Info-Tech Research Group Urges Businesses to Invest in Managed File Transfer for Fear of Leaked Data

Info-Tech Research Group’s Managed File Transfer (MFT) Vendor Landscape report lists GlobalSCAPE and Ipswitch as market Champions and urges companies to consider MFT to ensure secure file transfer.


London, ON, July 3, 2012 – Security issues and compliance regulations fuel growth in the MFT market as File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is no longer seen as a viable option to manage file transfer securely in and outside the enterprise, according to Info-Tech Research Group. A recent MFT Vendor Landscape report, published by the research firm, ranked GlobalSCAPE and Ipswitch as Champions in a market they feel has filled the FTP role and that is seeing rapid adoption as compliance standards extend their reach.


“Serious security and reliability issues with FTP have allowed the MFT market to capitalize on that gap,” said Stewart Bond, Senior Research Analyst for Info-Tech Research Group. “There have been a few high-profile cases of FTP data breaches and leaks, so customers are starting to look elsewhere as they don’t want data to get released into the public domain, and don't want to get slapped with fines for not following compliance regulations.”

GlobalSCAPE is recognized as a Champion because of its extensive feature set, solid price point, and clear strategy. Meeting advanced security requirements with extensive security modules combined with anti-flooding and auto-ban features, GlobalSCAPE offers 24 x7 support to quickly respond to any potential problems that occur.

Also ranked as a Champion in the report, Ipswitch impresses with a well-rounded product portfolio, and a strong focus in file transfer.Ipswitch provides the MOVEit DMZ hosted service as an alternative to its on-premise offering, lowering upfront deployment costs and freeing up IT resources.

Accellionwins the Trend Setter Award for pioneering integration of mobile and collaboration features within its MFT solution. Listed as an Innovator, Accellion is unmatched in ease-of-use and continues to keep user experience at front-of-mind with MFT.

Winning the Value Award, Attunity provides a full-featured MFT solution that doesn’t break the bank. Attunity, traditionally a data integration and replication expert, acquired MFT vendor Repliweb in 2011, boosting its MFT offering and earning its positioning as an Innovator in the final report.

For the full list of Info-Tech Research Group’s recommendations for selecting a Managed File Transfer Vendor, visit:

Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace.  Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category. 

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