3 Ways that MFT can Help You Get More Out of the Cloud

In 2016, IDC estimated in the Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker that investment in cloud would grow by just over 15 percent from 2014 to 2019. In 2017, Bain & Company wrote in The Changing Faces of the Cloud, “From 2012 to 2015, cloud demand accounted for 70% of related IT market growth, and we expect it to represent 60% of growth through 2020.” Organizations of all shapes and sizes find value and usability in the cloud, and yet there are some organizations that are still harboring reservations.

Why the reservations? Understandably, businesses are looking to the cloud for simplified, secure, and efficient solutions; however, they don’t want to deal with the security risks that many often associate with the cloud. A managed file transfer (MFT) solution can bridge that “cloud divide” and reduce the risks that many organizations face, so that they can feel more confident in their decision to move to the cloud. Listed below are three ways that MFT can help you get more out of your transition to the cloud.

Globalscape’s Enhanced File Transfer™ (EFT™) Enterprise offers a secure and efficient managed file transfer solution that can be deployed both on-premises and in the cloud, allowing you to:

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 manage what is happening with your data at all times. You can monitor and track all of your data while it’s in transit or at rest when you are using a MFT solution.  Through this level oversight, you can maintain operational visibility in near-real time so that you can catch potential security vulnerabilities and enhance your security posture.  It is a huge endeavor to maintain visibility and control over the data inside and outside of their network, 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 of the steps in between, like 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 a MFT solution can be crucial to organizations that need to protect the sensitive data, along with any of their proprietary data. The proactive layer of security provided by a MFT solution that is integrated into the IT infrastructure keeps data safe while it’s at rest or in transit, at the same time it enables greater efficiency and accuracy, which in turn reduces security vulnerabilities. The high level of control over the IT infrastructure is enhanced with a 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

A MFT solution can be flexible and scaled to fit the way your organization manages data. Whether you prefer a hybrid IT infrastructure (on-premises and cloud-based), an on-premises, or 100% cloud-based IT infrastructure, a MFT solution can be scalable and based your specific data and IT infrastructure requirements. If you want to be all or partially in the cloud, the volume of data managed or transferred by your organization can be accommodated with a MFT solution.   —this includes your business critical workflows. The complexities that accompany data integration will always be a challenge; however, a MFT solution has the technology to simplify those complexities. A MFT solution can help reduce the risk of failed integration and downtime. At the same time, a 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 Enhanced File Transfer™ (EFT™) Enterprise

Whether your IT infrastructure is already in the cloud or soon will be, Enhanced File Transfer™ (EFT™) Enterprise was built with your IT infrastructure and data security in mind. EFT Enterprise 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, EFT Enterprise 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 EFT Enterprise, 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

IT departments are busy. Whether maintaining systems, troubleshooting user issues, managing ongoing projects, or overseeing resolutions on outages or system failures, there’s often little time for future project planning.

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
  • Areas where you and your organization are likely exposed
  • Guidelines and helpful tips to help you avoid these expensive gaps