GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer

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GoAnywhere MFT: The #1 File Transfer Solution

GoAnywhere MFT is a secure managed file transfer software solution that streamlines the exchange of data between systems, employees, customers, and trading partners.

 For ultimate flexibility, GoAnywhere MFT has multiple deployment options including:

  • On-premises
  • In the cloud on platforms including Microsoft Azure and AWS
  • On our MFTaaS hosted plan
  • Within hybrid environments

Plus, our file transfer software solution runs easily on platforms like Windows, Linux, AIX, and the IBM i.

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GoAnywhere MFT Features

GoAnywhere MFT's workflow automation eliminates the need to use multiple products and scripts to handle your business processes. Achieve end-to-end automatic encryption and file transfers via the following file transfer software features:

  • Multi-step workflows with over 60 different tasks
  • A comprehensive built-in scheduler for running workflows
  • Monitored folders with options to scan for new, changed or deleted files
  • Automated email alerts or file processing when triggered events (e.g. upload, download) occur
  • Commands and APIs for launching transfers from remote systems and applications

GoAnywhere MFT  is a single, easy-to-access platform for all your data transfer activity. With GoAnywhere file transfer software you can:

  • Manage file transfers and perform multiple tasks in one place, including job scheduling, file collaboration, secure email, and compliance auditing and reporting.
  • Share additional file tracking capabilities with internal and external users with third-party BAM dashboards from Accolm
  • Gain access to a web based modern interface that allows users to build workflows on the fly, from any device – anywhere.
  • Utilize our browser-based interface with security controls to enhance visibility into everything that’s going on.
  • Centralize from any device with the GoAnywhere MFT iOS app.
  • Connects to Fortra's Insite, a free web platform that gives admins visibility into their GoAnywhere servers and metrics.

GoAnywhere's secure collaboration features make connecting with your trading partners, clients, vendors, contractors, employees, and coworkers much easier and faster, especially when you're on the go.

  • Intuitive browser-based web client for performing ad-hoc file transfers
  • Enterprise file sync and sharing using GoDrive
  • Secure Mail module for sending files using email notifications with HTTPS download links
  • Secure Forms module for creating custom forms that can be processed with automated workflows
  • Access files from anywhere with the mobile application

Encrypting sensitive files at rest and in motion is essential for any organization. Discover how GoAnywhere MFT file transfer software secures your data:

  • Provides FIPS 140-2 compliance mode to meet U.S. Government (NIST) encryption standards
  • Encrypts, signs and decrypts files using Open PGP and GPG encryption standard
  • Automatically encrypts files (at rest) in targeted folders using AES-256 encryption
  • Compresses and decompresses files using ZIP with AES standard
  • Includes integrated Key Management tools for Open PGP keys, SSH keys and SSL/TLS certificates

Transfer files in various formats and to various server types:

  • Connects to Secure FTP servers (SFTP, FTPS, and SCP) for protected communications
  • Automates file transfers with FTP servers
  • Moves sensitive files over TCP or SSL with the PeSIT protocol
  • Exchanges data with web servers using HTTP/S
  • Sends AS2, AS3, and AS4 messages with support for multiple file attachments
  • Sends traps to SNMP servers

Gain efficiency with features and tools

  • Guarantees delivery with connection retries and file auto-resume
  • Remote system file transfers and workflows using MFT agents
  • Interacts with Web Services using SOAP and REST
  • Allows throttling bandwidth usage and monitoring file transfer throughput
  • Accelerates file transfers through GoAnywhere`s proprietary GoFast protocol
  • Calls custom programs and scripts as part of an overall workflow
  • Connects to Websphere MQ, SonicMQ and ActiveMQ for enterprise messaging

Communicate flexibly & securely:

  • Send SMS messages using popular SMS gateways
  • Accesses files and directories on network shares using SMB/CIFS version 1, 2, 3, and 3.1.1 protocols
  • Accesses files and directories on WebDAV servers, Amazon S3 Buckets, and Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
  • Interfaces with Antivirus and DLP solutions using ICAP
  • Sends and retrieves files via email and secure email
  • Integrates with popular SOAP and RESTful web service applications like Salesforce, Box, and Microsoft Dynamics 365 using Cloud Connectors

With a variety of server options, you can meet trading partner requirements as well as compliance regulations:

  • SFTP server (with SCP support) for secure file transfers over SSH
  • FTPS server for secure FTP over SSL/TLS (Implicit SSL)
  • Standard FTP server with support for Explicit SSL
  • AS2, AS3 and AS4 server for receiving EDI and other documents over secure connections
  • HTTPS server for simple Ad Hoc file transfers through a browser interface

GoAnywhere features help keep data secure and moving between systems effortlessly:

  • Agents for automating file transfers and workflows on remote systems
  • DMZ secure gateway to keep files in the private network without opening inbound ports
  • Bandwidth throttling to limit network usage by day-of-week and time-of-day

GoAnywhere file transfer software can assist with:

  • Connecting to popular database servers including SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, MariaDB, IBM i, DB2, PostgreSQL, and Informix.
  • Translating data to/from Excel, XML, JSON, Delimited text and Flat File or Fixed Width file formats
  • Replicating data between database servers
  • Simplifying ETL processes with the ability to filter records, map columns and transform values

GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer logs all file transfer and administrator activity to help you remain compliant with business requirements. You can view details in a dashboard or distribute it to others as PDF reports via features like:

  • A browser-based interface for monitoring and administration
  • Detailed audit logs for all user activity and file transfers
  • The option to send logs to an enterprise SYSLOG server
  • Advanced reporting for management and statistical details, graphs and charts

Maintain data security with built-in features and granular user controls:

  • Extensive security controls to meet compliance requirements including PCI DSS
  • Comprehensive user management system for trading partners, customers and employee accounts
  • Segment GoAnywhere into logical security zones through Domains
  • Authenticate users against Active Directory (AD), LDAP, IBM i and database
  • SAML support for single sign-on (SSO)
  • Lock users into specific directories with granular permissions
  • Define virtual folders with user-friendly aliases and permissions
  • Disk quotas to limit storage space usage by each user and folder

Secure your cloud file transfers and connect the web applications you use every day with GoAnywhere for added efficiency and security:

  • Deployment options to a variety of cloud computing platforms, including Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure.
  • Flexible hosting with MFT as a Service (MFTaaS) — no need to choose your own cloud computing platform.
  • Automated file transfer and workflows on cloud environments and private networks.
  • Out-of-the-box Cloud Connectors that integrate with popular web and cloud services like SharePoint, Salesforce, and Dropbox.
  • Connection to internal and external trading partners through folders to cloud-based file systems, including Amazon S3 buckets.
  • Anti-Virus (one to as many as three engines), including Malware Protection and Structural Sanitization (Advanced Persistent Threats)
  • Data Loss Protection
  • Document Sanitization, including Data Redaction, Anti-Steganography, and Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Structural Sanitization: This module removes any active content such as scripts, coding, etc. from sent files. Information is, however, left intact in its original file format.
  • Document Sanitization: Strip out hidden file information such as change tracking, properties, comments, etc., to ensure potentially sensitive information is not accidentally transmitted. Content identified is automatically removed, but the rest is left intact.
  • Data Redaction: This module overwrites or redacts critical or sensitive information to prevent data breaches. The communication’s content is modified but still continues on, preventing costly business process disruption.
  • Anti-Steganography: Adding this to GoAnywhere MFT prevents files, messages, images or videos from being concealed within another file.
  • Optical Character Recognition: When OCR capability is added to GoAnywhere MFT, any text residing inside of images is flagged before it is sent. In addition, pictures of sensitive information can also be identified and withheld.

When files leave the GoAnywhere platform, maintain control over who can access them and what security policy protects them. Rights Management goes beyond traditional file protection to apply an extra layer of security and access control over files. Customers must own Advanced Workflows & Secure Forms to take advantage of this feature.

  • Encrypt, protect, and control files as they are transferred
  • Automatically apply rights management to files that land in GoAnywhere MFT
  • Deliver outbound files with predefined access rights for specified partners

All-In-One File Transfer Software Solution


You no longer have to use multiple products and scripts to handle your secure file transfer processes.

GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer is a comprehensive file transfer solution that will manage your organization’s file transfer software, file sharing, secure FTP, and automation needs through a single interface.

GoAnywhere's file transfer software has the flexibility to simplify, secure and audit:

  • Batch server-to-server file transfers
  • User-to-system ad-hoc file transfers
  • Person-to-person file collaboration

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GoAnywhere MFT Interface

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Intuitive browser-based interface with simple drag-and-drop controls

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Why is GoAnywhere MFT Important

Data Movement

GoAnywhere MFT software connects to a wide variety of servers for exchanging data.

You can use these servers to exchange data with your external trading partners, clients, remote locations, vendors, and stakeholders.

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What Sets GoAnywhere MFT Apart

MFT Software Gold Medalist


Out of the multitude of vendors in the MFT market, GoAnywhere's secure managed file transfer software received the highest overall composite score and net emotional report score, in a new 2022 report from Info-Tech Research Group.

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G2 Calls GoAnywhere Leading MFT Software Solution


GoAnywhere MFT has been recognized by G2 as one of the best leading "Managed File Transfer" solutions for mid-market and enterprise organizations. This honor is given to GoAnywhere based on the solution's high levels of customer satisfaction and their position in the market compared to other products.

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GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer FAQs

GoAnywhere is an innovative file transfer software solution for automating data movement, translation, encryption and compression within the enterprise. With GoAnywhere's intuitive interface and comprehensive functionality, you can easily streamline and secure the exchange of data with your customers, trading partners and internal servers.

