Flux Developers Simplify PGP Security in File Workflows

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Flux releases white paper explaining how a complex PGP process is simplified with Flux

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Wade Routen, Flux Developer, reviews automated file and ETL workflows involving PGP and asks "Does it have to be so complicated?"

Wade Routen, Flux Developer, has been an integral part of the PGP integration updates made to Flux, a proven leader in sophisticated enterprise job scheduling, managed file transfer, automated dataflows, and ETL automation.

Today, Flux released Mr. Routen’s article, PGP Simplicity in Your ETL and File Workflows, in which he reviews automated file and ETL workflows involving PGP, identifies some key areas, and asks "Does it have to be so complicated?"

The Flux development team doesn’t think so. The inspiration for Flux’s new PGP features came from the team’s regular discussions with developers and operations teams who are often bogged down in the implementation of security environments. PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) doesn’t sound like it should be associated with difficulty, but the harsh reality is that the layered complexities that security introduces to a project can bring delays, exposure to risks, and costly mistakes.

"The key to any problem is simplicity. The easier it is to understand and use, the quicker you learn it and the less likely you are to make a mistake with it. With all the complexities of a PGP system, some simplicity is a welcome vacation," Routen writes in his article.

Flux takes all of these complexities and bundles them up into a central, easy-to-use workflow system for automated file transfer processes. With a simple, web-based user interface, operations teams now have an intuitive and straightforward environment to use PGP in the automated ebb and flow of their files across their networks and their partners’ networks. Key management is simplified, offering clear associations of keys to file sets.

Learn how Wade Routen and the rest of the Flux development team have tackled the creation of a simple PGP solution inside an already powerful ETL and file workflow orchestration product. By utilizing the functionality already available in Flux file transfer, PGP can become pretty darn easy.

Read the article "PGP Simplicity in Your ETL and File Workflows" at:


About Flux

Flux is an enterprise software company dedicated to advancing workload automation and managed file transfer by delivering performance, reliability, ease-of-use, and unyielding accessible customer support. First released in 2000, Flux has grown into a vital part of IT operations around the world with hundreds of customers in 36 countries.

With an emphasis on the orchestration of sophisticated job scheduling, managed file transfer, Web Services (SOA), and Java technology support, Flux delivers it all with a single point of control through a web browser. Intuitive modern interfaces bring it all together in a single browser window.

Across platforms and many industry sectors, Flux has simplified tasks surrounding workload scheduling ensuring that critical transactions are processed on time. Whether Flux is used as a powerful stand-alone workload automation solution or embedded into a larger application pushing tens of thousands of jobs, Flux solutions bring solid business value with efficiencies, precise control, and affordability.

Privately held, offices are located in Las Vegas, Buenos Aires, and Montana, all of which provide effective technical support and sales services to Flux’s global customer base.

To Learn More About Flux:

Visit fluxcorp.com to:

  • Request a Demo or Talk with an Engineer
  • Download Flux Data Sheet or Software

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