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New version of managed file transfer solution from Attachmate offers 'demilitarised zone' for exchanges

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Attachmate has announced the launch of the latest version of its FileXpress secure managed file transfer solution.

Attachmate, who recently announced a plan to acquire Novell for approximately £1.37 billion, said that with extended managed file transfer capabilities to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and enhanced automation and auditing features to effectively manage file transfers within organisations, version 7.0 of FileXpress delivers secure file exchanges over the internet.

This, according to the company, offers a new concept of secure transfer by an ability to avoid storing sensitive files in the demilitarised zone boundary between the corporate network and the internet.

The latest version of FileXpress includes enhanced support for stringent data security regulations through strong encryption, authentication, auditing and role-based administration functionalities.

Sam Morris, product marketing manager at Attachmate, said: “In our conversations with customers, the most common headaches expressed about traditional file transfer methods are the effort involved in provisioning file transfers to new users, and resolving problems when file transfers go wrong.

“FileXpress 7.0 eliminates those pains by providing an integrated solution that supports files of any size, offers centralised visibility and sends alerts when problems occur.  These features reduce the administrative burden and issue resolution times for IT operations teams supporting file transfer activity inside and outside the organisation.”

Thomas Skybakmoen, senior research analyst with Gartner, said: “Enterprises are looking to managed file transfer technology to assist in their efforts to pass audits related to the privacy and security of data at rest and in transit.

“As these enterprises seek to replace traditional FTP with solutions that integrate file transfer with their governance process, they seek solutions that improve security, reliability and support growing file-sizes.”

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