Gartner Research

Managed File Transfer Features You Will Need for Your Integration Projects

Published: 13 March 2012

ID: G00230315

Analyst(s): Jess Thompson, Ben Huang


MFT is more than an FTP replacement technology; it's also a toolset that organizations can leverage for the integration of applications and systems. This research highlights three widely used integration scenarios and features that utilize MFT.

Table Of Contents
  • Introduction
  • A2A Integration
  • B2B Integration
  • Cloud-to-On-Premises Integration
  • Common Application Integration Features
    • Security
    • MFT Access
    • Encryption
    • Decryption
    • Access to Directory Information
    • Authentication
    • Authorization
    • File Storage Security and Retention
    • File Transport Security
    • Transformation
    • Orchestration
    • Routing
    • Monitoring and Notification
    • Reporting
    • Transport
    • Transfer Options
    • General Utilities
  • Additional Features Required for B2B and Cloud-to-On-Premises Integration
    • Internal Resource Protection (Proxy Server)
    • B2B/E-Commerce Protocol Support
    • Cloud/SaaS API Support
    • Document Format Support
    • Endpoint Management

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