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What Qualifies a Product as a Managed File Transfer Solution?

Posted by on Tuesday, 26 October, 2010

As more and more companies are seeking a MFT to meet their data transfer needs, the question still arises, what exactly is a Managed File Transfer (MFT)? At a minimum, a Managed File Transfer solution is a product that encompasses all aspects of inbound and outbound file transfers that uses industry proven standards with a central, single point of administration. With a wide variety of products claiming to be a Managed File Transfer solution there are some things you may want to ask yourself (and your vendor).

  • Does the solution use industry standards protocols for secure data transfers?
  • Is the solution centrally administered or are there pc components required for administration?
  • Can I be notified in real time of certain events (e.g. errors) if they occur?
  • How will this solution affect my customers, vendors and trading partners?
  • Can audit reports be generated?
  • What type of security controls does the product have in place to allow separation of duties?
  • Are there additional modules or add-ons that might need to be purchased?
  • If our needs grow beyond our current platform, how does this solution grow with us?

As you research a vendor to handle your Managed File Transfer needs, make sure you choose a vendor that is able to not only meet your current needs, but the needs of the future. Feel free to contact us to discuss your current and future needs as well as answers to the above questions and more.

Virtually in the Cloud

Posted by on Friday, 24 September, 2010

The buzz around cloud computing and virtualization is exciting. Virtualization is not a new concept as this is a progression from distributed computing. What creates the excitement is that virtualization has gained momentum with a few key players making it easy to manage virtual servers via a console or hypervisor.

Why virtualize secure file transfers? The file management realm grew-up with the notion that nothing is secure unless it can be physically segregated in a locked room. This is not reality anymore. “Bare Metal” or “Domain 0” virtual servers are just as secure as physical boxes, but they need to be hardened at the operating system level in the same way as a physical server.

“Virtualization doesn’t fit the traditional mold of dedicated servers to handle a corporation’s encryption of sensitive data, secure data transfers or data translation functions,” says Bob Luebbe, Chief Architect at Linoma Software. “There were many variables to consider, but we were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to implement a full VMware environment. The virtual servers were easy to manage and move among hosts.”

The GoAnywhere suite of managed file transfer solutions are tested and certified for virtualized and cloud environments. GoAnywhere Director and GoAnywhere Services are the only VMware Ready software-based secure managed file transfer solutions available. GoAnywhere Gateway is the VMware Ready reverse proxy gateway for the DMZ that integrates with GoAnywhere Services.

Linoma Software Achieves Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Status

Posted by on Monday, 23 August, 2010

Microsoft Gold Certified PartnerLinoma Software, a leading provider of data automation and encryption technologies, today announced that Linoma has achieved Gold Certified Microsoft Partner status with competencies as an ISV – independent software vendor.

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Linoma Software has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and has proven its ability to meet customers’ needs. “The certification assures customers that we have the technical knowledge to run and support applications on the Windows operating system,” said Bob Luebbe, Chief Architect for Linoma Software. “The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will allow us to continue to enhance our solutions and exceed our customers’ growing needs.”

Microsoft Gold Certified Partners represent the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies, and work in the closest relationships with Microsoft.  Only partners which demonstrate exceptional performance levels when delivering solutions that integrate with Microsoft technologies, and have a proven ability to meet customers’ needs, are granted Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status. By achieving this status, Linoma Software now has access to specialized training and support from Microsoft, offering a competitive advantage to our clients.

Managed File Transfer Solution is Certified VMware Ready

Posted by on Monday, 9 August, 2010

Linoma Software, a provider of innovative solutions for securing and transferring sensitive data, today announced GoAnywhere Director and GoAnywhere Services have completed testing and validation to receive VMware Ready certification. GoAnywhere Director and GoAnywhere Services are currently the only secure managed file transfer solutions that are VMware Ready certified for virtualized environments.

The VMware certification process requires ISV Partners to implement a full VMware environment and create test logs using VMware’s testing application. After VMware’s careful review, they authorize the application as VMware Ready.

VMware virtualization is trusted by over 190,000 customers for its proven system management and reliability. The goal of server virtualization is to consolidate physical servers – saving power and other infrastructure related costs. “We initiated the certification process for GoAnywhere Director and GoAnywhere Services with VMware to ensure all file transfers and data translation will remain secure within an Enterprise’s private cloud or virtualized environment,” says Dirk Zwart, Director of Technology Alliances at Linoma Software.

“Virtualization doesn’t fit the traditional mold of dedicated servers to handle a corporation’s encryption of sensitive data, secure data transfer or data translation functions,” says Bob Luebbe, Chief Architect at Linoma Software. “There were many variables to consider, but we were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to implement a full VMware environment. The hosts and virtual servers were easy to manage and move around.”

“GoAnywhere is an ideal secure managed file transfer solution for companies using virtualized servers,” says Bob Luebbe. “It works with most platforms and provides businesses a secure environment to connect with customers and trading partners.”

Linoma Software tests its software for interoperability with Enterprise-level operating systems – SUSE Linux, Red Hat, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, i5/OS, Windows, Mac OS X; popular browsers, and compliance with commercial and federal regulations like PCI, HIPAA, and SOX. “Partnering with VMware provides our customers with confidence that they are supported regardless of their configuration,” concludes Dirk Zwart.

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