5 Things You Should Know About Managed File Transfer
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5 Things You Should Know About Managed File Transfer

Managed file transfer (MFT) is a technology platform that manages the secure transfer of data from one computer to another through a network. It uses administrative controls, support for security protocols (like HTTPS, SFTP, FTPS), and automation capabilities to help companies securely share various types of data, including sensitive or compliance-protected data as well as high-volume data. FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a traditional way of file transfer and lacks security and encryption whereas a Managed File Transfer system is a centralized file transfer system that offers major benefits like security, auditing, tracking amongst the other benefits. 

As an organisation, you transfer files and share documents within your company or even outside to your partners, customers etc. According to the industry reports by Global Market Insights, Managed File Transfer Market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 10% between 2020 and 2026. Last year in 2019, the market exceeded USD 1 billion.  

Owing to the confidentiality and integrity, also rising cases of cyber-attacks across the globe, organisations need a one stop solution for Managed File Transfer to leave the worry of full monitoring and management. 

  1. Automation 

Managed File Transfer solution supports automation which is event-driven to perform specific tasks based on events generated on the server, domain, user, and group level, while providing role-specific views in a consistent and comprehensive way. 

  1. Strong Encryption 

MFT enables encryption and compresses your file transfers in transit and at rest with several industry standard technologies for securing data, including SSL, Open PGP, AES, and SSH. 

  1. Centralized 

MFT brings your encryption, automation, tracking, and auditing together under one roof and allows you to manage it from a central admin interface. Centralizing all aspects of file management with MFT gives you a complete picture of how data is moving around your organization and to external entities so you can spot issues and resolve them quickly. 

  1. Cyber Security 

It is crucial for any organization to protect its data. Whether it’s customer data, credit card information, or any other information. Managed file transfer can strengthen cybersecurity by securing file transfers inside and outside the organization. MFT goes beyond sending files between users and systems securely: ensure secure connections, track file transfer activity (including user access) etc. 

  1. Flexibility 

Most organizations run heterogeneous environments when it comes to their operating systems. MFT works seamlessly with mostly all the platforms both on premise and on the cloud, whether private cloud or public or even in hybrid environment. Also, MFT provides flexibility in terms of how you transfer the files (ad-hoc, bulk etc.) or in which format. 

GoAnywhere MFT is a secure Managed File Transfer solution that streamlines the exchange of data between systems, trading partners, employees and customers. With integrated support for clustering, it cannot only process high volumes of file transfers but also provides active automatic failover for disaster recovery. GoAnywhere ranked #1 on Info-Tech’s MFT Data Quadrant Report to excel in both Product Features/Satisfaction and Vendor Experience/Capabilities.  

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

Progression is the Sales, Support and Delivery Partner for GoAnywhere in India and has been managing Indian Market for more than 3 years now. With Progression you will not only get total agnostic advice on Managed File Transfer but also you get a partner who will look at your current scenario first and then recommend the right approach to getting started with MFT solution. 

Progression’s Managed Services come with award-winning support that is available for you round the clock. We work towards giving you a seamless experience, so that in case of any hurdle, we’ve got you covered. With high availability being part of our DNA and built into the design and architecture of our solution, and with deep expertise in hosting & deployment services, downtime is never going to be an issue. 

Learn more about MFT here.

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