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Is Big Data Losing its Appeal in the Face of Data Privacy Concerns?

The use of big data by enterprises is almost commonplace at this point, with advocates claiming it aids decision-making, increases revenue and productivity and decreases operational costs. But it comes at a cost to data privacy. … [Read more...]

Is PSD2 Good for Banks And How Should IT Teams Implement It?

The EU’s PSD2 directive (a revised payment service directive) aims to regulate electronic payments in EU member countries. It has no impact on traditional paper-based transactions. … [Read more...]

Using Managed File Transfer (MFT) To Harden Data Security

How is it that so many organizations focus on perimeter defense but do little to protect the target data inside that perimeter? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to protect sensitive data even if the network is breached? … [Read more...]

8 Reasons To Automate Your File Transfers

We all know it and are no doubt tired of hearing it, but in today’s global technological landscape, there is an ongoing and increasing danger of being hacked. … [Read more...]

How to Easily Monitor Bandwidth Usage Per Device

Below is an excerpt from our WhatsUp Gold Network monitoring blog, in which we describe what bandwidth is, and how you can easily monitor bandwidth by usage, device, IP address, and more.  … [Read more...]

Does the US Need a Constitutional Amendment for Data Privacy?

Data privacy seems to have surpassed all other technological buzzwords (with Big Data, AI and IoT largely responsible for the increase in available data) in the last few years, primarily because of the number of data breaches, which continues to rise unabated each year. … [Read more...]

Is Running A Virtual Machine (VM) Worth The Effort?

In the computing world, virtualization by way of virtual machines is used to describe a method of avoiding the purchase of multiple physical computers or servers, one for each operating system. … [Read more...]

Is The EU Copyright Directive A Bad Idea?

The EU Copyright Directive has been labeled a bad deal for all parties and threatens the Internet as we know it. If it's approved, how are businesses going to respond? … [Read more...]

Benefits of Managed File Transfer for Banking and Finance

In the BFSI (banking, financial services and insurance) industry, choosing a managed file transfer solution is rather simplified as FTP alone is not enough to meet the necessary regulatory and compliance requirements.  … [Read more...]

Internet of Things 101 – IoT Device Authentication Explained

Readers of previous posts are aware of my reservations on the current ubiquitous drive to connect absolutely everything (from the frivolous to the useful) to the internet but there is no denying that the trend will continue unabated. This will create security risks that need management.  … [Read more...]