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GoAnywhere MFT:

The #1 File Transfer Solution

GoAnywhere MFT is a secure Managed File Transfer software solution which streamlines the exchange of data between systems, employees, customers, and trading partners. For ultimate flexibility, GoAnywhere MFT offers multiple deployment options including:

  • on premises 

  • in the cloud, including Azure and AWS

  • on a MFTaaS plan 

  • Within hybrid environments


Plus, our file transfer software solution runs easily on platforms including Windows, Linux, AIX, and the IBM i.

GoAnywhere MFT Features

AUTOMATION GoAnywhere MFT's workflow automation eliminates the need to use multiple products and scripts to handle your business processes. Achieve end-to-end automatic encryption and file transfers via the following file transfer software features: 1. Multi-step workflows with more than 60 different tasks. 2. A comprehensive built-in scheduler for running workflows. 3. Monitored folders with options to scan for new, changed or deleted files. 4. Automated email alerts and file processing when triggered events (e.g. upload, download) occur. 5. Commands and APIs for launching transfers from remote systems and applications.

CENTRALISATION AND MOBILITY GoAnywhere MFT is a single, easy-to-access platform for all your data transfer activity. With GoAnywhere file transfer software you can: 1. Manage file transfers and perform multiple tasks in one place, including job scheduling, file collaboration, secure email, and compliance auditing and reporting. 2. Share additional file tracking capabilities with internal and external users with third-party BAM dashboards from Accolm. 3. Gain access to a web-based modern interface that allows users to build workflows on the fly, from any device – anywhere. 4. Utilise our browser-based interface with security controls to enhance visibility into everything that’s going on. 5. Centralise from any device with the GoAnywhere MFT iOS app. 6. Connect to Fortra's Insite, a free web platform that gives admins visibility into their GoAnywhere servers and metrics.

COLLABORATION GoAnywhere's secure collaboration features make connecting with your trading partners, clients, vendors, contractors, employees, and coworkers much easier and faster, especially when you're on the go. 1. Intuitive browser-based web client for performing ad-hoc file transfers. 2. Enterprise file sync and sharing using GoDrive Secure Mail module for sending files using email notifications with HTTPS download links. 3. Secure Forms module for creating custom forms that can be processed with automated workflows. 4, Access files from anywhere with the mobile application.

ENCRYPTION AND COMPRESSION Encrypting sensitive files at rest and in motion is essential for any organisation. Discover how GoAnywhere MFT file transfer software secures your data: 1. Provides FIPS 140-2 compliance mode (which meets US Government NIST encryption standards). 2. Encrypts, signs and decrypts files using Open PGP and GPG encryption standard. 3. Automatically encrypts files (at rest) in targeted folders using AES-256 encryption. 4. Compresses and decompresses files using ZIP with AES standard. 5. Includes integrated Key Management tools for Open PGP keys, SSH keys and SSL/TLS certificates.

CONNECTIVITY Transfer files in various formats and to various server types: 1. Connects to Secure FTP servers (SFTP, FTPS, and SCP) for protected communications. 2. Automates file transfers with FTP servers. 3. Moves sensitive files over TCP or SSL with the PeSIT protocol 4. Exchanges data with web servers using HTTPS. 5. Sends AS2, AS3, and AS4 messages with support for multiple file attachments. 6. Sends traps to SNMP servers. Gain efficiency with features and tools: 1. Guarantees delivery with connection retries and file auto-resume. 2. Remote system file transfers and workflows using MFT agents. 3. Interacts with Web Services using SOAP and REST. 4. Allows throttling bandwidth usage and monitoring file transfer throughput. 5. Can accelerate file transfers through GoAnywhere's proprietary GoFast protocol. 6. Calls custom programs and scripts as part of an overall workflow. 7. Connects to Websphere MQ, SonicMQ and ActiveMQ for enterprise messaging. Communicate flexibly & securely: 1. Send SMS messages using popular SMS gateways. 2. Accesses files and directories on network shares using SMB/CIFS version 1, 2, 3, and 3.1.1 protocols. 3. Accesses files and directories on WebDAV servers, Amazon S3 Buckets, and Microsoft Azure Blob Storage. 4. Interfaces with Antivirus and DLP solutions using ICAP. 5. Sends and retrieves files via email and secure email. 6. Integrates with popular SOAP and RESTful web service applications like Salesforce, Box, and Microsoft Dynamics 365 using Cloud Connectors.

