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Linoma Software’s GoAnywhere MFT Now Drummond Certified™ for AS2

Posted by on Monday, 30 November, 2015

Linoma Software™ is recognized among 13 global organizations to be Drummond Certified™ in the AS2-3Q15 automated interoperability test event.  The AS2 automation features in Linoma’s managed file transfer solution, GoAnywhere MFT™, were reviewed and tested against the world’s highest standards, as set by the Drummond Group, LLC.  Drummond Certified™ products are compliant and interoperable to make sure they truly interface with the systems of customers and partners.

Drummond Certified™ AS2-3Q15AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) is one of the most popular methods for transporting data securely and reliably over the Internet.  With it, businesses can easily exchange data (like EDI, XML, documents, PDFs, and text files) with trading partners.

“Although GoAnywhere has supported AS2 for quite some time, our customers were telling us that becoming Drummond Certified™ would help them in meeting trading partner requirements.” commented Bob Luebbe, Chief Architect at Linoma Software. “To be Drummond Certified™ means being part of an elite group of software solutions, and one of the few that can also offer on-premise file collaboration and managed file transfer capabilities too.”

In addition to becoming certified an AS2-3Q15 product, further testing of GoAnywhere MFT confirmed its compatibility with RFC 4130 and verified compliance with optional profiles for:

  • FN (Filename Preservation)
  • MA (Multiple Attachments)
  • FN-MA (Filename Preservation with Multiple Attachments)
  • CTE (Chunked Transfer Encoding)
  • SHA2 hash algorithms supporting SHA256, SHA384 and SHA512

A report listing the test results and technical parameters of a specific test may be downloaded from the www.drummondgroup.com website.

Decision Time for Organizations Facing IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise End-of-Life

Posted by on Monday, 23 November, 2015

Users of IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise were notified in January of this year that an end-of-life date had been set for the product.  A 16-month window was set to allow customers time to migrate to a replacement Managed File Transfer product.

IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise -End of Road DetourThe April 30, 2016 support deadline is fast approaching and failure to act has the potential for severe consequences. Operating mission-critical file transfer processes on an unsupported product can put operational continuity at risk, and an outright failure could irreparably damage relationships with trading partners.  It is critical for organizations to find an alternative to Connect:Enterprise and develop a migration strategy soon.

Options for Migration

IBM recommends that customers migrate over to another Sterling replacement, however this is not your only Managed File Transfer option.  Consider the following:

  • Be sure to evaluate the true cost of the alternative when factoring in staff and consultant time for migration, maintenance, and training.
  • What is the realistic timeline for this migration, and how do you mitigate risk if support for Connect:Enterprise expires before the project is complete?

To serve your organization’s best interests, it’s important to perform your due diligence when finding an alternative for Connect:Enterprise. Besides replacing Connect:Enterprise current functions, this is also the ideal opportunity to determine if there are additional enterprise requirements for batch or ad-hoc file transfers.

Linoma is offering GoAnywhere MFT™ as an enterprise-level managed file transfer alternative to Sterling Connect:Enterprise. GoAnywhere has an affordable price point with no limits on the number of trading partners.  With an intuitive interface and fast learning curve, Connect:Enterprise customers can convert to GoAnywhere in a relatively short period of time.

GoAnywhere offers centralized control over all transfers, including automation of internal and external file movement, and detailed audit logs with extensive reporting capabilities.  Key points of GoAnywhere are:

  • Affordable purchase price and low cost of ownership
  • Simple installation and operation
  • Responsive customer service and frequent updates
  • Industry standard encryption and protocols including SFTP, FTPS, HTTPS, SCP, Open PGP, ZIP with AES and AS2
  • Multi-platform support

GoAnywhere MFT’s intuitive browser-based interface and comprehensive workflow features will help eliminate the need for custom programs/scripts, single-function tools and manual processes that were traditionally needed. This innovative solution improves the reliability of your file transfers and helps your organization comply with data security policies and regulations.

With integrated support for clustering, GoAnywhere MFT can process high volumes of file transfers for enterprises by load balancing processes across multiple systems. The clustering technology in GoAnywhere MFT also provides active-active automatic failover for disaster recovery.

In addition to addressing core data transfer requirements, GoAnywhere also simplifies and secures file sharing and collaboration with its GoDrive module.  Unlike consumer-grade cloud sharing tools, GoDrive provides an on-premise alternative with centralized control and end-to-end encryption.  For ad-hoc transfers, the Secure Mail module makes it easy for employees to send sensitive information and attachments without file size or file type restrictions.  Both provide the security and audit logs needed to achieve compliance company-wide.

Connect with the GoAnywhere team and let us help you explore your migration options and file transfer requirements.

On-premise File Sharing and Collaboration Goes Mobile with New GoAnywhere Apps from Linoma Software

Posted by on Monday, 2 November, 2015

GoDrive secure on-premise enterprise file sync and sharingLinoma Software announces the release of mobile apps for GoDrive by GoAnywhere™, its secure on-premise document storage solution that offers users Enterprise File Sync and Sharing (EFSS) capabilities. Authorized users can now synchronize and share documents, photos, videos, and files across Windows and Mac devices, iPhones, iPads, and Android phones and tablets.

