GoAnywhere MFT

GoAnywhere MFT

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GoAnywhere MFT is a managed file transfer solution which automates and secures file transfers using a centralized enterprise-level approach.

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GoAnywhere MFT review by <span>Jeremy B.</span>
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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 It will save time by replacing cumbersome and outdated scripts and software and works well across a myriad of disparate systems.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 <span>Brian B.</span>
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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.

What File Storage and Sharing solution do you use?

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GoAnywhere MFT review by <span>Vincent M.</span>
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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

GoAnywhere MFT review by <span>George S.</span>
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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.

GoAnywhere MFT review by <span>Darren L.</span>
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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.

GoAnywhere MFT review by <span>George M.</span>
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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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