Managed file transfer (MFT)

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What is manage file transfer (MFT)?

Managed file transfer (MFT) is a service whose main purpose is the transfer of data between two entities, all done in a secure way through a network. This service is realized through a software that is mainly dedicated to large companies and comes as an alternative to data transfer solutions made through the FTP protocol.

This software / platform has an interface through which companies can manage a large volume of data (regardless of format) in a secure way, the main communication protocols underlying the transfer being: HTTPS, SFTP, FTPS.

Today, industries use MFT integration to share a range of document/data types in different methods like Ad Hoc, A2A, B2B, Cloud.

Benefits of MFT

Given the growing interconnectivity requirements of the business environment, MFT solutions are increasingly used. FTP solutions cannot provide reliability, security and availability at the level of current communication requirements, which is why MFT adds to the data transfer the necessary security, increasing the volume of data and meeting the needs of B2B.

 In the business environment, data transfer is performed every day and MFT solutions meet the requirements with both real-time monitoring, validation and security models, as well as a low transmission time, regardless of the distance between companies / devices.

With the growing trend of digitization and the increasing complexity of data transfer, MFT appears in multiple areas: cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile devices, various programs, transfers made with a low failure rate and a higher high speed when we talk especially about data transformation.

Below are some points that make companies choose MFT solutions:
– the need for data exchanges both inside and outside the company
– secure transmission – most MFT solutions have implemented security policies
– real-time monitoring of transmissions, validation of these transmissions as well as the possibility of resuming interrupted communications.
– the possibility of working with large volume data over long distances
– compliance with the legislation in force (especially in the banking, health industries

MFT solutions and Implementation strategies

The solutions on the market can be found in various models, each coming with its advantages depending a lot on the type of platform:
PaaS – Platform as a Service
SaaS – Software as a Service