SPI, the African distributor for utility software products and services to the Open Systems segment of the IT industry and the sole sub-Saharan Africa distributor for Linoma Software, a HelpSystems company, today announced the release of the latter’s version 5.5 of its GoAnywhere managed file transfer (MFT) solution, which allows organisations to deploy MFT agents across the enterprise to automate, secure and audit all of their file transfers from a single, centralised location. This new innovation adds to an already extensive suite of security and automation features including encryption at rest and in transit, batch and ad-hoc file transfer and peer-to-peer file collaboration.

With this new version, customers can easily install MFT agents on almost any server or workstation where file transfers need to be performed including Windows, Linux, UNIX, IBM i and Mac OS systems. These systems can reside on premise or in cloud infrastructure such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) or Microsoft Azure. This allows for organisations with complex and ever-changing environments to greatly reduce the manual repeatable work associated with that complexity, thus allowing IT professionals to focus on more strategic initiatives.

The MFT agents are managed by a central deployment of GoAnywhere, where customers can easily configure and schedule agent file transfers right from their browser. This new version of GoAnywhere not only transfers all files securely, but also gathers key information about the transfers for simple, consolidated auditing and reporting. This unique approach provides visibility of all file transfers within the organisation.

“The use cases for MFT agents are really endless,” commented Bob Luebbe, President and Chief Architect at Linoma Software. “Whether it’s a franchise needing to synchronise files with its store locations, or a healthcare system needing to move PHI data between its data center and satellite clinics, the deployment of MFT agents will greatly simplify those processes.”

MFT agent Features and At-a-Glance

  • Automates and secures file transfers within a centrally managed environment
  • Monitors agent systems for new or modified files
  • Schedules file transfers on agent systems to run at future dates/times
  • Provides additional workflow capabilities such as compression, decompression, data parsing, database integration, and native command execution
  • Sends automatic alerts via e-mail or text messages if file transfers fail on agents
  • Feeds audit data to the central GoAnywhere MFT solution for reporting

“Our customers are really excited about MFT agents,” added Steve Luebbe, Director of Engineering at Linoma Software. “Many organisations have files spread across a diverse network of in-house servers and cloud infrastructure running a variety of operating systems. Automating the movement of files between these environments has traditionally been very difficult to set up and maintain. MFT agents solve this problem with a simple installation and configuration process, saving organisations significant time and money.”

 

For more information, please contact Chris Anderson of SPI Group Pty Ltd  on 011 234 1560 or fax 011 234 1387; email chris@spi.co.za or visit our website www.spi.co.za