Data Transfer

Securely receiving the data you send

Before any work can be printed, any envelopes enclosed or any mail dispatched there needs to be data to initiate the whole process. But the transfer process isn't always as simple as it sounds.

You could send the data in the mail or using a courier but what if it get's intercepted or stolen. And what media do you put the data on? CD's, DVD's, tapes or memory sticks? And what happens to the media after production has completed?

You could decide to send the data across the internet, but then can you guarantee it's security? What transport protocol do you use? And where is the data stored?

Or you could host your own equipment at CMCS so you can transfer data along a private connection to your own equipment.

All of these factors need to be taken into consideration before you determine how best to transfer your data but, no matter how you choose to transfer data, we're able to support you.

How We Can Help You

We can receive data either physically or digitally and support a wide variety of different media and protocols.

Physical Media

All physical media that is sent to CMCS is logged and stored securely in our safe. When no longer required we will either return it to you or securely dispose of it, based upon your instructions.

Below of some of the most popular types of media we support:

  • USB Memory Sticks
  • Tape
  • Optical Media: CD, DVD
  • Hard Drives: Internal (IDE, SATA), External (eSATA, USB)

We also support many different types of encrypted data and have a wide range of file decryption tools.

Digital Transfers

We have an FTP server in place (supporting FTP, FTPS and SFTP) which can be authenticated against using secure keys, allowing customers to send us data at their convinience. We can also take data from customer servers using most protocols and formats as required.

We store all data transferred digitally on our servers, and delete it upon receiving confirmation from the customer that it is no longer required.

Key Facts

  • Support physical and digital transfers
  • Data stored securely
  • Deleted upon job completion
  • Support different media types
    • Memory Sticks
    • Tape
    • Optical Media
    • Hard Drives
  • Support different transfer protocols
    • FTP
    • FTPS
    • SFTP