22
Sat, Jun
3 New Articles

Linoma Software GoAnywhere Services Secure Mail Addresses Risk of Ad-hoc File Transfers

New Products, Agreements and Trends
Typography
  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

GoAnywhere Services’ Secure Mail module ensures sensitive data is protected by generating a unique link that is sent instead of attached files, and the link directs recipients to download the package, regardless of file size or type, through a secure HTTPS connection.

Transferring data securely has always been a challenge, especially for employees who need to send sensitive or large files on an ad-hoc basis to trading partners, vendors, remote employees or others.

“Data security is so important,” says Linoma Software Chief Architect Bob Luebbe, “and unfortunately, those daily ad-hoc transfers are one of the areas that are most vulnerable to data breach.”

The GoAnywhere Services new Secure Mail module from Linoma Software solves this challenge by providing a secure alternative to traditional email with attachments. The company will unveil the module at the RSA Conference 2012 in San Francisco next week.

“We’re looking forward to introducing it to both customers and new visitors to our booth, so we encourage people to stop by to check it out!” Luebbe said.

GoAnywhere Services, one of the products within Linoma Software’s GoAnywhere managed file transfer suite, is a secure FTP server that runs across multiple platforms and provides a secure portal for trading partners to deposit and retrieve files. It supports popular protocols like FTP/S, SFTP, SCP, HTTPS and AS2.

The newly added Secure Mail module shares some of the same features as traditional email: one email can deliver multiple files and can be sent to one or more recipients. However, unlike standard email that is not secure, GoAnywhere Services’ Secure Mail module ensures sensitive data is protected by generating a unique link that is sent instead of attached files, and the link directs recipients to download the package, regardless of file sizes or types, through a secure HTTPS connection.

“With the Secure Mail module, authorized users can easily and securely send files whenever they need to without relying on a variety of FTP tools and without having to worry that the package will be too big to send,” Luebbe says. “Best of all, their IT department will now have the oversight and audit logs they need to keep their file transfers in compliance with regulations and privacy laws.”

Luebbe says he’s excited about all of the features included in the new module, including these:

  • A unique URL link is randomly generated for each recipient using a universally unique identifier (UUID) in the email
  • System-generated or user-specified passwords can also be added for additional security without recipients needing to worry about keys or certificates
  • Package expiration dates and maximum download limits can be set by the sender
  • Senders can choose to receive notifications when packages are read
  • Organizations can use customizable templates to tailor emails with their company logo, colors, fonts, etc.
  • Audit trails are kept of all package activity (e.g. when sent, when opened, when downloaded, etc.)

“Because GoAnywhere Services’ Secure Mail module is installed in the customer’s network,” Luebbe explains, ”IT administrators keep local control over the Secure Mail settings, packages and audit trails. Data files are never hosted by a third party, and will remain on the internal system to be downloaded by the authorized recipients.”

In addition to the Secure Mail module, several other new features for GoAnywhere Services 2.60 include these enhancements:

  • Self-Registration–Employees can now register themselves in GoAnywhere Services. Their user accounts can be authenticated against a database, Active Directory (AD), LDAP or IBM i system within the organization’s network, eliminating the need for an administrator to set up accounts.
  • Auto-Blacklist–IP addresses can be automatically blocked from brute-force or denial-of-service (Dos) attacks. Administrators can customize the algorithms for determining when to block IPs.
  • Password notifications–Individuals can receive email notifications when their passwords are about to expire that include a link to perform the password change.

“These are features our customers have requested,” Luebbe says, “and our ongoing commitment to research and development allows us to continue to enhance our products to meet our customers’ needs.”

About GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer Suite

GoAnywhere is a managed file transfer and secure FTP solution that will streamline and automate file transfers with your trading partners, customers, employees and internal servers. Enterprise level controls and detailed audit logs are provided for meeting strict security policies and compliance requirements including PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITECH, SOX, GLBA and state privacy laws.

GoAnywhere can be installed on most platforms including Windows, Linux, IBM i (iSeries), UNIX, AIX , and Solaris, and supports popular protocols including FTP/S, SFTP, HTTPS, SCP and AS2.

The GoAnywhere solution is comprised of three products:

Visit www.GoAnywhereMFT.com for more information and to download a free trial.

For additional product information, contact Brian Pick at Linoma Software at 800.949.4596, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Justin Phipps

Founded in 1994, Linoma Software provides innovative technologies for protecting sensitive data and automating data movement. Linoma Software has a diverse install base of over 3,000 customers around the world including Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations and government entities. Linoma’s success has been built on being very responsive to its customers' requirements. Suggestions on how the company can improve its products to better serve your organization are always welcome. Readers are encouraged to review the many positive testimonials on the company's web site. Customer references can also be supplied upon request. Linoma Software is dedicated to its install base of enterprise platforms and maintains professional partnerships with user groups, data security policy groups, and operating system companies.


 

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS

LATEST COMMENTS

Support MC Press Online

$0.00 Raised:
$

Book Reviews

Resource Center

  • SB Profound WC 5536 Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application. You can find Part 1 here. In Part 2 of our free Node.js Webinar Series, Brian May teaches you the different tooling options available for writing code, debugging, and using Git for version control. Brian will briefly discuss the different tools available, and demonstrate his preferred setup for Node development on IBM i or any platform. Attend this webinar to learn:

  • SB Profound WP 5539More than ever, there is a demand for IT to deliver innovation. Your IBM i has been an essential part of your business operations for years. However, your organization may struggle to maintain the current system and implement new projects. The thousands of customers we've worked with and surveyed state that expectations regarding the digital footprint and vision of the company are not aligned with the current IT environment.

