3 Ways that MFT Can Help You Get More Out of the Cloud
Investment in cloud infrastructure just. Keeps. Growing. new technologies have spurred increased cloud spending, with Gartner predicting 23 percent growth in 2021: from $270 billion to $332.3 billion. Forecasts further predict that this rate of advancement will continue at a similar page through 2025, with a mean annual growth rate of 17.5 percent thanks to cost-effective, scalable, and secure solutions that are newly available or gaining mainstream traction. Organizations of all shapes and sizes find value and usability in the cloud and look to it for scalability, lower storage costs, and flexibility, and yet there are some organizations that are still harboring reservations.
What is Holding Organizations Back from the Cloud?
Why the reservations? While businesses are looking to the cloud for simplified, secure, and efficient solutions, they don’t want to deal with the security risks that are often associated with the cloud. There's the continued sense that storing data in the cloud, or using cloud-based solutions, reduces the amount of control organizations have over their data. That doesn't have to be true. A managed file transfer (MFT) solution can bridge that “cloud divide” and offer added security to reduce the risks that many organizations face so that they can feel more confident in their decision to move to the cloud.
Three Ways MFT Can Help You Get More Out of Your Transition to the Cloud
1. Achieve Real-Time Visibility and Control Over Your Data and IT Infrastructure
The amount of data that you are moving matters less than your ability to consistently manage and understand what is happening with your data at any time. With MFT, you can monitor and track all your data while it’s in transit or at rest. With this level oversight, you can maintain operational visibility for both administrators and business stakeholders in near-real time so that you can catch potential security vulnerabilities and enhance your security posture. Maintaining visibility and control over the data inside and outside of their network can be a huge endeavor, but with MFT it doesn’t have to be.
2. Proactively Secure Data and IT Infrastructure
How many times have you heard that old adage, “It’s better to be safe than sorry?” Moving data has become more than just sending a file from one location to another. It’s evolved to include all the steps in between, including the different systems the transferred data may touch, and the employees that are allowed to have access to it.
The added layer of enterprise security provided by an MFT solution can be crucial to organizations that need to protect sensitive data, including or alongside any of their proprietary data. The proactive layer of security provided by an MFT solution keeps data safe while it’s at rest or in transit. At the same time, adding MFT to your IT infrastructure enables greater efficiency and accuracy, which in turn reduces security vulnerabilities. Control over and visibility into your IT infrastructure is often enhanced by an MFT solution so that you are always in a better position to reduce or quickly mitigate external or internal security vulnerabilities.
3. Manage Data with More Efficiency
An MFT solution can be flexible and scaled to fit the way your organization manages data.
Whether you prefer a hybrid IT infrastructure (with systems both on-premises and cloud-based), an on-premises, or 100% cloud-based IT infrastructure, the benefit of MFT solutions is that they are scalable and flexible enough to fit into your specific data and IT infrastructure requirements. Whether you want to be fully or partially in the cloud, the volume of data managed or transferred by your organization can be accommodated with an MFT solution, including your business critical workflows.
The complexities that accompany data integration will always be a challenge; however, an MFT solution has the technological capability to simplify those complexities. An MFT solution can help reduce the risk of failed integration and downtime. At the same time, an MFT solution can also minimize the chance of having failed file transfers or other inefficient tasks like manual file transfers.
Securely Manage Data in the Cloud with Globalscape Enhanced File Transfer™ (EFT™)
Whether your IT infrastructure is already in the cloud or soon will be, Globalscape Enhanced File Transfer™ (EFT™) was built with your IT infrastructure and cloud data security in mind.
Globalscape EFT offers a centralized platform to simplify the way you manage and protect IT infrastructure and data. If you need to facilitate and maintain compliance, manage high volume or complex workflows and processes, and securely manage customer or proprietary data, Globalscape EFT can help you accomplish these objectives in the cloud, on-premises, or in a hybrid IT infrastructure.
In addition to a central platform and enhanced data management, with Globalscape EFT, you can:
- Secure your file transfers with industry-standard secure protocols
- Track user activities and monitor file movement on your network
- Develop a multi-layered security solution for data storage and retrieval, authentication, and firewall traversal with Globalscape DMZ Gateway®
- Thoroughly delete data with data wiping
- Prevent malware from entering the network and prevent sensitive data from leaving the network with malware and IDP tools
- Encrypt stored data
- Securely access your data on any device without the cloud
- Merge or replace legacy file transfer systems
- Automate workflows and integrate systems
Are you ready to move to the cloud with EFT Enterprise? Try the 30-day free trial today!
Managed File Transfer Resources
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However, when details get lost in the shuffle, that’s when costly mistakes happen. These mistakes can carry a heavy price tag, affecting your personal reputation and that of your organization.
In the whitepaper “Three Mistakes IT Makes that Could Cost Your Organization Millions,” we discuss:
- Three common mistakes that IT departments make during the day-to-day shuffle
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- Guidelines and helpful tips to help you avoid these expensive gaps