Biscom's Managed File Transfer Solution Upgrades Performance, Security, and Ease of Use to Extend Leadership in Securing Enterprises from Data Breaches

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Microsoft Outlook add-in: enhanced add-in supports policies and keywords, transparent to users; Back-end encryption: secures data at rest where most data breaches occur; Browser applet: circumvents limitations on file upload size; Global Address List: direct access to Microsoft Active Directory GAL from Web interface

Biscom Delivery Server, (BDS), The Trusted Solution for Enterprise Secure File Transfer, has announced the newest version of its enterprise application for secure, managed file transfer (MFT). Biscom's newest release, BDS 3.0, extends its leadership position in mission-critical document delivery by introducing new client and server functionality and improving performance, ease-of-use, and security.

"The added functionality of 3.0 will make it even easier for users to send large files quickly and securely while maintaining a complete transaction and audit trail of the deliveries. Not only will 3.0 help users protect against data breaches, eliminate courier and overnight services, and relieve people from the complexities and security issues of FTP servers, but the new release will also enable administrators to have better control over the information being sent within, and outside of, their organizations," notes Bill Ho, Vice President of Internet Products.

BDS 3.0's new enhancements include a browser-based applet for uploading and downloading large files, an enhanced Outlook add-in, encryption for back-end files, as well as new ease of use features and customization.

Outlook Integration
BDS 3.0's Microsoft Outlook add-in benefits IT administrators as well as end users. Outlook users are now able to have secure file transfer capability while maintaining their standard email procedures with almost no changes to current behavior. BDS reduces costs by leveraging existing software, Microsoft Outlook, as well as eliminating training time and costs for employees, since the process is seamless to the user. IT administrators can configure BDS to look for messages that contain attachments which exceed a pre-defined size limit, as well as detect keywords that trigger a process to re-route messages and attachments through BDS, completely bypassing the Microsoft Exchange server.

According to CSI Survey 2007, the 12th Annual Computer Crime and Security Survey, 64% of computer security managers believe that insider threats account for their organizations' losses. BDS has always used SSL to encrypt data in transit, however encrypting data at rest is becoming a necessary standard for many companies. BDS is introducing a utility to convert existing deployments to use the new encryption capability, as well as manage keys and other security aspects of the application.

Thin Client Applet
BDS 3.0 now has a cross-platform applet that allows secure file transfer from most Web browsers running on the most common operating systems -- Windows, Linux, and Mac. Users can drag and drop files from their desktop into the applet to transfer very large files without a thick client to install on their desktops. Applet features include: auto-resume from point of network failure or interruption, drag and drop support, and a true progress meter that shows the transfer status of files being uploaded or downloaded.

Global Address List and Auto-complete
The Web application now supports auto-complete for recipient email addresses. As a sender addresses a delivery, the application intelligently matches contacts in the sender's private address book or the company's global address list (GAL).

Additional Features
External users can now have limited sender privileges, with more flexible delivery options. Limited senders have the ability to send large files securely to internal users, but with a simplified delivery method and delivery options defined by administrators. Additionally, customization remains a powerful feature for promoting and maintaining the company's brand, and can minimize end-user training by using terminology that is familiar to the target segment of users.

About Biscom, Inc.
Biscom Delivery Server is a division of Biscom with a focus on secure file transfer solutions; BDS resolves the security, compliance, and file attachment problems of email and FTP. Since 1986, Biscom has been enabling enterprise document delivery and workflow solutions for Fortune 1000 companies.


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