nuBridges Debuts Linux-compatible Solution for Secure Document Transfer

Open source offering designed to protect critical files, help companies comply with Sarbanes-Oxley, other regulatory mandates

Open source offering designed to protect critical files, help companies comply with Sarbanes-Oxley, other regulatory mandates

Atlanta  December 14, 2005  nuBridges, a provider of e-business community management solutions, has released a new enterprise-grade Linux solution for secure managed file transfer, offering a Linux-compatible solution with security and firewall navigation capabilities to give organizations more control over their FTP transactions and help them ensure regulatory compliance.

truExchange FTP for Linux is intended to securely transport critical business documents such as purchase orders, advance ship notices, point-of-sale (POS) and payroll data. truExchange FTP's security and auditing features satisfies compliance requirements for mandates such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), according to nuBridges.

The solution provider says that the software provides full tracking and auditing capabilities for all inbound and outbound transactions protected by definable user access. It further ensures compliance through various forms of encryption support including secure sockets layer/transport layer security (SSL/TLS), secure shell (SSH), Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and secure/multipurpose Internet email extensions (S/MIME).

"Compliance with the growing number of government, industry and corporate mandates to securely exchange information internally and among business partners requires a nimble and flexible approach," said Wain Kellum, CEO of nuBridges. "With truExchange FTP for Linux customers can address their requirements for managing secure file transfers and establish a secure and reliable transaction network quickly and cost-effectively."

Built upon the provider's flagship platform, truExchange FTP for Linux offers both implicit and explicit SSL/TLS, client-side authentication, time/event-driven file transfers, exception alerts by e-mail and simple network management protocol (SNMP) and in-session recovery. Paired with nuBridges truExchange Secure Transaction Manager services, it ensures the secure delivery of transactions through a company's firewall without having to manipulate those firewall rules or rebuild the network environment, according to the solution provider.

Beefed-up features include validation of inbound protocols before granting access, hacker alerts and Internet protocol (IP) address filtering/blocking. These added security features help protect organizations against unwanted visitors and enables a trusted partner network, nuBridges said.

truExchange FTP for Linux offers a portal interface for visibility to manage a large partner community by unique user views. The command-driven interface for FTP client scripting makes it possible to automate FTP processes and schedule or trigger them based on business events. The solution supports various document formats including electronic date interchange (EDI), XML, text and binary files. To affirm the security of information transfer, truExchange FTP is commonly bundled with a security protocol such as SSH or PGP.

Additional Articles of Interest

 As Motorola leverages information technology to build an extended cyber-enterprise encompassing its supply chain partners and customers, Chief Information Security Officer Bill Boni is helping the company address the risks inherent in sharing information outside the four walls. Read more in "Risky Business," in the June/July 2003 issue of iSource Business (now Supply & Demand Chain Executive).

For more information on solutions for supply chain security, see "Building the Secure Supply Chain," the Net Best Thing article in the June/July 2003 issue of iSource Business (now Supply & Demand Chain Executive) magazine.

 SAS audits can help ensure that your supply base doesn't trip up your Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Read about SAS audits in "Supplier Compliance: The Responsibility Lies with You," the Final Thoughts column the October/November 2005 issue of Supply and Demand Chain Executive.