GoAnywhere MFT

Simplify, automate and secure your file transfers with MFT

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard about Managed File Transfer (MFT) and want to know more. You’re in the right place! Whether you are looking to reduce operational cost or streamline and simplify critical file transfer processes, you’ll find all the information you need here. And if you’re unsure about something, feel free to ask us. 

To start off, BlueFinch-ESBD is the strategic implementation and support partner for the GoAnywhere MFT software from Fortra and below you can find a datasheet with more details.

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What is GoAnywhere MFT?

Managed File Transfer solution protect data in motion using various transfer protocols such as HTTPS, SFTP, AS2, FTPS, PeSIT, etc.

Running on most technical environments, MFT will adapt to your infrastructure constraints to secure all your file transfers.

GoAnywhere MFT (Managed File Transfer) is a professional file transfer management solution. With a centralized approach based on a modular architecture, GoAnywhere MFT allows you to streamline and reduce the costs associated with your file transfers and related business processes.

GoAnywhere MFT consolidates all your communication protocols into a single application.

This managed file transfer (MFT) tool will adapt to all your technical constraints and scalability with its clustered architecture.

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Plan and automate your data flows without the risk of oversight or human error. Simply create elaborate scripts to sequence and control actions related to your transfers.

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MFT solution can be clustered to automatically manage disaster recovery or absorb a high transfer load. With this type of architecture, the workload can be spread across multiple servers and there is virtually no limit to the amount of data that can be transferred. In addition, this active/active mode offers maximum availability and ensures that the stability of your exchanges is flawless.

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Users administration

MFT allows you to manage role segregation. This allows each user to have access to rights that are consistent with their role in the company.

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The web interface allows remote configuration and monitoring of file transfers and workflows. Within a Managed File Transfer solution, each administrator can have a different role and access to their own customized dashboard.

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GoAnywhere is a multiplatform - Windows, AIX, Linux, Solaris, UNIX, IBM i and Mac OS - and multiprotocol software - AS2/3/4, FTP, SFTP, FTPS, PeSIT, HTTPS, Azure Blob, SCP, etc.

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MFT solution records all file transfer activity in a centralized database. A set of predefined reports is available to help you stay in compliance with regulations or corporate policies. You can view these reports in the dashboard or schedule automatic distribution as a PDF to a network drive or via email.

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Security and encryption

Protect critical data with standards-based AES or Open PGP encryption and files in transit with SFTP, SCP, FTPS, AS2 and HTTPS.

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MFT services

From proof of concept to implementation, training and health check, we provide a complete integration and delivery service to customers adopting an MFT solution. Our technical consultants have the expertise and product knowledge to help you at every stage of the operation.

MFT and sharing of sensitive data

GoAnywhere MFT is a file transfer solution that simplifies the exchange of data between your systems, employees, customers and business partners. Deployable on-premises, in cloud and hybrid environments, it provides a single point of control with extensive security settings, detailed audit logs and reporting.


Managed File Transfer Agents support a wide range of features to help you meet your organization’s key IT initiatives:

  • Automate and secure file transfers in a centralized environment,
  • Monitor files on agent systems for new or altered files,
  • Schedule agent file transfers to run at future dates and times,
  • Provide additional workflow features such as compression, decompression, data analysis, database integration, PGP encryption and decryption, SFTP and SCP file transfers and native command execution,
  • Send email or SMS alerts when agent file transfers fail,
  • Transmit audit data to MFT solution for centralized reporting,
  • and more.

GoAnywhere MFT Agents can be installed on servers or workstations in your network to transfer files to and from GoAnywhere MFT and other systems for processing. Agents can perform workflows on the system where the agent is deployed, such as copying files, executing commands, or analyzing data.

Agents can be installed at remote locations to automatically monitor files and transfer files on an automated basis. This retail polling feature is ideal for synchronising files between the corporate data centre and remote locations such as shops or branches.

They can be installed on servers owned by your business partners. When a trading partner places a file in a folder that is monitored by the Agent, GoAnywhere MFT can automatically pull the file to your company/organisation's network. In turn, GoAnywhere can use these Agent connections to push files to your trading partners.

MFT Agents can be installed on server instances in cloud infrastructure such as Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. These agents can be used to move files securely between the cloud and your internal network.

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GoAnywhere MFT Gateway

MFT solution can be scaled horizontally by adding additional systems to the cluster. When combined with a load balancer such as GoAnywhere Gateway, every incoming connection to the file servers can be distributed to the systems available to serve your employees and business partners.

For file transfers in workflows (projects), clustering allows the workload to be distributed across all systems to increase performance and throughput. As your business and transfer needs grow, MFT can easily scale with additional systems.


The active-active support inherent in GoAnywhere MFT clustering will provide maximum high availability for your critical environment. If one GoAnywhere MFT system were to fail (for example, due to network or hardware failure), the other systems in the cluster would continue to process file transfers and execute workflows. This can help your organization reduce downtime, meet service level agreements (SLAs) and improve user satisfaction.

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MFT reporting

GoAnywhere MFT can analyze over 60 different security parameters to determine compliance with applicable security standards. If a security setting does not meet the standard, the report will indicate the corresponding PCI DSS section and recommendation on how to correct the security setting.

MFT’s detailed audit logs provide:

  • filtered and detailed results,
  • export of multi-application analyses,
  • automatic report scheduling,
  • centralized error reporting (sent to SYSLOG),
  • and more.

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GoAnywhere certifications

Common Criteria Certified GoAnywhere MFT is the only MFT solution included on the Product Compliant List of the “National Information Assurance Partnership” Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (NIAP-CCEVS). This milestone recognizes that GoAnywhere has met the rigorous security standards for NIAP, the resource required for federal government buyers and other security-forward organizations.

GoAnywhere MFT is also Drummond compliant, which promotes the adoption of interoperability and safety standards. 


GoAnywhere MFT offers Cloud Connectors. This feature of the solution allows you to easily integrate with the cloud and the web applications you use every day.

Each connector contains all the actions required to communicate with cloud applications. You can use cloud connectors to automate your processes or centralize your web service.

Most organizations today use a multi-cloud and on-premises split for their requirements. If you’re still not sure if a hybrid cloud deployment is right for you, here the cloud computing guide.


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pesit protocol

MFT solution will help ensure the delivery of PeSIT transfers by providing automatic reconnection, automatic resumption of transfers in the event of an interruption, and integrity checks of transferred files.

PeSIT server connections can be defined as reusable resources via the administration interface and then easily accessed from a simple drop-down menu. PeSIT tasks can be placed in GoAnywhere MFT projects and run as part of a larger process (workflow). For example, a project can be defined to extract records from a database, convert the records to a CSV file, and then place the CSV file on a PeSIT server.

Do You Need Faster File Transfer?

While we could all use faster file transfer, there are practical limitations to acceleration technology. At low speeds, for example anything up to 5 Mbps (Cable/DSL) with normal latency (80ms and below for transfers within one country), FTP provides nearly maximum speed. On the other hand, there are also scenarios that improve dramatically when file transfer acceleration is introduced, expediting transfers that once took days into just minutes.

File transfer acceleration delivers the greatest results in situations where there has been a higher than average investment in line speed, files are exchanged over large geographic distances, or when connections which are prone to packet loss are used.

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