Managed file transfer (MFT) is a type of software. It allows secure internal, external, and ad-hoc data transfers over a network. In addition, it’s software and products intend to assist organizations. So, they Help in meeting growing security, compliance, and operational requirements of moving information.

To build MFT products, the FTP network protocol is used. However, because federal regulations require that these products meet strict regulatory compliance standards, they include mechanisms to ensure a higher level of security and aid in the privacy of information.

MFT applications provide business automation, reporting, and non-repudiation. It should make management easier and ensure regulatory compliance. All while supporting all current security standards and methodologies, such as SSL encryption, X.509 encryption, and proxy certificates.

What is the process of MFT?

  • Deployment of MFT

The MFT solution can be deployed either on-premises or in the cloud. It depends on your organization’s security guidelines, project scope, or overall data strategy.

  • Configuration of File Transfer

Configure and schedule file transfers in a graphical user interface by connecting source and target endpoints (GUI). So, MFT is protocol-independent, acting as a client or server between the source and target endpoints.

  • Automated File Transfer

Files can be transferred either:

  • On a schedule
  • Or as an event after complete configuration.
  • Reporting on File Transfer

Through dashboards and automatic alerts, the status of file transfers communicates to IT.

It is a more dependable and efficient method of transferring secure data and files outpacing and outperforming applications. For example, file transfer protocol (FTP), hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP), secure file transfer protocol (SFTP).

Organizations are increasingly relying on MFT to meet their business needs and objectives in ways that FTP cannot. FTP presents numerous challenges (PDF, 6.1 MB). For instance, data security gaps, visibility lack when problems occur, timely manual failure recovery, and expensive SLA fees due to poor performance.

Advantages of Managed File Transfer

“No business is an island, and business networks keep on growing, necessitating qualities of service that only purpose-built software can provide.” says Stewart Bond, director of Data Integration and Integrity Software research at IDC.

In conclusion, Managed File Transfer gives you everything you need to innovate and scale your secure data transfer workflows.