Transfers threaten data security

FTP technology, secure email, regular email, and even courier services--all typically considered to provide some level of information-transfer security--are often not secure enough for regulated industries. Traditional FTP technology, for example, does not protect data at rest.

TechNewsWorld reports that many companies are unaware of a gap between the level of data security they think they have and their real vulnerability. For those who run clinical trials, the dark channels through which sensitive and private information runs can be a gap multiplier.

The antidote: Automated, centrally managed, secure data-exchange processes.

A centralized file-transfer function on a scalable, governed platform aids compliance by ensuring authentication and tamper-proof audit logs. In addition, drugmakers can upgrade file-transfer technology while still maintaining connections with collaborators using legacy systems.

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