What Is Managed File Transfer (MFT)?
Learn what managed file transfer is and how it can benefit your organization
Managed File Transfer Defined
Managed file transfer (MFT) is a technology platform that uses administrative controls, support for security protocols (like HTTPS, SFTP, FTPS), and automation capabilities to help companies securely share various types of data, including sensitive or compliance-protected data as well as high-volume data.
Why you Need MFT
MFT provides a more secure method of file transfer than standard file transfer protocol (FTP) and usually includes an interface and functionality that enables control and visibility.
MFT can be beneficial if your business requires:
- The ability to securely and reliably exchange files with business partners
- Control and visibility over your data movements and IT infrastructure
- A replacement for high maintenance, outdated, or non-compliant file transfer methods
- Communication and engagement with any of the industry-standard protocols such as FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, AS2, and SFTP
Support Compliance Requirements
Securely Manage Sensitive Data
MFT software supports the secure management of sensitive data and helps improve data privacy. Whether it is proprietary data, employee or patient information, or credit card data, MFT minimizes endpoints that are commonly vulnerable when data is in motion.
Enhance Operational Efficiency
MFT also offers efficiency and scalability benefits. It helps companies keep business operations in motion, even as their file transfer workflows grow in size, complexity, and volume. When strict SLAs are in place, MFT keeps data moving, instead of being stifled by inefficient, manual processes or an inflexible IT infrastructure.