Secure, audited use of ftp to minimize risk and maximize compliance
With B2B communications a mainstream requirement and the constant need for increased
business productivity, businesses must be able to share information quickly and
easily. The standard File Transfer Protocol (FTP) for Transmission Control Protocol/IP
(TCP/IP) is a popular choice for file transfer services since it is freely available
on all platforms and is simple to use. Unfortunately, on the z/OS platform, FTP
has some inherent weaknesses that impact general usability, management and security.
FTP implementation can leave business data exposed. Personnel files, patient information,
payroll details and confidential corporate records can be transferred from your
company, without your knowledge, and sent anywhere, shared with anyone. Files can
be redistributed or modified and reinstated – and you will have no record of it
ever happening. This forces many enterprises to withhold FTP services from the user
To overcome these limitations, William Data Systems developed ZEN FTP CONTROL –
FTPALERT (ZFC), a solution designed specifically for z/OS that allows you to gain
back operational control of file transfers, enhance your ability to audit and report
all FTP usage, and provide your clients with an invaluable and secure service.