Maytech reports increasing demand for automated secure file exchange using SFTP

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FTP-Stream, a cloud based managed file transfer service from Maytech, enables secure file transfer using SFTP file sharing.

Add to the mix the bandwidth load that will arise when several clients need simultaneous access and it’s easy to see the rapid trend to Cloud based SaaS services such as FTP-Stream for secure file transfer.

Secure automated file exchange in the cloud is now a mission critical component in the business process for both corporations and public service agencies. Maytech is seeing demand for sftp file transfer increasing and shifting rapidly to the cloud.

In the past secure file transfer meant the purchase, installation and maintenance of expensive dedicated software for all clients in the file sharing loop. This implies a number of direct costs and overheads, not least is firewall administration ensuring that ports are open and secured as necessary to provide access to entitled parties.

John Lynch, Marketing Director at Maytech says “Add to the mix the bandwidth load that will arise when several clients need simultaneous access and it’s easy to see the rapid trend to Cloud based SaaS services such as FTP-Stream for secure file transfer."

John Lynch continued “SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) is popular with system administrators - it’s an open standard and there’s a wide rang of SFTP client software as well as components for popular programming languages such as .NET. The FTP-Stream SaaS model solves a number of problems. Firewall configuration is a non-issue with all parties connecting to a single IP and of course SFTP runs over a single TCP port.

Control, accountability and compliance are key requirements. The SFTP control panel offers granular rights management as well as a suite of logging and tracking tools providing full visibility on all secure file transfer activity.”

When the London Boroughs of Havering and Dagenham decided to pool IT resources they needed a reliable and secure ftp service outside their respective firewalls to exchange sensitive revenue related data. Rob Leather of the London Borough of Havering said “Security and reliability were key considerations - automated processing runs 24/7 and by using SSH public keys it was easy to automate the workflow for batch transfers”.

The demand for automated SFTP large file transfer is one of the key drivers of our growth story this year said Lynch, with inquiries coming from a range of industries, including healthcare, legal, utility companies and financial institutions.

About Maytech Communications, Ltd.
Maytech Communications, Ltd. is a UK-based company that offers FTP-Stream - a cloud based managed file transfer solution for businesses around the world. Our FTP service is a multi-user hosting service that provides unlimited file exchange and data transfer worldwide. The service includes large storage and private or work-group file areas. Files can be transferred, shared, or stored using FTP, SFTP, any Web browser or automated system. The company maintains interconnected data centers in the USA, Europe, as well as in Hong Kong with direct regional links to mainland China.

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