June 23, 2023

    Why Choose Sharetru Over MOVEit for File Sharing Needs?

    If you're using Progress MOVEit for file sharing, you may have been affected by the Progress MOVEit vulnerability. This vulnerability has left many businesses such as Shell and British Airways, and government organizations such as the U.S. Marshalls Service vulnerable to cyber attacks, data breaches, and other security threats. If you're looking for a secure and reliable alternative to Progress MOVEit, Sharetru is the best option for you, and we’re going to tell you why that is later in this article, but not before we provide some helpful advice on what you should do.

    What is the MOVEit Vulnerability?

    The Progress MOVEit (MOVEit) vulnerability CVE-2023-34362 is a SQL injection vulnerability found in the MOVEit Transfer web application[1]. This vulnerability allows an unauthenticated attacker to gain access to MOVEit Transfer's database[2]. The vulnerability was found in Progress MOVEit Transfer before 2021.0.6 (13.0.6), 2021.1.4 (13.1.4), 2022.0.4 (14.0.4), 2022.1.5 (14.1.5), and 2023.0.1 (15.0.1]. The vulnerability was disclosed on May 31, 2023, and was exploited in the wild by the CL0P ransomware gang. The first evidence of confirmed exploitation was on May 27, 2023[3]. However, CL0P knew of the vulnerability for 2 years before exploiting it[21].

    How should you navigate the MOVEit vulnerability?

    If you’ve been affected by the MOVEit vulnerability, there are a few steps your organization should take to minimize the damage.

    • Contain the Breach: The first step is to contain the breach to prevent further damage. This may involve shutting down affected systems, disconnecting from the internet, and limiting access to sensitive data[4]. With the MOVEit vulnerability, you should disable traffic on HTTP and HTTPS (ports 80 and 443).

    • Assess the Damage: The next step is to assess the damage caused by the breach. This involves identifying what data has been compromised, how it was accessed, and who may have been affected[5].

    • Notify Affected Parties: If personal data has been compromised, the organization must notify affected parties as soon as possible. This may include customers, employees, and other stakeholders[6].

    • Investigate the Cause: The organization should investigate the cause of the breach to identify any vulnerabilities or weaknesses in your systems or processes. This will help prevent future breaches and improve security measures[7].

    • Implement Remediation Measures: The organization should implement remediation measures to prevent future breaches. This may include updating security protocols, providing additional training to employees, and implementing new technologies[8].

    • Communicate with Stakeholders: The organization should communicate with stakeholders, including customers, employees, and investors, to provide updates on the breach and the steps being taken to prevent future incidents[9].

    • Review and Update Policies: Finally, the organization should review and update their policies and procedures to ensure they are in line with best practices and regulatory requirements. This will help prevent future breaches and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations[10].

    • Retain legal counsel: Retaining legal counsel is crucial in the event of a data breach for several reasons. First, legal counsel can help navigate the complex legal landscape surrounding data breaches, which can vary by jurisdiction and type of data involved[11]. Second, legal counsel can help ensure that the organization complies with all legal and regulatory requirements, such as notifying affected parties and regulatory bodies[12]. Third, legal counsel can help protect the organization's interests in the event of litigation, including defending against lawsuits and negotiating settlements[13]. Finally, legal counsel can help preserve legal professional privilege, which can be important in the event of an investigation or litigation[14].

    Why is Cloud-based Software More Secure than On-Prem Software?

    Lastly, you should consider using cloud-based software because it’s often considered better for security due to several advantages offered:

    • by the developers;
    • to the businesses that employ it

    They Have the "Know How"

    1. Cloud providers typically have dedicated security teams and resources to ensure the security of their platform. We're focusing on one application's security instead of an entire technology stack.
    2. Additionally, cloud providers typically have more advanced security measures in place than most organizations can afford to implement themselves[15].
    3. Cloud providers also often have more experience and expertise in dealing with security threats and incidents[16].

    Purpose Built Platform

    1. Cloud-based software can offer better security through features such as automated backups and disaster recovery, which can help ensure that data is not lost in the event of a security breach.
    2. Cloud providers also often have better physical security measures in place than most organizations can afford to implement themselves, such as biometric access controls and 24/7 monitoring[17]. As an example, our infrastructure operates in a FedRAMP-authorized datacenter.
    3. Finally, cloud-based software can also offer better security through improved access controls and user management. Cloud providers like Sharetru offer robust identity and access management tools that allow organizations to control who has access to their data and applications[18]. This can help prevent unauthorized access and reduce the risk of data breaches.

    Overall, cloud-based software can offer better security than on-premises software due to the advanced security measures and expertise of cloud providers, as well as the additional security features and benefits that cloud-based software can offer.

    And, perhaps the best benefit of all, there is never anything for you to update or patch when using cloud-based software.

    What is Sharetru?

    Sharetru is a cloud-based file-sharing platform that offers advanced security and encryption features. It allows users to securely share files with anyone, anywhere in the world. Sharetru has been designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes and industries, and it offers a range of features that make it the best alternative to MOVEit for fast, compliant, and secure file sharing.