INBOUND CONNECTIONS With a variety of server options, you can meet trading partner requirements as well as compliance regulations: 1. SFTP server (with SCP support) for secure file transfers over SSH. 2. FTPS server for secure FTP over SSL/TLS (Implicit SSL). 3. Standard FTP server with support for Explicit SSL. 4. AS2, AS3 and AS4 server for receiving EDI and other documents over secure connections. 5. HTTPS server for simple Ad Hoc file transfers through a browser interface. GoAnywhere features help keep data secure and moving between systems effortlessly: 1. Agents for automating file transfers and workflows on remote systems. 2. DMZ secure gateway to keep files in the private network without opening inbound ports. 3. Bandwidth throttling to limit network usage by day-of-week and time-of-day.

AUDITING AND REPORTING GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer logs all file transfer and administrator activity to help you remain compliant with business requirements. You can view details in a dashboard or distribute it to others as PDF reports via features like: 1. A browser-based interface for monitoring and administration. 2. Detailed audit logs for all user activity and file transfers. 3. The option to send logs to an enterprise SYSLOG server. 4. Advanced reporting for management and statistical details, graphs and charts.

SECURITY AND USER CONTROL Maintain data security with built-in features and granular user controls: 1. Extensive security controls to meet compliance requirements including PCI DSS. 2. Comprehensive user management system for trading partners, customers and employee accounts. 3. Segment GoAnywhere into logical security zones through Domains Authenticate users against Active Directory (AD), LDAP, IBM i and database. 4. SAML support for single sign-on (SSO). 5. Lock users into specific directories with granular permissions. 6. Define virtual folders with user-friendly aliases and permissions. 7. Disk quotas to limit storage space usage by each user and folder.

CLOUD FILE TRANSFER AND INTEGRATIONS Secure your cloud file transfers and connect the web applications you use every day with GoAnywhere for added efficiency and security: 1. Deployment options to a variety of cloud computing platforms, including Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure. 2. Flexible hosting with MFT as a Service (MFTaaS) — no need to choose your own cloud computing platform. 3. Automated file transfer and workflows on cloud environments and private networks. 4. Out-of-the-box Cloud Connectors that integrate with popular web and cloud services like SharePoint, Salesforce, and Dropbox. 5. Connection to internal and external trading partners through folders to cloud-based file systems, including Amazon S3 buckets.

THREAT PROTECTION GoAnywhere integrates with anti-virus (one to as many as three engines), including Malware Protection and Structural Sanitisation (Advanced Persistent Threats) Data Loss Protection Document Sanitisation, including Data Redaction, Anti-Steganography, and Optical Character Recognition (OCR).

DATA LOSS PREVENTION Structural Sanitisation: This module removes any active content such as scripts, coding, etc. from sent files. Information is, however, left intact in its original file format. Document Sanitisation: Strip out hidden file information such as change tracking, properties, comments, etc., to ensure potentially sensitive information is not accidentally transmitted. Content identified is automatically removed, but the rest is left intact. Data Redaction: This module overwrites or redacts critical or sensitive information to prevent data breaches. The communication’s content is modified but still continues on, preventing costly business process disruption. Anti-Steganography: Adding this to GoAnywhere MFT prevents files, messages, images or videos from being concealed within another file. Optical Character Recognition: When OCR capability is added to GoAnywhere MFT, any text residing inside of images is flagged before it is sent. In addition, pictures of sensitive information can also be identified and withheld.

RIGHTS MANAGEMENT When files leave the GoAnywhere platform, maintain control over who can access them and what security policy protects them. Rights Management goes beyond traditional file protection to apply an extra layer of security and access control over files. (Customers must own Advanced Workflows & Secure Forms to take advantage of this feature.) 1. Encrypt, protect, and control files as they are transferred. 2. Automatically apply rights management to files that land in GoAnywhere MFT. 3. Deliver outbound files with predefined access rights for specified partners

All-In-One File Transfer Software Solution

You no longer have to use multiple products and scripts to handle your secure file transfer processes.


GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer is a comprehensive file transfer solution that will manage your organisation’s file transfer software, file sharing, secure FTP, and automation needs through a single interface.


GoAnywhere's file transfer software has the flexibility to simplify, secure and audit:

  • Batch server-to-server file transfers

  • User-to-system ad-hoc file transfers

  • Person-to-person file collaboration

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GoAnywhere MFT Interface

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GoAnywhere's intuitive browser-based interface features simple drag-and-drop controls.

Easily customise your GoAnywhere MFT dashboard with the content that interests you most.