Yes. GoAnywhere MFT provides all of the mission-critical components needed to meet the most demanding environments:

  • Can be clustered with other systems to provide active-active high availability and load balancing
  • Includes a browser-based administrator interface with a customizable dashboard, advanced graphical components and drag-n-drop support
  • Controls user access with role-based permissions and extensive security controls
  • Supports all popular protocols including SFTP, SCP, FTP/s, HTTP/s, Open PGP, AS2, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP
  • Protects files “at rest” and “in-motion” with FIPS 140-2 validated AES encryption
  • Supports large files with auto-resume and integrity checks to help guarantee delivery
  • Integrates with backend systems (Databases, APIs, Web Services, Java, .NET)
  • Allows multi-step workflows to process files on a scheduled or event-driven basis
  • Provides APIs and commands for running file transfers and workflows from customer applications and 3rd party schedulers
  • Allows jobs to be prioritized and segmented with job queues and run priorities
  • Authenticates users with AD, LDAP, IBM i and SAML
  • Keeps files in the Internal Network with a DMZ Reverse Proxy (Gateway)
  • Includes key management tools for Open PGP Keys, SSH Keys and SSL Certificates
  • Sends email alerts and text messages for failed and completed transfers
  • Logs all file transfer activity with centralized auditing and reporting

No. All GoAnywhere MFT functions would reside on your server. Administration and monitoring for GoAnywhere MFT can be performed right through your browser using an intuitive dashboard. All popular browsers are supported including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. If the Web Client is not preferred for ad-hoc file sharing, GoDrive (collaboration) can be installed locally and Secure Mail can be integrated with Microsoft Outlook using the Outlook plugin.

GoAnywhere MFT supports the protocol standards of SFTP, SCP, FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, PeSIT, AS2, AS3, AS4, ICAP, SMB, CIFS, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, SMS, SNMP, REST, SOAP, and GoFast for sending and receiving files.

No. Your trading partners can use any products or methods they wish to connect to GoAnywhere MFT, as long as they use one of the standard protocols (FTP, SFTP, FTPS, HTTPS, AS2) that you have enabled in the product.

Yes. If the HTTP/s service is enabled in GoAnywhere MFT, your trading partners and employees can simply connect to your system through their browser. Once they provide a valid login, they can then quickly download and upload (if authorized) files through a point-and-click interface.

Yes. GoAnywhere MFT can connect to SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol), SCP (Secure Copy), and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS) servers; which provide encrypted data transmissions. These servers can be pre-configured in GoAnywhere MFT and selected through simple drop-down menus within its Administrator.

GoAnywhere MFT can connect to a variety of database servers including SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, MariaDB, IBM i, DB2, PostgreSQL, Amazon Aurora, Azure SQL, Derby, and Informix. GoAnywhere MFT can also connect to other database servers which have a compatible JDBC 2.0 driver.

Records (rows) can be retrieved from database files (tables, views, physicals, logicals) using any SQL statement supported by the database server. Depending on the user's authority, GoAnywhere MFT allows records to be inserted, updated and deleted into database files using SQL statements supported by the database server.

GoAnywhere MFT can read Excel documents, delimited text files (CSV), fixed-width text files, flat files, XML, and JSON documents. GoAnywhere MFT can also write Excel documents, CSV files, fixed-width text files, XML, and JSON documents. For instance, GoAnywhere MFT could export records from a database file into an Excel document and then email that document to one or more recipients. Alternately, GoAnywhere MFT could retrieve an XML document from an FTP server, validate it against a DTD or Schema and then import the data from that XML document into one or more database files. GoAnywhere MFT includes ETL functions to allow data to be modified, formatted and mapped into other columns as part of a workflow.

No, GoAnywhere MFT will connect to the database servers, SFTP servers, FTP/s servers, HTTP servers and mail servers over the TCP/IP network using standard protocols and do not require any additional software. However, the optional GoAnywhere Agent service requires proprietary software to be installed on connected systems. All connection methods provide a centralized single point of control and administration.

Yes. You can try a fully-functional trial of GoAnywhere MFT to evaluate its benefits within your own environment.

GoDrive provides Enterprise File Sync and Sharing (EFSS) services for your employees and partners. With GoDrive, files and folders can be easily shared between users with advanced collaboration features including file revision tracking, commenting, trash bin, media viewing and synchronization with Windows and Mac devices. You can use Go Drive with either our Web Client or PC applications.

The GoAnywhere products can be installed onto Windows, Linux (SUSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu), IBM i (iSeries), IBM p (AIX), IBM z (Mainframe), UNIX (AIX, HP-UX, Solaris), and Mac OS X platforms.

Yes. Linoma Software [now HelpSystems] is a VMware Elite Technology Alliance Partner. All GoAnywhere products have been tested and verified to run in a VMware virtualized environment. These products have been awarded the “VMware Ready” logo.

Yes. We would be happy to provide you with the contact information for some customers that are using GoAnywhere. Check out the numerous customer case studies on our web site.

GoAnywhere provides 24-hour toll-free and email support Monday through Friday. Emergency (off-hours) SEV-1 support is available 24/7 to customers who are on active maintenance agreements. Contact your sales representative to get a copy of GoAnywhere's support policy.

Yes. GoAnywhere users can get expert help from our product specialists in the following areas: product training, project consulting, integration and configuration, upgrades and conversions, and migration assistance. You can learn more about these offerings on our professional services page.

GoAnywhere MFT allowed us to eliminate and reduce the need for custom programming to transfer files and database records between dissimilar database management systems. We found GoAnywhere to be highly intuitive, flexible, and easy to use.

Van N. Sy, Vice President, Think Bank


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