GoAnywhere MFT includes OpenPGP compliant encryption to address the privacy and integrity of data. OpenPGP is an industry standard that uses asymmetric (public key) cryptography for providing a high level of data protection, making PGP one of the most popular encryption methods used today.

OpenPGP 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 workflow could be defined to automatically retrieve records from a database, create a CSV file from those records, then encrypt the file and send it to your trading partner's SFTP server.

How PGP Works

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

OpenPGP Decryption Example

OpenPGP Decryption

OpenPGP Key Management

A comprehensive Key Manager is provided in GoAnywhere MFT to allow for the management of 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 OpenPGP 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 OpenPGP

GoAnywhere MFT is compliant with the OpenPGP standard. The OpenPGP 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 this 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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