Life without FTP would be cool

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Life without FTP would be so much easier. Easy to use solutions for IT and business increase efficiency and compliance.

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  • Examples of this are multiple data centers, multiple business units or business partners and business processes across systems. No easy task for visibility. Any one box may have visinbility, but as a process or data set leaves from inside the business to outside, 1 data center to another visibility diminishes – so does control.
  • Overtime things get implemented as one offs --- these one off solutions create a “hairball” of processes and data exchange across systems, data centers and geographies. Not good.
  • Life without FTP would be cool

    1. 1. How easy life would be without FTP
    2. 2. File Transfer Protocol = FTP
    3. 3. Life with FTP as a Business User <ul><li>When is the account going to be setup? </li></ul><ul><li>What client should I have the customer use? </li></ul><ul><li>The file is corrupted? </li></ul><ul><li>Where’s my file? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you get my file? </li></ul><ul><li>You need me to resend the file? </li></ul><ul><li>What command was that again at the prompt? </li></ul>
    4. 4. Business Have FTP Problems, Not Just Users <ul><li>On 26 June 2009, security researchers at the security tool vendor, Prevx, announced they had uncovered a cache of stolen FTP credentials belonging to a variety of corporations, including Symantec, McAfee, Bank of America, Amazon and Cisco Systems. Prevx claims that they lost approximately 88,000 unencrypted FTP logins. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Is It Your Turn To Make The News?
    6. 6. The Fall Of Card Systems … minimized the impact of the data breach, testifying that the attackers wrote a shell script designed to dump transaction records for &quot;uncompleted&quot; transactions to an FTP site. … only 239,000 discrete account numbers FTP'd, Personal information of 40 million individuals. It will no longer be authorized to process credit card transactions through certain card association networks… Pay By Touch said Monday it will buy the assets of CardSystems Solutions
    7. 7. Only 3 Problems with FTP The People The Processes The Technology
    8. 8. The People <ul><li>FTP typically requires an administrator to setup an account </li></ul><ul><li>Requires coordination across departments and corporations </li></ul><ul><li>Not every company has the people or skills to support/manage a FTP server </li></ul><ul><li>Delays in provisioning/setup impact business processes </li></ul>
    9. 9. The Process <ul><li>Requires a client application to be installed </li></ul><ul><li>No alerts </li></ul><ul><li>No ability to confirm delivery of the file </li></ul><ul><li>Most often a manual process </li></ul><ul><li>To automate it requires scripting and technical skills to support </li></ul><ul><li>Most organizations not to document instances of processes that are dependent on FTP* </li></ul>*Gartner
    10. 10. The Technology <ul><li>Inherently no security exists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extensions are cumbersome to manage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Certificates/FTPs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VPN </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Firewall </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Not a managed solution, just a protocol </li></ul><ul><li>Requires custom scripting for management </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not actually free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provisioning/Setup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. FTP alone is not a viable option to give you the insight, security and performance and, ultimately, the risk mitigation necessary to responsibly conduct business .
    12. 12. Enterprise Trends & Requirements
    13. 13. The Needs of the Business
    14. 14. What Businesses and IT are Focusing on Resch Research Associates, 2009 Multiple selections allowed
    15. 15. Which of the Following Would You Like to See Improved?
    16. 16. Your Business is Moving Data
    17. 17. Your Business is Moving Data More data movement means more complexity and risk.
    18. 18. Risk is in Every Department
    19. 19. How Business Moves Data
    20. 20. FTP is Everywhere Resch Research Associates, 2009 Multiple selections allowed
    21. 21. Why Look at Eliminating FTP?
    22. 22. Reliable and Secure Delivery Drives Efficiencies
    23. 23. Simplify File Transfer & Improve Operations
    24. 24. Critical Processes Inside & Outside Your Business Internal File Transfers <ul><li>Stock options transfers </li></ul><ul><li>Store sales reports </li></ul><ul><li>ERP log transfers (EU  US) </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical trial records </li></ul><ul><li>Payroll data </li></ul><ul><li>End-of-period bank records </li></ul><ul><li>AR payment processing </li></ul><ul><li>Credit card transactions </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul><ul><li>Platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Geographies </li></ul><ul><li>Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Business Units </li></ul><ul><li>Data Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Outsourced Data Center </li></ul><ul><li>Decentralized Processes </li></ul>Sensitive Data B2B Transfers Data Center Partners
    25. 25. Communications Chaos Limited Visibility | Enforcement Issues | Operational Risk BPM ftp AS2 files messages EAI B2B
    26. 26. ftp ftp
    27. 27. Easy to Use for customers and employees
    28. 28. Did You Receive the File?
    29. 29. Who’s Sending and Receiving Data? Custom & Pre-Selected Ranges
    30. 30. <ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to integrate into systems and workflows </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible deployment options </li></ul><ul><li>Auditing, security and reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy for confidential communications </li></ul><ul><li>Support for up to 2GB files </li></ul><ul><li>Support for mobile engagement </li></ul>Replacing FTP Requires a solution…
    31. 31. Questions?

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