The release of GoAnywhere managed file transfer (MFT) solution version 5.5 allows organizations to deploy MFT agents across the enterprise to automate, secure and audit all of their file transfers from a single, centralized location. This new innovation adds to an already extensive suite of security and automation features including encryption at rest and in transit, batch and ad-hoc file transfer, peer-to-peer file collaboration, and more.
With this new version, customers can easily install MFT agents on almost any server or workstation where file transfers need to be performed including Windows, Linux, UNIX, IBM i and Mac OS systems. These systems can reside on premise or in cloud infrastructure such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) or Microsoft Azure. This allows for organizations with complex and ever-changing environments to greatly reduce the manual repeatable work associated with the complexity allowing IT professionals to focus on more strategic initiatives.
The MFT agents are managed by a central deployment of GoAnywhere, where customers can easily configure and schedule agent file transfers right from their browser. This new version of GoAnywhere not only transfers all files securely, but also gathers key information about the transfers for simple, consolidated auditing and reporting. This unique approach provides visibility of all file transfers within the organization.
“The use cases for MFT agents are really endless,” said Bob Luebbe, President and Chief Architect at Linoma Software. “Whether it’s a franchise needing to synchronize files with its store locations, or a healthcare system needing to move PHI data between its data center and satellite clinics, the deployment of MFT agents will greatly simplify those processes.”
MFT agent Features and At-a-Glance
– Automates and secures file transfers within a centrally managed environment
– Monitors agent systems for new or modified files
– Schedules file transfers on agent systems to run at future dates/times
– Provides additional workflow capabilities
– Sends automatic alerts via e-mail or text messages if file transfers fail on agents
– Feeds audit data to the central GoAnywhere MFT solution for reporting
“Our customers are really excited about MFT agents,” said Steve Luebbe. “Many organizations have files spread across a diverse network of in-house servers and cloud infrastructure running a variety of operating systems. Automating the movement of files between these environments has traditionally been very difficult to set up and maintain. MFT agents solve this problem with a simple installation and configuration process, saving organizations significant time and money.”
About GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer
GoAnywhere® MFT is a managed file transfer and secure FTP solution that will streamline and automate file transfers with trading partners, customers, employees and internal servers. Enterprise level controls and detailed audit logs are provided for meeting strict security policies and compliance requirements including PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITECH, SOX, GLBA and state privacy laws.
GoAnywhere can be installed on most platforms including Windows®, Linux®, IBM® i (iSeries®), UNIX®, AIX®, and Solaris®. It supports popular protocols and modern encryption standards including FTPS, SFTP, HTTPS, OpenPGP, AES and Drummond Certified AS2. GoAnywhere features the GoDrive on premise file sharing and collaboration alternative to cloud-based services, and Secure Mail module for ad-hoc file transfers.
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