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Open PGP and GoAnywhere MFT: What You Need to Know

Open PGP vs. GoAnywhere MFT


Which Solution is Right for You? Open PGP vs. GoAnywhere MFT

If you have sensitive files that need to get from point A to Point B securely, you may have considered utilizing Open PGP or a managed file transfer solution, like GoAnywhere MFT. Do you know which option is the best fit for your organization?

What is Open PGP?

Open PGP is an encryption standard. It uses asymmetric (public key) cryptography and addresses the issues of data authentication and non-repudiation through the ability to "sign" files via embedded digital signatures. These features give organizations a high level of data protection, making PGP one of the most popular file encryption methods used today.

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What is GoAnywhere MFT?

GoAnywhere MFT is a managed file transfer solution that automates and secures file transfers using a centralized enterprise-level approach. GoAnywhere MFT can save you time and money, improve security, simplify file transfers, and help your organization meet compliance requirements. It can be deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or within hybrid environments. It easily runs on platforms like Linux, Windows, IBM i, and others.

Related Reading: What is Managed File Transfer (MFT)?

How Are They Connected?

GoAnywhere MFT features Open PGP compliant encryption that addresses the privacy and integrity of the data you exchange with external trading partners, clients, customers, vendors, and internal users. It provides robust support for Open PGP, allowing you to:

  • Encrypt files with one or more Public Keys
  • Decrypt files with Private Keys
  • Sign files with Private Keys
  • Verify digital signatures in files using Public Keys
  • Generate full audit logs of all PGP encryption and decryption processes
  • Automate the entire process

GoAnywhere's Open PGP Studio is a free PGP file encryption desktop tool that makes it easy to protect your sensitive files while complying with the Open PGP standard. It uses a dual-key (asymmetric) system to encrypt and decrypt information manually.

Which Solution is Right for You?

Having a secure way to encrypt and decrypt your file transfers is important. Maybe Open PGP is all you need. But if you want file transfer automation, key and certificate management, and granular security controls, then GoAnywhere MFT may be a better fit.

If you think your organization could benefit from these additional tools, don’t hesitate. Build your toolbox and compare these two solutions side-by-side to determine which one is right for you. Here is a brief comparison:

GoAnywhere MFT and Open PGP Studio can both:

  • Encrypt and decrypt
  • Digitally sign
  • Verify
  • Create key rings and key pairs
  • Export and import keys
  • Compress output files

Open PGP Studio can’t:

  • Automate encryption and decryption
  • Transfer files
  • Audit and report
  • Allow user and role management


Want to See These Solutions in Action?

Request a customized demo and get a sneak peak of our robust file transfer and encryption solution, GoAnywhere MFT. It’s a great way to see how GoAnywhere helps organizations secure, automate, and centralize their file transfers – along with how it supports Open PGP.

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