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Ipswitch File Transfer Unveils New Versions

During these cloudy days, it is more important than ever to be able to transmit data across multiple domains. Ipswitch File Transfer, which has been around for over 20 years, is looking to enhance its position in this market segment by announcing the general availability of MOVEit Cloud and MOVEit AD Hoc Transfer products.

MOVEit Cloud is the high-end version of these two products, as it offers enterprise-class, cloud-based, Managed File Transfer capabilities that enable file transfer with partners, customers, and employees. Ipswitch File Transfer is positioning the product as a response to the burgeoning demand for SaaS capabilities.

MOVEit Cloud provides cloud users with several key performance enhancements. They include a scalable architecture, elasticity to meet peak demands, system administration that supplements legacy IT resources, budget predictability and flexibility. Other enhancements include user-based pricing and configuration in hours without interrupting IT operations.

MOVEit Ad Hoc Transfer is available for the first time as a standalone solution. Ipswitch says the product addresses major security problems associated with the misuse by employees of personal e-mail, as well as their proclivity to abuse file sharing sites by sharing sensitive business information.

The product features a laundry list of features. These include the ability to take advantage of secure, person-to-person communication, to share larger files with employees, partners and groups, and to securely send encrypted files and messages to other people using a Web browser or Outlook.

Gartner principal research analyst Ben Huang endorsed the importance of sharing without specifically mentioning Ipswitch or any other vendors, saying, "We are seeing some definite file sharing business trends. First, the ever-increasing, non-secure personal file sharing habits of many employees are creating a significant risk for business, and second, IT is looking for enterprise strength cloud offerings to quickly address the personal file sharing risk as well as broader managed file transfer requirements."

These products, along with MOVEit 7.5 are immediately available.

Posted by Bruce Hoard on 12/10/2012 at 12:48 PM


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