IBM i SFTP from GoAnywhere MFT


GoAnywhere MFT is a managed file transfer and secure FTP solution that will automate and secure file transfers on the IBM i platform using SFTP, FTPS, Open PGP, and other popular protocols and encryption standards.

GoAnywhere's IBM MFT can be installed on IBM iSeries version 7.1 and higher on IBM Power Systems, as well as many other operating systems. The IBM i is also known as IBM iSeries, AS/400 and AS400. A complete list of operating systems and specifications can be viewed on the installation requirements page.

GoAnywhere's IBM Managed File Transfer Solution

  • Automates and secures file transfers with trading partners, customers and internal servers

  • Provides an intuitive interface for setting up transfers and multi-step workflows

  • IBM i commands included for performing Open PGP encryption and decryption, SFTP transfers and ZIP compression

  • Integrates with CL, RPG and COBOL programs

  • Can be executed through GoAnywhere MFT's integrated scheduler or 3rd party schedulers


View the IBM i SFTP comparison to learn how GoAnywhere MFT stacks up against OpenSSH on IBM i as both a SFTP client and server.


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Key Secure FTP Features of Managed File Transfer for IBM i | GoAnywhere MFT


GoAnywhere MFT is much easier to use than the standard FTP and Open SSH server and client built into the IBM i operating system. GoAnywhere offers several advantages to IBM i shops

No scripting or programming is required to use GoAnywhere MFT—Set up file transfers through an intuitive interface

SSH keys and SSL certificates can be created, imported, and exported quickly without having to know cryptic commands

Includes a user management system—No additional IBM i user profiles need to be created for trading partners

Users can be locked into specific IFS folders with granular permissions and disk quotas

Includes comprehensive security controls—IP blacklists and whitelists, Brute Force attack monitors, Password Policies and Alerts

Triggers can automatically process files when they are uploaded or downloaded

Optionally encrypt files at rest with Open PGP and AES-256 encryption

Provides detailed audit logs and reports to meet compliance requirements

SFTP from our IBM i was easy with GoAnywhere. The interface is fantastic. Everything is organized and easy to get to.

Dennis R., Sr. Programmer/Analyst, Dominion Enterprises

Compliance for IBM i Systems


Organizations cannot afford to risk the exposure of confidential and personal identifiable information, so encryption and audit trails have become a critical benefit of GoAnywhere MFT. This is essential for complying with PCI DSS, GLBA, FIPS 140-2, HIPAA and the growing number of state privacy laws.

GoAnywhere MFT can help you meet a variety of security standards by providing file transfer encryption technologies, file transfer monitoring, detailed audit logs and reporting, granular user permissions, and flexible options for sending files securely.

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