Exchange Authorized Data Among Government Entities and Their Partners Safely

GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer is a secure and automated method of sharing authorized data between government agencies and their trading partners at federal, state, county and city levels.

GoAnywhere MFT protects data confidentiality and simplifies transfer activities in the following ways:

  • Encrypts data using FIPS 140-2 compliant AES and Triple DES algorithms
  • Authenticates all users so only intended parties can access data
  • Proves compliance with audit trails and reports
  • Automates and manages file transfers via a browser-based dashboard
  • Centralizes file transfer processes to control file access
  • Streamlines document workflows and administration
  • Safeguards inbound ports of internal networks


Government agencies face significant regulations and security policies when it comes to protecting sensitive data. An effective Managed File Transfer solution is critical for helping agencies meet these strict security requirements.

In addition to requirements like GLBA, SOX, HIPAA and PCI DSS, one of the most significant standards to which federal government agencies are accountable is the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). This set of requirements, enacted in 2002, mandate that every agency creates, documents and implements a plan that ensures that the information systems and the data they contain are kept secure. This includes data that is provided or managed by third-party entities such as other government agencies, contractors and trading partners.

GoAnywhere MFT At-A-Glance for Public Sector Organizations

Secure Protocols

Supports all secure protocols: FTPS, SFTP, SCP, HTTP(S), PeSIT, and AS2


Includes popular encryption methods: Open PGP and Zip with AES encryption


Runs on most platforms: Windows, Linux, IBM i, Mac OS, AIX and UNIX, and VMware


Translates data to and from popular formats like EDI X12 and EDIFACT, Excel, XML, and JSON

GoAnywhere automates, simplifies, secures

Here are just a few ways that GoAnywhere MFT allows your organization to reduce costs by streamlining processes and automating workflows:

  • Control the transfer of all sensitive files  
    Secured and audited at every step, authorized personnel can confidently send and receive sensitive data files. GoAnywhere MFT works with strong encryption standards including AES, SSL, SSH and Open PGP.
  • Fully and automatically audit file movements
    Regulations require documentation of who has access to sensitive files, where a file has been moved, and every person that might have had access to it along the way. GoAnywhere MFT automatically records complete audit trails of all file transfer transactions and confirms successful delivery.
  • Reduce costs and free up staff  
    Even with measures in place to securely transfer files, the time demands on IT can be significant. But with GoAnywhere MFT, the processes of sending and receiving files are fully automated so staff can focus on other tasks.

It used to take eight hours every month to print and send out our monthly accounting reports from JD Edwards. We'd submit between 100-150 jobs to our JD Edwards System each month, and they'd each generate a PDF. Someone would then open the PDF, save it to a specific file location, determine who was supposed to receive the file, then attach it to an email and send it off. With GoAnywhere, we've got it down to less than an hour.

Aaron W. , Application Development Supervisor | Adams County Colorado | Read Case Study

The software makes it easy to have many timed jobs running hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, with a nice overview of how many jobs succeeded or failed. It has a graphical "programming language" with a set of convenient functions for handling and manipulating strings and numbers and file metadata. The software can use a large number of transfer protocols, including FTP, HTTP(S), WebDAV, Windows share, SFTP.

Employee | Public Sector

I love that it is web-based that gives me the flexibility to use it anywhere. The features to provide secure file transfers and data manipulation from or into different formats is a snap when before this was a major headache. This freed me from learning and coding complex projects. Instead I can now easily develop and focus on delivering vital business solutions.

Joe P. , Programmer/Analyst | Public Sector

Sampling of Customers

Case Studies

Maryland DLLR Case Study

When the county clerk’s office stopped accepting paper documents, the Public Defender’s Office - 4th Circuit found GoAnywhere MFT, a solution that reduced employee workloads, improved collaboration, and satisfied compliance requirements for web service connections and e-filing. Read the full case study to learn more.

Maryland DLLR Case Study

"Keep Infrastructure Simple and Easy to Manage." That's the IT philosophy at the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation for the State of Maryland. Facing the challenge of transferring sensitive data securely while accommodating the different file format requirements of their trading partners, the DLLR team selected GoAnywhere. The robust software allowed the team to integrate several projects quickly which resulted in increased overall productivity.

City of Modesto Case Study

In order to process payroll in California, all government agencies must submit the data to the California Public Employee Retirement Systems through a complicated XML format. The City of Modesto utilized the features in GoAnywhere to create the required files, encrypt, send and confirm receipt which expedited the difficult reporting process. GoAnywhere enabled them to handle the entire process quickly and affordably.

Adams County Colorado Case Study

Being able to take a 2-3 day project and complete it in under 4 hours while freeing up valuable time for staffers was just one of the reasons why Adams County in Colorado chose GoAnywhere. Combined with the ability to communicate seamlessly with the other systems in their network for processing everything from payroll to online traffic ticket payments, GoAnywhere has continued to provide a significant return on their investment.