Cloud File Transfer

Learn how Cloud File Transfer can benefit your business


GoAnywhere MFT is a secure managed file transfer solution that automates, encrypts, and streamlines cloud file sharing and transfers using a centralized enterprise-level approach. Whether those files reside in the public cloud, private cloud, or within a hybrid environment, GoAnywhere delivers the security and control you need to move data safely between systems, locations, users, and trading partners.

GoAnywhere’s cloud deployment option aligns with organizations’ cost-saving strategies as IT and cybersecurity teams plan to migrate to the cloud or run in a hybrid environment. GoAnywhere can be deployed to a variety of cloud computing platforms including Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure, or by using GoAnywhere's MFTaaS (Managed File Transfer as a Service) option.

Popular file transfer and encryption protocols are supported in GoAnywhere including SFTP, FTPS, FTP, SCP, AS2, HTTPS, Open PGP, and ZIP with AES encryption. FIPS 140-2 validated encryption ciphers are provided for protecting confidential information.

GoAnywhere MFT Cloud File Transfer Features


GoAnywhere can be installed in the cloud, on-premises, or within a hybrid environment. Plus, it can be hosted by Fortra as an MFTaaS option. GoAnywhere supports Windows, Linux, UNIX, IBM I, and many other operating systems. No matter the deployment platform, GoAnywhere offers a fast and reliable way to move or share your cloud file transfers while monitoring activities from a central browser-based interface.

File transfers and workflows are easily configured to move and process files on cloud environments and private networks. These workflows can be scheduled to run at any time using GoAnywhere’s built-in scheduler. GoAnywhere can also monitor for files in folders on cloud-based or internal file systems and run workflows based on triggered events. 

Our cloud connectivity features provide flexibility to partially or completely migrate to an Azure or Amazon cloud infrastructure. You can also work with and streamline web and cloud services like SharePoint, Salesforce, and Dropbox using GoAnywhere's easy cloud integrations. These integrations, called Cloud Connectors, are enabled through connections with APIs like SOAP and RESTful web services and seamlessly support the automation of data exchanged between on-premises and cloud-based environments.

GoAnywhere MFT can connect and integrate with internal and external trading partners through folders to cloud-based file systems, including Amazon S3 buckets. When a trading partner places a file in one of the cloud-based folders, GoAnywhere MFT can automatically pull the file to your private network, and vice versa. For those concerned about the security associated with inbound transfers, GoAnywhere provides secure protocols like SFTP, FTPS, HTTPS, and AS2 for trading partners.

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Cloud File Transfer FAQs

Cloud file transfer encompasses moving files to the cloud from on-premises systems and moving files between cloud-based systems.

GoAnywhere MFT can be deployed to most major cloud computing platforms, including Amazon EC2, AWS, and Microsoft Azure. GoAnywhere can also be deployed as a cloud-based SaaS solution, called MFTaaS (Managed File Transfer as as Service).

Automate your file transfer workflows, whether in the cloud, on-premises, or between the two, with secure managed file transfer. GoAnywhere MFT Projects can be configured to move data between your internal systems and to your external trading partners. Learn more about project automation.

GoAnywhere MFT integrates with dozens of popular web applications, including Dropbox, SharePoint, and Salesforce. See the complete list on our Cloud Connectors page.

On-premises file transfer moves data between on-premises systems and servers. Cloud file transfer moves data between cloud-based systems, as well as moving data to or from on-premises systems.

Cloud security is a two-way street. Researching each cloud provider’s cybersecurity methods and selecting the best one for your organization is imperative—a positive step toward ensuring your data’s integrity. But it’s not the only step. IT teams are just as responsible for the security of their sensitive business data as the cloud platforms that hold it. Secure your cloud data: get the guide.

No matter where you deploy GoAnywhere MFT, files can be exchanged between cloud and on-premises systems. Discover how a hybrid cloud environment can support your business operations: get the hybrid cloud guide.

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