GoAnywhere MFT's Open PGP encryption Process


GnuPG (GPG) is the GNU project's implementation of the Open PGP standard as defined by RFC4880. GoAnywhere MFT includes Open PGP compliant encryption technology to address the privacy and integrity of data. Open PGP is an industry standard that uses a combination of asymmetric (public key) cryptography and symmetric cryptology for providing a high level of data protection, making Open PGP one of the most popular standards used today.

Since GoAnywhere MFT includes Open PGP compliant technology, you can use GoAnywhere MFT to decrypt files that were encrypted with GPG. Your trading partners can also decrypt files (which were encrypted with GoAnywhere MFT) using GPG.

Open PGP also addresses the issues of data authentication and non-repudiation with the ability to "sign" files via embedded digital signatures.



After encrypting the files, GoAnywhere MFT could place those files on the network or transfer them to a remote server. For instance, a Project can be defined to automatically retrieve records from a database, create an Excel document from those records, then encrypt the document and email it to one or more recipients.

GoAnywhere MFT's Open PGP encryption and decryption processes have been verified for interoperability with many other PGP and Open PGP products, including GPG (GnuPG).

Open PGP Decryption Example


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Open PGP Key Management


A comprehensive Key Manager is provided in GoAnywhere MFT to allow for the management of Open PGP public and private keys.  This Key Manager can be used to create keys, change keys, view keys and import keys. These keys can be utilized within GoAnywhere MFT for automating Open PGP data encryption and decryption within your organization. This Key Manager can also be used to export public keys for sharing with your trading partners.

Standards Support for Open PGP


GoAnywhere MFT is compliant with the Open PGP standard. The Open PGP standard is a non-proprietary and industry-accepted protocol which defines the standard format for encrypted messages, signatures and keys. This standard is managed by the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force). See RFC2440 and RFC4880 for more details on the Open PGP standard.

Asymmetric Encryption Algorithms

  • Diffie-Hellman
  • DSA
  • RSA

The key sizes supported are 512, 1024, 2048 and 4096 bits.

Ciphers (Symmetric Encryption Algorithms)

  • AES-128
  • AES-192
  • AES-256 (default)
  • Blowfish
  • CAST5
  • DES
  • IDEA
  • Triple DES(DESede)
  • Twofish

The default symmetric algorithm is AES-256, which can be changed by the user.

Hash Algorithms

  • MD2
  • MD5
  • RIPEMD-160
  • SHA1 (default)
  • SHA-256
  • SHA-384
  • SHA-512

The default hash algorithm is SHA1, which can be changed by the user.

Compression Algorithms

  • ZIP
  • ZLIB

* PGP is a registered trademark of PGP Corporation.

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