Secure FTP


Looking for the best FTPS, SCP, or SFTP server for your file transfer needs? Learn how GoAnywhere MFT can help you achieve your file transfer goals with secure FTP clients and servers for Windows, Linux, IBM i, and other platforms.

Why Use Secure FTP Software?

GoAnywhere MFT implements a secure FTP solution to protect sensitive file transfers with strong encryption and authentication methods. GoAnywhere's support for the three secure FTP standards (SFTP, FTPS and SCP) creates encrypted tunnels between client and server systems. Start a free trial.

Secure FTP client and secure FTP server

Learn more about the Secure FTP solution components in GoAnywhere MFT:


  • Supports SFTP (SSH), FTPS (SSL/TLS) and SCP (Secure Copy) standards
  • Provides both client and server components
  • Runs on multiple platforms including Windows, Linux, IBM i, AIX, UNIX and Solaris
  • Authenticates connections with user IDs, passwords, keys and certificates
  • Supports large files with auto-resume and integrity checks to help guarantee delivery
  • Produces full audit logs of all Secure FTP activity
Secure FTP software automation

Secure FTP Automation

With GoAnywhere's SFTP, FTPS, and SCP clients and servers, you can use secure FTP automation to:

  • Run multi-step workflows for transferring, encrypting and processing files
  • Schedule future FTP, FTPS, and SCP transfers
  • Monitor folders on FTP, FTPS, and SCP sites
  • Immediately process new files when they're detected in monitored folders
  • Integrate with existing applications, programs, and scripts
Secure FTP software audit reporting

Audit Reporting

Detailed audit logs are required for maintaining compliance with regulations and privacy laws. Unlike other secure FTP solutions, GoAnywhere MFT tracks all Secure FTP file transfer activity in a central database, which can be viewed in the dashboard or automatically distributed in PDF format. A wide variety of management and analytical reports are available.

  • Globally Search all audit logs from a single screen
  • Filter Results based on date ranges, specific users, severity, etc.
  • Schedule Reports to run at future dates/times with email distribution
  • Export Audit Logs for viewing in Excel and other applications
  • Send to SYSLOG for centralized error reporting

See more Audit Logs and Reporting features

secure FTP testimonials

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

We use the SFTP interface for financial messages from customers. We are currently on target for 40 million+ transfers per year.

Mark Allen , File Movement Engineer | Bottomline Technologies

Simplified Administration

GoAnywhere MFT provides a browser-based interface for configuring and monitoring SFTP, FTPS, and SCP file transfers and workflows for the enterprise. Each administrator can be assigned different roles in GoAnywhere MFT with their own custom dashboards.

  • Configure Secure FTP file transfers and workflows using graphical forms and GoAnywhere's drag-n-drop interface
  • Set up trading partners and other settings with intuitive wizards
  • View critical statistics and analytical information

Learn about Simplified Administration

Clustering for Scalability and Disaster Recovery
GAMFT Enterprise Scalability

Clustering for Scalability and Disaster Recovery

GoAnywhere MFT can be scaled to meet high volumes of secure FTPS, SFTP and SCP file transfers for the enterprise. The clustering technology allows file transfers and other processes to be distributed across multiple systems for load balancing. GoAnywhere's clustering functionality also provides true "active-active" support for disaster recovery in mission-critical environments.

  • 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 remaining systems in the cluster
  • Does not require third-party software to support clustering

Read more about Clustering in GoAnywhere MFT

Key & Certificate Management

Key & Certificate Management

GoAnywhere MFT simplifies keys and certificate management for Secure FTP.

  • Manage keys and certificates through a central, browser-based interface
  • Import existing SSH keys and SSL certificates
  • Export keys and certificates to share with partners
  • Receive email alerts when certificates are about to expire

Learn more about keys & certificates management

Achieve More with GoAnywhere MFT

GoAnywhere MFT is more than just SFTP. Expand the security, functionality, and flexibility of your solution with a selection of licensable modules.

  • Advanced Workflows: Achieve secure FTP automation. Define how your file transfers and processes are configured.
  • Secure Folders: Grant trading partners and customers access to authorized files and folders.
  • Secure Mail: Send encrypted messages and files through GoAnywhere's web client or Microsoft Outlook.
  • Cloud Connectors: Achieve easy connectivity, including centralization and automation, with popular cloud and web applications like Box and SharePoint.

Explore our full list of modules

DMZ Secure Gateway

Protect your files by keeping them out of the DMZ. Keep your file servers securely in your internal network:

  • Secure inbound ports to your network.
  • Share files with trading partners and clients without storing confidential documents in the DMZ.
  • Enhance the security of any environment or operating system.

More about GoAnywhere Gateway

Is it Time to Start Securely Transferring Data?

Strengthen the security of your data in transit with a secure SFTP, FTPS, or SCP solution. Take the first step by requesting our Free FTP Server for GoAnywhere.

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