Month: June 2015
File Transfer Servers (FTS) make-up the backbone of many enterprise networks. But not all FTS software is alike – depending upon your needs, FTS solutions can carry a large array of variability.
A file transfer server is a computer within the client/server model that is responsible for the central storage and management of data files. The purpose of an FTS is to allow other computers on the same network to access the files and data housed on the FTS. A file transfer server adds value to any enterprise by providing users with the ability to share information over a network without having to physically transfer files with external storage devices or via email.
Any computer can be configured to be a host and act as a file server. In its simplest form, a file server may be an ordinary PC that handles requests for files and sends them over the network. In a more sophisticated network, a file server may be a dedicated network-attached storage unit.
Despite the differences associated with all the FTS platforms on the web, effective FTS solutions share four common traits.
Enterprise grade, high performance file transfer servers enable your remote workforce to securely share and access files from anywhere. This is achieved from FTS solutions that support an array of protocols including FTP/S, SCP, SFTP, WebDAV, HTTP/S.Read More
It can be seen that due to the growth of technology, online and offline identities have become intertwined. This is a result of individuals having an online personality that is different from their offline one. The internet is a vast world of varied identities and sometimes such represented identities may not coincide with what has been represented; this of course is a troubling aspect for identity theft, both in and out of the office setting.
For many companies, identity management is a very important factor when it comes to hiring and firing practices – ensuring identification checks. A further important aspect of identity management is ensuring the individual does not hold access to any data which could result as a breach for the company – but what exactly is identity management and why is it important?
In a broad sense, identity management or ID management is an administrative task that deals with identifying individuals in a system and controlling their access to recourses within that system, but associating user rights and restrictions based on that established identity. Simplified, IT administrators define what users can and cannot do on the network with their credentials; mobility has grown to take account of more people not being in a centralized office setting, as well as the concept of bring your own device (BYOD).
ID management is used to increase the security and productivity of the workplace, whilst also helping to decrease cost and redundant effort. This is especially true as more and more workers are increasingly not in the same setting as the office they work for and many are using mobile devices or their own devices to work from. The Internet of Things has also seen a growth of importance when it comes to ID management; the concept of sensors and other devices being connected together. Resultantly, ID management has become an important security and of financial importance for many business.Read More