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New GoAnywhere Release Automates and Secures File Transfers in Cloud and Private Networks

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New GoAnywhere Release Automates and Secures File Transfers in Cloud and Private Networks

Omaha, NE. May 8, 2017 – Linoma Software, a HelpSystems company, today announced the release of version 5.5 of its GoAnywhere managed file transfer (MFT) solution, which allows organizations to deploy MFT agents across the enterprise to automate, secure and audit all of their file transfers from a single, centralized location. This new innovation adds to an already extensive suite of security and automation features including encryption at rest and in transit, batch and ad-hoc file transfer, peer-to-peer file collaboration, and more.

With this new version, customers can easily install MFT agents on almost any server or workstation where file transfers need to be performed including Windows, Linux, UNIX, IBM i and Mac OS systems.  These systems can reside on premise or in cloud infrastructure such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) or Microsoft Azure. This allows for organizations with complex and ever-changing environments to greatly reduce the manual repeatable work associated with the complexity allowing IT professionals to focus on more strategic initiatives.

The MFT agents are managed by a central deployment of GoAnywhere, where customers can easily configure and schedule agent file transfers right from their browser. This new version of GoAnywhere not only transfers all files securely, but also gathers key information about the transfers for simple, consolidated auditing and reporting. This unique approach provides visibility of all file transfers within the organization.

“The use cases for MFT agents are really endless,” said Bob Luebbe, President and Chief Architect at Linoma Software. “Whether it’s a franchise needing to synchronize files with its store locations, or a healthcare system needing to move PHI data between its data center and satellite clinics, the deployment of MFT agents will greatly simplify those processes.”

MFT agent Features and At-a-Glance

  • Automates and secures file transfers within a centrally managed environment
  • Monitors agent systems for new or modified files
  • Schedules file transfers on agent systems to run at future dates/times
  • Provides additional workflow capabilities such as compression, decompression, data parsing, database integration, and native command execution
  • Sends automatic alerts via e-mail or text messages if file transfers fail on agents
  • Feeds audit data to the central GoAnywhere MFT solution for reporting


New Version of GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer Improves Application Integration and API Support

Linoma Software has extended GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer’s workflow automation and file transfer features to include SOAP and RESTful Web Services. Combined with new JSON Read & Write tasks, GoAnywhere MFT 5.4 provides better integration with Web Services and other applications for securely transferring data and automating processes.

“Organizations are looking for ways to automate data transfers and integrate systems using cloud-based or internal API’s” says Steve Luebbe, Linoma’s Director of Engineering.  “They also want an easy way to process the XML and JSON formatted data that is returned from the server which are some of the new features we incorporated into GoAnywhere MFT 5.4.”

To provide a fully integrated SOAP and REST solution, a number of new tasks, resources, and workflow features were added including:

  • A REST resource and new tasks to interact with RESTful Web Services. These tasks support XML and JSON based services.
  • A SOAP resource and task to provide streamlined integration with SOAP web services. A wizard is provided to simplify creation of actions by building them based on the WSDL definition. Files can be sent inline or using MTOM. The files and XML payload returned from the web service can then be stored or processed.
  • Tasks to read and write JSON data.

In addition to Workflow enhancements, both Secure Forms and GoAnywhere Command have been updated to integrate with Web Services. Secure Forms can now be submitted using SOAP requests, offering an ideal solution for users to build custom applications that submit data and files to GoAnywhere.  GoAnywhere’s API interface supports both REST and SOAP requests to automate GoAnywhere Workflows and User provisioning through existing applications.

Significant Time Savings

The new Web Services integration delivers significant time savings for GoAnywhere users. In just a few steps, users can take advantage of Web Services standardization to quickly connect applications and share data across a diverse range of systems and platforms. The entire process can be completed with just a few clicks and requires no programming knowledge.                                        

Continuing Advancements with GoAnywhere Automation & Security

Current GoAnywhere MFT customers who upgrade to the new release also gain functionality for workflow automation and user authentication. New feature highlights include:

  • An updated Workflow Designer that streamlines the configuration and creation process. New Component and Variable panels simplify adding tasks and variables to a project.
  • Several new Reports, including a Custom Report task allows creation of PDF reports based on data from a database, Excel file, XML, JSON, or fixed-width files.
  • Administrative Users can now be synchronized against an LDAP or Active Directory system to automatically create user accounts and simplify administration.
  • Kerberos single sign-on was added to the Secure Mail Outlook Plugin and to GoDrive for Windows.
  • Secure Forms has 6 additional components: text area, multi-checkbox, number, bulleted list, checkbox, and radio buttons.

For a complete list of enhancements for GoAnywhere MFT 5.4, visit the release notes page.

 


GoAnywhere MFT Enters the Drummond AS2 Certification Queue

Drummond Group logo - Drummond AS2 CertificationThis spring, Linoma Software started the extensive process of reviewing and testing its AS2 automation features against the world's highest standards, as set by the Drummond Group, LLC. Drummond Certified™ products are compliant and interoperable to make sure they truly interface with the systems of customers and partners.

