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An A to Z Guide to Secure File Transfer

By Eitan Bremler

If you handle credit cards, you may already be in breach of PCI. If you handle medical records, you may already be in breach of HIPAA. The reason? Uncontrolled data exchange. You may know what constitutes sensitive data, but your employees may not. Worse yet, email, cloud storage, and other file sharing methods have made leaking secure documents—accidentally or on purpose—about as easy as shedding lint.

What’s an enterprise to do? Locking down all potential avenues for secure file transfer is a great deal of work, there’s no sure guarantee of success, and all it takes is one forgetful employee to disrupt all of your best-laid plans. Rather than attempting to fortify avenues for data exchange, enterprises would do better to go with the flow—allow their employees to use the tools they’ve already adapted to, and only intervene when it becomes clear that an employee is about to enable a breach. How do you do that?

By way of an answer, Safe-T box has published a white paper, Secure Your Data Exchange With Software Defined Access Solution, which gives you a handy guide to securing information exchange without clamping down productivity.

Higher Security with no Drain on Productivity

Many secure file transfer solutions force enterprises to get rid of the solutions that they’re using already. Apart from incurring costs, in terms of divesting from older solutions, retraining users in new and unfamiliar programs, and slowed productivity during the transition, these solutions incur additional problems. Succinctly, many users don’t like these substitutions and will work around them if they can.

Safe-T Box gets around this problem by integrating commonly-used solutions into its own solution via the use of what we call Safe-T Connectors. These connectors come in three categories, allowing Safe-T Box to integrate with business applications, cloud and on-premise storage solutions, and protocols such as HTTP/S, SSH, and so on.

“To ensure simple integration with the organization’s business applications, Safe-T Box provides the unique capability of pulling data from applications, local and network folders and storages. Safe-T Box continuously polls a pre-defined location and once a new file is placed in the folder, Safe-T Box retrieves the file.”

Compliance, Baked into Your Network

By acting as the mediator between potentially sensitive information and the media that could be used to transfer it, Safe-T box can act to automatically enforce compliance. That’s because Safe-T Box doesn’t just integrate with data transfer and storage—it can also cooperate with your pre-existing security solutions, such as antivirus, and DLP

This means automatically logging access to data—who downloaded what file, and when. It means tracking documents via their IP address as they leave your corporate perimeter, allowing you to know where they end up. It means automatically running outgoing data past your DLP, preventing sensitive data from going anywhere, and it means automatically running incoming data past your antivirus. In short, with Safe-T Box, your security system will be more tightly integrated than ever before.

Looking for more information on how to secure file transfer across your network? Download our white paper, Secure Your Data Exchange With Safe-T Box, or contact us today.

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