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FTP Alternatives: Time for a Change?

Traditional FTP still occupies an important role within many organizations, but when file transfers become mission-critical it may be time to consider an FTP alternative.

For many companies, that time is now – and they are finding a valuable FTP alternative in the form of a managed file transfer solution from Ipswitch. MOVEit is an automated file transfer system that lets you manage, view and control all activity through a single system, greatly reducing the need for hands-on involvement from the IT department. 

So why should you consider leveraging MOVEit as your FTP alternative? Here are a few good reasons:

  • Greater visibility and control: Unlike standard FTP, MOVEit makes it easy to know the status of any file at any time with a centralized console that provides instant verification of file delivery, extensive reporting and notifications.
  • Simplify the transfer process: MOVEit alleviates the headache of maintaining multiple systems and provisioning partners, giving you the ability to manage all of your file transfer processes from a central location.
  • Automate manual tasks: Manual processes are a fact life when it comes to FTP. But with a managed file transfer solution, you have the ability to automate and integrate file transfers without the need for custom scripting.
  • Comply with confidence: Many FTP solutions put your organization at risk of non-compliance. MOVEit was specifically designed to help businesses meet the demanding requirements of HIPAA, PCI, SOX and other regulations. 

MOVEit has fantastic flexibility that allows us to manage, automate and monitor a very large volume of file transfers from a central console that is understandable and easy to use.

MATT PANKRATZ, Senior Systems Administrator, LendingTools.com

Interested in learning more about managed file transfer as an FTP alternative? Here are a few resources you might find useful: 

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Lending Tools streamlines over 1,100 file transfer tasks with MOVEit

MOVEit File Transfer has replaced multiple file transfer products, including FTP products with limited security and functionality and home-grown scripting tools.
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Why Organizations Invest in Managed File Transfer Systems

Today’s IT departments require a much broader set of capabilities than those of FTP.
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