What MFT Is, and How It Applies to You



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Managed file transfer is a proven technology that addresses file transfer in a secure and governed way. This research provides an introduction to MFT and some of the challenges that organizations face around file transfer.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Definition of MFT
    • FTP Meets Its Limitations
    • Five Key Factors Are Driving Organizations to Adopt MFT
    • The Changing Role of File Transfer
    • Consider the Following Functionalities in MFT
    • MFT Is Not Always a Stand-Alone Technology
    • MFT Helps With Governance and Compliance
    • MFT Is Not Just About Technology
      • Stage 1
      • Stage 2
      • Stage 3
  • Recommended Reading
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