What Makes GoAnywhere Invaluable


Connect with the cloud and web apps that you and your trading partners use every day. Cloud Connectors are easy out-of-the-box tools that help you integrate with a variety of technologies. You can use Cloud Connectors to: •Automate your data, processes, and other tasks •Build reusable connectors to different technologies •Centralise your web service through GoAnywhere

Simple Administration

Our user-friendly secure managed file transfer software solution provides a browser-based interface for configuring and monitoring file transfers and workflows for the enterprise. Each administrator can be assigned different roles in GoAnywhere's secure MFT solution with their own custom dashboards. •MFT agent deployment for centralised administration •Configure file transfers and workflows using graphical forms and drag-n-drop •Set up trading partners and other settings with intuitive wizards •View critical statistics and analytical information

Clustering for Scalability and Disaster Recovery

Detailed audit logs are required for maintaining compliance with regulations and privacy laws. GoAnywhere MFT tracks all file transfer activity in a central database which can be viewed in the dashboard or automatically distributed in PDF format. •Horizontally scale by adding more systems to the cluster •Organise workflow jobs by run priorities and job queues •Load balance incoming connections from trading partners •Auto-failover to the remaining systems in the cluster •Does not require 3rd party software to support clustering With integrated support for clustering, GoAnywhere MFT can process high volumes of file transfers for enterprises by load balancing processes across multiple systems. The clustering technology in GoAnywhere MFT also provides active-active automatic failover for disaster recovery. It provides centralized control with extensive security settings, detailed audit trails, and helps process information from files into XML, CSV, and JSON databases.

Secure Managed File Transfer Modules

GoAnywhere file transfer software offers a selection of modules that can be added to your MFT solution. Each one will give your GoAnywhere environment additional functionality, features, and flexibility. •Advanced Workflows: Achieve secure FTP automation. Define how your file transfers and processes are configured. •Advanced Reporting: Generate 20 types of management reports into PDFs. •Secure Folders: Grant trading partners and customers access to authorised files and folders. •Cloud Connectors: Achieve easy connectivity with popular cloud and web applications like Box and SharePoint.

Data Movement 

GoAnywhere MFT software connects to a wide variety of servers for exchanging data. 1. Secure FTP servers using SFTP, SCP and FTPS protocols 2. AS2 and HTTP(S) servers, including Web Services 3. Standard FTP and Email servers 4. PeSIT servers for moving files over TCP or SSL 5. Local file systems, network shares and MQ servers 6. Moving data to and from Amazon S3 Buckets and Azure Blob Storage 7. Popular applications such as Box, Google Drive, and SharePoint with Cloud Connectors And more! You can use these servers to exchange data with your external trading partners, clients, remote locations, vendors, and stakeholders.

Intuitive Interface

GoAnywhere MFT's intuitive interface and comprehensive workflow features will help eliminate the need for custom programs/scripts, single-function tools, manual processes, or unsecure file transfer methods such as FTP servers that were traditionally needed. This innovative solution will reduce costs, improve the quality of your file transfers, and help your organisation comply with data security policies and regulations.

What Sets GoAnywhere Apart

MFT Software Gold Medalist

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GoAnywhere's secure managed file transfer solution received the highest overall composite score and net emotional report score in consecutive reports (2022 and 2024) by independent analysts, Info-Tech Research.

G2 Calls GoAnywhere 'Leading MFT Software Solution'

GoAnywhere MFT has been recognised by G2 as one of the best leading Managed File Transfer solutions for mid-market and enterprise organisations. This honour is given to GoAnywhere based on the solution's high levels of customer satisfaction and position in the market compared to other products.

GoAnywhere MFT FAQs

What is GoAnywhere ? GoAnywhere is an innovative file transfer software solution for automating data movement, translation, encryption and compression within the enterprise. With GoAnywhere's intuitive interface and comprehensive functionality, you can easily streamline and secure the exchange of data with your customers, trading partners and internal servers.

Is GoAnywhere MFT considered an enterprise-level Managed File Transfer solution? Yes. GoAnywhere MFT provides all of the mission-critical components needed to meet the most demanding environments: •Can be clustered with other systems to provide active-active high availability and load balancing •Includes a browser-based administrator interface with a customisable dashboard, advanced graphical components and drag-n-drop support •Controls user access with role-based permissions and extensive security controls •Supports all popular protocols including SFTP, SCP, FTP/s, HTTP/s, Open PGP, AS2, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP •Protects files “at rest” and “in motion” with FIPS 140-2 validated AES encryption •Supports large files with auto-resume and integrity checks to help guarantee delivery •Integrates with backend systems (Databases, APIs, Web Services, Java, .NET) •Allows multi-step workflows to process files on a scheduled or event-driven basis •Provides APIs and commands for running file transfers and workflows from customer applications and 3rd party schedulers •Allows jobs to be prioritised and segmented with job queues and run priorities •Authenticates users with AD, LDAP, IBM i and SAML •Keeps files in the Internal Network with a DMZ Reverse Proxy (Gateway) •Includes key management tools for Open PGP Keys, SSH Keys and SSL Certificates •Sends email alerts and text messages for failed and completed transfers •Logs all file transfer activity with centralised auditing and reporting

Do I need to load any file transfer software on my PC? No. All GoAnywhere MFT functions would reside on your server. Administration and monitoring for GoAnywhere MFT can be performed right through your browser using an intuitive dashboard. All popular browsers are supported including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. If the Web Client is not preferred for ad-hoc file sharing, GoDrive (collaboration) can be installed locally and Secure Mail can be integrated with Microsoft Outlook using the Outlook plugin.

