FTP Replacement: Where MFT Makes Sense and Why You Should Care

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Summary

Although FTP is a widely used platform for file transfer, it fails to adequately support secure, automated, managed and audited file transfers. Managed file transfer solutions offer these added capabilities, but some technology issues must be considered.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • Introduction
    • FTP Meets Its Limitations
    • MFT Can Help
      • MFT Helps Compliance
      • MFT and Governance
      • MFT in Relation to Other Back-End Integration Technology
    • Complexities Involved With FTP Enhancement or Replacement
    • SOA in Relation to MFT
    • FTP and Secure Shell
    • MFT Evolves From FTP Replacement
    • Scenarios for MFT Suite Deployments
      • Connectivity With External Partners
      • Internal Connectivity Between Various Operating Systems and Hardware
      • Management and Security of File Movement for Collaborative Purposes
  • Recommended Reading
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