Ipswitch wins Cambridge County Council contract

Ipswitch File Transfer is to provide Cambridge County Council with a secure file transfer system in order protect information it holds on citizens, organisations and management.

The MOVEit managed file transfer will be utilised by Cambridge County Council across its 100 locations and 4,000 workers with the council gaining full visibility and control over file transfer across internal departments including housing, private care and transport.

“We’d previously used a secure FTP platform and the Government Connect Gateway, but we needed to have a broader solution that would allow us to securely share important files with third parties. With MOVEit, we now have visibility and control over file activity, so we know where data is, who has access to it and who has shared it. It’s important to us as a public body that we know where our files are at all times, and with Ipswitch File Transfer we have that peace of mind,” said Alan Shields, IT architect for Cambridge County Council.

Pro2col, an Ipswitch File Transfer elite partner, recommended MOVEit and implemented it and will continue to support the council and work on future plans, after Cambridge County Council chose Ipswitch from a handful of secure file transfer providers.

“Public bodies are sharing more information electronically today than ever before — creating the need for greater security of their files” said Rich Kennelly, president of Ipswitch File Transfer. “Cambridge County Council understands that moving file-based data in a reliable, timely, controlled and secure manner isn’t only responsible, it’s the opportunity to create systematic automated workflows that increase productivity.”

The latest deal makes it two in as many months for Ipswitch in the UK after it agreed to distribute MOVEit, as well as WS_FTP Server and WS_FTP Pro, to Infinigate customers across the country.

Ipswitch’s solution has a wide range of different security protocols, including HTTPS, FTPS, SFTP, and AS2, with the list of private and public sector organisations using MOVEit growing by the week.