CFO World offers five steps towards gaining granular visibility into an entire file transfer ecosystem. Organizations need to be able to capture file transfer events, and provide information about them in the right context, to the right people, at the right time, to mitigate the risks and gain more agility and value from existing IT assets. Eliminating MFT blind spots allows IT staff, business managers and trading partners to better manage and predict cash flows, improve quality of service, and reduce costs throughout the data exchange infrastructure.
“Without a structured, transparent policy-management system for managing ad hoc large file transfer traffic, an organisation risks legal liability, regulatory violations and loss of priceless intellectual property. Data might as well be written on a postcard or published on the Internet for all to see.”