Posted on March 13, 2020 | | Categories: Managed File Transfer
Finding the right managed file transfer (MFT) solution for your business can be a lengthy, one step at a time process.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
GoAnywhere offers a fast and reliable way to move or share your cloud file transfers while monitoring activities from a central browser-based interface.
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.
GoAnywhere offers a mile-long list of additional features, including:
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Taking that first step can always cause a bit of unease, but with GoAnywhere you can breathe easier.