Managed File Transfer Software

Secure data movement and file sharing with unified workload automation

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Faster and More Reliable Managed File Transfers

Many IT organizations automate their file transfers using batch scripts or file transfer management tools. As a result, managed file transfer (MFT) operations and MFT software is often managed separately from the larger automation environment, making day-to-day business processes more complex.

Organizations can solve this problem by using a single workload automation solution to consolidate and coordinate MFT processes across the enterprise. With ActiveBatch Workload Automation, IT can automate and manage its MFT operations without involving a separate managed file transfer solution.

Key MFT Automation Features 

  • Hundreds of production-ready actions for common file system operations like MoveFile, CopyFile, For-Each-File, IfFile, and more

  • Advanced filtering to restrict file transfers based on factors like relative or absolute age of a file or file size

  • Bulk file and data transfers without the need for back-to-back connections to the trading partner's FTP server

  • Built-in checks to determine whether or not files have been successfully transferred

  • Automatic restart options for when a transfer fails

  • Advanced parallel transfer capabilities

  • FTP File Event triggers to kick-off workflows based on the creation or modification of a file on any FTP server

  • Complete file system management for systems where direct file system access may not be available

  • Intelligent and powerful machine learning, analytics, scheduling, alerting, and auditing capabilities to promote reliable data exchanges and improved SLAs

  • Advanced Trigger suite for ad-hoc file transfers involving large files or sensitive data

  • Execution of MFT workflows on-premises, in the cloud, on SaaS solutions, and on numerous operating systems (Windows, Unix, Linux, Mac OS, IBM iSeries, AS/400, and more)

Ensure Data Security with Secure File Transfers

  • Support for secure file transfer protocols (including SFTP, FTPS, web tunneling, and more), as well as support for Open PGP to ensure data security and regulatory compliance standards (HIPAA, PCI DSS, etc.)

  • Ability to share connection information between workflows and easily update the information without modifying hundreds of jobs

  • Workflow access and usage rights can be granted based on the Windows Security Model (supporting Active Directory, LDAP, Kerberos, and more)

  • Fully report on file transfer processes and audit trails to meet compliance requirements (SOX, corporate compliance standards, and more)

Benefits of MFT Solutions

  • Faster and more reliable development and maintenance of managed file transfer workflows leading to predictable workflows and results

  • Ability to easily integrate MFT processes with related workloads for fast and reliable end-to-end automation

  • Real-time access to files when file events trigger file transfer activity

  • Extended visibility and control over secure file transfers for end users

Using Reference Functionality and Variables for File Transfers

With ActiveBatch’s References, users can define a single job within ActiveBatch as a template that can be reused for hundreds or thousands of other jobs. A developer can then use Job References to edit an MFT process (change the source, target, or TLS protocol, etc.) and cascade that change to every workflow that references the template. Coupled with the use of variables, developers can easily create and maintain large numbers of jobs, saving time and improving IT service levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

ActiveBatch provides an advanced managed file transfer facility that can seamlessly and securely transfer files across a variety of cloud platforms, including Azure, AWS EC2, Informatica Cloud, VMware, and more. ActiveBatch supports SFTP, FTPS, and includes hundreds of prebuilt actions for common file operations such as MoveFile, CopyFile, For-Each-File, and IfFile. Explore ActiveBatch’s cloud capabilities.

ActiveBatch’s back-end database supports Windows SQL Server, Azure SQL Server, and Oracle databases for storing all system and user-created objects and instances. ActiveBatch can integrate with and automate virtually any database via direct integrations, scripts, or low-code API accessibility. ActiveBatch provides integrations with IBM, Informatica, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, and the Hadoop Ecosystem and its many subsets. Explore ActiveBatch’s integrations and capabilities.

ActiveBatch supports a wide range of event triggers including email, local file system events, FTP file events, message queues, database modifications, tweets, and more, so that workflows can be initiated when a specific business or IT event occurs, reducing the chance of delays. ActiveBatch supports a variety of file events, with event triggers for file creation, modification, deletion, appearance, and more. Explore ActiveBatch’s event automation capabilities.

ActiveBatch’s managed file transfer suite supports standard and secure protocols using FTP, FTPS, and SFTP, as well as support for certificates and keyfiles. Specialized credential objects can be associated with multiple jobs or credential information can be embedded within individual jobs. See what else you can accomplish with ActiveBatch.

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