GoAnywhere MFT recently completed the first phase of testing, the results of which confirmed compatibility with RFC 4130.  The testing also verified GoAnywhere's compliance with optional profiles for:

  • FN (Filename Preservation)
  • MA (Multiple Attachments)
  • FN-MA (Filename Preservation with Multiple Attachments)
  • CTE (Chunked Transfer Encoding)
  • SHA2 hash algorithms supporting SHA256, SHA384 and SHA512

GoAnywhere MFT was added to the Drummond AS2 Certification Queue where it will be tested against all AS2 Drummond Certified products. Linoma Software anticipates certification for GoAnywhere MFT this fall.


GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer 5.0 Released with Unified Interface and Advanced Reporting

Linoma Software unveils GoAnywhere MFT (Managed File Transfer), version 5.0 of its GoAnywhere secure file transfer software. The upgrade combines the workflow automation capabilities of Linoma's popular GoAnywhere Director solution with secure file transfer protocol (FTP) features from GoAnywhere Services into a single product. In addition, the merged product adds numerous significant enhancements. 

GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer 5.0 Unified Interface DashboardGoAnywhere MFT 5.0 introduces a brand new and customizable browser-based dashboard with more than 20 gadgets providing statistics, graphs, and details of file transfer activity and critical system information. Each administrator has their own personal dashboard, and can arrange informative gadgets to quickly monitor the activity most important to them.

The upgrade delivers advanced Reporting features that include various PDF reports that cover system information and file-transfer activity with details and graphs.  A Security Settings Audit report will analyze a GoAnywhere MFT server's security settings to determine compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) requirements. The report also suggests actions needed to remedy the settings that are non-compliant.

GoAnywhere continues to provide individual audit logs for job activity, triggers, and file transfers (SFTP and FTP/s, HTTP/s, AS2). The product's new version improves logging by sending the individual log events to a global index for faster, system-wide search results.  The new Global Search can be used to quickly find events for a particular file name, a specific user name or a wide variety of 'Google' like search criteria.

Licensing for GoAnywhere MFT has been revamped allowing Linoma to offer a completely free FTP server, including functions to automate FTP transfers. Every edition of GoAnywhere MFT also includes 10 free user accounts for GoDrive, the on-premise enterprise file synchronization and sharing solution.

GoAnywhere MFT now features the ability to use Internet Content Adaptation Protocol (ICAP) servers as Resources and Tasks to integrate antivirus and DLP (data loss prevention) solutions in your workflows. Customers can scan files for sensitive data and viruses to stop harmful file transfers before they are sent.

Existing customers of GoAnywhere will need to register on the GoAnywhere Customer Portal at my.goanywhere.com to request a new license before installing the upgrade.

To download the software or learn more about the enhancements and features of GoAnywhere MFT 5.0, visit GoAnywhere.com.


GoAnywhere customers rewarded for sharing

We hear a lot from our customers about how much they love the GoAnywhere suite of managed file transfer products. From how much time and money they save by automating processes to becoming more efficient and able to attend other tasks, customer feedback is what inspires us to continue innovating and making our products even better.

From the GoAnywhere Mailbag:

"If I ever go to work for another company, I'm not going to accept unless they agree to purchase GoAnywhere Director."

"GoAnywhere works. We have had ZERO problems with it, which is not something you can say about very many products.

It's gratifying to know that our customers enjoy GoAnywhere as much as we do. The amount of new customers referred from current GoAnywhere customers is a testament to how much they believe in our managed file transfer software and how it's often a game changer for businesses. As our way of saying Thank You, Linoma Software has created a referral program to reward our great customers for sharing their recommendations and GoAnywhere experience with others.

"How do they [GoAnywhere] make any money with the low cost and incredible support they provide?"

"Definitely buy GoAnywhere. It will be the easiest implementation...the best value of software that you've ever had"

To participate, GoAnywhere customers can simply fill out an easy online form when they refer our products to others. They will be rewarded with $500 if the person or company they referred purchases GoAnywhere! It's that simple and there is no limit to the number of people or companies they can refer.

It's our way of saying Thank You to all the people and companies we love working with. If you are a GoAnywhere customer, be sure to enjoy the rewards of our referral program starting today! For additional information or to fill out our referral form, please visit our GoAnywhere Referral Program page. You can learn more about GoAnywhere and our customer experiences in their own words by visiting our Testimonials page or viewing our Customer Review Videos.


Updates for GoAnywhere Include Clustering, Disk Quotas, and More

In response to customer requests, especially from larger organizations, Linoma Software has released new enhancements such as clustering and disk quotas for GoAnywhere Director and GoAnywhere Services.  These updates to the GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer suite provide even more robust administrative control, and add automatic failover protection in the event of a server failure.

GoAnywhere Director 4.5.0 adds clustering

The new release of GoAnywhere Director 4.5.0 got a big boost when developers added clustering, a feature they added to GoAnywhere Services earlier this year.  Clustering, also know as "active-active" high availability, means that multiple installations of GoAnywhere Director can be in operation simultaneously, communicating with each other at all times.

