Managed File Transfer Processes Improved With GoAnywhere Director 4.6
Omaha, NE – May 30, 2014
Linoma Software places a premium on developing enhancements which streamline Managed File Transfer (MFT) processes for its customers. GoAnywhere DirectorTM version 4.6 is a prime example, adding a wealth of new features that further reduce the effort needed to set up and administer file transfers. This update also includes greater control over file transfer jobs with improved debugging, job queue management, and automatic encryption of files at rest.
With version 4.6, batch jobs can now be organized and prioritized within their own custom job queues. For instance, customers can assign a higher priority to certain jobs in order to meet their service level agreements with select trading partners. Jobs can also be executed sequentially using single-threaded job queues to ensure that file transfers occur in the order they were submitted.
Manipulating groups of data is even easier in 4.6. For instance, the values from a database table can be modified to meet a vendor’s requirements when written to an XML, CSV, fixed-width, or Microsoft Excel file. In turn, before being imported into a database system, the values in a document can be read and altered to meet the application’s requirements.
Additionally, file monitors can be set up to easily scan SFTP, FTP and FTPS servers to execute a project workflow when a new, updated or deleted file is detected. With a step-by-step wizard, you can indicate the folders to scan, the file pattern and the frequency. If no files are found on the targeted server for the time period, GoAnywhere can alert personnel quickly with email notifications.
While GoAnywhere Director makes it easy to build complex file transfer projects, there are occasions when a user needs a deeper level of control and visibility into the steps being performed. This newest release introduces a debugging tool for project workflows. The new debugger allows an administrator to step through tasks and view or modify the value of variables after each task has executed.
One of the more significant enhancements in version 4.6 is the ability to run remote commands on SSH enabled servers. The new “Execute SSH Commands” task allows administrators to pass command parameters using variables, and the output from the command can be directed to the job log or an output file. As an example, this new task can be used to automate software installations, perform upgrades and other admin functions on Linux and UNIX servers.
Security continues to be a top priority for Linoma Software. The release of GoAnywhere Director 4.6 brings with it the ability to set up folders that secure data at rest using automatic AES-256 encryption. This helps to provide compliance with PCI, HIPAA and other strict data security regulations.
A complete list of enhancements can be found in the release notes on the GoAnywhere Director website.
About Linoma Software
Founded in 1994, Linoma Software provides innovative solutions for managed file transfer and data encryption. With a diverse install base of more than 3,000 customers around the world, Linoma’s focus on research and development, as well as customer service and support, contributes to its leadership in the software industry.
About GoAnywhere™ Managed File Transfer Suite
GoAnywhere™ is a managed file transfer and secure FTP solution that will streamline and automate file transfers with trading partners, customers, employees and internal servers. Enterprise level controls and detailed audit logs are provided for meeting strict security policies and compliance requirements including PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITECH, SOX, GLBA and state privacy laws.
GoAnywhere can be installed on most platforms including Windows®, Linux®, IBM® i (iSeries®), UNIX®, AIX® , and Solaris®, and supports popular protocols including FTP, SFTP, HTTPS, Open PGP, AES, and AS2. NIST® certified FIPS 140-2 validated encryption is included to meet Federal guidelines. An optional Secure Mail module for ad-hoc file transfers is available.
The GoAnywhere solution is comprised of three products:
- GoAnywhere DirectorTM, a Managed and Automated File Transfer solution with full audit trails
- GoAnywhere ServicesTM, a Secure FTP Server with optional Web Client for browser-based transfers
- GoAnywhere GatewayTM, a Reverse Proxy DMZ gateway
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