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How GoAnywhere MFT Can Help You Transition to the Cloud

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Doing business via the cloud is the new normal for many organizations, so it’s important to consider how you’ll manage the transition to the cloud when you’re ready to make the move – either entirely or simply for a few key business processes. Without a secure cloud file transfer solution in place, your valuable data could be at risk.

The cloud infrastructure is enticing to IT personnel as well as everyday users because of its:

  • increased efficiency
  • easier collaboration
  • cost-effectiveness
  • document control

However, along with all these positives comes the same type of cybersecurity risks you face with “regular” file transfers – hacking, human error, and more. There are, however, proactive measures you can take for a more secure transition. Consider starting with a managed file transfer solution.

Managed File Transfer Provides Security and Control

A managed file transfer (MFT) solution like GoAnywhere is not only cloud-friendly, it also eases security concerns and delivers more control and flexibility over your vital business processes.

GoAnywhere MFT is an enterprise-level solution that easily protects your cloud file transfers. It’s deployable in the cloud, on-premises, and can operate in a hybrid environment. It also supports a wide variety of platforms, including Windows, Microsoft Azure, IBM i, and more.

What are some additional advantages of GoAnywhere?

  • Key and certificate management for Open PGP, SSH, and SSL
  • Encryption protocols like SFTP, FTPS, HTTPS, AS2, AS3, and AS4
  • Folder monitors for cloud-based or internal file systems
  • Automated workflows for file processing operations
  • Centralized browser-based interface
  • Detailed auditing and reporting
  • Secure email and forms

Cloud File Transfer Protocol Matters

File transfer protocols get files where they need to go. Your server (whether already in the cloud or on-premises) serves as a “tunnel” for all transfer activity to pass through. Ensuring this tunnel is guarded appropriately for files while in transit for your outbound files as well as for any inbound files is critical to keeping data secure.

See our whitepaper: Secure Your Cloud Data

A secure file transfer protocol like SFTP is a solid first step. An SFTP server adds the layer of security that’s needed when transitioning to the cloud. The protocol offers up these advantages:

  • Authentication: This requires your trading partners to prove their identity with an encrypted user ID and password or to validate with an SSH key or SSH key/password combo.
  • Singular connection: Only one secure connection is used for all data transmissions, addressing vulnerabilities throughout all points of data transfers through a single port.

Managed file transfer takes SFTP to the next level of security. Learn more with our on-demand webinar:

Managed File Transfer 101: What’s in it for me?

GoAnywhere’s Cloud Connectors Provide Flexibility

Whether you plan to partially or completely migrate, Cloud Connectors, or cloud integrations, give you the flexibility you need to migrate to an Azure or Amazon cloud infrastructure. These integrations help you streamline and work more easily with many popular web and cloud services such as SharePoint, Salesforce, JIRA, and Dropbox.

Cloud Connectors are built-in application integrations that connect to GoAnywhere MFT projects and workflows through SOAP APIs and RESTful web services. Once you install a connector, you can configure the connection properties to the service as a resource allowing you to specify authentication and service-level details to better automate your processes.

New integrations are being added to GoAnywhere’s Cloud Connector Marketplace regularly, so you are very likely to find a connector to benefit you and the way you want to do business.

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