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2020-04-12T15:55:00Z

What is your primary use case for HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT?

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Top 20Real User

We have a lot of different files that we need to move from in-house to a vendor. While our online banking configuration is real-time, we upload files every morning to cover some aspects of that online banking. Customers also send us files and we pull them off of our secure servers and push them on to our core application vendor. In summary, our use case is almost entirely secure file movement: making sure a file gets from here to there. We're running this as a cluster with four Linux platforms, two at our on-site and two at our co-location site. Always live.

2021-10-19T19:59:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Our business is, as far as corporate computing goes, is IBM i-centric. Because of that, some of the main use cases for the GoAnywhere product are for uploading data into the IBM i, from our finance department and other departments, and downloading data from the IBM i to a user or to our FTP server to be sent to a business partner. And when it comes to downloading data for users, it's typically in the form of Excel reports. At this point, we are only accessing resources within our organization. We don't reach outside of our organization, even though the solution enables interaction with many things, such as Amazon and Google. The exceptions to that are one or two processes that do reach out to a business partner by way of SFTP.

2021-09-29T20:32:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Here at the police department, we do a lot of file moving between systems. We have a citation system and we need that data moved over to an RMS (Reports Management System). Those systems don't communicate with each other. So we use it to pick up those files, move them over to that system, and then consume those files and data. We do a lot of that stuff. We also do exports to SFTP sites and automatic emails with warnings of server maintenance. We do mostly automatic reports but also some manual reports. These can be daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly. We use GoAnywhere to complete manual processes- like things that we don't need to do very often. We'll go in and just click a button and it runs a bunch of things that we normally would have to do manually. It speeds up the process quite a bit. The great thing about it is that we have a central station to manage basically all of our tasks. Instead of running task schedulers on every server, we can just go here and know exactly what's running where. It's much easier to manage.

2021-08-24T22:25:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We are a partner of HelpSystems. They have a branch office in Argentina for all Latin American countries, and we work with them. We use this solution to connect internet applications that traditionally are isolated. Instead of trying to build very costly interfaces or things like that, we send information from one app to the other app in the easiest but the most secure way possible. We just use MFT, and it does the work for us, but recently, we are being asked to connect not just internal applications but also external web services for government or other regulatory companies. With this type of solution, we are able to integrate not just the internal apps but also the external services. This is pretty much what we do with this solution.

2020-12-18T23:59:39Z
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Top 10Consultant

The primary use for GoAnywhere MFT (Managed File Transfer) is to provide control for file transfers.

2020-09-15T11:13:36Z
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Top 10Real User

Our primary use case is file transfer between trading partners and internally to different applications on Windows, Linux, AIX, and iSeries machines. We are running on Windows.

2020-08-21T12:01:00Z
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Top 20Real User

This is used in a virtual environment where a number of customers establish a requirement to send or receive files. The files are sent using SFTP and Zip with projects providing details to customers on when and what was sent. We send these files internally or externally. Other things the solution is used for is cleaning up data from sent or received files for projects and customers. The environment consists of Windows and Linux systems to which each customer presents the data to send or import.

2020-04-12T15:55:00Z
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