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Thru’s Cloud-Based Managed File Transfer Platform Receives NTA Monitor’s Security Seal of Approval for Global Financial Services

Thru passes NTA Monitor security assessment

Irving, Texas, August 31, 2011 – Driven by the promise of agility, scalability and the flexibility to align information technology with dynamically changing business needs, the adoption of cloud-based services continues to grow exponentially. The business case for moving to the cloud is typically based on reduced capital costs, elimination of IT infrastructure, reduction of resources necessary to provision, update and build servers, as well to nurse critical business applications running in-house.

“With cloud computing now starting to live up to much of the hype of recent years, security remains the biggest concern and barrier to adoption within many organizations. So when business strategy points to deploying a cloud-based service, companies frequently turn to specialist security consultants to independently assess and certify that Cloud vendors meet the required security standards,” said Thomas Skybakmoen, Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy.

NTA Monitor, a UK firm with 15 years of experience in providing a range of information security testing, auditing and consultancy services to more than 700 government, and corporate clients globally, was recently commissioned by a leading UK Financial Services Company to provide a security assessment of Thru’s cloud-based platform for Managed File Transfer.

“The comprehensive range of tests that Thru was subjected to was devised to evaluate important areas including security from an external hack, encryption and secure handling of client data, and general security practices for our client. Not only do we look for positive results from the tests but also how a vendor responds to issues found during the security assessment as this is a key indicator of security performance,” said Mr. Roy Hills, Technical Director. “In summary, our results indicated that Thru compared equally or more favorably in all categories with other vendors that supply services or hold information for the financial sector.”

“Performing a security assessment such as this is always a more rewarding process for everyone involved when we can work in partnership with an organization to prove and improve upon, security standards,” said Roy Hills “and this was certainly the case working with Thru. We are looking forward to working with Thru on an ongoing basis.”

“NTA’s findings confirm that our investment in deploying a world-class service with rigorous security built into all aspects of the architecture has been fully justified. Organizations considering deploying Thru can take comfort in these positive results” said Lee Harrison, Thru’s CEO.

About Thru
Thru, Inc., the leading business focused cloud-based managed file transfer platform, trusted to distribute and track large amounts of information quickly and securely across the globe. Thru was named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc. in the Cool Vendors in Platforms as a Service 2011 report.  For more information, go to www.thruinc.com, call 1-800-871-9316 or +44 (0)207 562 8317, or email info@thruinc.com.