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Say Goodbye to Email and FTP in Large Files Transfer

Are you still using email or FTP for transferring files containing sensitive data or Personally Identifiable Information? If you are, we suggest you STOP what you are doing and take stock of your situation.

The Evolution of File Transfer

Historically, when it came to the internal and external information exchanging, companies had the following options:

  • Email for transfer of files between people
  • FTP for the automated exchange of large files with unstructured data between systems (and people)

The problem with email is that everything is sent in clear (unencrypted), so it is highly susceptible to intervention. FTP requires FTP meanwhile requires technical knowledge to both configure and maintain by way of having to write/manage a vast spaghetti-style landscape of scripts (to address the lack of functionality in the protocol that was invented in the 1970s). 

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Until now, numerous alternatives have been introduced to solve the above data privacy and complexity implications,  but do they solve the 'spaghetti' problem?

Let's have a closer look:

Alternatives to Email:

The most popular alternatives to Email are the file hosting service, which specially designed to host user files and provide the so-called 'file sync-and-share service'. In those service providers, you can find numerous secure data room and Content Collaboration Platform (CCP) offerings, many of which have low-cost and even ‘cost-free’ consumer and business versions.

Alternatives to FTP:

FTP services can be replaced with WebDAV, SFTP, and SCP. Specialized large data streamers and data logistics offerings are based on these technologies, focussing on the controlled transfer of unstructured data and large files. At first glance, it seems there may be enough alternatives to both email and FTP to help fix the spaghetti problem.

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However, let's think about it carefully and it is easy to find that the root cause of the "spaghetti" problem is that the demand has not been really met. E-mail substitutes lack integration and can only be used for so-called "temporary" file transfers. The issue of management and authorization involves the security of enterprise core data and must be considered. However, FTP substitutes have limited integration capability and cannot fully integrate data logistics into business processes. They lack workflow, payload inspection, and conversion functions. When connecting to ERP and other systems in the enterprise, this will bring various difficulties.

In conclusion, those potential alternatives didn't solve the structure efficiency and security but only create even more dispersed solutions. To solve the problem of "spaghetti", an effective solution needs to give the answers to the following questions:

  • How do I seamlessly integrate internal systems/applications for incoming and outgoing data?
  • How can I secure governance and compliance for all sensitive data transfers (a question that not only the company CISO is asking)?
  • How can I reduce the effort of onboarding a multitude of external partners?
  • What about self-service capabilities for business departments and external partners to speed up such tasks and reduce the burden for central IT?
  • How do I get secure connections to systems without state-of-the-art interfaces?
  • How do I protect my intellectual property?

In the face of the above problems, Raysync Transmission has provided a satisfactory answer:

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Large File Transfer System MFT

As an enterprise-level file transfer acceleration platform, Raysync provides efficient transfer service for large file transfer cross-border and over long distances, which is an alternative to FTP. No matter the TB-level large files or the bulk of small files. Raysync can be easily and interactively transmitted worldwide.

Seamless Integration

Raysync Transmission supports SDK seamless integration, it can quickly integrate with existing OA, BPM, ERP, CRM and other major application systems of the enterprise; It provides the high-performance file transfer service for users, the example of Huawei's German transcoding has well verified the seamless integration of Raysync Transmission and its good compatibility.

Advanced Encryption Technology Provides Security for Enterprises

Based on the SSL transfer protocol and the banking standard AES-256 encryption technology, Raysync Transmission is strived to protecting the security of the whole transfer process. Built-in CVE vulnerability scanning and multiple defense walls effectively resist external attacks and ensure the integrity and security of transmission. Online banking-level security guarantees multiple insurances for enterprise data and impeccable core data. Keep away from the possibility of data leakage, network attacks and other hazards to the safety of enterprises.

Raysync Transmission aimed to provide the one-stop large file transfer solutions for enterprises, it takes easy steps to deploy on your PC. Not only can it provide an efficient transfer engine, but also it has a perfect transfer management platform, which can be deployed quickly at low cost and easily meet the needs of the enterprise-level large file transfer.

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