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GoAnywhere MFT review by Brandon P.
Manager, Information Technology
Industrial Automation
Mid-Market
(51-200 employees)
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"HTTPS, SFTP, and more!"

What do you like best?

GoAnywhere MFT has been a godsend for our team - the ability to not only have an extremely easy and secure server to configure for HTTPS and SFTP sharing, but also the ability to have Workflows to perform routine tasks and procedures for us that before were strictly manual. Setup time was incredibly simple and easy, and the system has been incredibly intuitive to use daily.

What do you dislike?

The interface could use a little more polish - really struggling to come up with things I dislike about the system - there is a slight learning curve when it comes to how roles and permissions can be set up, but the onboarding training that GoAnywhere Support team utilizes with first-time customers ensures you have all the basics to set up the system how you want.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Work with the support team and ensure that all of your needs are met - there are a lot of additional features and customization the support team can do to make the product work exactly to your specifications.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Before we had seperate servers that were our HTTPS server, a FTP server, and of course we didn't have any automation to our workflows with files. With GoAnywhere, we're now able to set monitors that check vendor FTP servers for updates, and when new updates are found, to automatically download, unzip, and perform all sorts of functions before putting the finished files on our own production file servers.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by John P.
Senior Analyst
Enterprise
(1001-5000 employees)
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"GoAnywhere MFT is the best tool for our Enterprise file transfer needs"

What do you like best?

The flexibility of GoAnywhere MFT is our favorite feature, it can be configured to automate so many of the tasks we used to perform manually or with clunky Linux scripts. With GoAnywhere MFT we have full logging and auditing capabilities, and the advanced reporting tools are excellent.

What do you dislike?

There is a bit of a learning curve to becoming proficient with GoAnywhere MFT but the staff at HelpSystems offers customized training and that really helped us to help kickstart our team and ramp our skills up quickly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take the plunge and try the tool. Our auditors have been thrilled with the features, functions, and security built into GoAnywhere MFT.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One of the major benefits we have realized is consistency and stability in our file transfer infrastructure. Our Enterprise currently moves over a million files a week and the stability and efficiency of GoAnywhere MFT has really helped us become more productive.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Cameron M.
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"GoAnywhere, the perfect solution for file delivery"

What do you like best?

GoAnywhere is a powerful, "super-suite" of file delivery and data manipulation processes. For us it is the ease of using their powerful SFTP solution with their fantastic key management system.

What do you dislike?

I do not really dislike anything here, but perhaps if I had to mention something it would be the wish for a better "built-in" database option than Derby. This is insignificant really though since you can change it to anything else you want.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider your needs, SFTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS or any combination. GoAnywhere does it better than the rest.

Data manipulation and storage. Security. GoAnywhere takes all of this into consideration.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Secure and reliable data delivery to our customers. Manipulation of raw data into it's file deliverable format. With the ability of GoAnywhere to monitor for file changes, we have easily begun to completely automate file transfers to customers.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Jeremy B.
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Hospital & Health Care
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"GoAnywhere helped us replace antiquated processes"

What do you like best?

We were looking to replace a PC that was running many batch scripts using the task scheduler and human operators to accomplish tasks. The PC was "ghosted" as a backup and ran old software for ftp transfers and PGP/email transfer jobs to name a few. With GoAnywhere we now have replaced these processes with centrally managed file transfers in a secure and controlled manner. We are able to connect and transfer files between many disparate systems in-house and also out of network, reliably and with accountability. The robust system is set up on a VM host running Microsoft Server OS. We like that we had the ability to start out using the embedded darby database but then were able to migrate to MS SQL once we were confident in how the product would work for us in our environment. Logging, account creation and scripting all can be performed from one application. Coupled with the GateWay product, we have a secure outward facing sFTP solution as well. Audit reporting works well and the automated workflows really help is in creating multiple jobs accomplishing similar tasks quickly. The customizable dashboard gives our engineers and programmers quick info at a glance. Upgrades to the product are pretty straightforward and Linoma support is top notch - whether you are calling in, or using their chat via the support portal.

What do you dislike?

