Today we released Ipswitch Analytics 1.1, an update to an add-on module for our MOVEit managed file transfer solution that offers flexible reporting and monitoring. The most significant new capability is adding localized language support for end-users including Spanish, German and French (on top of English, of course).
What does this mean? It means life gets a little easier for end users. For example, while a sysadmin can configure a localized language for all users, an end user can override and choose a different language for their own use that suits them better. MOVEit users can now do all file transfer tasks in their native language: sending and receiving files, track the status of a transfer or create reports.
Simplified Managed File Transfer with MOVEit Server 8.2
While I am on the subject of new releases, last month we shipped MOVEit (DMZ) Server version 8.2, a secure managed file transfer server. While there’s a number of updates in the new release, the most interesting is shared mailboxes.
This is a great feature for any team, where an individual member needs to securely send or receive large documents on behalf of their group. Employees can now send large files securely to a single customer services mailbox, for example. Any available customer services team member can access the file from the shared mailbox and securely reply to the employee. There’s no longer a need to forward files between team members because everyone can access the same shared mailbox. The feature can also be used to delegate access to co-workers during a temporary absence. The shared mailbox can be accessed from mobile devices, through web browsers, or an Outlook email client.
I’m excited to share the news of our release of Ipswitch Analytics, a new reporting and monitoring solution for MOVEit™ Secure Managed File Transfer. Ipswitch Analytics ensures reliable, cost-effective and auditable file transfers. IT teams gain deep insight into business critical file transfers through an innovative analytics engine that includes an interactive activity monitor, automated report creation and distribution, and fine-grained access control.
Ipswitch Analytics accesses and consolidates data from all MOVEit File Transfer (DMZ) and MOVEit Central servers. Authorized users are able to monitor MOVEit activity in popular web browsers from any device. Ipswitch Analytics also simplifies the audit process by managing workflow, transfer, security and audit activity in one centralized location.
With Ipswitch Analytics, businesses can:
Ensure reliable file transfers: Track MOVEit performance indicators such as successful transfers by end-point, peak load performance, and total throughput trends.
Automate reporting and distribution for Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and policy compliance: Customize reports, establish distribution lists with fine-grained access control and schedule auto-generated reports for delivery. Email alerts are sent to authorized users as reports are generated.
Manage workflow, transfer, security and audit activity in one place: Maintain a single view of all MOVEit File Transfer (DMZ) and MOVEit Central Servers activity. Manage key parameters for all file transfer processes such as transfer status, user access, encryption, and file formatting to make data-driven decisions.
Simplify the audit process: Use out-of-the-box report templates, or easily create custom reports. Drag-and-drop elements to organize presentation of key metrics to validate compliance with SLA, regulatory and corporate policies.
Report Templates – Over 50 out-of-the-box templates to manage workflows, transfers, security and audits. Ease creation of reports by starting from pre-defined templates.
Policy Management – Create policies to manage user access. Restrict user’s ability to view data associated with defined organizations, servers, or users.
Browser-based UI – Ipswitch Analytics browser-based UI can be accessed by any authorized user from any device or desktop via popular web browsers. The Ipswitch Analytics HTML 5 interface allows dynamic update of data and offers a drag-and-drop user experience.
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