    Why Sharetru is the Best Alternative to MOVEit

    Here are some of the key reasons why Sharetru is the best alternative to MOVEit for file sharing:

    Enhanced Security

    Sharetru has enhanced security features that ensure your files are always protected. It uses end-to-end encryption to secure your files, and it also offers advanced security features such as two-factor authentication, SSO integration, Permanent and Immutable logs, password protection, IP address restrictions, disaster recovery, and granular file retention rules, and much more. With Sharetru, you can be sure that your files are always safe and secure.


    Sharetru is compliant with a range of industry standards and regulations, including HIPAA, GDPR, ITAR, NIST 800-171, DFARS 252.204-7012, CMMC 2.0, and more. This means that you can use Sharetru to share sensitive files without worrying about compliance issues. This makes it a great alternative to MOVEit, which may not be compliant with all relevant regulations.

    User-Friendly Interface

    Sharetru has a user-friendly, lightweight, web application with extensive administration built in while also allowing for automated file transfer through native FTP, SFTP, and FTPS integration that makes it easy for users to share and access files and businesses to automate file transfers. It's intuitive and easy to use, which means that your team can start using it right away with very little training. This makes it a great alternative to MOVEit, which can be complicated and difficult to use.


    Sharetru is designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. Whether you're a small business or a large enterprise, Sharetru can scale to meet your needs. This makes it a great alternative to MOVEit, which may not be able to accommodate the needs of larger businesses.


    Sharetru is a cost-effective alternative to MOVEit. We offer a range of pricing plans that are designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. This means that you can choose a plan that fits your budget and only pay for the features you need.

    Customer Support

    Sharetru offers excellent customer support to its users and this is backed up by best-in-class Net Promoter Survey (NPS) scores. Support is available 24/7 in case of emergency. This makes it a great alternative to MOVEit, which may not offer the same level of customer support.

    Protect your Brand

    A data breach doesn't only injure the reputation A data breach can have devastating impacts on a company's reputation, financial stability, and legal standing[19]. Moreover, using a product that has had a data breach can expose a company to additional security risks. Attackers may exploit vulnerabilities in the product to gain access to the company's systems or data[20]. There's no way of truly knowing if this is the only vulnerability they found and are exploiting. CL0P sat on this for 2 years[21].

    What's Next?

    If you're looking for a secure and reliable alternative to MOVEit for file sharing, Sharetru could be a great option for you. The enhanced security features, user-friendly interface, scalability, cost-effectiveness, excellent customer support, and compliance with industry standards and regulations make it the perfect choice for businesses of all sizes and industries. Try Sharetru today and experience the benefits of secure and easy file sharing.


    1. https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2023-34362

    2. https://www.cisa.gov/news-events/alerts/2023/06/01/progress-software-releases-security-advisory-moveit-transfer

    3. https://www.cisa.gov/news-events/alerts/2023/06/07/cisa-and-fbi-release-stopransomware-cl0p-ransomware-gang-exploits-moveit-vulnerability

    4. https://www.csoonline.com/article/2130877/what-to-do-when-you-ve-been-hacked.html

    5. https://www.csoonline.com/article/2130877/what-to-do-when-you-ve-been-hacked.html

    6. https://www.csoonline.com/article/2130877/what-to-do-when-you-ve-been-hacked.html

    7. https://www.csoonline.com/article/2130877/what-to-do-when-you-ve-been-hacked.html

    8. https://www.csoonline.com/article/2130877/what-to-do-when-you-ve-been-hacked.html

    9. https://www.csoonline.com/article/2130877/what-to-do-when-you-ve-been-hacked.html

    10. https://www.csoonline.com/article/2130877/what-to-do-when-you-ve-been-hacked.html

    11. https://www.tannerdewitt.com/data-breach-legal-team-external-counsel-privilege

    12. https://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/committees/minority-trial-lawyer/practice/2019/a-brief-guide-to-handling-a-cyber-incident

    13. https://www.rmmagazine.com/articles/article/2021/04/01/-The-Legal-Issues-in-Cyber-Incident-Response-

    14. https://www.tannerdewitt.com/data-breach-legal-team-external-counsel-privile  

    15. https://www.cio.com/article/2438286/outsourcing-why-outsourcing-software-development-works.html 

    16. https://www.business.com/articles/outsourcing-platform-management

    17. https://www.csoonline.com/article/3199671/why-cloud-security-is-the-best-kind-of-security.html

    18. https://www.csoonline.com/article/3199671/why-cloud-security-is-the-best-kind-of-security.html 

    19. https://hbr.org/2023/05/the-devastating-business-impacts-of-a-cyber-breach

    20. https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/what-really-happens-in-a-data-breach-and-what-you-can-do-about-it 

    21. https://cybernews.com/security/moveit-bug-known-for-years/

    Brendon Ainsworth

    Brendon, Sharetru's CRO & VP of Sales, brings diverse industry experience, excelling in GCP & AWS infrastructure certifications.

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