Would like to see more "use case" scenarios and sample projects available on the support portal. It would be handy in explaining to more of our IT staff how they could utilize the MFT product to accomplish more tasks that they are performing manually or with cumbersome scripting. More canned projects to build off of would also be helpful in jump starting users with limited programming abilities.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The MFT product coupled with the Gateway can provide you a highly secure means of transferring files both in and out of your private network. It will save time by replacing cumbersome and outdated scripts and software and works well across a myriad of disparate systems.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Centralized management of the file transfer process from start to finish. Secure web access, audit logging and automated notifications. Increased reliability for business critical transfers.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Brian B.
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Hospital & Health Care
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"Exceptional Managed File Transfer System"

What do you like best?

What I like the best is the web-based access, the ease-of-use and the built-in documentation. The audit logging has replaced our need to manually create log files. We have more flexibility in regards to scheduling and notifications. GoAnywhere MFT has taken the place of many of our previous scripts and scheduled tasks. There are paid for modules which allow access to other features, such as the built-in reporting, which help minimize costs to only the ones necessary for your environment.

What do you dislike?

The things I like the least are the difficulty in initially using variables within conditional if/else logic. After figuring out how to use them it hasn't been a problem. There are also some definite best-practices which will help with organization and making changes, such as using variables for file and path names and referencing those in later steps. The cost of some of the paid modules, like the built-in reporting, can be a bit high depending on your budget. Make sure to clarify which features you need versus which ones you want!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you have a good idea of what features you need to have, such as SFTP, built-in reports, a development system, versus which ones you want. To keep the total costs down some of these features have an additional cost to them.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had scripts and scheduled tasks spread throughout multiple systems with poor documentation. We use another FTP client which has basic scripting capabilities, but is primarily intended for browsing and manual transmission. GoAnywhere has been able to take the place of the most needed transmissions and has drastically reduced the effort involved in building out file transfer automation.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Vincent M.
Manager, IT Systems & Development
Financial Services
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"Game Changing, Money Saving Solution for Automation"

What do you like best?

I love everything about this software. We have reduced the number of hours needed for manual or tedious tasks saving us tens of thousands of dollars in labor each year. This software more than pays for itself in the hours we save and allows our employees to focus on higher level, less repetitive tasks.

We currently utilize GoAnywhere MFT, Secure Folders, Secure Mail and Secure Forms. It does EVERYTHING. We read and write Excel files, bounce data against or get data from our SQL database, pick files up from vendor FTPs, deliver files through Secure Folders to to FTP, have customer facing and internal only web forms to save on paperwork, and countless scheduled jobs to both reduce mid-day SQL overhead and automate several previously extremely tedious, manual tasks and exports.

In short - I happened to stumble across this software at my former company and it was the first purchase I asked for when I came to my new company. Everyone involved is 100% on board and has 0 regrets for this investment. It's also very affordable! It pays for itself in a few months if not sooner if you utilize it as soon as you get it installed.

What do you dislike?

The only complaint I have thus far is no support for PDF output, but it's not a deal breaker in the slightest.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out! They offer a 30 day demo of the entire suite.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Benefits:

1) Hundreds of labor hours per year saved

2) Automation of time intensive tasks and data imports/exports

3) Our vendors have praised the reduction in paperwork through use of web forms and our file portal

4) Vast reduction in human error through use of workflows to validate data submission and output

5) The ability for the whole company to say something they want to automate and for me to be able to do it with relative ease

Current Uses/Problems Solved:

1) Build a file portal that allows for weekly/monthly reports to be submitted by our vendor base - when needed, scans each file for accuracy and generates a success email or detailed error report to ensure data being submitted is clean and validated

2) Scheduled countless tasks to run large SQL file exports and file uploads in off hours to reduce mid-day SQL overhead issues

3) Mass move and rename files with a CSV file and a few clicks

4) Replace SSRS reporting with easier to customize SQL queries and formatted Excel output

5) Reduced paperwork internally and from vendors by replacing paper forms with GA Secure Forms which can trigger actions to notify via email and/or update an SQL database once submitted (validates data submitted as well)

6) Auto fetches files from various sources and places in a central repository so no files or reports are ever missed

7) Perform various database and other background updates based to reduce the need for a human to perform the same, tedious updates and risk human error

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GoAnywhere MFT review by George S.
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Information Technology and Services
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"GoAnywhere MFT - Way more than just FTP software"

What do you like best?

