There’s a lot out there (and just on this website) about what MFT (managed file transfer) software is, why it’s a good FTP alternative, and how to choose the best file transfer software for your business. That’s why we’ve selected 13 of our top blogs that answer those exactly those questions – and more.
And because questions about any software solution typically depend on how – or if – you’re using it, we’ve broken our recommended readings into five categories:
- The GoAnywhere super-user
- The FTP-or-bust homemade script writer
- The MFT newbie looking for use cases and projects to copy
- The stickler for compliance requirements
- The data security expert
If You’re Already Using MFT for Secure File Transfers
1. Signs You’re Making the Most of GoAnywhere
Already using GoAnywhere MFT? Find out if you’re a super-user! There are dozens of integrations, tools, and features that are included in GoAnywhere MFT (and available as add-ons) that can create the streamlined file transfer workflow of your dreams.
Read the blog: 7 Signs You’re Making the Most of GoAnywhere
2. Double Check Your Settings!
Regular maintenance, updates, and general check-ups are essential to most appliances and applications, and MFT is no different. Once you have any security software solution in place, it’s smart to check that you’re still using it properly and are taking advantage of any new security features as they’re released.
Read the blog: Is Your MFT Configuration Secure and Reliable?
Not Yet Using a Managed File Transfer Solution?
3. Ditch Those Legacy Scripts!
Updating scripts can be a hassle. Even if the original scripter is available, it’s still a heavy lift: scripting doesn’t require standardized formats, which can make even the most basic edit into an hours-long task. And that’s simply a waste of your IT talent’s time. Further, no matter their skill, scripts can leave gaps in your file transfer security. Read the blog to learn the many reasons why.
4. Is MFT Right for You? See Which FTP Replacement is the Right One for Your Business
It’s no secret that FTP is old. But that doesn’t mean that everyone’s moved away from it yet. If you’re still using FTP for your file transfers, it’s time to rethink your workflows. There are four major alternatives that are all considered secure file transfer protocols, and each one has different pros and cons. Find the right one for you today!
Read the blog: Best FTP Alternative for Your Business
5. Wondering How MFT Beats FTP?
Both are primarily file transfer methods, but how are they similar and where do they differ? Get the in-depth details in this comparison blog that walks through key features, including cybersecurity, encryption, usage, compliance, and the all-important file transfer methodology.
Read the blog: FTP vs. MFT: What’s the Difference?
If You’re Just Getting Started in the World of MFT
6. Projects You Can Try Today
Whether you’ve had your MFT solution for a year or are planning on downloading the 30-day trial today, consider setting up one of these five projects that will take work off your and your team’s plate immediately.
Read the blog: 5 Projects You Could Tackle with a GoAnywhere Trial
7. Move Your Big Data Easily
Whether you’re working with big data, which is made up of data sets that are too large or complex to share in established ways, or simply extra-large files, MFT can help. MFT is one of the most effective and secure file transfer methods on the market today, and helps organizations send, share, and receive data without overwhelming your IT environment. And you can even move those big files quickly.
8. Consolidate Your File Transfer Workflows
Rather than breaking up your file transfers into chunks that scripts or basic file transfer protocols can handle, use MFT to send your data on a grand adventure – at no security risk. The GoAnywhere MFT software solution especially helps you link multiple technologies and platforms, whether they’re on-premises or in the cloud.
Read the blog: Consolidate Your File Transfers with GoAnywhere MFT
9. Is MFT an iPaaS Solution?
Yes! And no. While not all MFT solutions can perform the types of integration and workflow streamlining expected of an iPaaS solution, GoAnywhere MFT fits the bill. By connecting your MFT solution to all the internal and external applications commonly used at your organization, you can set up secure workflows that move data from A to B, with full tracking throughout.
Read the blog: Consolidate Your File Transfers with GoAnywhere MFT
Need to Improve Your File Transfer Compliance?
10. PCI DSS: Payment Card Compliance
Fun fact: Security researchers have never found an organization that was fully PCI DSS compliant at the time it was breached. Instead, all the weak points exploited by attackers in these PCI compliance breaches were explicitly covered by PCI DSS guidelines. The first step to avoiding PCI fines: Make sure you’re compliant. The second? Make sure your processes and protections are up to date.
Read the blog: Avoid a PCI Breach, Avoid Costly Consequences
11. HIPAA and HITECH: Healthcare Compliance
The proper usage and disclosure of information is always important, especially in the healthcare industry. But what does it mean for a solution to say they’re “HIPAA-Certified,” and how can such products help your clinic, hospital, or office safeguard sensitive patient data? Discover how to achieve HIPAA-compliance, and how to find the software solutions that will help.
Read the blog: Can HIPAA-Certified Solutions Really Guarantee Compliance?
12. Address Compliance Across the Board
Many organizations have multiple compliance requirements they have to contend with. MFT can help with both those big-name requirements as well as internal needs. Start bolstering your security with user access roles, secure submission, sending, and receiving, and audit logs that give you insight into who’s accessing data and how they’re using it.
Read the blog: How to Help Ensure Compliance with Data Privacy Laws
Boosting Your Data Security
12. Joining Advanced Data Loss Protection with Secure File Transfer
It’s no secret that two safeguards are better than one, and none are paired so well as A-DLP and MFT. Discover how organizations like yours are using these two software solutions together today. Keep your sensitive data under lock and key when you employ both of these solutions together.
Read the blog: 3 Powerful Examples of MFT and DLP Paired in Action
13. Is Every Attack Avenue Covered – But File Transfers?
There’s a data security solution for every access point, but there’s no do-it-all solution that can shield your entire organization. Learn how you can create a multi-layered stance to protect your organization’s sensitive data, end-points, and more – and where MFT fits into the mix.
Read the blog: How MFT Fits into Your Data Security Suite
Secure Your File Transfers Today
Whether you’re already using MFT or are just digging into this type of solution, there’s no better time to get in touch with us with your questions.