Auditing and Reporting
What are auditing and reporting?
Auditing and reporting are key drivers for many organisations making the switch to an MFT platform.
Visibility is essential to understanding what’s happening to your data and making sense of data exchanges and transfers. With thousands of transfers a day, it can be difficult to get complete visibility of critical information like the number of transfers, where they came from, where they went to, and whether they were successful.
It’s essential to understand whether the system that feeds information to the payroll software sent the correct data to the correct place, or whether there are likely to be delays in the payment of staff. You need to know whether stock levels were fed along your supply chain to ensure your delivery arrives at your factory when you need it, or whether the transfer failed.
MFT auditing and reporting displays data on exchanges and file transfers through engaging dashboards and pre-built reports, showing users the status of their transfers at a single glance.
It isn’t just about looking pretty, though. With clear visibility you can ensure that your systems are up to the job and are working together to do their job, so you and your colleagues can continue to do yours. You can determine whether they have the capacity to meet demand spikes and whether there are holes in the network caused by redundant systems and protocols.
Why use an MFT solution?
Gain visibility on key performance criteria
Without an MFT solution, organisations are forced to rely on plain text file system logs to monitor key performance criteria such as failed transfers and SLA performance. However, with up to 20,000 transfers a day carried out using multiple protocols, finding this data can be near impossible.
Clear and colour-coded dashboards make it easy to see the health status of your data transfers as data arrives into and departs from your network, and the capacity of your systems to deal with the demands placed on it.
Keep a handle on your SLA performance
MFT auditing and reporting modules enable organisations to see whether they’ve breached SLAs and how many times they’ve been breached. This level of visibility enables you to rapidly identify issues and resolve them before they snowball and pose a serious threat to your operations.
Easily monitor your compliance
Within heavily regulated industries, many organisations spend a great deal of time and money on ensuring systems are set up to achieve compliance. However, without an overview as to how users access and use data and the way in which data travels, it’s not possible for organisations to know whether their compliance measures have been correctly configured and whether they are achieving the required results.
MFT auditing and reporting gives users an overview as to how data travels within and outside of the organisation so you can see whether your compliance measures are delivering against expectations.
A British motor manufacturer needed a platform to integrate with their legacy systems and securely move 50,000 data files a day from both inside and outside of the organisation. Following a consultation period, HANDD helped deploy an MFT solution to assist in reliably moving this vital information to keep their production line live, provide executives with detailed performance monitoring, and improve RoI across their entire MFT estate.
Global Accounting Firm
A global accounting organisation needed to supply a secure work area for customers to upload business-critical and confidential company information to be reviewed. HANDD assisted with the design/architecture and implementation of a global MFT system roll out which spanned three continents. The platform provided the only outward facing IP address and now forms the backbone of the client’s business operations.
A financial organisation required a centrally managed, business-critical, secure file transfer solution that would eradicate their need to build in-house scripts for internal and external file transfers. The scripts had become extremely hard to manage and control. HANDD helped identify the best fit MFT solution for their requirements. Since then, the organisation has replaced all manual scripts with their chosen solution and are testing additional capabilities.
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