GoAnywhere Director Clustering for High Availability

There are several advantages to clustering.  It provides assurance for users and trading partners that if something were to go wrong with one of the servers, the additional installations would automatically take over so availability would not be affected.  It also allows for load balancing, which is especially helpful for organizations with high volumes of file transfers.  Finally, it makes it easy for organizations to manage growth because they can easily incorporate additional servers to their managed file transfer environment.

GoAnywhere Services 3.3.0 adds disk quotas, bandwidth throttling

GoAnywhere Services 3.3.0 offers administrators even greater control over how users interact with their secure FTP servers.

One key enhancement is the addition of disk quotas, which allows admins to determine how much storage space to give to each trading partner and user to better manage storage device resources.

Bandwidth throttling, also new to GoAnywhere Services 3.3.0, lets administrators put limits on the amount of network resources a user can consume when transferring files.  With this feature, controls can be enforced on file uploads, downloads and even on which days or times of day are available to specific users.

With more than 50 updates in this round of enhancements, GoAnywhere continues to respond to the needs of its ever-growing consumer base.  GoAnywhere customers will be notified within their product screens that an update is available, and those who are not yet customers can contact us to get a free demo, or can download a fully-functional free trial.

For more information about the features included in the new releases, check out our news page.  


Could your FTP server pass a compliance audit?

data security compliance auditIf an auditor showed up in your office tomorrow and wanted to examine your file transfer security policies and procedures, how confident are you that your organization would earn high marks?

Take this short quiz and find out.

  1. Are you still hosting an outdated SFTP or FTP server in the public area of your network (or DMZ)?
  2. Do trading partners have access to inbound ports within your internal network to drop off or retrieve files?
  3. Are your administrative security controls granular enough to manage user access to specific files, folders and areas of the network?
  4. Can you monitor all file transfer activity and maintain detailed audit logs?
  5. Do employees have easy access to an ad hoc file transfer tool that lets them transfer files of any size, all while generating audit trails?

To find out how auditors expect you answer these questions, don't miss our next webinar:

Get Your FTP Server Into Compliance
Thursday, July 18 at Noon Central

Linoma Software's Chief Architect Bob Luebbe will show you how the GoAnywhere Services secure FTP server can work with GoAnywhere Gateway to keep sensitive data and credentials safely in your internal network and out of the DMZ.  He'll also demonstrate how the two work together to allow you to exchange files with trading partners without opening inbound ports.

Do your homework so you can prepare for a visit from the auditor.  Sign up today!  


New Android Mobile App:GoAnywhere File Transfer at the Tap of a Finger

It used to be that when we left work for the day, we really left work.  With today's mobile culture, however, employees are staying on top of projects and communicating with customers no matter where they are.

Linoma Software found a way to make that a little easier by developing its new GoAnywhere File Transfer mobile application for the Android platform.

Now, GoAnywhere Services customers can securely exchange files with internal servers or trading partners using their mobile phone or tablet.  Trading partners can also download the app and access the customer's web portal to exchange files securely and conveniently.

The GoAnywhere File Transfer mobile app works much like GoAnywhere Services' ad hoc web client, and can also send files through Services' Secure Mail feature.  It is free to download from the Google Play store.

Here are some screenshots of the Android app at work:

GoAnywhere App ad hoc web client

From this screen, an employee could send or retrieve files by accessing the GoAnywhere Services ad-hoc web client.

GoAnywhere App secure mail

GoAnywhere Services customers can also send files right from their phones or tablets using the Secure Mail feature.

GoAnywhere secure mail module

As with the standard GoAnywhere Services Secure Mail module, users can choose from a variety of security settings before they send the secure email.

For more information about the GoAnywhere File Transfer Android app, you may read the official announcement, or contact us via email or by calling 1-800-949-4696. If you're not familiar with GoAnywhere Services, our secure FTP server solution that's part of the GoAnywhere managed file transfer suite of products, we'd be happy to schedule a demo with one of our product specialists.


Computing Security Magazine Reviews GoAnywhere

As you probably know, GoAnywhere is not the only managed file transfer product on the market.  A handful of vendors offer their versions of a product to help streamline the file transfer process with features that are designed to keep that data secure.

Many of the people we talk to are researching several companies trying to decide which product will best serve their needs, and naturally, all of the vendors believe theirs is the best fit.

We've been developing resources over the last few years to help define what sets GoAnywhere apart, and as a result, we've built a bigger library of case studies, added a growing collection of customer success videos, and continued to marvel at the growing list of comments that our customers make about our products on LinkedIn.

We've also built an MFT Checklist that provides a list of features and considerations organizations should investigate when talking with competing vendors. The latest evidence we have to support the fact that GoAnywhere is a comprehensive, flexible, well-supported and easy-to-implement solution that can help any industry automate, simplify and encrypt their file transfers is a product review in Computing Security Magazine. GoAnywhere Product ReviewHighlights of the review include these:

"There are plenty of MFT (managed file transfer) solutions on the market, and Linoma's GoAnywhere is one of the most versatile and secure we've seen so far."
"The enhanced file transfer interface is very simple to use, and provides drag-and-drop facilities between the client and their assigned directory on the GoAnywhere host."
"We created a project to securely transfer a large folder, using FTPS from our domain controller to the GoAnywhere host system in minutes."

To read the entire review, you can download it here.