We originally purchased GoAnywhere to give us a more secure FTP server. While our specific need was to offer our business partners and vendors secure data transmission via SFTP, we were very pleased to know that GoAnywhere supports a number of additional secure file transfer protocols, including FTPS, HTTPS, and GoAnywhere Secure Mail (with an optional Outlook plugin).

GoAnywhere not only has "service" support, for services like HTTPS, SFTP, etc., it also supports workflow project creation. After our initial implementation of our services, we began to incorporate a number of very flexible advanced workflow projects. These projects utilize a number of GoAnywhere built-in components, including zip/unzip, PGP encryption/decryption, SFTP (GET, PUT, DELETE, LIST, etc.), SQL, email, job control, process loops, and external program calls. There are additional components (like REST and SOAP Web Services) that we have not even begun to use.

GoAnywhere is just an all-around fantastic product.

What do you dislike?

We are really quite pleased with GoAnywhere's capabilities to solve our business problems. I have had only one minor issue where I have not received resolution (yet). GoAnywhere offers the capability to connect to different types of servers and network shares. I have been able to establish a connection from our production server to a specific Windows Server via a Network Share resource, but attempts to transfer files from the production server to Windows Server via a GoAnywhere project are failing. Support has not been able to replicate the issue. It could be operator error on my part, or it could be that I am trying to do something that is better suited for GoAnywhere Agents.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Anyone who has a business or regulatory need for secure file transmission should consider GoAnywhere MFT.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In short, PCI compliance. Our previous secure FTP software vendor was not planning on updating required security protocols, so we were forced to select a different secure FTP software vendor. The benefit we received was much more than what we were looking for. We have since been able to replace other software products because of the advanced workflow capabilities built into GoAnywhere MFT.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Darren L.
Systems Engineer II
Financial Services
Enterprise
(10,001+ employees)
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"Solid software"

What do you like best?

The product is forever growing and getting better. We have used this product since before it became GoAnywhere (used to be TransferAnywhere way, way back). Looking forward to possibly replacing GlobalSCAPE for the WIntel side of the house. Product support is awesome.

What do you dislike?

I can't think of anything I dislike. I have not run into any negatives with this product. I seriously can't think of anything that we have run into that makes me dislike the product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I can't think of a better solution out the for the IBM i platform and, it appears with the latest updates, that it could be really beneficial in the WIntel world.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Not really solving any problems with it. We have been running this product so long (like I said, since it was TransferAnywhere and years working with that before GoAnywhere came along) that I couldn't tell you what problem we had that this solved.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by George M.
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Food Production
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"Goanywhere"

What do you like best?

Easy of use and flexibility. Support is great

What do you dislike?

There is nothing to dislike. The product is everything that it is supposed to be.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Well worth the investment

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The Goanywhere MFT is super easy and flexible. Able to create and test brand new file transfers in a couple of hours.

Transfer un-encrypted and encrypted files over SFTP. Took only minutes to set up program to encrypt files using PGP.

Import both internal and external images into our imaging system automatically without manual intervention.

We create or parse Excel spreadsheets and update database tables simply by monitoring a directory for new files.

We also use Goanywhere MFT to create secure internal directories for each employee to store their check stubs, W2's, and any other confidential documents that only they can access using USER ID's and passwords.

We can monitor our projects even tough we are out of the office. With embedded variables we can dynamically change the email list.

Drop down lists allow us to access native commands easily or create our own SQL to select and manipulate data.

You can create very simple projects or very complex ones based on our level of programming knowledge and experience with the product.

Best of all we easily have set up notifications through email to notify the appropriate people when a scheduled project has run and whether it ran successfully or not.

Goanywhere has save us numerous hours of programming and research.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Miguel S.
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Financial Services
Small-Business
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"Great MFT solution"

What do you like best?

The way you can perform workflows, IS VERY intuitive, the support has been very helpful too.

It has giving us with our employees and partners a secure way for file sharing that we need to collaborate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

What do you dislike?

Only i whoud like o increase operators on workflows

Recommendations to others considering the product

You can ask for a POC, this can be very helpful if you need to test it first

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PGP encryption/decryption processes.

We have better, fasters and secure processes

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Wayne M.
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(51-200 employees)
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"GoAnywhere really goes almost anywhere!!"

What do you like best?

The flexibility - it can do reporting, data transfers transfers, connect to web services, etc. There are monitors and triggers to help speed processing.

What do you dislike?