GoDrive users have access to files directly from those devices, as well as optionally download files for offline access. The mobile app automatically updates files and folders to the most current version each time a registered mobile device connects to the server.

Designed as an alternative to cloud-based file-sharing services, GoDrive features localized control with on-site file storage to meet compliance requirements and detailed audit trails for ease of management. Files synchronized to GoDrive devices are secured end-to-end using AES 256-bit encryption and dual-factor PIN authorization during device registration ensures complete security for sensitive data. GoDrive provides advanced collaboration features such as file and folder sharing, file-revision tracking, and commenting.

GoAnywhere Apps - GoDrive Mobile Devices

Get Started for Free

Included with each installation of GoAnywhere MFT, Linoma’s secure file-transfer solution, are ten free GoDrive user accounts. The browser-based interface helps administrators manage users, security settings, and shared folders. Administrators can also set disk quotas at the system and user level, view disk usage and file histories, and deactivate and eliminate GoDrive folders from lost or stolen end-user devices.

Clustering is also available, providing scalability to support an unlimited number of GoDrive users and files. For active-active networks in which each node has access to replicated databases and server applications, clustering maximizes availability for mission-critical file sharing.

More details on GoDrive by GoAnywhere are available at http://go.linomasoftware.com/godrive.

Sign Up for the FREE Secure File Transfer Webinar Series

Posted by on Wednesday, 30 September, 2015

Linoma Software is hosting a FREE October Webinar Series on the advantages of securing your system-to-system and person-to-person file transfer processes.  Please take a moment to register for one, or both, of these informative live presentations.

Webinar: Get Your FTP Server in Compliance
Get Your FTP Server in Compliance

Are you still running an outdated FTP server in your DMZ? Does your FTP server have the security controls and audit reporting needed to meet the latest PCI and HIPAA compliance requirements?

GoAnywhere goes beyond a typical FTP server by providing the enterprise-level features and security you need to get compliant.

FREE WEBINAR: Now Available On-Demand

We demonstrate GoAnywhere and how to:

Use SFTP, FTPS and HTTPS for file transfers
Protect files at rest and in motion with AES 256 encryption
Set triggers to automatically process files
Control access to private and shared folders with granular permissions
Generate detailed audit logs and reports

Register Now

3 Advantages of an On-premise Solution for File Sharing

Are you looking for a better solution than cloud-based file sharing services like Dropbox to transmit sensitive company data?

Put an end to employees using unsecure cloud-based file sharing services. Improve compliance and cut the risk of sensitive company data falling into the wrong hands.

FREE WEBINAR: Now Available On-Demand

We cover the three advantages of an on-premise product for Enteprise File Sync and Sharing (EFSS):

Local management of user accounts and files
End-to-end encryption of files at rest and in motion
No monthly user subscription fees or storage limits

Register Now

Join us for these complimentary webinars to get a valuable tour of GoAnywhere MFT. Linoma’s engineers will be on hand during the webinars to answer your technical questions.

5 Signs Your Organization is Ready for MFT

Posted by on Monday, 31 August, 2015

Managed File Transfer Levels the Playing Field for SMB

Low-cost file transfer tools allow mid-market businesses to make simple data exchanges both internally and externally.  As your company grows, however, trading partners demand enterprise-level systems to improve reliability and data security.

cityscape - mft readyManaged File Transfer (MFT) emerged to reduce the cost and programming skills required for you to meet customer requirements and stay competitive in the marketplace. According to an Info-Tech Research Group report on selecting and implementing an MFT solution, there are five signs that indicate your organization could benefit from this technology.

  1. A need for transparency and traceability in file exchange activities
  2. New business relationships mandate adherence to compliance laws and privacy regulations
  3. Traditional methods of sending data, such as FTP, aren’t secure
  4. Processes need to be more agile and adapt to changing network conditions
  5. The inability to comply with government reporting requirements

MFT provides comprehensive audit trails and monitoring to document all file transfer activity. Reports generated from this data show every interaction with the files on your server in great detail and allow you to better serve customers by responding quickly when problems do arise.

When security and reporting tools are needed to meet strict regulatory compliance standards of even highly-regulated industries, MFT delivers.  These include the data protection and integrity requirements found in PCI DSS, GLBA, SOX, Dodd-Frank and state privacy laws.

In light of recent high profile data breaches, many organizations have chosen to reduce their risk by seeking alternatives to unsecure FTP.  MFT gives you the flexibility to connect with trading partners using secure protocols and popular encryption methods like SFTP, FTPS, HTTPS, AS2, Open PGP and ZIP with AES.

In addition, automation and simplified workflows offered in many MFT solutions streamline the process of adding and onboarding trading partners. Companies can reduce or eliminate time spent on manual file exchanges and interrupted file transfers, thus reducing administrative costs and assuring the timely delivery of mission-critical data.

To explore MFT further, download this useful checklist to help in your evaluation of vendors and find the best solution for your organization.