Keep it simple: Data transfer should be fast, easy, and secure
Transfering data is one of the most important and common tasks with almost any company. Every day, there can be millions or even billions of data transfers coming from branch offices, vendors, customers, and more. Too often, companies use a multitude of different programs and products to handle these various file transfers. This is not only a very complicated process, it’s also a drain on resources, inefficient, and could be detrimental to protecting your data transfers.
Instead of using a variety of products to do that same thing, it makes a lot more sense to find one service that can handle everything your company needs to do.
TP Versus Secure FTP
FTP has become the main file transfer technology used by companies and individuals all across the globe. Today, businesses in every industry share information with a number of outside entities. Most of this information is shared via FTP technology. Over time, it became necessary for companies to search for a more secure way to transfer sensitive information. This lead to the invention of secure FTP, a protocol to help send sensitive information over encrypted data transfers.
This lead to companies choosing one product for FTP transfers and another for secure FTP transfers. Over time, things have gotten even more segmented as companies have started dishing out vital information to others at an increasing rate. Now, companies use a number of custom-programmed products to handle all of these segmented file transfers.
Your File Transfer Web
While all of these different programs and services thrown together seem to work on the surface, when you look deeper at what’s going on, the picture looks a bit less optimistic. As with any process, the more hands you have involved, the more chances you have for mistakes and problems to arise. The same goes for your company’s data and file transfers.
If you are using a number of different programs to send information, you are relying on a number of reliability issues from multiple sources. Company A may be great with one type of file transfer but may leave holes open that Company B may not, even though they focus on a different ty of file transfers. On and on, you end up with a web of tied together services that barely cover the basics your company needs.
Hazards Of Complicated File Transfer Systems
For many businesses, the first thing they worry about is leaks in the secure file data transfers they send. This can definitely be a tragic event with wide-ranging repercussions. What can be even more detrimental and is often overlooked is the simple day-to-day file transfers your company handles.
A disruption to your company’s workflow can cause long-lasting effects that send ripples throughout your whole organization. One of the easiest ways to look at this issue is through your company’s payroll process. Your system is set up to send sensitive payroll information but it fails due to a system issue on the receiver’s end. In a case such as this, you aren’t looking at a security breach, but a workflow issue that can cause major issues for many departments.
Instead of relying on several programs or products to handle these different file transfers, it makes more sense to find one service that is capable of handling all data file transfers reliably and securely. Simplifying file transfer processes is more than just a convenience issue. It can be the difference between life and death in today’s dog-eat-dog business world.