With a Security-first Architecture
Simple and secure file transfer is an essential tool for businesses. It enables efficient information sharing, improves security, increases productivity, enhances customer experience, and helps businesses comply with regulations and standards. Kiteworks Managed File Transfer (MFT) is a scalable and reliable automated file transfer solution, engineered for simplicity, security, and governance. Kiteworks’ MFT uses end-to-end encryption, ensuring sensitive content is protected during transit and storage to mitigate the risk of a data breach or cyberattack. The solution also provides detailed audit trails and activity logs that allow businesses to track and monitor file transfer activities, further enhancing security and regulatory compliance.
As part of the Kiteworks Private Content Network, Kiteworks’ MFT solution is also designed to seamlessly integrate with other business applications and systems, providing businesses with a comprehensive file transfer platform. The solution is scalable and can handle large volumes of files, no matter the size or format. Its intuitive interface, industry-standard security protocols, advanced collaboration features, scalability, and mobile accessibility make it an ideal platform for businesses looking to streamline their file transfer processes while ensuring regulatory compliance.
Streamline and Secure Large-scale File Transfer Operations
With Kiteworks’ MFT, organizations maximize end-to-end security with unique vault-to-vault transfers. They can access data wherever it’s stored: in folders, file shares, repositories, and cloud stores. Trigger transfers with scheduling, polling, or events, or start them manually. Onboard new trading partners and author workflows simply and quickly. Finally, manage, monitor, and recover transfers with a graphical operations dashboard.
Automate Secure and Flexible Business Processes
Kiteworks’ MFT enables organizations to make departmental file-based processes simple, foolproof, and compliant. Leverage a library of 2,000 connectors and workflow functions. Distribute throughout the organization, but manage centrally. Author visual workflows without coding.
Protect Your Content From Advanced Persistent Threats With a Hardened Virtual Appliance
Go beyond protecting sensitive content with encryption protocols and storage. With Kiteworks, organizations minimize their entire attack surface by enclosing all system components in a hardened virtual appliance. Place a firewall around each server, default to most secure settings, shut off unnecessary ports, remove unnecessary code, and isolate traffic between tiers. Intrusion detection systems detect and alert on suspicious system modifications. Security is bolstered by Kiteworks’ secure development life cycle, regular penetration testing, and worldwide bounty program that eliminates bugs before they become vulnerabilities. Finally, one push of a button updates all the system components so organizations never miss a patch.
Set Granular Policy Controls to Prevent Data Breaches and Compliance Violations
Kiteworks MFT lets organizations ensure data protection and prevent any malicious activity from insiders with the implementation of proper separation of duties and workflow-level access controls. Govern end-users with appropriate role-based permissions and set data access policies to regulate where data and metadata are stored and to prevent any exposure. Implement firewalls and other zone-savvy policies to further protect the data transfer. Link to a data loss prevention (DLP) system to block and log any sensitive transfers, use an advanced threat prevention (ATP) system to quarantine any potential malware, and introduce content disarm and reconstruction (CDR) to deliver only malware-free content. Finally, meet industry standards such as NIST 800-53, PCI DSS, and ISO 27001, 27017, and 27018 with ease.
See All Content Entering and Leaving the Enterprise
Kiteworks’ security analytics arms organizations with complete visibility into what’s happening with their sensitive content. See all sensitive information entering and leaving the organization in a standardized log of all transactions covering secure MFT, secure email, secure file sharing, secure web forms, and application programming interfaces (APIs). Understand who’s sending what to whom, when, where, and how. Detect suspicious activity and take action on content anomalies. Create custom dashboards and reports in a security information and event management (SIEM), or utilize the Kiteworks Splunk App. Lastly, pass audits and comply with industry regulations.
Prevent Leaks and Breaches With AV, DLP, CDR, and ATP
Organizations can significantly reduce the risk of a data leak, cyberattack, or compliance violation when they run each file through a gauntlet of security tools designed to detect and quarantine malicious code. The Kiteworks Private Content Network integrates with an organization’s security infrastructure to keep confidential information private. Scan outgoing content through your ICAP-compatible data loss prevention (DLP) deployment and enforce rules for logging and blocking transfers. Scan incoming files for viruses with Kiteworks’ embedded antivirus. Detect and quarantine unknown threats in inbound content with an advanced threat prevention (ATP) product such as Check Point SandBlast or FireEye Malware Analysis (AX) and Detection on Demand. Finally, eliminate malware in incoming content using content disarm and reconstruction (CDR) products like Forcepoint ZT CDR.
Leverage All Kiteworks Communication Channels
It’s much easier to see, control, and protect the sensitive content organizations send and receive when they consolidate their third-party communications. With Kiteworks, organizations securely access enterprise content in file shares, home shares, SharePoint, other on-premises enterprise content management (ECM) systems, and cloud shares such as Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, and Box. Set and enforce file sharing privileges based on user roles. All file activity is tracked and recorded in a comprehensive audit trail.
Frequently Asked Questions
Managed file transfer (MFT) is a software system that helps organizations securely exchange large volumes of information. It enables an end-to-end data transfer process that supports the secure transfer of data between different systems and networks. MFT offers multiple features such as encryption, automation, and auditing to ensure secure transfer of data. It also provides features to monitor, track, and control the transmission of sensitive data.
Managed file transfer (MFT) offers businesses several advantages over other forms of file transfer. These advantages include: increased security such as encryption and authentication; automation that saves time and money by streamlining processes; centralized management to maintain visibility and control over file transfers from a centralized platform; comprehensive auditing that provides an audit trail of all user activities; improved scalability so organizations can easily increase their file transfer capacity and throughput, enabling them to accommodate greater amounts of file transfers and data.
MFT platforms use a variety of security measures to protect data, including secure protocols, encryption, and authentication. In addition, access control is often used to ensure that only authorized users can access the data. Depending on the platform, additional features like audit tracking, monitoring and alerting, and automated workflows may also be available.
Yes, many managed file transfer platforms are designed to be compatible with existing systems and infrastructure. Depending on the platform and your specific requirements, MFT can be used to securely transfer data between systems, or to integrate with existing workflows and processes.