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Advanced Threat Protection




Take your secure file transfers to the next level.

Seamlessly integrate your managed file transfers with advanced threat protection and adaptive data loss prevention to keep your sensitive data secure.

The SFT Threat Protection bundle enables you to collaborate safely without malware entering your organisation, and without your employees losing or mishandling data.

What Does Advanced Threat Protection Do?

Sharing information incurs risks…

There’s the risk of opening your systems to threats, such as malware or even threats hidden within file transfers. There’s the risk of exposing the wrong content, whether sent by mistake or hidden in metadata.

Advanced Threat Protection enables you to inspect managed file transfer content for threats as well as leakage.

Seamless integration between GoAnywhere MFT and the Clearswift Secure ICAP Gateway features:

  • Anti-virus and malware protection

  • Deep content inspection

  • Adaptive data loss prevention

  • Media type protection


3 Ways to Enhance File Transfer Security

  1. Prevent Files with Malware from being Shared.
    Simply check a box in GoAnywhere to turn on easy anti-virus protection through the Secure ICAP Gateway to scan all inbound file transfers.
    Detect and automatically strip out active content like embedded malware, triggered executables, scripts, or macros used to extract or hold sensitive data hostage. Advanced Threat Protection sanitises — without delay in delivery — as only the malicious active content is removed, allowing the file transfer to continue unhindered.
    This morph-free protection guards against today's leading malware and ransomware (i.e. CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, TorrentLocker, Dridex Dyre, BlackEnergy, etc.) and tomorrow's even more sophisticated threat variants.


  2. Block Sensitive Data from Being Shared.
    Prevent files with Personal Identifiable Information (PII) or other sensitive data from being transferred. GoAnywhere Threat Protection can inspect file contents, then stop and block files from being shared, based on policy.


  3. Redact Sensitive Information from Files Before Transfer.
    Ensure sensitive data is not transmitted or received.  Detect or remove geotags, document properties, email addresses, or other metadata from documents, replacing sensitive text with asterisks. Detect and remove text contained in scanned images with Optical Character Recognition.  Detect and remove offending content with text redaction.


Encryption Isn’t Enough


Encrypting sensitive file transfers is vital for ensuring the privacy and integrity of your data and complying with data governance regulations. 

However, while encryption can protect your files, you can do more to ensure your messaging security, by staying aware of what is being transmitted.

Adding threat protection to GoAnywhere enables you to empower some senior individuals the power to transmit PII, while excluding others. Further, even if your transmission process is secure, you may want to audit who is sending what.

The Secure ICAP Gateway enhances your encryption by limiting both who can transfer data, and what that data contains.


Two Leading Solutions, Seamlessly Integrated


The Clearswift Secure ICAP Gateway adds significant value to GoAnywhere MFT because of its threat protection, deep content inspection engine, adaptive data redaction, and flexible policy settings, while managed file transfer makes defining file movements a breeze.

Additional features you can add to your file transfer process are structural sanitisation, document sanitisation, data redaction, anti-steganography, and optical character recognition.

It’s the best and most thorough security for file transfers.


Other Ways Clearswift Can Help You

Integrating Clearswift’s core ICAP Gateway and threat protection with SFT can resolve gaps in your process and provide additional benefits.

It can audit and control data in file transfers, for example, detecting when customer, employee, or patient records in a file are uploaded to SFT, counting the records, and maintaining an audit log of what data was shared with whom.

When you add Clearswift solutions to your SFT instance, you get Lexical Expression Qualifiers, which can detect records based on multi-field matches, and trigger different actions based on number of records detected (e.g., audit, refer to sender, redact, block).

Clearswift can also ensure you accept only the correct file types, by enforcing "True Type" controls which ensure you don't receive binaries, executables, scripts, or other unwanted file types.

Clearswift solutions defend your system based on file byte pattern rather than by name. And, it works with nested files over 50 levels deep!

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