SOURCE: Attachmate Corporation

Attachmate Corporation

November 29, 2010 08:00 ET

Attachmate Simplifies the Task of Securing File Exchanges With FileXpress 7.0

Enhanced Data Security Features and Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Helps IT Teams Effectively Manage File Transfers Within Their Organization

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 29, 2010) - Attachmate Corporation today announced the availability of the latest version of Attachmate® FileXpress®, a family of products for the managed file transfer (MFT) software market. FileXpress 7.0 simplifies the task of securing file exchanges with business partners and customers by extending managed file transfer capabilities to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and providing enhanced automation and auditing features to effectively manage file transfers within organizations.

While the MFT market is growing, many IT organizations still don't know that MFT solutions support both tactical initiatives around secure file transfer over the Internet and strategic initiatives associated with improving the reliability and automation of file movement across the enterprise. FileXpress 7.0 delivers secure file exchanges over the Internet, differentiating itself from competitive solutions on the market through its ability to avoid storing sensitive files in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) boundary between the corporate network and the Internet. The latest version of FileXpress includes enhanced support for stringent data security regulations through powerful encryption, authentication, auditing and role-based administration functionalities, enabling effective B2B data exchange with partners, vendors, suppliers and customers.

"Enterprises are looking to MFT technology to assist in their efforts to pass audits related to the privacy and security of data at rest and in transit," said Thomas Skybakmoen, senior research analyst with Gartner. "As these enterprises seek to replace traditional FTP with solutions that integrate file transfer with their governance process, they seek solutions that improve security, reliability and support growing file-sizes."

FileXpress 7.0 helps information security, IT operations and IT architecture teams effectively manage file transfers within organizations by:

  • Making Internet File Transfer Secure - FileXpress 7.0 includes critical secure file transfer capabilities including support for a broad range of secure file transfer protocols, detailed file transfer auditing and an architecture that eliminates the need to store sensitive information outside of the corporate firewall in the DMZ.

  • Reducing the Burden of an Overtaxed IT Operations Team - FileXpress 7.0 helps manage and troubleshoot both internal and external file transfers through centralized logging with improved search capabilities, new server status alerts that notify when outages occur and more detailed SMTP messages for faster error determination and issue resolution.

  • Easily Integrates into Existing IT Infrastructure - FileXpress 7.0 integrates more easily with existing user registry architectures through new capabilities that support the use of a local user account database for external contacts while simultaneously leveraging an existing LDAP user registry for internal users.

"In our conversations with customers, the most common headaches expressed about traditional file transfer methods are the effort involved in provisioning file transfers to new users, and resolving problems when file transfers go wrong," said Sam Morris, product marketing manager for Attachmate. "FileXpress 7.0 eliminates those pains by providing an integrated solution that supports files of any size, offers centralized visibility and sends alerts when problems occur. These features reduce the administrative burden and issue resolution times for IT operations teams supporting file transfer activity inside and outside the organization."

FileXpress 7.0 is available immediately for purchase. For more information on pricing, please contact

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