December 12, 2011, by
Posted in Cloud, Large File Transfers, Managed File Transfer, Products, Security, Thru, Inc.

Managed File Transfer FeaturesI keep reading about managed file transfer (MFT) vendors adding new features–the latest ones include:  antivirus, the ability for customers to upload/download over 2 gigabytes from any Web browser, analytics with reporting, and better security.  Several claim to be the first to introduce these features, but Thru’s cloud-based MFT solution, for the enterprise, was built on these features ten years ago.

  • Take antivirus, Thru has been using Symantec for years to secure files sent and received by anyone using the Thru Cloud (incidentally, it is a “true Cloud” solution). Thru can also plug-in to any antivirus solution, by the request of a customer, it is part of the design.
  • 2GB upload and download in the browser, not a problem.  Thru has been doing this for years–in fact several terabytes can be moved as there no limit on file sizes using Thru MFT.
  • Analytics: Thru is a 100% database driven application, meaning anything that takes place is logged and can be reported on to meet compliance regulations.
  • Security is core to the Thru platform, which is why we invest in SAS 70 II data centers, ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certifications. Three factor access control (fingerprint, access card and PIN) and 24 x 7 x 365 CCTV- Tier III fully redundant infrastructure to ensure no single point of failure and business continuity.
    • Data-at-rest encryption – Microsoft EFS is used for encrypting data at rest using AES, SHA, and ECC cryptographic algorithms compliant with Suite B encryption requirements as defined by the National Security Agency to meet the needs of United States government agencies for protecting classified information.
    • End-to-end SSL encryption – for HTTP and FTP data transfer: 3DES for transport encryption with AES-256 client browsers support. SHA-1 hash function.
    • Advanced Integration – Integration with Active Directory and secure Single Sign-On (SSO).
    • Database isolation for each deployed instance of Thru services – Each Thru instance can run in a standalone environment to isolate all documents and related database information.
    • Storage in a virtualized file management system – Storage which can only be accessed by the application layer.
    • Use certified FIPS 140-2 libraries.

Thru runs on the MFT Platform so all of its features are available through the API, allowing flexible alternatives for administrators and developers to embed custom functionality into any application.

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