  • SB HelpSystems ROBOT Generic IBM announced the E1080 servers using the latest Power10 processor in September 2021. The most powerful processor from IBM to date, Power10 is designed to handle the demands of doing business in today’s high-tech atmosphere, including running cloud applications, supporting big data, and managing AI workloads. But what does Power10 mean for your data center? In this recorded webinar, IBMers Dan Sundt and Dylan Boday join IBM Power Champion Tom Huntington for a discussion on why Power10 technology is the right strategic investment if you run IBM i, AIX, or Linux. In this action-packed hour, Tom will share trends from the IBM i and AIX user communities while Dan and Dylan dive into the tech specs for key hardware, including:

  • Magic MarkTRY the one package that solves all your document design and printing challenges on all your platforms. Produce bar code labels, electronic forms, ad hoc reports, and RFID tags – without programming! MarkMagic is the only document design and print solution that combines report writing, WYSIWYG label and forms design, and conditional printing in one integrated product. Make sure your data survives when catastrophe hits. Request your trial now!  Request Now.

  • SB HelpSystems ROBOT GenericForms of ransomware has been around for over 30 years, and with more and more organizations suffering attacks each year, it continues to endure. What has made ransomware such a durable threat and what is the best way to combat it? In order to prevent ransomware, organizations must first understand how it works.

  • SB HelpSystems ROBOT GenericIT security is a top priority for businesses around the world, but most IBM i pros don’t know where to begin—and most cybersecurity experts don’t know IBM i. In this session, Robin Tatam explores the business impact of lax IBM i security, the top vulnerabilities putting IBM i at risk, and the steps you can take to protect your organization. If you’re looking to avoid unexpected downtime or corrupted data, you don’t want to miss this session.

  • SB HelpSystems ROBOT GenericCan you trust all of your users all of the time? A typical end user receives 16 malicious emails each month, but only 17 percent of these phishing campaigns are reported to IT. Once an attack is underway, most organizations won’t discover the breach until six months later. A staggering amount of damage can occur in that time. Despite these risks, 93 percent of organizations are leaving their IBM i systems vulnerable to cybercrime. In this on-demand webinar, IBM i security experts Robin Tatam and Sandi Moore will reveal:

  • FORTRA Disaster protection is vital to every business. Yet, it often consists of patched together procedures that are prone to error. From automatic backups to data encryption to media management, Robot automates the routine (yet often complex) tasks of iSeries backup and recovery, saving you time and money and making the process safer and more reliable. Automate your backups with the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution. Key features include:

  • FORTRAManaging messages on your IBM i can be more than a full-time job if you have to do it manually. Messages need a response and resources must be monitored—often over multiple systems and across platforms. How can you be sure you won’t miss important system events? Automate your message center with the Robot Message Management Solution. Key features include:

  • FORTRAThe thought of printing, distributing, and storing iSeries reports manually may reduce you to tears. Paper and labor costs associated with report generation can spiral out of control. Mountains of paper threaten to swamp your files. Robot automates report bursting, distribution, bundling, and archiving, and offers secure, selective online report viewing. Manage your reports with the Robot Report Management Solution. Key features include:

  • FORTRAFor over 30 years, Robot has been a leader in systems management for IBM i. With batch job creation and scheduling at its core, the Robot Job Scheduling Solution reduces the opportunity for human error and helps you maintain service levels, automating even the biggest, most complex runbooks. Manage your job schedule with the Robot Job Scheduling Solution. Key features include:

  • LANSA Business users want new applications now. Market and regulatory pressures require faster application updates and delivery into production. Your IBM i developers may be approaching retirement, and you see no sure way to fill their positions with experienced developers. In addition, you may be caught between maintaining your existing applications and the uncertainty of moving to something new.

  • LANSAWhen it comes to creating your business applications, there are hundreds of coding platforms and programming languages to choose from. These options range from very complex traditional programming languages to Low-Code platforms where sometimes no traditional coding experience is needed. Download our whitepaper, The Power of Writing Code in a Low-Code Solution, and:

  • LANSASupply Chain is becoming increasingly complex and unpredictable. From raw materials for manufacturing to food supply chains, the journey from source to production to delivery to consumers is marred with inefficiencies, manual processes, shortages, recalls, counterfeits, and scandals. In this webinar, we discuss how:

  • The MC Resource Centers bring you the widest selection of white papers, trial software, and on-demand webcasts for you to choose from. >> Review the list of White Papers, Trial Software or On-Demand Webcast at the MC Press Resource Center. >> Add the items to yru Cart and complet he checkout process and submit

  • Profound Logic Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application.

  • SB Profound WC 5536Join us for this hour-long webcast that will explore:

  • Fortra IT managers hoping to find new IBM i talent are discovering that the pool of experienced RPG programmers and operators or administrators with intimate knowledge of the operating system and the applications that run on it is small. This begs the question: How will you manage the platform that supports such a big part of your business? This guide offers strategies and software suggestions to help you plan IT staffing and resources and smooth the transition after your AS/400 talent retires. Read on to learn: