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Use These Evaluation Criteria to Establish Your MFT Requirements

Published: 01 November 2011

ID: G00226079

Analyst(s): Jeffrey Mann , Jess Thompson


The cost of managing the large number of file transfer solutions organizations have deployed is forcing them to consolidate and standardize the technologies they use. Use this guide to establish requirements for selecting the offerings that best meet your managed file transfer needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Introduction
  • Criteria for Mandatory Requirements
    • Company Ownership and History
    • General/Showstoppers
  • Criteria for Functional Requirements
    • Supported Platforms and OSs
    • Customizable User Experience
    • File Transfer
    • Support for Collaboration
    • Support for Offloading Email Attachments
    • Security
    • Application Integration Support
    • Deployment and Provisioning
    • Administration/Management
  • Criteria for Nonfunctional Requirements
    • Product Characteristics
    • Vendor Characteristics

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