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What is ‘MFT’ ... and why should you care

19 Oct 2023

What is ‘MFT’ - and why should you care about it?

In today's data-driven world, the seamless and secure exchange of information is key to business efficiency.

Managed File Transfer (MFT) is a powerful technology that comprehensively addresses the risks and challenges of moving information, both within an organisation, and with external suppliers, partners and customers.

At its core, Managed File Transfer simplifies the complexities of data transfer by offering centralised control, encryption, and auditing capabilities. Unlike traditional approaches, such as FTP, MFT provides enhanced security protocols, ensuring data privacy during transmission and storage. And it does so via a user-friendly interface, which is easy to use for even non-technical employees.

Organisations adopt MFT technology for the many benefits it provides.

  • Security: MFT employs robust encryption algorithms, reducing the risk of data breaches during transit. Features like Access Controls, and Multi-factor Authentication, safeguard sensitive information from unauthorised access.

  • Efficiency: MFT automates repetitive tasks. This not only reduces human error, it saves significant staff time. Through scheduling of file transfers, monitoring of progress, and automatic error-handling, it enables a significant boost to operational efficiency.

  • Compliance: In industries with strict regulatory requirements, MFT helps companies meet compliance standards (e.g. HIPAA and GDPR) by automatically maintaining detailed logs and audit trails.

  • Scalability: Through its ability to handle large file transfers and an ever-growing number of users, MFT is able to grow in sync with an organisation's needs, while maintaining superior performance.

  • Collaboration: In addition to improving business processes within an organisation, MFT facilitates seamless collaboration with external partners, suppliers, and customers, fostering strong relationships built on shared trust and reliability.

Managed File Transfer technology offers organisations a secure, efficient, and scalable solution for their data transfer needs. By leveraging MFT, businesses can not only streamline their operations but also gain a competitive edge, while ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of their data in today's interconnected digital landscape.

Generic Systems Australia is the Asia-Pacific region’s leading provider of secure MFT solutions.

If you’d like to explore how your organisations’ efficiency and bottom line could be boosted through MFT technology, please feel free to contact our Business Manager, Bradley Copson, ( for an obligation-free discussion.

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