Secure Managed File Transfer | Townsend Security

By: Patrick Townsend Security Solutions  11-11-2011
Keywords: Encryption, Audit Trail, Pgp Encryption

Secure FTP

Automatically transfer files using Secure Shell sFTP or secure SSL FTP to banks, insurance companies, benefits providers, payment networks, and any other internal or external server. Transfers are encrypted to meet compliance regulations such as PCI DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, and privacy notification laws. Audit trails and system logs provide the permanent history needed for compliance regulations. A full set of commands, APIs, and automation features are available for maximum flexibility in your managed FTP environment.

Generate encrypted and un-encrypted PDF documents

Create and protect Zip files on the IBM i

Data encrypted on the IBM i platform can be uncompressed and decrypted on Windows, Mac, Linux and Smart Phones such as Blackberry and others. Files encrypted on PCs using the WinZip AES standard can be unzipped and decrypted on the IBM i.

Trading partner compatibility

Works with a wide variety of banks, insurance companies, medical claims services and EDI networks. The list includes: Bank of America, Wachovia, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Merrill Lynch, Fidelity, Visa , American Express and others. 

Integrated PGP encryption

PGP Command Line 9 as an option for secure encrypted file transfers. Fully supports Additional Decryption Keys (ADK), PGP implementations that support ADK provide a means of recovering data you send to your trading partners, and provide an auditable proof of the data content.

Meet compliance standards in PCI, HIPAA, HITECH and others

Protecting data in motion is a core requirement for all data protection regulations. Alliance Secure Shell SSH sFTP and encrypted SSL FTP meet the data protection requirements of these regulations and use the NIST recommended encryption levels for transferring data. In addition to protecting data in motion with strong encryption, Alliance FTP Manager for IBM I creates a permanent audit trail of transfer activity.


Alliance FTP Manager provides several automation functions to help you exchange files without human intervention. Automatically retrieve files from remote server with delete and rename The Directory Scan function provides the same automation for files in IBM i IFS directories. Encrypt and transfer any file in an IFS directory, and automatically archive it.

The directory scan facility supports normal IFS directories as well as Windows Network folders, UNIX NetworkLibrary and IFS directory scan automation. 

High availability Alliance FTP Manager supports all third party mirroring products such as Vision, iTerra, MIMIX, DataMirror, etc.

Compliance Logging

Create audit trails of all file transfer activity and provide reports for compliance monitoring allowing organizations to meet PCI, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and other data security regulations that require monitoring of system activity.

Transfer Encryption

Secure SSL FTP with explicit and implicit encryption

SSH sFTP with AES, 3DES encryption

SSH sFTP with public key, password, Kerberos authentication

SSH sFTP supports SSH1 and SSH2 protocols

Commands and APIs

PGP encrypt, decrypt, sign, and key management commands

Zip and Unzip commands with encryption

FTP session commands to put and get files

FTP processing commands such as FTPOPEN, FTPUSER, FTPPASS, FTPPUT, etc.

Bindable FTP service program for user RPG and Cobol applications

Library and IFS scan commands

Auto-scan a remote FTP server commands

Implements encryption and file transfer in alignment with a variety of open standards.

The Secure Shell SSH sFTP solution is based on the OpenSSH implementation which is a proposed Internet standard.

Hardware / Software

IBM Power Systems (AS/400, iSeries) any hardware platform

IBM I OS/400 version V5R2 or later

Keywords: Audit Trail, Encryption, Pgp Encryption

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