Managed File Transfer

Why Organizations Invest in Managed File Transfer

IT professionals tell us all the time: File transfer is becoming increasingly difficult. It’s now painfully clear to most IT departments that the status quo of file transfer is no longer acceptable. When you're looking at file transfer solutions, here are some challenges organizations face and the questions you should be asking yourself:

Complex Manual Systems

When organizations use multiple systems and custom scripts to manage file transfer, they needlessly increase complexity for employees, customers and partners. How chaotic is your environment?

Lack of Visibility & Control

Due to the importance of security and compliance, it’s critical that companies have complete visibility and control over their file transfer process. Do you have the visibility you need into file transfer?

Employees Circumventing IT-sanctioned File Transfer Processes

Security is critical when it comes to file transfers. Unfortunately, because the systems are often difficult to use, employees will use their own solutions – putting the company (and its data) at risk. How compliant are your file transfers?

Need to Ensure Security

Data and file security requires more than just securing infrastructure. You need the right tools to respond to security and compliance incidents. How secure are your systems?

Insufficient Resources

Companies of all sizes and industries are quickly realizing their file transfer requirements are growing well beyond the growth of their IT-teams. How well will your systems scale with your business?

Sound familiar? There was a time when simple FTP was sufficient, but today’s IT departments require a much broader set of capabilities and much easier setup and management capabilities.

What Is Managed File Transfer?

Introducing Managed File Transfer
The core Managed File Transfer capabilities of connectivity, automation, reporting, and administration are built on a foundation of secure file transfer.

As the latest evolution of file transfer technology, Managed File Transfer (MFT) enables the reliable transfer of files between business parties using secure protocols and easy-to-understand models of exchange. In layman's terms, it means you will always know where your files are with predictable, secure delivery and extensive reporting.

The core Managed File Transfer capabilities of connectivity, automation, reporting and administration are built on a foundation of secure file transfer. Because of this, MFT reduces the need for IT hands-on involvement and allows for user self-service as needed. Unlike traditional file transfer options, MFT incorporates much higher levels of security, scalability, integration, reporting and other features.

The result is that IT departments can deliver a more sophisticated, controlled file-transfer solution without slipping into the custom-code abyss. In short, an MFT system brings order, predictability, and security to file movement - improving business performance and reducing risk.

Managed File Transfer With MOVEit™

MOVEit – a comprehensive automated file transfer system from Ipswitch File Transfer – helps companies alleviate their pains around file transfer and take their file transfer enabled business processes to the next level of effectiveness. With this solution, companies of all sizes and industries can:


  • Transfer business files reliably and securely
  • Automate file-based business workflows
  • Enable employees to send files easily and securely
  • Gain visibility and control over file transfer activity
  • Confidently meet SLAs and compliance requirements
  • Available on-premise or in the cloud

Speak to an MFT Specialist

Our team of managed file transfer specialists is available to speak to you about how businesses like yours have solved their file transfer challenges. Contact us to schedule a conversation.


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