interlinkONE’s vast set of software and technical solutions are often subjected to rigorous and comprehensive security checks. Data safety is something we take very seriously around here, which is why we are upgrading our standards and protocols.
Adam Meixler, lead developer for interlinkONE, took some time to sit down with us to explain some of the updates, primarily a switch from an FTP (file transfer protocol) to an MFT, or a Managed File Transfer.
“The MFT server removes the need for firewall exceptions,” said Adam. “Customers can access their files from anywhere. We will eventually have a web browser where clients can easily access all of it. Security and accessibility are what this update is all about.”
Adam went on to explain that the FTP system was created in 1980, when the only people using the internet were professors and the like. The thought of malicious activity had not yet been born. Security was not nearly the priority it is today. There are newer protocols that allow for much more secure transfers of data.
Perhaps most interesting, however, is the concept of untethered security. Anyone can now access their FTP contents from anywhere, including mobile devices.