Axway’s ad hoc file transfer solution

Axway launched File Transfer Direct, an ad hoc file transfer solution to reduce risk and improve compliance by securely delivering large files while incorporating data loss protection, policy management and data visibility for corporate governance.

While File Transfer Direct uses the existing and familiar email user experience, the files are subject to content-based policy management, encryption, authentication and tracking capabilities for data loss protection. Using predefined keywords or policies, the solution scans all outbound attachments and, if a policy violation is detected, a variety of actions can be taken including blocking, reporting, encrypting or notifying appropriate managers.

Additionally, it also solves the challenges and rising costs of file sizes and storage limits by offloading the email attachments from the email server to the Axway File Transfer Direct server.

File Transfer Direct can identify:

  • Confidential data that is subject to privacy and audit regulations, such as personal health information and credit card, Social Security, or account numbers
  • Proprietary material, including business plans, product specifications, contracts, and sales figures
  • More than 300 attachment types likely to include corporate assets or confidential information, such as spreadsheets, presentations, text documents, database files, and binary and nested files
  • Industry buzzwords and terminology, like “guarantee” in financial services, or the name of a medical condition in health care.

When frustrated with difficulties in transferring large files through traditional corporate infrastructure, employees frequently use technologies outside of company control, such as private email accounts, unsecure file transfer protocol (FTP), DVDs and thumb drives. File Transfer Direct enables them to easily send their materials within their current workflow, while protecting company interests. The solution transparently enforces administrator-defined policies, and adds the security and audit trails critical to governing the exchange of large files.

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