Companies in industries like healthcare, finance, defense contracting, and more know how vital it is to stay compliant with government regulations. When you build your own file sharing solution, you’re responsible for maintaining compliance yourself. In some ways, you benefit. You can build your file sharing solution to your exact specifications, ensuring you are compliant with today’s regulations.
However, there are some drawbacks. Compliance regulations change to stay current with new and developing threats. So, while your in-house file sharing solution might be compliant today, that doesn't mean it will be tomorrow. Also, the compliant features your solution would need – like a top firewall or industry-best encryption – cost more money than non-compliant alternatives.
With an online FTP solution on the other hand, you rely on your FTP host to keep your solution compliant. A top FTP solution like FTP Today will have everything you need to be compliant with the following industry regulations:
- HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996)
- ITAR is the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
- PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
- SOX (Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002)
- GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)
You can count of your FTP host to keep up with compliance standards, and you have to exert very little effort to make sure your solution keeps data safe.