Managed File Transfer and Secure FTP Server for Linux

GoAnywhere MFT is a managed file transfer and Secure FTP solution that offers viable Linux FTP alternatives. GoAnywhere will automate and secure file transfers with your trading partners, customers, and enterprise servers. GoAnywhere on Linux is a dependable enterprise-level solution with extensive auditing logs and reporting for compliance requirements.

Support for popular encryption methods including Open PGP, GZIP, and TAR

Support for standard file transfer servers like SFTP, FTPS, HTTPS, and AS2

Integrated Scheduler and Folder monitors

Utilization of existing NFS and CIFS mounts and dynamic network shares

Ability to run transfers from Cron jobs and external schedulers/scripts

Can execute existing shell scripts and remote SSH commands

Supports physical and virtualized environments

How to Convert Shell Scripts and Cron Jobs

Learn how easy it is to convert your shell scripts and cron jobs to Managed File Transfer Projects by viewing our Converting Scripts to Projects tutorial.

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Running GoAnywhere MFT on Linux


GoAnywhere’s intuitive interface and comprehensive workflow features help to eliminate the need for custom programs and scripts, single-function tools and manual processes that were traditionally needed. This innovative Linux MFT solution will reduce costs, improve the quality of file transfers, and help your organization to comply with data security audits, policies and regulations.

GoAnywhere implements FTP alternatives for Linux by providing secure FTP technology to protect sensitive file transfers. These file transfers are protected by strong encryption technology and modern authentication methods. This will create encrypted tunnels between client and server systems which provides confidentiality and integrity of critical transmissions. GoAnywhere's secure FTP servers for Linux also protect any user credentials that flow over the connection.

Key Features

  • LDAP integration for user authentication and synchronization
  • Supports running in a chroot jail
  • Multi-factor authentication with user IDs, passwords, keys and certificates
  • Supports large files with auto-resume and integrity checks to help guarantee delivery

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

GoAnywhere MFT At-a-Glance for Linux

Support for any flavor of Linux

GoAnywhere MFT supports all flavors of Linux including, but not limited to, RedHat, CenOS, SUSE, Debian, and Ubuntu.

Docker for FTP and SFTP File Transfers

GoAnywhere's MFT Linux solution also offers implementation of the software on Docker Hub, allowing you to streamline your file transfers through workflow automation via Docker. GoAnywhere MFT for Docker is built using CentOS for Linux.

Cluster file transfers and processes for load balancing

File transfers and other processes can be distributed across multiple systems for load balancing. Clustering also provides true "active-active" support for disaster recovery in mission-critical environments – no third-party software needed.

A Customer’s Perspective: Northwestern University

Northwestern University runs GoAnywhere on a Linux 5 server. Here’s what he had to say about the product:

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"I would say [GoAnywhere is] extremely flexible. It's easy to construct a script-like process without writing any code. Customizing transfers specific to each trading partner takes minutes and is often just a simple ‘drag-n-drop' or right-click away from being ready for Production.

For every project it's helpful. For example, our parking garages wanted to change to an access-control system that lets people enter the garages by simply swiping their university IDs. GoAnywhere sends the encrypted university data to the company that runs the garage to validate users, and that automates controlling the parking garage entry arms in seconds. We haven't come across an alternative approach for automating that process in less time."

WATCH NOW: Secure and Automate Your File Transfers for Linux

Did you know GoAnywhere stands out compared to other MFT solutions because it can run on Linux? Find out how GoAnywhere can simplify and secure your file transfers with Linux in this on-demand webinar.