The Essential Guide to Secure and Managed File Transfers on the IBM i
The Benefits of Managed File Transfer Solutions for IBM i Environments
TFor many organizations, the IBM i plays a central role in the business critical applications of an enterprise, often making it a hub for the sending and receiving of electronic files during the course of doing business. However, transferring files introduces significant risks unless proper security measures are taken. The standard open-source FTP protocol has been around for decades, and many free tools are available for this purpose, but these tools often don’t include any inherent security. When a file containing sensitive information is transferred with this method, it could easily be intercepted by a hacker and viewed “in the clear.” If your company is required to comply with one or more regulations, such as HIPAA, SOX, PCI DSS, 23 NYCRR 500, GDPR, etc., transferring unsecured files creates a huge exposure.
Whether executing transfers between business partners, government agencies, reporting bureaus or intra-company departments, a full-featured managed file transfer solution provides IBM i shops all necessary file transfer security and management capabilities. These solutions include strong encryption, process automation, application integration and a centralized, consistent method of handling every aspect of the file transfer process. Managed file transfer solutions ensure administrators are assured of data security and developers are freed up to focus their valuable attention on strategic priorities.
Security aside, there is the issue of manageability of file transfer processes. For companies that send and receive more than a handful of files, file transfers can be extremely time-consuming and error-prone without tools that provide automation, application integration, and other critical management functions.
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