Gartner Research

What MFT Is, and How It Applies to You

Published: 14 June 2011

ID: G00214111

Analyst(s): Thomas Skybakmoen


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
  • Overview


  • 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

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