File Transfer Automation Software

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Managed File Transfers Done Right

Many IT organizations automate their file transfers using batch scripts or specialized file transfer software. Because of this, Managed File Transfer (MFT) operations are often managed separately from the larger automation environment, resulting in error-prone scripts and tasks spread across many different systems and platforms. This exposes the business to additional risks and time-intensive troubleshooting when complex business processes fail.

Organizations can solve this problem by using a single workload automation solution to streamline and orchestrate MFT processes across the enterprise. With ActiveBatch Workload Automation, IT can streamline its MFT operations and file transfer automation without involving additional managed file transfer solutions or custom scripts.

Benefits of MFT Solutions

  • Faster and more reliable development and maintenance of Managed File Transfer workflows

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

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

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

Improve Data Security with Advanced Secure File Transfers

  • Support for secure file transfer protocols (including SFTP for SSH transfers, FTPS for SSL transfers, 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 securely 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)

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 allow users to restrict file transfers based on factors like relative or absolute age of a file or file size

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

  • Automatic transfer restart options to enable the start of transfers upon detecting an error

  • Advanced parallel transfer capabilities

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

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

  • Advanced trigger options for ad-hoc file transfers involving large files or sensitive data

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

  • Execution of MFT workflows supported on-premises, in the cloud, on SaaS solutions, and on numerous operating systems

Reference and Variablize for More Maintainable 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

Managed file transfer automation is used to securely share files and data between applications, systems, departments, and organizations. MFT software makes it easier for IT to keep transfers in compliance with organizational requirements and external regulations. MFT software offers more security than standard FTP software, and often includes additional capabilities such as monitoring and alerting. Explore ActiveBatch’s MFT capabilities.

FTP file transfers can be automated with a variety of tools, including custom scripts, command lines, and specialized file transfer tools. ActiveBatch, an enterprise job scheduling solution, provides managed file transfer capabilities that support FTPS, SFTP, and web tunneling for additional security and functionality. Explore ActiveBatch’s managed file transfer capabilities.

Yes, ActiveBatch supports dozens of event triggers for email and file events, FTP file events and message queues, database modifications, tweets, and more. This reduces the need for manual handoffs, reducing the risk of delays. ActiveBatch also supports constraint-based scheduling (CBS) with advanced options for date-time scheduling that includes calendars, fiscal year dates, time zones, custom tags, and more. See what you can accomplish with ActiveBatch.

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. Explore managed file transfer automation.

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