So, you did your legwork and identified your cybersecurity needs around transferring files securely. You found your best secure file transfer solution by checking out a few top choices based on reviews, trials and maybe even a demo or two. And now that you’ve got the green light for your chosen secure file transfer solution, it’s time to put it to work.
To get the best return on your file transfer investment, it’s time to explore and learn about all the software’s features and benefits to maximize your ROI.
Make the Most Out of Your New Secure File Transfer Solution
If you chose GoAnywhere MFT for your organization’s file transfer solution, your users will be happy. The industry has repeatedly found that GoAnywhere is one of the easiest to use MFT solutions on the market. With a familiar, dashboard-style interface, users can quickly start sending files securely and efficiently with no programming or special technical skills needed.
Intuitive navigation leads users through the drag-and-drop process to transfer files and folders, so the learning curve for more efficient and secure file transfers is often less than an hour.
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Take Advantage of File Transfer Automation
Tedious manual processes around an organization’s many file transfers are also opportunities ripe for human errors. However, with automated file transfers in place you can ditch those clunky manual or legacy script processes. Automating the many file transfers you manage each day allows your users to program when and how files should move between internal systems, users, or trading partners. This is a great way to better control recurring or high-volume file transfers, so you can focus your resources on higher priority business tasks.
And with GoAnywhere’s Automated Workflows, your users can create multi-step “projects” to define what file transfers and business processes you need performed. The unlimited steps you can create in a workflow are executed seamlessly, end-to-end. For example: You can create a workflow project to grab data from a database, then convert that data into an Excel sheet. If you need to protect that data during a transfer, another task can encrypt the document, while an additional task can send that document to a designated server.
Automated Workflow projects are limited only by your imagination. And if your new users are unsure of how to get started, GoAnywhere offers a wide variety of project templates with examples of the most commonly used workflows. These templates can then be modified for your organization’s unique needs.
On-Demand Webinar: 10 Ways to Improve Your Processes with Advanced Workflows
Meet Compliance Obligations for Auditing and Reporting
If your industry has compliance requirements for detailed audit logs and reporting, GoAnywhere’s built-in audit logs can streamline the process of monitoring and capturing any file activity and movement. In addition, you gain insight into the success of your file transfers, with immediate notification and auto-resume should a transfer ever drop or fail.
Here are just a few of the ways GoAnywhere can help you meet your compliance security standards for file sharing or transfer for HIPAA, PCI DSS, GDPR, SOX, and more:
- Role-based administration and permissions: Helps ensure access privileges are provided only to authorized users, controls password complexity requirements, and sets expiration dates for access.
- Secure connections: GoAnywhere MFT can connect to a wide variety of servers for secure server-to-server file transfers. Connections are made over the TCP/IP network using standard protocols. This centralized solution provides for a single point of control and administration.
- Strong encryption: Popular encryption standards such as AS2, AS3, or AS4, Open PGP, ZIP with AES, SFTP, FTPS, PeSIT, and HTTPS all help meet compliance requirements for file sharing.
- Secure mail: This module allows organization to send ad hoc files – even large ones – via email securely via HTTPS download links to encrypted packages.
Gain Security for Files Sent Via Email
Attach file and hit send. It’s just so easy, until it isn’t – a file’s too big, gets interrupted due to a boggy server, or comes with worry about the security of the information contained. With a Secure Email feature, such as GoAnywhere’s, you can streamline all your file transfers, including those ad hoc emailed ones.
With Secure Email, a protected HTTPS connection is used to transfer encrypted “packages” or files. These files do not go through the email server so that frustrating bogging down of large, emailed attachments is a thing of the past.
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Improve the Security of Your Forms
Not all managed file transfer solutions offer this, but GoAnywhere’s Secure Form module provides a way for your end users to complete and submit information online through secure forms that are then uploaded through an HTTPS web client. Once a form is submitted a project is executed to process the submitted values and files automatically. Form fields can be customized to meet your specific needs for information gathering.
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Put Agents on the Case
GoAnywhere’s MFT agents are lightweight applications designed to help synchronize your data delivery and workflows. They are especially helpful when deployed across disparate locations, used within your internal data centers, or to move data to and from the cloud. They can help minimize respective tasks and provide a more centralized location for you to control workflows.
With agents, all log data is streamed from wherever they’re deployed to GoAnywhere for consolidated auditing and reporting. This provides visibility into all file transfers running within the organization. And MFT agents can be installed onto almost any server or workstation, including Windows, Linux, UNIX, IBM I, and Mac OS systems.
Related Reading: Do You Need an MFT Agent?
Enhance Collaboration Efforts
Collaborating is at the heart of doing business. A robust enterprise file sync and sharing (EFSS) service such as GoDrive, built into GoAnywhere can help organizations more easily and securely collaborate.
GoDrive not only provides for file and folder sharing it also helps with advanced collaboration with needed features like file tracking, revision, commenting, media viewing and synchronizes with Windows, Apple, and Android devices, including mobile devices. No files are stored in the cloud, so local control is maintained for compliance requirements.
Related Reading: How Businesses Can Collaborate Securely with GoDrive
Transferring files in and out of your organization is just the beginning of what you can do with a robust secure file transfer solution like GoAnywhere. If you’re looking for even more ideas, be sure to check out our white paper, The GoAnywhere Book of Secure File Transfer Project Examples
Make the Most Out of Your File Transfer Solution
If you haven’t yet selected your file transfer solution, give GoAnywhere MFT a try today to check out all the user-friendly features and benefits.