Last week while exhibiting at the Gartner Application Architecture, Development and Integration conference, I was reminded of a presentation I sat in on earlier this year on the topic of integration of file transfer and management capabilities into Salesforce. I estimate there were several hundred IT professionals including CIOs, IT Managers and Enterprise Architects in attendance as the company presented their solution. The presentation included lots of interesting facts about how many files and users were in the system, the types of files, and the vast amounts of highly sensitive data that was in the system. During the Q&A period, some astute audience member asked, and I am paraphrasing: “How are access rights maintained between the Salesforce and the file

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Secure File Transfer with iOS 7

October 8, 2013 | Posted in Business Applications, Enterprise File Sync and Share, Managed File Transfer, Mobile Business | By

On September 18, 2013, Apple released iOS 7, the latest operating system for iPhone and iPad. The operating system is available on both new and older devices, so iPhone and iPad owners are now trying out the new features available with Apple’s sleek redesigned platform that were absent in previous versions. Apple delivered a streamlined, minimalist design. “Conspicuous ornamentation has been stripped away. Unnecessary bars and buttons have been removed,” Apple writes on its website. “And in taking away design elements that don’t add value, suddenly there’s greater focus on what matters most: your content.” Beyond the redesign, iOS 7 also boasts new features and functionality like configuring per app VPN, new MDM configuration options, and enterprise single sign on.

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Be Productive: Use Managed File Transfer

September 26, 2013 | Posted in Business Applications, Integration, Large File Transfers, Managed File Transfer, MFT, secure file transfer, Security | By

In 1913, Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company revolutionized efficiency and workflow in the factory with the first moving assembly line, developed for the Ford Model T. The assembly line focused on simplicity to: Bridge distance gaps in the assembly process so that workers have components close at hand Move work in progress easily during assembly Deliver finished work as conveniently as possible One hundred years later, these concepts still apply to business. This approach led to the development of workflow techniques to improve quality and productivity simultaneously.  Though workflows originated with the assembly line, they are still relevant in enterprise today to improve planning and quality, balance workloads, and eliminate bottlenecks. Businesses of all sizes and in all

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