The secure and managed transfer of data around a company means that transportation organisations have a seamless and complete flow of information around the company and its partners. The information is reliable and also facilitates an easy workflow offering greater efficiency.
Operating a good transport system depends on a number of things. A reliable and customer focused timetable which is able to adapt to last minute alterations, an operating system that is easy to manage data and an interface which works with partnering organisations, enabling their operations to dovetail with your own. Managed file transfer is a means to providing exactly what companies in the transportation industry need.
Obviously the most important thing that a transportation company has to be able to do, whether it be aeroplanes, buses, trams or trains, is the scheduling, booking and tracking of vehicles – and luggage, passengers or goods. Secondly the financial data around billing, ticketing, grants, investment and bookings is crucial and thirdly that all this data should be held and transmitted securely and with visibility.
Managed file transfer can span all the operations and financial data requirements allowing support of all the requisite functions and allowing resources to operate without wastage. Following software evaluation, the integration of the solution can be easy and smooth,. It will increase productivity and because it can be tailored to suit, the managed file transfer application, it will really boost operations.
No matter what the size or status of the organisation, whether you are running a school bus operation or international airline, managed file transfer can support any business without holding the company back. Managed file transfer is created to offer data visibility but offers more.
In terms of compliance, which is becoming more and more important, there is a requirement to be able to report on who has accessed what data and when, also whether they have simply viewed the data or worked with it in any way. It also enables the automation of some basic tasks meaning that everything can be up to date in real time. Management can always be in control.
Another key feature of managed and secure file transfer is the ability to automate the sending of files in any time period, for example daily, weekly or monthly. This enables some of the more pedestrian tasks can be taken on by the software and frees up resource.
Security is heightened as apart from the logging of data access, managed file transfer involves encryption and decryption whilst still allowing staff instant access to files if they need it.
On of the most practical uses of managed file transfer is when it automatically picks up a link and inserts into the email, linking it to attachments. This means that emails are received and sent without the traditional problem of clogging up the system. Files can also be kept up to date with an auto-expire command which offers additional security.
HANDD Business Solutions Ltd are specialists and consultants in data-centric security solutions. They provide consultancy and advice on Data Classification, Managed and Secure File Transfer and SSH Key Management. They have offices or representation in the UK, Mainland Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and the US. They sell and distribute software on behalf of Titus, Varonis, Ipswitch, GlobalSCAPE, Linoma, SSH, Attachmate and South River Technologies.