One or two local authorities have felt the effects of not looking after their precious and confidential data. One of the greatest challenges they face is the difficulty of transferring data safely and efficiently in a way that exposes them to no risk and is affordable. As more aspects of public responsibility are devolved out to local authorities and as they in turn sub-contract or pass out their own tasks, it’s important that they look further into secure and managed file transfer.

We hear the government talk more about ‘The Big Community’ and wanting volunteers to start running such as our public libraries and of private entities taking over the operating of certain elements of our community – but how can file transfer security be guaranteed during austerity measures and heightened sensitivity to data loss? Secure file transfer is the solution negating the massive security issue really easily. Integrated with email services and more, secure file transfer can provide systems that are easy to use and easy to integrate with existing systems. No matter how small and low cost the operation or whether you are a school, doctor’s surgery or a massive university, secure file transfer is the solution that local authorities and similar organisations need without increase in risk or cost.  Free file transfer

This sort of file transfer can solve so many issues, preventing data security breaches and really speeding up data delivery. Managed or secure file transfer delivers as quickly as email – instantly – and securely. It’s more secure than other server based platforms and gives a seamless flow of data. It can also bridge between working areas allowing separate bodies to safely deal with each other and free-ing up paperwork. Local Education Authorities will be free to use their own funds for student education, and more focus and attention can be paid to the true purpose of the organisation.

All these factors lead to a system that works for the user-organisation and not against. At the same time, it provides all staff with compliance support and fully audited trails that can report on who has accessed what and at what time. This enables users to interact with confidence and engenders an environment of responsibility and privacy whilst allowing tools like email to be freed from certain burdens. This all amounts to a secure file transfer system that works with it’s workers and can react to changing needs in a proactive way rather than reactively. This allows the local authority to create a stronger bond with its community.

HANDD Business Solutions Ltd are specialists and consultants in data-centric security solutions. They provide consultancy and advice on Data Classification, Managed and Secure File Transfer and SSH Key Management. They have offices or representation in the UK, Mainland Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and the US. They sell and distribute software on behalf of Titus, Varonis, Ipswitch, GlobalSCAPE, Linoma, SSH, Attachmate and South River Technologies.