What is Ad Hoc File Transfer?

December 10, 2014 | Posted in Ad Hoc File Transfer, Enterprise, File Sharing, Large File Transfers, secure file transfer, Security | By

The first email attachment ever sent was on March 11, 1992 by Nathaniel Borenstein, the father of the file attachment. Though Borenstein’s creation was merely his fulfillment to one day email pictures of future grandchildren, the file attachment marked the beginning of what is known as ad hoc file transfer —the most widely used method to transfer files in the world today. Definition of Ad Hoc File Transfer Ad hoc file transfer is simply the manual transfer of electronic files from person to person via email, instant messaging, or in recent times, through file sharing apps. Virtually all businesses rely on Borenstein’s ad hoc file attachment to exchange information with customers and partners; but standard ad hoc services cause business

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File Transfer in the Cloud: As Safe as On-Premises

October 27, 2014 | Posted in Cloud, Managed File Transfer, MFT, secure file transfer, Secure Platform, Security | By

Can managed file transfer (MFT) in the Cloud be as secure as on-premises? Stories of data breaches along with so many mixed opinions of Cloud often make onsite installations sound like the better choice since data is fenced-in behind corporate firewalls. But take a thorough look at Cloud MFT, and you’ll often find an equal level of security as an on-premises installation. This blog will identify the attributes of a secure MFT solution and explain how Cloud deployment is more reputable than what many may believe. Data Center Security Any MFT installation, whether an on-premises deployment or cloud-based file transfer, must have a strict physical security posture. Even if the MFT application itself has built-in security, it isn’t truly secure

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Adding File Management to Microsoft Outlook

September 3, 2014 | Posted in Business Applications, File Management, Integration, Large File Transfers, Managed File Transfer, MFT, Microsoft Outlook, secure file transfer | By

For businesses worldwide, Outlook remains the email client of choice largely due to its consolidation of useful business tools and easy connection with Exchange servers. From managing contacts and tasks to scheduling meetings, businesses and enterprises use Outlook for more than just email. A key business feature that is traditionally separated from Outlook is file management. Enterprise file management solutions are essential because they handle large volumes of files, securely organize corporate data, and permit access to files on and off-premises. Although Outlook can store files in its folders, it is impractical for use as an enterprise file system and does not have tracking and auditing capabilities to satisfy compliance policies. Freemium file hosting services attempt to eliminate the use

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Transferring Large Software Database Files

August 19, 2014 | Posted in Cloud, Enterprise, FTP, FTP Replacement, Industry Solutions, Large File Transfers, Managed File Transfer, secure file transfer, Security, Software | By

The primary objective of ISV (Independent Software Vendor) customer support is to detect a client’s underlying problem and solve it quickly and efficiently. When technical hindrances slow down the support process, customer satisfaction decreases and valuable time is wasted. An aspect of ISV support that regularly faces hindrances is the process of exchanging large database files with customers. In this process, ISV customers have damaged databases that are in need of repair or analysis by the ISV’s support team. The support team will receive the database files for analysis and then send the database back when repaired. CRMs and case management systems give customers the ability to electronically upload files where they are received directly by customer support. The problem

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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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