Secure Azure FTP Server Solution: GoAnywhere MFT

GoAnywhere MFT is a managed file transfer and Secure FTP solution that runs on Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Platform and Services. GoAnywhere MFT automates and secures file transfers with your trading partners, customers and enterprise servers from your Azure instance.

 

Run GoAnywhere MFT's Secure FTP Capabilities on Microsoft Azure

Installing and running a secure Azure FTP server is an effortless process with GoAnywhere MFT. There is no need to set up IIS, Microsoft clustering, or any other 3rd party solution. Everything you need is included and managed for you:

  1. Search for GoAnywhere in the Azure Marketplace
  2. Select either Linux or Windows and get the GoAnywhere app for Azure
  3. Create your Microsoft Azure virtual machine; GoAnywhere will already be installed for you
    • You can choose to either create your virtual machine manually or by taking a pre-set configuration for Production vs. Dev/Test environments
  4. Once your virtual machine is deployed, find the Public IP under the Overview or Networking tabs
  5. Launch GoAnywhere's Administrative Interface by navigating to https://(public IP or hostname):8001 in your web browser
    • You will receive a certificate warning until you apply your SSL certificate. This is a normal in your warning in your browser that can be accepted
  6. Click Get License once the page loads. Your license to set up your GoAnywhere MFT instance is available in the GoAnywhere Customer Portal. Register for a trial license today
  7. Click the Watch this video and Getting Started hyperlinks under the Quick Start section of the Dashboard
  8. Set up your trading partner accounts and file transfer processes

The intuitive design and modular feature set allows you to be up and running on Azure in no time. GoAnywhere MFT requires a minimum of 300 MB of disk space (not including user data) and 512 MB of RAM. GoAnywhere MFT can be installed on your choice of Azure supported Windows or Linux operating systems, such as RedHat, CentOS, SUSE, Debian, Ubuntu, and others.

How Secure FTP Works on Microsoft Azure

Automate, centralize, and secure file transfer activity with GoAnywhere, a secure FTP server solution for Microsoft Azure.

GoAnywhere’s intuitive interface and comprehensive advanced workflow features help eliminate the need for custom programs and scripts, legacy tools, and manual processes. This innovative MFT solution helps organizations reduce costs while improving the quality of their file transfers.

Azure Data Security Compliance

Running GoAnywhere MFT on Microsoft Azure can help you comply with data security constraints, internal policies, and business requirements. Via extensive audit logs and detailed reporting tools, admins can monitor what's happening with their file transfers within a single interface. Email and text notifications can be set up and alert users to both successful and failed file transfers.

Secure FTP Technology for Microsoft Azure

Securing files is GoAnywhere's greatest strength. By providing a secure Azure FTP server solution, GoAnywhere implements secure FTP technology (e.g., SFTP, FTPS, AS2, HTTPS, etc.) to protect sensitive files when in motion. Strong encryption methods, including Open PGP and AES, add an extra layer of security to data and can be automated to streamline a high volume of file transfers.

Ensure Data Integrity for Azure File Transfers

All these measures come together to create encrypted tunnels between client and server systems. These tunnels provide confidentiality for both the sender and the receiver and ensure the integrity of critical transmissions. Additional multi-factor authentication options in GoAnywhere protect any user credentials that flow over the connection.

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Key FTP Server Features | GoAnywhere on Azure

Connect to Azure Blob Storage for your file transfers

Optimize GoAnywhere MFT to fully utilize your chosen Azure FTP access price and performance combination

Automate your file transfer workflows and processes using our secure Azure FTP server solution

Use LDAP and Active Directory integration for user authentication and synchronization

Implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) with user ID’s, passwords, keys, and certificates

Exchange cloud file transfers with third parties (remote locations, trading partners, vendors, etc.)

Guarantee delivery of large files with auto-resume and integrity checks

High availability and clustering on Azure with GoAnywhere is easy.

High Availability and Scalability

GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer on Azure can be scaled to meet high volumes of file transfers for the enterprise. With the clustering technology in GoAnywhere MFT, file transfers and other processes can be distributed across multiple Azure VM instances for load balancing. When an instance is taken offline, GoAnywhere MFT automatically routes file transfers and jobs to other GoAnywhere MFT installations in the cluster.

  • Horizontally scale by adding more systems to the cluster
  • Organize workflow jobs by run priorities and job queues
  • Load balance incoming connections from trading partners
  • Auto-failover to the active systems in the cluster
  • Does not require 3rd party software to support clustering
Microsoft Active Directory

Microsoft Active Directory to Automate User Provisioning

GoAnywhere MFT includes a robust set of user management features enabling trading partners and employees to collaborate and manage file transfers. These user accounts can authenticate against Active Directory allowing users to specify their corporate credentials. GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer on Azure can synchronize users and groups in Active Directory to automate user provisioning.

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server

GoAnywhere MFT can connect to a variety of databases to export or import data including Microsoft SQL Server. For example, a Project can extract data from SQL Server and place the contents in a file. Then the Project could encrypt or compress it and store it on the network or distribute the file to a remote server. GoAnywhere MFT can also utilize Microsoft SQL Server to store product configuration and audit log information. GoAnywhere MFT supports clustered SQL Server environments and can optionally use Windows Integrated Security for authentication.

Cloud integration between your network and Azure Data Lake Storage with the GoAnywhere Data Lake Storage Cloud Connector.

Azure Data Lake Storage Cloud Connector

GoAnywhere's Azure Data Lake Storage Cloud Connector allows you to exchange secure file transfers between your private network and the Azure Data Lake Storage. This integration is available from the GoAnywhere Cloud Connector Marketplace and can be used to upload, rename, download, move, and delete files, as well as manage specified directories in Azure Data Lake Storage directly from your GoAnywhere MFT environment.

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