SFTP, which stands for SSH File Transfer Protocol or Secure File Transfer Protocol, is a popular file transfer protocol used for securing data transmissions with trading partners and enterprise servers. Unlike the traditional file transfer protocol (FTP), SFTP transfers files over an encrypted connection (an SSH-tunnel), ensuring your data is transferred safely and securely.
GoAnywhere MFT is an SFTP client, meaning our software supports the use of SFTP to secure, automate and audit file transfers. From a user authentication standpoint, both password and SSH key authentication is supported. GoAnywhere MFT will help guarantee delivery of SFTP transfers with options to auto-retry connections, auto-resume interrupted file transfers and perform integrity checks of successful file transfers.
SFTP server connections can be pre-defined in GoAnywhere MFT's Administrator as reusable Resources which can be selected from simple drop down menus. SFTP Tasks can be placed within GoAnywhere MFT Projects and executed as part of a cohesive process. For instance, a Project could be defined to retrieve records from a database file, convert the records into an XML file, and then put the XML file onto a SFTP server.
Using the SFTP protocol to send or receive data, the files selected can be included and excluded using various filter criteria:
Audit trails (logs) are generated for all transmissions in GoAnywhere MFT to meet auditing and compliance requirements. The level of log detail can be controlled by an administrator on a per-Project basis. This detail can be configured to include all commands issued, messages and file names transferred. Log messages can additionally be sent to a Syslog server using UDP or TCP connections.
SSH Key Management
A comprehensive Key Manager is provided in GoAnywhere MFT to allow for the management of SSH Keys. This Key Manager can be used to create SSH public and private keys, export keys and view keys. These SSH Keys can be utilized within GoAnywhere MFT for automating SFTP transmissions.
GoAnywhere MFT supports the following standards for SFTP:
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