The Send Email System is Not Stable -- Support hasn't been able to resolve.

We recently found an issue where we were running a Trigger to process an Inbound file. The trigger ran a CL on the AS/400. The CL was getting a MSGW (i.e. going into error). When that happened, it would not let anyone else connect to the system (via sFTP) -- it just wouldn't respond to them. However, there was no notification that the system was locking up due to a job -- it would just lock up. Sometimes it would go hours until we would find it. At first, I was taking down the whole system and bringing it back up as I didn't know that there was a job hiding out that was causing everything. I wish the system would've reported that in some manner.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you give it a chance, you will find it will give you more than you could expect.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It almost 'does it all'. We bought it to do File Transfers on the System i (AS/400) -- a replacement for ZMod TruExchange. However, we found that we can also initiate transfers from .NET via Web Service calls, use it to generate reports to Excel Spreadsheets (including formatting columns -- we would've had to write programs for some of the awesome reporting uses) as well. We have since purchased Secure Folders and Inbound FTP and have utilized Monitors and Triggers to provide faster response time to processes.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Administrator in Financial Services
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"Great Product and Highly Scalable"

What do you like best?

I like how scalable it is with projects! You can adopt anything you like in an easy to use interface and you can literally meet any business requirement thrown at you. Auditing makes it really easy to troubleshoot and gives a clear picture of all the activity being done by our clients. It also implements good security features such as IP whitelisting per user account which makes it much more secure and puts our mind at ease especially for sensitive projects.

What do you dislike?

The Graphical User Interface for the admin could be more modern and flashy but nothing too bad. The client portal has a mich better design

Recommendations to others considering the product

Know your business requirements and only implement the modules that you need. It is greatly distributed in modules to meet any budget and requirements

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have one solution for all our file transfer needs. We purchased this product for one project but quickly realised its benefits and started using it on all our projects

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Dan R.
Enterprise LINUX Infrastructure Engineer 4
Information Technology and Services
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"MFT made easy and functional!"

What do you like best?

The ease of use and intuitive interface lessens the administrative burden and allows rapid on-boarding of new admins. Of the all the MFT products we tested (and it was many), the GoAnywhere interface was by far the most efficient and intuitive. Additionally, the ease of installation, implementation, and administration is an absolute blessing. We have rolled out environments in just a couple of days and had users trained in the administration of the product in less than an hour. It just works!

What do you dislike?

Like any GUI, there are some annoyances. When auditing large logs, the GUI can freeze and it makes auditing through the interface difficult until you can work in some sideways audit to free it up. Additionally, autocompletion of inputs will not fill in correctly (doesn't matter if you use FF or Chrome) and will accept the clicking of the choice as the input rather than allow autocomplete to fill in. Frustrating first world problems.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for an all encompassing EDI/B2B/Do Everything suite with a large budget, little agility, and copious amounts of excess staff you can throw at a problem, then something from Axway or Cleo might be up your alley. If you want something to handle file transfers and actually decreases the administrative overhead burden already sitting on your admin's shoulders, then go with GoAnywhere. It works. Well. VERY Well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We replaced our homegrown hand written file transfer architecture with GoAnywhere MFT. It immediately decreased admin overhead, performed better, and was more resilient than our scripts laying on top of SFTP processes. That alone made it a HUGE win.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Keven G.
Corporate IT Manager
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"Excellent Growth"

What do you like best?

Long time user of GoAnywhere, its growth and improvements have been excellent and one of the reasons we continue to use GoAnywhere. It is a great solution when you have several siloed domains that need to share data in a secure manner. Even with external clients, you can control access. This is one of several things you can do, we leverage it for advanced workflows and ftp alternative because of its security. A lot of control is in your hands.

What do you dislike?

One of the features I hope they implement would be to allow control on what gets synchronized to the local storage with the godrive feature. Upgrading capabilities should also be streamlined within the app instead of the server.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good alternative for dropbox or box.com even onedrive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sharing internal data when all sites have no internetwork connectivity. We can create shares amongst them, we also have been able to create triggers and automatic workflows with data coming in through our ERP system for better functionality and internal process. Centralize FTP and SFTP connections.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Joe P.
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Government Administration
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"Low learning curve and fully featured product"

What do you like best?

