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Maytech Launch 2FA In FTP-Stream

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

Maytech, the creators of FTP-Stream have just launched Two-Factor Authentication or as it’s more commonly known 2FA.

Two-Factor authentication goes beyond the traditional email and password requirement and asks for a unique piece of information that only the user would have on them. This can be in the form of a security token or SMS code. It makes it much harder for account access to be compromised, making for much safer and more secure data transfer processes.

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2 Ways To Send Large Files Securely Across The Internet

Posted on September 19, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

 

In the beginning, there was Hotmail and a 2MB storage limit.

Not 2MB for an attachment; 2 megabytes of storage for all the emails in your entire email account.

Since then the number of email service providers has exploded, as has the amount of storage space offered. And that’s not even mentioning the increasing number of large file transfer activities being carried out via email.

The problem is that the word ‘large’ is relative.

And whilst large files used to be measured in terms of megabytes(MB) or even gigabytes (GB), today we measure them in units of terabytes(TB).

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Growing Companies Equals Growing Data Risks

Posted on June 09, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

"Growth demands a temporary surrender of security."
Gail Sheehy, New York Times Bestselling Author

 

Despite talking about the stages people pass through in life in her best-selling book Passages, Gail Sheehy’s quote could not be more apt in describing the battle that takes place when a business begins to grow.

Every business aims to grow but with increased market share, new clients and extra profits comes added security risks. It is important to note that although the growth of your business may demand the temporary surrender of your security, you are under no obligation to sacrifice it.

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Tip of the Week: How Do I Notify Multilevel People When Upload/download Activity Takes Place?

Posted on April 30, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

Having recently been called upon to solve a funny dilemma for a client we thought we might share it in case the issue was more widespread.

The client in question had just changed their ageing in-house data transfer system for our secure, compliant, global cloud platform product, FTP-Stream.

But despite enjoying the ultrafast data transfer, easy usability and unlimited transfer limits, one thing they said that hadn’t changed was the shouting across the office or phone calls to confirm files had been uploaded or downloaded.

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Tip of the Week: Monitor Your Usage with Disk Usage Reports

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

 

So with the January blues and New Year’s Resolutions failure safely behind us, you should be feeling a lot chirpier about rolling up the sleeves and getting stuck into the issues that need your attention. Just as well then that we have a straightforward solution to a hefty data problem to get you started…

One issue that was recently raised on a customer call was how to keep tabs of your FTP-Stream disk usage. During conversation with a customer that was near their storage limit it became apparent that they were unaware just how much space some of their less important data was taking up.

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Tip of the Week: Branding Your FTP and Setting it to Your Domain

Posted on March 05, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

We’re no marketing gurus but we’ve watched enough Mad Men to know that branding matters. Your brand matters to your customers, your brand matters to your staff and your brand matters to us. That’s why all Maytech products are fully brandable.

You might be dealing with a customer half way across the world that speaks a different language but totally understands your brand. When they connect with your cloud file sharing platform they need to see your logo and company colours. So that’s exactly what we allow you to show them.

Your customers and staff will feel more comfortable interacting with a branded platform and it looks considerably more professional. But you know this already.

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Tip of the Week: Direct Links in FTP-Stream

Posted on February 25, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

 

Did you know that on FTP-Stream you can create direct links to files?

Direct Links are password-less links that takes someone directly to a document on your FTP-Stream site.

For example, in a recent competition that Maytech ran, our Brand Manager needed a way of linking to the T&C’s (terms and conditions). So she loaded the document onto the FTP and used the direct link in her emails for the entrant to view the T&C’s.

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Tip of the Week: Logging and Controls

Posted on February 25, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

If you’re anything like us then you worry as soon as you click that send button and release important data into the World Wide Web. You worry that you mistakenly sent it to the wrong person, you worry if it’ll even get there at all or if it’s stuck somewhere in the matrix getting a beat down from Keanu Reeves.

Okay, so there’s some wild imaginations here at Maytech but nevertheless that’s why our FTP Stream comes with granular logging, tracking and controls so you can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing your business files are where you want them to be and being accessed by who you want to access them at any given time.

The comprehensive logging, tracking and controls available on our FTP Stream have been so effective in helping our customers control the data going in and out of their companies, we thought we should highlight some of the good work it does.

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Tip of the Week: Snapshots in FTP-Stream

Posted on February 12, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

Your FTP-Stream site is backed up every hour on the hour. We call these backups snapshots - they are a complete snap of your site frozen in time.

We keep your snapshots for 28 days, you can list your snapshots, explore the contents of each snap and restore any files or folders that may have been accidentally deleted or overwritten.

Your site is backed up locally at your chosen data centre. Unless you are using our replication feature your files are never copied outside your chosen data centre and we keep no persistent backups beyond the 28 day snapshot cycle.

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100 Hours Saved - What Could You Do with Some Extra Time?

Posted on February 05, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

We don’t like to blow our own trumpet, but from time to time we receive a piece of feedback which really makes us smile. From the word go, our mission at Maytech has been clear: create clever products which alleviate business problems and propel our customers to the top. So, imagine our delight when manufacturing client Exhibitree contacted us to tell us we had accomplished our goal with flying colours. Our Maytech widget managed to save Exhibitree a whopping 100 hours – pretty nifty eh.

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