Secure File Transmission
Managed File Transfer Systems
Managed File Transfer (MFT) allows businesses to consolidate their data flow into an automated system.
By using a MFT system businesses can ensure that they are able to track the flow of data in and out of the company, critical for ensuring and maintaining GDPR compliance. An MFT will provide a huge range of benefits including reduced costs, better security, improved operational performance through data transfer automation etc.
It is not always possible to remove legacy applications so it is necessary to integrate them. MFT can transfer the data to where it needs to be and provide a certain level of integration using plugins and connectors. MFT can, for example, integrate with email, CRM systems, finance systems, HR systems, ERP and Active Directory.
Removal of Manual Processes
MFT will replace numerous transfer scripts and the reliance on keeping those scripts updated when things change within the business. Automation reduces the chances of human error and the dependency on certain staff to 'keep the data flowing'.
MFT dashboards provide visibility of all data transfers. This allows organisations to achieve the detailed auditing and reporting required for compliance. Automated secure data wiping and consent capture supports compliance with the GDPR and other regulations.
Better Transfer of Large Files (Big Data)
Traditional file-sharing tools such as FTP and HTTP were never designed for this kind of task, but MFT solutions specifically designed for this use a combination of both UDP and TCP transfer protocols. UDP is used to transfer the data, whilst TCP is used to ensure that any packets lost are resent. An agent at the receiving station is used to reconstruct the data after the transfer.
Cloud Based Integration
Fully hosted MFT in the cloud is become more and more popular, providingthe automation, security and reporting of traditional MFT, but with all the benefits of the cloud. But whether on-premise or cloud hosted, good MFT systems have out-of-the box cloud connectors. These allow businesses to take advantage of cloud storage securely.
MFT consolidation of file transfers ensures all data is properly protected and tracked both inside and outside your business. By using state of the art encryption of data and restricting permissions to file folders business information will be kept safe from prying eyes.
Greater Visability of Data Flows
MFT consolidates all your transfers providing much better management of data flow. Dashboards provide a clear view of the status of transfers and SLA alerts can be set up to provide pro-active management of potential transfer problems before they become business issues.
Stronger Operational Resilience
MFT provides out-of-the-box High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR). HA load balancing allows files to be transferred across more than one server, eliminating down-time and making sure processes run quickly and efficiently.