Why Choose Managed File Transfer?
It’s no secret that many organizations struggle to fully protect the sensitive data their employees, customers, trading partners, and third-party vendors share.
Free file sharing software and scripts are
both common ways of transferring files, even though they’re not necessarily the
most secure, can be complex, and lack robust automation and security features.
With the imminent danger of data breaches around the corner, a better solution
Why are Managed File Transfer Solutions Needed?
Every day, files are transferred between
participating parties. These documents range from payment transactions to
purchase orders and are an integral part of the operation of each business.
This sensitive information exchanged in file transfers needs to be protected.
The best way to do this is to make sure
documents, emails, and databases are encrypted to lower the risk of attacks,
breaches, and user errors. Organizations also need to consider their network
and IT capabilities, along with any
requirements that may apply to them like HIPAA, PCI DSS, and FISMA.
Although organizations often use free tools
like Google Drive or Dropbox, or turn to scripting as their file sharing
solution, managed file transfer does much more than just share files – it does so securely, and in a centralized,
What is Managed File Transfer (MFT)?
At its core, managed file transfer is a secure
solution that encompasses all aspects of inbound and outbound data transfers
while using industry-standard protocols (like
SFTP and FTPS) and encryption technologies (like Open PGP).
A managed file transfer solution can be used
by organizations of all sizes for file transfer needs ranging from a few dozen
a week to thousands a day. It replaces the need for time-consuming manual
processes and allows the ability to automate, simplify, and streamline all
aspects of file transfers.
Compared to homegrown tools and cloud
collaboration tools like Dropbox, a managed file transfer solution is the
better choice; but what’s the best choice? That’s where
GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer (MFT) comes in.
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How is GoAnywhere Different Than Other Methods of File Sharing?
GoAnywhere’s main goal isn’t just to safely
transfer files via industry protocols, it’s also about giving organizations a
way to automate their file transfer workflows, track and audit activity, and
internally collaborate on mission-critical projects through a single,
GoAnywhere MFT is an all-in-one solution. It
promotes a secure data exchange across networks, systems, applications, trading
partners, all from a centralized point of control—no matter if you’re in the
cloud, on-premises, or within a hybrid environment.
GoAnywhere offers an extensive list of
additional benefits compared to other managed file transfer solutions. Aside
from helping organizations streamline and simplify their
compliance, ad hoc, and batch file transfer requirements, GoAnywhere comes
equipped with the following key features:
Overall, GoAnywhere helps organizations
maintain strong cybersecurity practices by supporting popular encryption
technologies and meeting compliance requirements, all while reducing costs and
improving data transfer and integration.
With GoAnywhere MFT, you can rest assured that
no matter the size, contents, or frequency of the exchange, your data will be
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