I love that it is web-based that gives me the flexibility to use it anywhere. The features to provide secure file transfers and data manipulation from or into different formats is a snap when before this was a major headache. This freed me from learning and coding complex projects. Instead I can now easily develop and focus on delivering vital business solutions.

What do you dislike?

I would like to see more focus on building web based applications that will allow us to modernize our green screens into web-based applications.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Compared to other competitors GA is first rate and cost-effective

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Complex data manipulation and secure file transfers with many trading partners. The benefit is we no longer had to rely on tedious manually coding and made it more reliable. Overall it has boosted our productivity.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by chris j.
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"GoAnywhere MFT makes life easy and secure"

What do you like best?

The user friendly interface and the variety of ways you can move data from A to B (and C as well if you want) securely and robustly. It integrates really well with business processes.

The logging, alerts and audit info is superb.

What do you dislike?

After using for 3 months I have not yet come across anything negative. It's all just finding out how much this product and the various modules can do for you - and the support and online info really helps with this.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Pick a process you want to replace or implement and use the trial period to set it up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Replacing ad-hoc, outdated FTP work with a centralised and robust process.

Much quicker to set up EDI / FTP processes.

Replacing a variety of local tasks - giving back local resources - into a centralised, secure easily managed environment.

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"Extremely versatile and reliable."

What do you like best?

The support for multiple transfer methods and encryption standards, and that it runs on the IBM iSeries. The iSeries is the core platform for all our business systems, but the ability to move data to other applications on other platforms (Windows, AIX/Linux) has made GoAnywhere a critical application in our business processes.

What do you dislike?

Setting up some types of communications and security accesses are not intuitive nor covered in enough detail in he user documentation, such as traditional EDI. However, the support people for he GoAnywhere products are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They resolved all our issues in the early days of package usage.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The GoAnywhere MFT product and the Gateway are worth the investment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

EDI communications, XML transfers, SFTP/FTPS transfers, AS2 communications. Managing the various types of data exchanges we have through one package is extremely efficient as well as convenient..

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Yaron H.
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Computer & Network Security
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"Top Product Top Support"

What do you like best?

Very intuitive and comprehensive product for file transfer and shearing. Support and documentation are excellent . multi-platform product with modular structure

What do you dislike?

I suggest to have more hands on training , also lack of a formal process for product certifications.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When starting the process of evaluating an MFT solution , what is 100% clear is license cost related . implementation considered more complex and sometime can not even be estimated !

With GoAnywhere implementation / integration is ""friendly"and much easy than any other MFT solution we tested ! so , we have a say "With GoAnywhere you know how you start an MFT project but you can also know how it is going to End, both economically and technically "

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reducing labor work (programmers )

Stand by regulations

Versatile solution that can be expand to other areas in IT

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Mark B.
Senior Vice President of Programming
Financial Services
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"Stable, scale-able, flexible and easy to use and manage."

What do you like best?

The stability and ease of use and setup have been lifesavers for us. We have been able to hand off almost all of our MFT tasks to our operations group, rather than taking programming resources for those functions. We also have seen a drastic improvement in the number of transmission errors or dropped connections. We have a third-party monitoring company that is constantly hitting our GoAnywhere site (24x7) with all of the different file transfer protocols. The weekly report that we get from this company is rarely anything but 100% successful with GoAnywhere. Our previous MFT product was consistently in the 90-95% range. Support has been excellent. Upgrades have been seamless, non-events. The price was significantly lower than almost all of the other MFT products we looked at. We couldn't be happier with this product.

What do you dislike?

I am honestly scratching my head to come up with what I like least about GoAnywhere. The only thing I can think of is that it might be nice to have some more advanced pre-defined sample scripts included in the installation. There were some good basic samples, but something more complicated might have helped us in the early going.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend GoAnywhere MFT without reservation or hesitation. We have been happy with it from day one.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The stability of GoAnywhere MFT has helped restore our clients' and trading partners' confidence in us. What used to be a constant source of irritation for them is now virtually a non-issue, non-event. The stability of the product has also freed up resources that used to spend hours per day verifying that transfers went or digging through logs trying to find out why something didn't work.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Shoma A.
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Retail
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"Great Product- Latest in Technology"

What do you like best?

