In this age of ever-growing security and business needs, finding a balance between secure data and immediate, remote file transfer (which can include the use of cloud environments) is incredibly important for today’s organizations. Deploying that data across multiple locations and knowing when it arrives safely or, the moment a transfer fails is a necessity. But is your data protected outside of your internal network, and can you control it?

GoAnywhere MFT’s latest product release introduced Managed File Transfer (MFT) Agents, which provide real-time file transfer capabilities that are controlled, by you, from a central MFT server. Managed File Transfer Agents allow you to send and receive remote files between branch offices, cloud environments, hybrid servers, and on-premise servers. You can also deploy and control workstations from just one interface while keeping an intent focus on security and single-location management.

Not sure how GoAnywhere MFT can help your organization? Here are five reasons why MFT Agents may be right for you.

  1. Your Organization has Multiple Locations

If your organization operates or accesses multiple locations, including local and remote sites, it can be difficult to keep data synchronized and accessible to everyone. GoAnywhere MFT Agents tackle this issue directly; they can be installed on servers or workstations in your network to transfer files for processing, monitor folders and transfer files on an automated basis, and run commands or parse data. Through the use of MFT Agents, your files will always be up-to-date between your main location (such as a corporate data center) and other places, like stores or branch offices.

MFT Agents simplify and automate sent data, and they’re easy to use. Need to roll out new files to multiple locations or execute custom scripts on several remote servers at once? No problem. Just combine your location-based MFT Agents into a group and schedule what user-defined tasks you need to run on those Agents at a specified time.

  1. You Want to Move Files Between the Cloud and your Network

As organizations expand to encompass more employees, locations, and clients, the benefits of using the cloud become more and more apparent–as does security concerns. Using GoAnywhere MFT, Agents can be installed on server instances within cloud infrastructure, like Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. These MFT Agents can move files between the cloud and your private network automatically, all while keeping your data secure and encrypted.

GoAnywhere MFT allows you to establish connections to SOAP and REST protocols, which makes interfacing with cloud-based applications using Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure a breeze.

  1. You Need to Connect with Trading Partners

If you have trading partners, you know how important it is to stay connected about with new data or file changes that come up. An easy way to do this is to install GoAnywhere MFT Agents on servers owned by your trading partners. Whenever a trading partner places a file in a folder which is managed by the MFT Agent, GoAnywhere will automatically pull the file to your organization’s network, giving you speedy updates on everything you need to know. In turn, you can do the same, pushing files to your trading partners as the need arises.

  1. You’re Looking for a Cost Effective Way to Deploy MFT across Your Organization

Rolling out managed file transfer to your entire organization can be costly and labor-intensive, especially if it requires software to be installed, configured, and updated on a regular basis at multiple locations. However, with GoAnywhere MFT, you can easily install MFT Agents on almost every server or workstation where file transfers need to be performed. This allows organizations to install MFT Agents only where they’re needed, and the ability to automate your MFT Agents greatly reduces the manual work associated with complex and ever-changing environments, allowing your IT professionals to focus on strategic pursuits.

  1. You Need a Quick and Secure Way to Transfer Your Data

With the onslaught of data breaches in recent years, security is always a top concern. Timely transfers and file management is also important, especially for organizations working under intense deadlines. GoAnywhere MFT addresses security by encrypting the communication between each MFT Agent and GoAnywhere with SSL/TLS. Authentication is set up with a secure, multi-step process, and all MFT Agent interfacing is done via an administrator through GoAnywhere’s browser-based console, which is centrally managed and kept strictly under your control.

If any of the above scenarios seem all too familiar, an MFT Agents solution like GoAnywhere MFT may be right for you. You can learn more about GoAnywhere’s MFT Agent capability by watching the short three minute video on MFT Agents.

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