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Take Your Data Security One Step Further with MFT

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One Step at a Time

Finding the right managed file transfer (MFT) solution for your business can be a lengthy, one step at a time process.

The Steps

Making the decision to implement MFT in your organization is ultimately one of the easiest steps you’re going to take. However, figuring out what MFT solution is best for your organization and what it should offer can be a more difficult task.

Before you lace up your boots and take the leap, here are five stepping stones to follow:

Step 1: File Encryption

File encryption is key and should not be overlooked. MFT solutions should use integrated encryption technologies to secure sensitive data. It should also include a key manager.

One Step Further

GoAnywhere MFT uses industry-standard file transfer protocols (like SFTP, FTPS, and AS2) to send files securely in transit and uses encryption standards (like Open PGP and AES) to protect data in transit and at rest.

GoAnywhere also provides a Key Manager that can be used to create, import, export, and manage your PGP keys and certificates.

Step 2: Auditing and Reporting

Depending on the size of your organization and the industry you work in, you could be processing anywhere from hundreds to thousands of file requests per day. An MFT solution should offer at least basic reporting functions that can keep you up to date with your file transfers, user statistics, and completed jobs.

One Step Further

GoAnywhere knows that storing and tracking detailed auditing information is crucial for staying compliant with requirements like PCI DSS, HIPAA, state privacy laws, and other regulations.

GoAnywhere can generate comprehensive audit logs for all file transfer and administrator activity. The resulting details can be scheduled to export as easy-to-read PDF reports with just the click of a mouse.

Step 3: Automation

Human error and manual processes are highly vulnerable to data breaches. By automating the encryption and exchange of sensitive data, processes and workflows can run without user intervention – saving both time and money.

One Step Further

No matter the volume or frequency of file transfers, GoAnywhere provides seamless automation from start to finish.

Users can schedule batch file transfers to run at future dates and times using MFT’s built-in scheduler for executing Workflows (Projects). Workflows can be automated to execute whenever a monitor detects new, modified, or deleted files in a target folder or when a partner uploads a file to your file server.

With automation, file transfers get where they need to go. Whether you are working with trading partners, remote locations, or even the cloud, every file will reach its destination, or you’ll be immediately notified.

Related Reading: How Advanced Workflows Goes Beyond the Surface

Step 4: Cloud Support

Some MFT software can be 100% deployed to the cloud, leaving you with nothing to run in house, while others can integrate with your cloud computing platform of choice.

One Step Further

GoAnywhere offers a fast and reliable way to move or share your cloud file transfers while monitoring activities from a central browser-based interface.

GoAnywhere can be deployed to a variety of cloud computing platforms including Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure. Soon, GoAnywhere will offer a SaaS option where the cloud infrastructure is provided.

Step 5: Extra Features

Sure, the basic steps are nice, but if you want to walk the distance, then it’s important to utilize a tool that can go the extra mile.

One Step Further

GoAnywhere offers a mile-long list of additional features, including:

  • Licensed modules, such as Secure Folders, Secure Mail, MFT Agents, and Cloud Connectors that can expand what you can do with GoAnywhere.
  • A reverse proxy, also known as a DMZ Secure Gateway. This keeps your file sharing server inside your private network and away from your DMZ.
  • Extensive, enterprise-level security features, like the ability to set password policies and authenticate users with LDAP, AD, and other Identity and Access Management features.
  • Support for industry-standard servers. Along with the basic FTPS, SFTP, and AS2, GoAnywhere provides an HTTPS server for users who want to perform ad-hoc file transfers through a web browser.
  • Integrated clustering, as it can give you greater high availability and support for load balancing. This helps ease the burden of distributing workloads across multiple systems.
  • A browser-based interface and mobile friendly capability. This can help prevent disaster from striking if a file transfer fails and you’re not at your workstation. This feature allows you to log in to the admin dashboard from home or on your phone.

Related Reading: Can Your MFT Solution Do These 20 Things?

Go One Step Further with GoAnywhere

Taking that first step can always cause a bit of unease, but with GoAnywhere you can breathe easier.

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