Which protocols does GoAnywhere MFT support? GoAnywhere MFT supports the protocol standards of SFTP, SCP, FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, PeSIT, AS2, AS3, AS4, ICAP, SMB, CIFS, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, SMS, SNMP, REST, SOAP, and GoFast for sending and receiving files.

Do my trading partners need any special software to connect to GoAnywhere MFT? No. Your trading partners can use any products or methods they wish to connect to GoAnywhere MFT, as long as they use one of the standard protocols (FTP, SFTP, FTPS, HTTPS, AS2) that you have enabled in the product.

Can my trading partners or employees connect through their browser? Yes. If the HTTP/s service is enabled in GoAnywhere MFT, your trading partners and employees can simply connect to your system through their browser. Once they provide a valid login, they can then quickly download and upload (if authorised) files through a point-and-click interface.

Can GoAnywhere MFT connect to secure FTP servers? Yes. GoAnywhere MFT can connect to SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol), SCP (Secure Copy), and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS) servers; which provide encrypted data transmissions. These servers can be pre-configured in GoAnywhere MFT and selected through simple drop-down menus within its Administrator.

Which database servers can GoAnywhere MFT connect to? GoAnywhere MFT can connect to a variety of database servers including SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, MariaDB, IBM i, DB2, PostgreSQL, Amazon Aurora, Azure SQL, Derby, and Informix. GoAnywhere MFT can also connect to other database servers which have a compatible JDBC 2.0 driver. Records (rows) can be retrieved from database files (tables, views, physicals, logicals) using any SQL statement supported by the database server. Depending on the user's authority, GoAnywhere MFT allows records to be inserted, updated and deleted into database files using SQL statements supported by the database server.

Which file formats does GoAnywhere MFT support? GoAnywhere MFT can read Excel documents, delimited text files (CSV), fixed-width text files, flat files, XML, and JSON documents. GoAnywhere MFT can also write Excel documents, CSV files, fixed-width text files, XML, and JSON documents. For instance, GoAnywhere MFT could export records from a database file into an Excel document and then email that document to one or more recipients. Alternately, GoAnywhere MFT could retrieve an XML document from an FTP server, validate it against a DTD or Schema and then import the data from that XML document into one or more database files. GoAnywhere MFT includes ETL functions to allow data to be modified, formatted and mapped into other columns as part of a workflow.

Does GoAnywhere MFT need to be installed onto each server it connects to? No, GoAnywhere MFT will connect to the database servers, SFTP servers, FTP/s servers, HTTP servers and mail servers over the TCP/IP network using standard protocols and does not require any additional software. However, the optional GoAnywhere Agent service requires proprietary software to be installed on connected systems. All connection methods provide a centralised single point of control and administration.

Is there a free trial available? Yes. You can try a fully-functional trial of GoAnywhere MFT to evaluate its benefits within your own environment.

What is GoDrive and how does it work? GoDrive provides Enterprise File Sync and Sharing (EFSS) services for your employees and partners. With GoDrive, files and folders can be easily shared between users with advanced collaboration features including file revision tracking, commenting, trash bin, media viewing and synchronisation with Windows and Mac devices. You can use Go Drive with either our Web Client or PC applications.

On which platforms can GoAnywhere be installed? The GoAnywhere products can be installed onto Windows, Linux (SUSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu), IBM i (iSeries), IBM p (AIX), IBM z (Mainframe), UNIX (AIX, HP-UX, Solaris), and Mac OS X platforms.

Can GoAnywhere run in a VMware virtual environment? Yes. Linoma Software (now Fortra) is a VMware Elite Technology Alliance Partner. All GoAnywhere products have been tested and verified to run in a VMware virtualised environment. These products have been awarded the “VMware Ready” logo.

Can you provide me with reference accounts? Yes. We would also be happy to provide you with the contact information for some customers that are using GoAnywhere. Check out the numerous customer case studies on our web site.

What are GoAnywhere's support hours? At Generic Systems Australia, we provide 24/7 support to all of our clients, and the mobile numbers for all key support personnel are provided should they be required in an after hours emergency.

Do you offer professional services for GoAnywhere? Yes. GoAnywhere users can get expert help from our product specialists in product training, project consulting, integration and configuration, upgrades and conversions, and migration assistance. You can learn more about these offerings on our services web pages.

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