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Community centric file transfer

Community centric file transfer includes file exchanges over the internet between one organization and third party trading partners, including suppliers, customers, service partners, the government and others. Community centric file transfers need to be reliable, secure and manageable.

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IBM Sterling File Transfer Service

This alternative to on-premise software allows you to manage a single, secure, reliable connection to reach your partners without the capital expense of on premise software or operational impact on your IT staff.

• Reduce IT operational and infrastructure costs – Secure cloud-based file transfers reduce capital expenses in software and infrastructure and offload partner setup and support activities to IBM’s skilled professionals

• Reduce B2B file transfer complexity – Consolidate redundant file transfer servers, software, and partner connections and leverage IBM’s expertise and experience to optimize the delivery of B2B file transfers

• Grow your business – Leverage our cloud based, scalable B2B file transfer infrastructure and support services to respond to business demand for more partner connections and collaboration

• IBM Sterling File Transfer Service is available in a subscription model (SaaS)

IBM Sterling Secure Proxy

IBM Secure Proxy is a demilitarized zone (DMZ)-based application proxy that protects your file transfers from the public Internet, by enforcing tight controls including trading-partner authorization, multi-factor authentication and session break, before the transfer ever enters your trusted zone.

• SSL session breaks and multi-factor authentication – Help guard against unauthorized access and reduce data vulnerability to protect your brand

• Leverage the Internet – Lower your file transfer costs and grow your file transfer community while securing the data and access to your trusted zone

• Firewall navigation best practices – Increases perimeter security for your file transfer infrastructure to comply with regulatory policies and pass tougher security audits

• Self-service logon portal – Provides self-service password management for trading partners reducing the dependency on IT staff Sterling Secure Proxy is available as licensed on premise software

IBM Sterling Secure File Gateway

IBM Sterling File Gateway consolidates disparate centers of file transfer activity, and facilitates the secure exchange of file-based data over the internet. Companies are expanding internet based file transfer activity with trading partners. FTP and loose controls over file transfer servers invites risk and operational issues. IBM Sterling File Gateway features:

• A single, secure solution for “Edge” based file transfer—Handles large files and high volumes in any format, any protocol, and any number of external connections

• Onboarding Wizard and reusable templates – Expedites trading partner setup to accelerate time-to-revenue

• Enhanced security and risk management—Offers secure protocols, encryption methods, certificate types, digital signatures, and identity management tools to ensure data integrity. DMZ based security is available via IBM Secure Proxy.

• Visibility and self-service for better management—Leads to better decision making, faster response, and more satisfied customers and business partners

• IBM Sterling File Gateway is available as a licensed on premise software

IBM Sterling Control Center

As file transfers connect your processes, they need to be monitored and managed across applications, business units, time zones, locations, customers, and trading partners. Sterling Control Center gives you a consolidated view of your entire file transfer environment—plus the power to respond quickly and efficiently to exceptions, and changes in your environment. Sterling Control Center helps you:

• Improve SLA performance with centralized exception management, notifications, rules, events, and reporting

• Meet compliance and regulatory requirements via policy definition, auditing, and reporting

• Simplify managing your file transfer network through central configuration management