I have been using GoAnywhere since last 3+ years and was introduced to it when I was challenged to work on project connecting IBM platform to an external web server for data transit. Though there are several methods to use, GoAnywhere worked like a magic that helped me program with ease. Since then GoAnywhere is my go to product for anything associated with data transfer, format translation and working with web services. Its also great to see that this product is up to date with all latest data formats used in the industry that makes it a reliable one for most projects. Looking forward to more upgrades in the future to use.

What do you dislike?

Just a few limitations in features like XML, that does not allow for conditional elements to be created. Hope to get these sorted out in later upgrades.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great features and easy to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data transfer over FTP, calling web services, data translation with XML/JSON etc.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Kevin D.
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Hospital & Health Care
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"Excellent MFT solution"

What do you like best?

Enables users to login securely and access their projects for on demand execution.

Excellent support, I haven’t ever had an issue that support could not address.

It just works, create your project, schedule it, and relax knowing that files will be there when your vendor expects them to be.

Extremely robust feature set, can do complex data translations and transfers.

Before GoAnywhere we used a combination of CuteFTP, WINSCP, Bat Files, VBScripts, Perl Scripts, Access Database Macros, and Windows Scheduled Tasks to move, backup and transfer files to vendors. GoAnywere replaced all of theses disparate mechanisms for transferring and uploading files to outside vendors, which made maintenance a nightmare.

What do you dislike?

Haven't found anything that I do not like yet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Download the demo and move some of your processes over. Once you see how easy it is and how well it works

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hundreds of hours saved, helpdesk tickets, phone calls, and emails reduced.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Ron H.
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"Outstanding software for managing file transfers."

What do you like best?

I particularly like GoAnywhere MFT's scripting functionality. Combine that with it's built-in ability to automatically monitor for file availability, it's success/failure email notifications, speedy technical customer service, and it's built-in extensive help features, and you have what I consider an excellent software product.

What do you dislike?

As yet I have found nothing I dislike about GoAnywhere MFT.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely give this software a try. I don't personally know how it compares to other such products, but I can tell you it definitely satisfied our requirements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automated bidirectional FTP and SFTP file transfers, some with encryption. We have been able to quickly satisfy the FTP and SFTP file transfer requirements of some of our customers.

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"GoAnywhere MFT"

What do you like best?

Effective product that solves our need to transfer large files to multiple clients fast and secure. Very easy to develop projects that handle data from our AS400 system. The ability to add various modules is great as our needs grow. GoAnywhere MFT is extremely flexible and reliable. Very standard and straightforward install. Excellent customer support representatives. I have recently entered a new position as a Systems Administrator and I have had to lean on heir customer support several times with questions. They're always been extremely helpful and beyond. I never hesitate to pick up the phone or use their live help feature.

What do you dislike?

I truly can't find anything that I don't like about the software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used to have to perform a lot of manual operations in order to format data and then send files via Email or manual FTP. Now many of those operations are accomplished with GoAnywhere MFT.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Peter K.
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Music
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"GDPR File Transfer Saviour"

What do you like best?

The data encryption at rest was the primary reason for purchase of a new product over our old one but we found this product did so much more and was modular enough to pick and choose what we required.

What do you dislike?

It can take some time to configure as it is quite a powerful product and unfortunately there aren't wizards to follow, but once you get used to it, it does become quite intuitive to set up. We did the configuration in house but would recommend configuration from a third party if your team is short of research time.

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Make sure you know what each module of the product does and get advice on what you are trying to achieve

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Meets GDPR requirements + has many many features

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Lawrence B.
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Financial Services
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"Overall experience has been very positive, virtually pain free."

What do you like best?

Ease of use and flexibility, found the interface very straight forward and intuitive, quickly got up to speed.

We were able to very quickly retire several file transfer solutions which were both rigid and plagued with errors.

Being able to tie this into our database server executing jobs, stored procs, pulling and pushing data has been of enormous value.

What do you dislike?

Needing a separate license for development. My cardinal rule is never develop or test in production and abhor needing a separate license.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Download the free trial, you will not be disappointed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Stability and reliability in secure file transfers, elimination of manual processes.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
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"Best MFT Solution in market"

What do you like best?

It is one of the best MFT Solution in market. I will recommend to everyone . As a Einstein we made extremely good choice of the software. We save money and process are running more efficient then previous software. It is easy to use and has lots of functionalities. The support is great to help

What do you dislike?

