Managed file transfer solutions are used extensively in the information technology (IT) infrastructures of medium- and large-sized businesses. In the following report, you'll learn more about the global managed file transfer solutions market and where it's headed.
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Since the advent of the internet, consumers and businesses across the world have been sharing more and more data. Statistics show that in a typical day, over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are exchanged. Whether a user is sending or receiving data, though, he or she needs a file transfer solution.
What is a file transfer solution exactly? As the name suggests, a file transfer solution is software -- either locally installed or cloud based -- that's used to download and upload data in the form of computer files.
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Using this software, consumers and businesses can download or upload files from a remote location, such as a website or server.
In recent years, managed file transfer solutions have become a popular alternative to traditional file transfer solutions. Managed file transfer solutions serve the same basic purpose of downloading and uploading files. Managed file transfer solutions are unique, however, because of their added features. Although there are different types of managed file transfer solutions, most are designed to support high-security communication protocols like HTTPS, SFTP and FTPS. In other, managed file transfer solutions provide a more secure environment for downloading and uploading files.
Traditional file transfer solutions use the FTP protocol, which unfortunately lacks the security of its managed counterpart. Hackers can intercept FTP connections, at which point they are able to steal data while it's being downloaded or uploaded. Thankfully, security threats such as this can be avoided by investing in a managed file transfer solution. Because managed file transfer solutions use HTTPS, STP and FTPS, they don't suffer from the same security vulnerabilities as traditional file transfer solutions.
It's important to note that managed file transfer solutions typically cost more than traditional solutions. As a result, not all consumers or businesses use them. If security is a concern, however, there's no substitution for a managed file transfer solution.
The Global Managed File Transfer Solutions Market Research 2019 report by Orian Research is a comprehensive study of the global managed file transfer solutions market. This report segments the market by several criteria. On the basis of product type, the market is segmented into cloud and on-premises. On the basis of end-user application, the market is segmented into financial, media & entertainment, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications and others.
Some of the key managed file transfer solution vendors profiled in this report include IBM, Accellion, Attunity, Axway, CA Technologies, Coviant Software, Globalscape, Ipswitch, Jscape, Micro Focus, Opentext, Primeur, Saison Information Systems, SSH and TIBCO.