Benefits of Secure File Transfer with Biscom Delivery Server
Biscom Delivery Server keeps secure file transfer simple, manageable, and cost-effective. Biscom’s secure file transfer solutions offer a simple, easy-to-use tool that integrates with an organisations existing messaging and document management solutions to prevent data loss and unauthorised file transfers. Administrators can easily create and manage user roles, permissions, and policies to help with compliance and internal security requirements. The primary benefits of deploying BDS in your organisation include:
Ease of Use
BDS makes secure file transfer an extension of a users existing workflow – not an unfamiliar, disconnected task – which means users are more likely to adopt it. Complete with a rich Web interface, BDS requires minimal training for users and administrators. And, because BDS does not require any special client software to retrieve a delivery, it can be adopted easily by any partners, customers, and 3rd parties. An Outlook add-in provides email attachment management to send large or confidential files directly from Outlook without requiring users to learn a new system.
Your files and documents that are your intellectual property, contain personally identifiable information, or any kind of content that needs to be protected and kept confidential, should not be sent over unsecure channels such as email and FTP. BDS uses multiple layers of security, from user authentication that can leverage your existing AD or LDAP directory service, encrypting all Web traffic (“in transit”) though SSL, and encrypting the files while stored (“at rest”) using the NIST-approved AES 256-bit encryption algorithm. As files are uploaded, they can also be optionally scanned for viruses and malware. There’s no point in the chain where your files and documents are exposed.
Reporting and Tracking
Every transaction the occurs in the BDS application is being logged, and you can generate reports on user activity, download activity, who is sending file and to whom, and when recipients actually retrieve a file. Of course, detailed system utilisation reports are useful for administrators, and compliance officers have access to special reports for specific auditing requirements.
Return On Investment (ROI)
Businesses that send large files or files containing confidential information through FTP, email attachments, or even overnight services, run the risk of losing that data or having it fall into the wrong hands. The true cost of this type of data breach or loss can be significant, including regulatory fines, cleanup costs, and legal costs, not to mention the negative impact to a company’s reputation. These theoretical costs hopefully never happen, but if they do, they can run into the millions of dollars to correct.
Some additional cost considerations when not using a dedicated SFT product:
- IT and help desk support for FTP transfers vs. a self-service SFT that is available to the end user
- Email storage and backups of large files and bandwidth spikes when delivering large files to multiple recipients
- High cost of sending a DVD or flash drive via overnight delivery services
- Effort needed to pull system logs to product reports and audit information
Aside from significant savings realised by avoiding fines from GLBA, HIPAA, or SOX compliance violations, BDS provides considerable savings in terms of email attachment management, network bandwidth, and user productivity.