It does not support DNS name. I wish it support that feature. Once you create template and then modify the template, It will not update all web users using the template. IF IP address of host change then we need to change web user and projects to that IP Address. IF DNS is supported then we do not have any work to do

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is great product . Most buck out of software for good price

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The time is cut in 1/8 on aveage of daily processing job. I can able to schedule more jobs in same time without purchasing FTP Client solution. It is great product

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Michael M.
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Food & Beverages
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"Best tool for our growing company needs!"

What do you like best?

The ability to exchange any file with any of our business partners!!

What do you dislike?

The only thing we are a little tepid about is we are not up to speed on all of it's capabilities.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you exchange information with other business partners then you need GoAnywhere!!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our needs started off rather simple in that we needed to exchange files with our bank and it has expanded to multiple business partners. Every time our business expands it seems as though there are additional file exchange requirements. I used to worry about how we were going to accomplish each unique exchange of information. I find myself saying no problem we have GoAnywhere!!

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"So much more than just SFTP"

What do you like best?

Being able to see quickly what file transfer workflows have completed with their status with a link to detailed log for any run.

What do you dislike?

Folder monitors are really just scheduled polling instead of hook in a listener to the underlying file system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Unknown to either side, our primary trading partner was undergoing their own eval to migrate from homebrew scripts and chron jobs to run bash scripts for SFTP. They also chose GoAnywhere as "best bang for the buck". Save yourself time and just install the 30-day demo to see how good it is.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

GOA replaced a simple SFTP package that could only kick off a single script for all file upload events. So that script had a huge if-then-elsif block that looked at the user that had sent the file and a function to handle details based on user account. As such, logging for all those accounts was in one huge file that rotated daily. Finding what had been UL'd/DL'd each day was a total pain.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Robert W.
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"My experiences with Go Anywhere"

What do you like best?

Everything... there is no one thing that I like better or worse within the package... it's just a great tool. and the support is awesome too.

the new reporting is an excellent improvement. I like how you can view the log or edit the project fromthat one line

What do you dislike?

Absolutely nothing.everything is amazing

Recommendations to others considering the product

it does it all, it is highly user friendly, the new drag and drop feature make creating a new project even easier.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

anything that has to be sent or received via Iseries, even using the remote log in feature.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Don K.
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Medical Devices
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"GoAnywhere MFT"

What do you like best?

GoAnywhere MFT has been a perfect fit for our systems because of its ease of use, Security features, audits and reliability. The support for the product is first rate and the continuous adding of functions and features gives us more opportunities to find solutions to file transfer problems.

What do you dislike?

It has some unfamiliar syntax but i picked it up quickly

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our Applications team had created a windows front end to collect the users information and then generate a SQL statement to process on the ISeries and get the file back. We were able to use GoAnywhere to successfully complete the project.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Todd P.
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Internet
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"Excellent Product"

What do you like best?

Easy to deploy, easy to use, great value for what it can do.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I dislike about this product. Any problems I have encounted have been quickly resolved by the support team.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go anywhere can be used for so many things, with some patience and creativity, you can replace any other file transfer and update process with GoAnywhere.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have many processes to move files from one system to be injested by another system. We are also using go anywhere to allow us to safely and securely transfer files in and out of PCI environments

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GoAnywhere MFT review by ADIL G.
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Information Technology and Services
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"Tool for secure file transfer"

What do you like best?

Web interface is user friendly. Menus are laid out clearly. Quick links on dashboard is very Continent.

What do you dislike?

Not I can think of any. Log access in previous versions was not easy to use, but version 5 has fixed this issue. Filters are easy to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Secure file transfer of file from internal and external vendors.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Jim L.
Sr Systems Analyst
Retail
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"Sr Systems Analyst"

What do you like best?

The flexibility of the Application to meet the ever changing needs of the Company. Being able to set up secure connections to Business Partners.

What do you dislike?

Actually Nothing - The features being utilized fit the needs of the Company.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The GAW MFT Software has met the needs of DXLG in regards to being able to Transfer Data internally as well as to/from our Business Partners.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1) Being able to create Monitor Jobs to handle on demand Data Transfers to different Business Partners.

2) Utilizing GAW Services to allow Business Partners to Upload Data via SFTP and Create Trigger Events to process the data upon a successful upload.

