GoAnywhere Gateway FAQs
What is GoAnywhere Gateway?
GoAnywhere Gateway is an enhanced reverse and forward proxy that provides an additional layer of network defense. It allows your trading partners to connect to GoAnywhere MFT without having to open inbound ports into your private network or store sensitive information in the DMZ. GoAnywhere Gateway also allows GoAnywhere MFT to connect to external systems without revealing the identities or locations of your internal systems.
Where should GoAnywhere Gateway be installed?
GoAnywhere Gateway should be installed on a machine in the DMZ (demilitarized zone), which is the neutral zone between your organization's private/internal network and the outside public network (internet).
Which platforms can GoAnywhere Gateway be installed to?
GoAnywhere Gateway can be installed onto Windows, Linux, IBM System p (AIX), UNIX, HP-UX, Mac OS and Solaris platforms.
Can GoAnywhere Gateway run in a VMware virtual environment?
Yes. HelpSystems is a partner with VMware. GoAnywhere Gateway has been tested and verified to run in a VMware virtualized environment. GoAnywhere Gateway has been awarded the VMware Ready logo.
Do I need to load any software on my PC?
No. All GoAnywhere Gateway functions are server-centric.
Which protocols does GoAnywhere Gateway support?
GoAnywhere Gateway supports popular protocols including FTP, SFTP (FTP over SSH), FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS), SCP, AS2, HTTP and HTTPS.
Can GoAnywhere Gateway support multiple installations of GoAnywhere MFT?
Yes. A single installation of GoAnywhere Gateway can serve as a reverse proxy for multiple installations of GoAnywhere MFT. This allows you to simplify your network security while distributing file transfers over multiple servers.
Do I have to purchase a license for my Disaster Recovery (DR) machine?
Yes, but a Disaster Recovery license is discounted 50%. Maintenance is calculated at 20% of the net license price after the 50% discount.
Is there a free trial available?
Yes. You can download a fully-functional trial of GoAnywhere Gateway to evaluate its benefits within your own environment.