Meeting Demand for Secure File Transfer

The concept of file transfer is not new. Companies have been doing it for years. But, the demand for a better, easier to use, secure file transfer continues to grow as companies face pressures on many fronts, both internal and external to their organization. Data privacy/protection legislation/standards are one driving force. Another is the increased transfer of digital content including graphics, video, audio, etc. Geographically dispersed workforces and the need for improved group collaboration is also a factor. And the desire for more eco-friendly, paper-less, disc-less solutions is yet another.

While no one questions the demand for secure file transfer, there is some debate over the best way to accomplish that. One thing everyone may agree on is that there is no one size fits all solution. However, there are some things every organization should consider when searching for the right solution to meet their needs. They need to:

  • Understand their own internal processes and policies as well as those enforced by outside organizations including government, customers, standards bodies, and more.
  • Identify people within their own organization to be responsible for managing and/or enforcing the transmission or transfer of data.
  • Understand how users work with the data being transferred – how content owners need to update/access information, how managers want visibility into that data, etc.
  • Understand their current technology infrastructure and how a new secure file transfer protocol (SFTP) will fit into that.

Advantco understands the need for SFTP and the challenges companies face when searching for the right solution. Based on that understanding, Advantco has created a solution specifically for SAP NetWeaver customers. Advantco SFTP Adapter is certified by SAP. As a native JCA Adapter, it plugs into the existing J2EE Adapter Framework of SAP PI, offering the same content conversion functionality as the standard SAP PI FTP but with SSH to ensure encrypted file transfer. For more details, visit http://www.advantco.com/product/adapter/sftp.