Managed File Transfer Comes to the Enterprise

Michael Vizard

With interest growing in using managed services as an alternative to e-mail systems for transferring large files, it's only a matter a time before IT organizations take a more structured approach to managing these services.

As a service widely used by workers with or without the sanction of the IT department, has been steadily improving its reputation for helping internal IT organizations deal with compliance and security issues.

Today plans to extend those efforts with the release of YouSendIt Enterprise Management Services. The offering is designed to integrate managed file transfer services within the workflow of the business in a way that makes it easy for IT to manage it alongside internal e-mail systems, according to Brian Curry, YouSendIt vice president for product and business strategy.



It includes connectors for integrating the enterprise version of YouSendIt with Active Directory, Web services APIs for custom integration, centralized policy-management tools, additional reporting tools and even the ability to customize the branding of the YouSendIt service.


Other companies, including Smith Micro Software and GlobalSCAPE, also are trying to create enterprise-class managed file transfer services.

Smith Micro, for example, just added additional support for Mac systems, which tend to be one of the primary sources of large files in the enterprise. One of the core concepts behind the Smith Micro services is that end users can choose to leave files permanently in the Smith Micro service, then resend them whenever they want without having to reload them.

As these types of services mature, they offer a way for the IT department to close a gaping hole in the ability of most organizations to meet compliance requirements.

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Sep 27, 2010 3:14 AM John John  says:

Managed File Transfer solutions from IBM, Tumbleweed and Accellion have had an enterprise file transfer solution for years.

Oct 4, 2010 9:01 AM Louis Louis  says:

Safe-T from eTouchware offers unique support for both stationary workers on the network as well as mobile users on iPhones, iPads and Blackberry devices.

eTouchware's new SafeRelay module allows you to centrally deploy MFT and alleviates the need for installing desktop plug-ins required by other enterprise solutions.

Dec 1, 2010 4:04 AM IT Gal IT Gal  says:

You can also look at GoAnywhere from Linoma Software - GoAnywhere can be installed onto IBM System i, IBM System p (AIX), IBM System z (Mainframe), Windows, Linux, UNIX, HP-UX, Mac OS and Solaris platforms.  System i is also referred to as iSeries, as400, as/400 and i5.

Aug 30, 2012 2:31 AM Ian Davin Ian Davin  says:
Companies don't want to have different tools for this. Managed File Transfer solutions incorporate yousendit type abilities with full compliance and auditing. these solutions are built for the enterprise and include Linoma as previously mentioned, ipswitch moveitdmz, globalscape mail express and others. For a comparison of ad hoc file transfer visit Reply
May 8, 2013 9:30 AM Keith Keith  says:
Thru managed file transfer allows companies to securely send and store files of any size in the cloud. My company uses it and it’s great. Reply

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