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Progress launches MOVEit Cloud in the UK and Australia Featured

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Customers in the UK and Australia can deploy the MOVEit Transfer in Microsoft Azure either as-a-Service or in an Azure instance. The software is for customers who need data security compliance, lower latency, or for those who want to maintain data physically within their countries.

The Progress MOVEit Cloud, a cloud-based, managed file transfer (MFT) software, is now available via Microsoft Azure in Australia and the UK to assist businesses meet complex compliance and data protection regulation needs in those regions, Progress announces.

Regulations such as the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) outline specific conditions about the storage and movement of customer data.

As of 1 January 2021, with the official implementation of Brexit, the UK became a third country and considered outside of the EU's GDPR data protection laws, disrupting the flow of personal information from the EU to the UK.

When combined with the increasing number of companies at risk of experiencing data breaches, and the ongoing complexity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, compliance and data protection are top priorities for businesses worldwide.

With four new Azure regions, including the UK and two in Australia, customers can deploy MOVEit Transfer in Microsoft Azure either as-a-Service or in an Azure instance they can independently manage.

Customers needing to achieve data security compliance, lower latency during file transfer, or who wish to maintain data physically within Australia or the UK while operating in Azure are said to benefit from this improvement.

“This past year, Australia has seen both its local and global regulatory compliance landscape tighten, especially when it comes to critical infrastructure and industries dealing with sensitive data such as healthcare, financial services and government,” notes Progress vice president APJ John Yang.

“The global pandemic also led to an increase in cybersecurity threats and data sovereignty laws. It’s no surprise more businesses are shifting their MFT to the cloud in an effort to achieve data security compliance and lower latency during file transfer,” stresses Yang. “With MOVEit Cloud, organisations hoping to implement an MFT solution to meet Australia or UK-driven compliance needs now have access to a leading MFT solution in the Azure Cloud.”

Used by organisations worldwide, Progress MOVEit is an automated file transfer system that allows users to manage, view, secure, and control all file transfer activity through a single system. Based on Microsoft Azure, MOVEit Cloud combines file transfer features needed by businesses today with the benefits of an easy-to-use and secure cloud service.

Progress adds that MOVEit Cloud is an auditor-certified PCI, SOC 2 type 2, and HIPAA compliant, and ensures CCPA and GDPR readiness in external file transfer activities involving personal data.

“Pro2col is delighted that Progress has released MOVEit Cloud hosted out of the UK,” enthuses Pro2col general manager Ailsa McEwan. “This is a key requirement for many of our customers looking at hosted solutions, particularly some government customers who need to keep their data within the UK.”

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