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Managed File Transfer Processes Improved With GoAnywhere Director 4.6

Posted by on Monday, 2 June, 2014

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.

Efficient Administration

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.

Director 4.6 logoManipulating 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.

Greater Control

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.

Improved Security

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.

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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.  Optional modules include Secure Mail for ad-hoc file transfers and NIST® certified FIPS 140-2 validated encryption.

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

Visit GoAnywhere.com to download a free trial.

Single Sign-On Improves User Experience and Security in GoAnywhere Services 3.5 Release

Posted by on Thursday, 15 May, 2014

Omaha, NE – May 14, 2014

goanywhere services 3.5 logoLinoma Software is proud to announce the addition of SSO (Single Sign-On) support in its secure FTP server software, GoAnywhere Services™, with the release of version 3.5. The new feature is specifically designed to simplify the user experience without sacrificing security.  Additional enhancements include two new languages, custom disclaimers for all languages and new Virtual Folder commands.

Single Sign-On

GoAnywhere Services now offers improved security and simplicity with Single Sign-On support for the HTTPS Web Client.

Workers use a growing number of usernames and passwords each day to access their company’s network portal, webmail, benefits system, cloud-based applications, and much more.  This can lead to “weak” passwords or the overuse of a single password which, if stolen, can create vulnerability across multiple accounts.

Implementing SSO provides time and cost savings for a company.  The addition of SAML v2.0 support, using the OpenSAML API, allows GoAnywhere Services to improve productivity, increase adoption, centralize user access control and add a uniform security layer.  SSO support now allows integration of GoAnywhere Services with both internal applications and compatible external applications, such as Salesforce.com.

SAML (Security Assertion Mark-Up Language) is an XML based open standard for authorization and authentication between an Identity Provider and a Service Provider.

“We felt this feature was the next logical evolution from the LDAP integration offered in version 3.4 of GoAnywhere Services”, said Steve Luebbe, Lead Software Engineer for GoAnywhere.

Expanded Language Support

Version 3.5 adds support for two new languages: Portuguese and Bahasa.  This enhancement is in direct response to feedback from our customers who do business globally.  Linoma Software continues to evaluate requests for additional languages as part of our commitment to building a product that serves an international marketplace.

This release also improves language support by accommodating custom disclaimers for each language.

Virtual Folder Commands

GACMD (GoAnywhere Command) received an update that improves the ability to create, update, and delete virtual files and folders across a range of web user and group profiles in GoAnywhere Services.  GACMD provides a way to programmatically send commands to GoAnywhere Services and our file automation solution; GoAnywhere Director.

A result of user feedback, this enhancement further improves the efficiency of GoAnywhere Services.

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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, and AS2.  Optional modules include Secure Mail for ad-hoc file transfers and NIST® certified FIPS 140-2 validated encryption.

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

Visit GoAnywhere.com to download a free trial.

New Secure File Sharing App for iOS and Android

Posted by on Friday, 14 March, 2014

Secure file management is now possible in the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) workplace with the introduction of Linoma Software’s GoAnywhereTM File Transfer app for the iOS and Android operating systems.

file sharing appThis new app enables users of Apple and Android phones and tablets to easily and securely connect with their corporate network to transfer files. The intuitive menus in the app allow users to upload or download without special training or technical skills.

“File management is a critical function in any workplace and, without a secure BYOD solution, users will find a workaround to maintain productivity,” said Bob Luebbe, chief architect for GoAnywhere. “Delivering mobility tools that make it easier for workers to connect with corporate servers reduces reliance on policy enforcement to control data security.”

As an enterprise solution for secure mobile file sharing, GoAnywhere File Transfer allows data to remain on company servers so no information is uploaded to the cloud. Employee access and permissions are controlled by the administrator, including LDAP and AD authentication for Android and iOS devices.

Because the mobile app connects with GoAnywhere Services – a secure FTP server for enterprise – all file transfer events are logged to meet compliance with SOX, PCI DSS, HIPAA and state privacy laws.

“We’re always listening to our customers and this new mobile app is a direct result of that feedback,” Luebbe said. “Our customers’ trading partners and vendors can also use this app to exchange files with our customers’ systems. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

The GoAnywhere File Transfer app is available for download now on iTunes and the Google Play store. It is free to customers licensed for the GoAnywhere Services HTTP/s module.

GoAnywhere Services — part of the GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer (MFT) software suite — makes it easy for trading partners, remote employees and other external parties to initiate encrypted file exchanges through standard protocols including SFTP, FTPS and HTTPS.

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, and AS2. Optional modules include Secure Mail for ad-hoc file transfers and NIST® certified FIPS 140-2 validated encryption.

The GoAnywhere solution is comprised of three products:

  •     GoAnywhere Director™ – Managed File Transfer (scheduler, workflow automation, file encryption, etc.)
  •     GoAnywhere Services™ – Secure FTP Server and optional Web Server
  •     GoAnywhere Gateway™ – DMZ Gateway with Reverse and Forward Proxy

 

More information and a free trial of GoAnywhere Services can be found at http://www.GoAnywhere.com.