SOX Compliance and Secure File Transfer
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), also known as the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002, was designed to protect the public from corporate and accounting scandals. Among the protections built into this legislation are regulations dealing with sensitive financial data.
Data Handling and SOX Compliance
Safeguarding private financial data is the primary topic of SOX Section 404. Per SOX regulations, institutions must conform to secure data storage standards as well as demonstrate "the responsibility of management for establishing and maintaining an adequate internal control structure and procedures for financial reporting." The Act does not outline security requirements for data in transit.
How SecureFX® Can Assist SOX Compliance
Although SOX regulations deal with data-at-rest, secure file transfer may still be needed to maintain SOX compliance. SOX mandates secure data storage of various records and reports for a number of years. Maintaining your institution's network may require those files be moved (archived) to a secure server.
SecureFX supports secure file transfer protocols to ensure that data being relocated remains confidential. SecureFX also simplifies site synchronization operations. The easy-to-use interface and advanced filtering options make it easy to find, select, and accurately relocate files, and recurring synchronization operations can be automated using SFXCL command-line* utility without compromising data security. If file transfer operations are interrupted for any reason, SecureFX's relentless reconnection and automatic resume features make for easy recovery.
VanDyke Software's secure file transfer client can help you maintain SOX compliance by ensuring security of data in transit for archiving. SecureFX can also simplify archiving operations through automated site synchronization. Try SecureFX for a free 30-day evaluation.
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