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Expanded ten reasons to deploy data express final


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Expanded ten reasons to deploy data express final

  1. 1. Top Ten Reasons to Deploy DataExpress<br />
  2. 2. 10. DataExpress is on the approved DIR list<br />You can “try” before you “buy” <br />We can assist you in building evaluation criteria<br />No need to go for bids<br />Services specific to Managed File Transfer are available<br />
  3. 3. 9. MFT is part of the State and National plan<br />According to the 2010-2014 State Strategic Plan for Information Resources Management the #1 challenge is:<br />Secure IT Resources<br />Enhance Capabilities of the Shared Infrastructure (Strategy 1.1)<br />Leverage Shared Applications (Strategy 1.2)<br />Leverage the State’s Purchasing Power (Strategy 1.3)<br />DataExpress addresses each of these initiatives.<br />
  4. 4. 9. MFT is part of the State and National plan - continued<br />MeriTalk, a government IT provider, reports in a May 10th 2010 report that when transferring data, Federal Agencies use unsafe methods to move data:<br />66% moves by physical media (tapes, CDs, DVDs, USB drives, etc.)<br />60% moves using FTP<br />52% is transferred via personal e-mail accounts<br />Records lost due to a security breach cost $2.40 per record (Verizon/US Secret Service) (Texas estimates are much higher)<br />
  5. 5. 9. MFT is part of the State and National plan - continued<br />The Secure Federal File Sharing Act, (March 24, 2009):<br />Prevents Government employees from using peer-to-peer file-sharing software, including FTP.<br />January 2005 - August 2009:<br />105 incidents were reported in the public media<br />Involved privacy data from Texas-based organizations<br />43 of which were government-related<br />universities, cities, counties, and state agencies <br />Exposed more than 3 million individual records<br />Represents more than 12% of the state’s population<br />Cost estimated at $202 per exposed record<br />
  6. 6. 8. Free FTP isn’t really free and potentially introduces significant risk<br />It’s true every operating system comes with FTP, however:<br />Additional work is required to add security<br />SSL/SSH security is difficult to attain<br />No roles management is included<br />Requires server IDs and passwords<br />Lots of confusion with client/server modes<br />Requires manual configurations outside of the FTP server<br />Audit trails are difficult to understand<br />
  7. 7. 7. Removes the need for script writing and developing code<br />DIY implementations almost always require script writing<br />Requires code for interfacing to other applications<br />With DataExpress:<br />All components for transmitting/collecting, packing/unpacking, encrypting/decrypting are part of the product<br />File communications are built-in using common-sense workflow processes that don’t require scripting<br />Features that allow coupling with external applications are available and robust<br />
  8. 8. 6. Using DataExpress is much easier than “DIY MFT”, and lets us provide evolving standards<br />Designing your own multi-featured MFT solution is challenging<br />Important considerations – like security, reliability and auditing - are not adequately addressed<br />Time to develop, test and deploy is significant<br />Usually single use solutions<br />Difficult to embrace changing policies<br />Usually ignores DR and high availability<br />With DataExpress<br />DR and hot-spare capabilities are built-in<br />New protocols, packaging, and compression features are added as they become standard<br />Scalable as demand increases<br />
  9. 9. 5. Works in multiple environments<br />Windows Servers<br />Linux/Unix <br />OS/390 (Z/Linux)<br />Solaris <br />Minimal reconfiguration required if changing platforms<br />Virtual environments supported<br />Allows secure DMZ deployments with Secure Gateway option in all environments<br />
  10. 10. 4. Everything contained within one framework<br />Security-aware and managed within DataExpress<br />Robust audit trails are included<br />Job-orientated without requiring scripts or code<br />Success and failure notification are standard <br />Calendars and scheduling are base functions<br />Conditional and branch processing functionality<br />Browser-based user interface<br />Auto-expiration of User IDs<br />Auto-expiration of files<br />
  11. 11. 3. Unparalleled support in solving problems <br />Do-it-yourself solutions require do-it-yourself support<br />Due to the products wide distribution, we have probably already solved any problem you are likely to encounter.<br />No file transfer protocol is “standard” - we have already developed protocol properties to meet the need to communicate with non-standard clients<br />7 x 24 x 365 support available<br />Wiki’s and blogs available<br />Online problem reporting and tracking<br />
  12. 12. 2. Security, management and auditing already built-in<br />Roles-based user and operator management<br />Robust audit trails showing all communication events<br />All communication events are recorded in a database enabling reporting to summarization and detailed levels<br />Near-real-time monitoring <br />Relationship among jobs, files, people, and locations are enforced through roles-based relationships<br />
  13. 13. 2. Security, management and auditing already built-in - continued<br />
  14. 14. 1. Proven solution, works already, provides peace of mind<br />DataExpress successfully delivers and collects hundreds of thousands of files daily for our customers<br />Some of the largest financial institutions in the world use DataExpress to ensure successful Secure MFT<br />These files represent billions of dollars; and have significant penalties if SLA terms aren’t met<br />DataExpress is completely scalable to any size organization<br />Built-in active recovery and planned DR deployments<br />7 by 24 by 365 expert support available<br />