Data movement volumes inside as well as outside the corporate firewall have risen exponentially in recent years. The need for privacy, control and governance has also dramatically increased in parallel with this data explosion. Managing and securing the flow of an ever growing amount of information challenges businesses that don’t adapt.
The easier way to manage data movement
Managed file transfer, often called MFT, refers to software or a service that manages the secure transfer of data from one computer to another through a network, for example the internet. MFT software is increasingly used by both corporate enterprises and SMB’s as a secure alternative to using ad-hoc file transfer protocols, such as FTP.
MFT versus FTP
Single-purpose file transfer utilities, such as FTP, are costly to maintain and simply cannot offer the secure data transfer capabilities required of enterprise B2B integration software today, making even the most basic compliance and governance almost impossible.
Managed File Transfer solutions are available as on-premises software, software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) and cloud solutions. Some solutions are specially designed for enterprise use with large numbers of connections with trading partners and large volumes of data to be shared. Other solutions aim at smaller, ‘one to one’ or ‘one to multiple’ communication networks. Increasingly, MFT providers and vendors offer advanced tools to manage the additions of new trading partners, which can free up a lot of IT resources.
Whether Enterprise or SMB oriented, Managed File Transfer always offers the same basic features: reporting (e.g., notification of successful file transfers), non-repudiation, auditability, global visibility, automation of file transfer-related activities and processes, end-to-end security, and performance metrics/monitoring.
Managed File Transfer solutions
ECS International are experts in the field of Managed File Transfer. We can advise you on how to implement MFT in order to streamline your business and communications with trading partners, as well as implement a wide range of Managed File Transfer solutions:
Cleo Harmony, the enterprise data integration solution.
Cleo VLTrader, the managed file transfer solution for all your connections.
Cleo LexiCom, secure managed file transfer made easy.
Cleo Jetsonic, high-speed file transfer software.
Flame Message Server, a standalone multi-protocol messaging solution.
Flame light client & API, the high performance AS4 compliant light client.