A Watched Pot Never Boils, or Does It?

Posted by Van Glass on Thu, Jan 17, 2013 @ 09:45 AM

ftp audit, load testingBenjamin Franklin, celebrating his 307th birthday today, is known for many famous proverbs published in his Poor Richard almanacs, one of which is:

A watched pot never boils.






As a celebrated scientist we know that Franklin did not mean for this to be taken literally since merely watching the pot has absolutely no effect on whether it's water will boil. Rather this proverb is more poetic conveying the idea that time appears to go more slowly when you're anxiously waiting for something to happen.

Assuming appropriate heat and water are provided, the opposite of this statement would be:

An unwatched pot always boils.

Figuratively this statement also rings true to life. Processes left unchecked can quickly reach a boiling, or boiling over point, and that's when trouble comes a knocking.

Have Your File Transfer Services Reached a Boiling Point?

Many organizations depend heavily on the ability to reliably transfer files with speed and security. Failure can quickly bring mission critical operations to a halt or leak sensitive data. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What is the maximum number of concurrent users your file transfer server can support?
  • Are there any insecure or rogue file transfer services running on your network?
  • How often do you load test and audit your file transfer services?

Turn Up the Heat

Load testing and auditing file transfer services can be a tedious task which is why they often go unchecked. It doesn't have to be this way. With JSCAPE MFT Monitor you can quickly automate your load testing and auditing processes and receive instant email notifications whenever one of your file transfer processes falls out of compliance.

Remember, an unwatched pot always boils. Get ahead of the problem with JSCAPE MFT Monitor.


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Topics: Managed File Transfer, JSCAPE MFT Monitor