3) Retrieving/Uploading Encrypted Data to and from Business Partners.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Manoher B.
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"MFT product is great. I have been using this product for over 9 years with ease. No issue."

What do you like best?

MFT software has various transmission features. In our environment we use FTP, SFTP, Network share and other features. They are easy to use and configure. Files get encrypted and decrypted easily.

What do you dislike?

Only issue I found is during the upgrade, we have to switch the product from Db2 to durby database because we use MIMIX replication fature and it encounters issue during the upgrade.

If you use wthout replication there are no issues.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You will be happy with this product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It saves lot of time in transmission setup. in As400 world, we have using for long time and now introduced in Windows world also. All users are extremely happy with this product.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Brian R.
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"GoAnyWhere MFT "

What do you like best?

The user interface and the power of the product to assist with our business requirements. I continue to utilize Goanywhere MFT for most of our data transmission requirements and other processing functionality.

What do you dislike?

I would say one of the only dislikes is that if there's a bug or an enhancement we are required to document and submit a request form to initiate his process.

Recommendations to others considering the product

install a trial version and setup some projects to solve various business requirements. work with their support to assist with any issues you may have.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We do most of our connectivity functionality using MFT including ftp, encryption and a new capability AS2 with a recent business partner.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Scott B.
Senior iSeries Developer
Information Technology and Services
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"Easy to use"

What do you like best?

GoAnywhere makes changes from the vendor simple to implement - vs coding in a CL.

What do you dislike?

That all of our MFT communications are not yet in GoAnywhere MFT.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get it, use it. It does anything we need it to and more.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to perform variations of MFT which we have not attempted prior to GoAnywhere MFT.

Ease of maintenance going forward and easy reporting of Success/Failure. And the ease of emailing those results.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Mike C.
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Higher Education
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"Go Anywhere "

What do you like best?

It works. It always works. We have never had a problem from the day it was installed. Updates are a breeze. New functions are being added all the time. Integration with IBM i native functions is outstanding.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike. One of the best products I have ever worked with.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We do data transfers with dozens of different services and GoAnywhere is used for all of them. Beats writing custom code.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Executive Sponsor
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"Bought GoAnywhere MFT AS2 Server and Client"

What do you like best?

We where looking for an off the self implementation of an AS2 Server and Client that we could easily intergrate with our systems on AWS. GoAnywhere MFT was the perfect match. Their presales partner helped us with a trial license and then we did a extensive POC . We also ended up buying advance reporting and advance workflows. Thoroughly delighted with the choice we made can see that reflect of our customers as well.

What do you dislike?

We are based out of India and had to go through a partner. The Partner did extremely well to support us through the evaluation and the purchase but we did see some lag in getting some support question that the partner had to go back to GoAnywhere.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

AS2 Server and Client for a Vendor Partner

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Roberto P.
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Legal Services
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"Nice managed file transfer product"

What do you like best?

the killer features of MFT anywhere are Active directory integration (even if the MFT server is in a DMZ, apart from the domain controller... only ldap access is needed), and the secure mail feature (a bit like wetransfer, but managed, and can be used for requesting a file as well, not only to send a file

What do you dislike?

actually ther eis a drawback... its interface is only in English

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

controlling file transfers from and to our company, for all users, allowing large file transfers without resorting to free, untrusted services liek wetransfer

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Kai W.
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Information Technology and Services
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"This Product is great The handling is super easy, there are many setting options."

What do you like best?

a lot of Interfaces, Reporting functions and workflow options, multi OS support,

Customizable forms and web interfaces (CI). We have daily more then 1000 sessions that will be managed by MFT

What do you dislike?

we dont have found any cons at this moment, and we Use many MFT Modules daily, we hope that the further development and provision of new modules will not have to be unlocked by additional licenses. Unfortunately, there are only a few companies in Germany that can provide maintenance and support

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Running Scripts localy on many systems, no central logging

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GoAnywhere MFT review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"One stop for all file transfer needs"

What do you like best?

This software allowed us to consolidate many different FTP servers into one location. Being able to move files around to various different servers inside the network for processing, sending large secure files inside the network and providing a quick way to provide FTP sites for employees is priceless.

What do you dislike?

Not really a dislike, just takes time to get to know the way the programing language works for projects. Once you have a few set up, going back for reference makes it easy to create new ones.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reducing the many servers inside the company used to transfer files.

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