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Do Your Homework When Choosing a Managed File Transfer Solution

What is MFT?

GoAnywhere emerged as an early pioneer in MFT (managed file transfer). Starting in 2002 with a solution for automating and managing file transfers, capabilities soon expanded to support encryption standards to help organizations protect sensitive and confidential data.

Companies of all sizes quickly recognized how MFT could help them establish centralized control over file access, streamline secure file transfer processes, and simplify compliance through detailed audit logs and reporting. This has led to a surge in providers, each with their own flavor of MFT.

Researching your options

This increasingly crowded marketplace has made it difficult for IT security professionals to research and recommend the best MFT solution to meet their organization's particular needs. That's why GoAnywhere's chief architect Bob Luebbe believes so highly in the value of quality research like the recent report on the vendor landscape for MFT by Info-Tech Research Group.

The Info-Tech report entitled "Managed File Transfer Category Report" gives you the tools to fully explore your organization's options for MFT solutions.Compare top vendors in vendor satisfaction and product feature satisfaction to determine the right solution for your organization’s requirements.

"Managed file transfer software is frequently purchased to meet the requirements of one initiative," states Luebbe, "but companies quickly discover the advantages of implementing MFT across all areas of file management." Proper planning allows you to 'secure file transfers today and avoid worrying about tomorrow'.

Assembling a thorough assessment of system-to-system and ad-hoc file transfers across every department allows you to match current and future demands to MFT providers identified as leaders in those particular areas.

Investing with confidence

Choosing an MFT solution is an investment of both money and time. "If you're not 100% confident in the software's ability to communicate with your existing systems and perform to your expectations, that should be reason for concern," Luebbe cautions.

"Install fully functional trial software on your own system, request a personalized demo where you can see the software in action and have the ability to ask specific questions, and always ask for references from customers using the software in a similar fashion."

Luebbe concludes, "GoAnywhere believes in MFT's ability to help an organization achieve regulatory compliance, increase security and streamline processes. It's important to us that everyone has a positive experience with this transformative technology."

Read the full Info-Tech MFT Category report on today's modern MFT vendor landscape to begin exploring managed file transfer for your organization.

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