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Comparison: Buy vs. Rent an FTP Server

Organizations that regularly handle, store and share sensitive information often rely on file transfer protocol — FTP for short. These organizations — like law firms, financial institutions, medical providers, government agencies and others — are forced to make a decision. Is it better to buy vs. rent an FTP server? There’s a clear answer to this question for organizations that need an FTP server to securely manage sensitive information and documents. Here’s a rundown of what FTP servers are used for, how they are different from HTTP servers, plus the costs and benefits to consider when debating whether to buy vs. rent an FTP server.

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File Share Best Practices for 2021 and Beyond

Cybercrime has skyrocketed in the last 18 months. Malware, phishing and other tactics are widely known, and IT teams go to great lengths to protect their organizations from these attacks. But companies that aren’t following file share best practices could also be at risk.

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Get the answers to your secure file sharing questions!

Are you trying to select a new file sharing solution, but you have a few questions first? Explore these common questions about file sharing solutions and find out their answers.

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FTP Today Partnership with Carahsoft for GOVFTP Cloud

In a press release last year, Carahsoft announced FTP Today has joined the Carahsoft Cloud Purchasing Program (CPP). The program is for government contractors who rely on CarahPoints to purchase the software and tools necessary to run their business. Continue reading to find out what this could mean for you!

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Drive Mapping: Everything You Need to Know

On more than one occasion, our clients have asked if it’s possible to map files directly to a computer drive from the FTP Today application, whether that be The FTP Cloud or the GOVFTP Cloud. The process of this is called ‘drive mapping’ throughout the industry, and it is simple to accomplish. Today, we’re going to walk you through how drive mapping works, options for drive mapping, and finally, how to do so with FTP Today. 

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What is an API (Application Programmable Interface)? The Basics & Benefits

Recently, FTP Today launched a new feature as part of our platform called an Application Programming Interface, otherwise known as an API. Don’t be intimidated by the name! An API is useful for many things, and if your organization has access, it’s something you should take advantage of. This blog is meant to give an overview of what an API is and how it works.

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Single Sign-On (SSO) Explained: What is SSO, How it Works, Why it Improves Security & More

In recent years, FTP Today has received many questions from our customer base regarding Single Sign-On, otherwise known as SSO. This blog is meant to educate the reader on definitions and use cases as the technology has become widely adopted across organizations of all sizes for administration and security purposes.

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Compare File Sharing Solutions Before Committing: Free Trials for Your Proof of Concept

Are you looking for a secure FTP hosting option  or a file sharing solution that will fit your company's needs? A simple internet search will show you the sheer number of options available. How will you choose the right one?  A smart way to ensure you pick the ideal file sharing solution for your business is to schedule free trials, so you get a feel for the solution and its capabilities. This is called Proof of Concept (P.O.C.). It’s also wise to see how each solution stacks up against the competition.   Let’s look at the Pros and Cons of different  secure file sharing solutions  and their Free Trials to determine which one is ideal for your business. Here are the top players, listed alphabetically.

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How GOVFTP Cloud Managed File Transfer Compares to Microsoft SharePoint GCC

You might be asking yourself, “why are collaboration platforms competing with Managed File Transfer (MFT)?” Great question. Normally, they don’t, and to be honest -- they shouldn’t. These are not the same. The commonality regarding these two is mainly that files can be stored or sent within MFT and MFT as-a-Service (MFTaaS) platforms, as well as within collaboration platforms. However, as we’ll see later, it’s not without difficulty if you’re trying to use a collaboration tool like Microsoft O365 as a MFTaaS tool.

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Securing the Supply Chain - Meeting CMMC Compliance

This blog post is the culmination of our Securing the Supply Chain series. In our second blog post Securing the Supply Chain - Meeting NISP SP 800-171 R2 we provided information on meeting compliance with DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement) contracts clause 252-204-7019, which triggers your compliance with NIST 800-171 R2 by uploading your self-assessment, System Security Plan, and any Plan of Accreditation & Milestone (POA&M - Plan Of Actions and Milestones) to SPRS (Supplier Performance Risk System) system. Our initial blog covered what the government wants you to protect, the interim rule, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) levels, and how to get started. In this blog we start the journey toward meeting compliance with CMMC. We begin with first meeting compliance with NIST SP 800-171 R2, the latest self-assessment and self-attestation standard. Ultimately, over the next five years (by 2026), you will be required to meet DFARS contract clause 252-204-7021, which will trigger compliance with appropriate level of CMMC compliance.  The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a compliance framework for Defense Industrial Base (DIB) contractors to safeguard intellectual property of United States. DIB contractors must properly safeguard, disseminate, and destroy Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). As a DIB contractor, you will need to comply with the appropriate CMMC maturity level to renew a contract, compete for a new contract or receive an award of a contract. In this blog we give you the information you need to meet CMMC compliance.

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Securing the Supply Chain - Meeting NIST SP 800-171 R2

This blog post is a continuation of The CMMC Basics where we covered what the government wants you to protect, the interim rule, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) levels, and how to get started. In this blog we start the journey toward meeting compliance with CMMC. We begin with first meeting compliance with NIST SP 800-171 R2, the latest self-assessment and self-attestation standard.  The United States government is challenged with securing the supply chain to reduce theft of intellectual property, collection of intelligence by foreign adversaries, and introduction of counterfeit products. The Department of Defense (DoD) must assure that the mission of the warfighter is not compromised, furthermore the research and development, ideas and product specification are not stolen. As we become more of an interconnected world, this will be more challenging, so you must take steps to assure that you are keeping your information safe as a Defense Industrial Base (DIB) vendor. If you are among the over 300,000 hardworking vendors supporting the DoD — be proud and be ready to do your part in helping America’s continued prosperity. 

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