FTP server vs MFT

Product Comparison

WS_FTP Server vs MOVEit MFT

FTP Products

 

Managed File Transfer (MFT) Solution

WS_FTP Server

Secure FTP Server


Supports secure encryption for data in-transit
Administrative controls, basic logs and alerts
Create an unlimited number of user accounts
Reliable delivery

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MOVEit Transfer

MFT Server


Data encryption for files in motion and at rest
Powerful administrative control and visibility
Advanced audit support for regulatory compliance
Guaranteed delivery

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WS_FTP Professional

Secure FTP Client


Managed directly from an individual desktop
Uploads/downloads to/from any FTP server
Optimized for moderate sized, sequential transfers

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MOVEit Automation

MFT Automation Engine


Replace scripts with Web UI workflow creation
Schedule tasks based on time or event-driven triggers
Works with any FTP server including MOVEit Transfer
Optimized for large batch transactions with no size limits

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WS_FTP Server vs. MOVEit Transfer

  WS_FTP Server MOVEit Transfer
Solution Type
  • FTP Server
  • Deployed internally (behind firewall)
  • MFT server
  • On-Premise and SaaS (Cloud) Deployment Options
  • Deploy externally (outside firewall) for added network protection
  • Deploy internally (inside firewall) when integrated with Gateway
Transfer Volume
  • Large # transfers
  • Large volumes with no file size limits
Security
  • Secure email and web access
  • Data encryption for files in-motion
  • Securely encrypt data at rest and in motion
  • Gateway integration ensures no data in DMZ
  • Integrates with anti-virus software, DLP, SEIM, and more
Audit Support for Regulatory Compliance
  • N/A
  • Tamper-evident logs
  • Consistent reporting format across all FTP systems
  • Compliance with data protection regulations (HIPAA, PCI, etc)
Control and Visibility
  • AD and LDAP integration
  • Server logs capture all file activity
  • Automatic alerts and notifications
  • Granular access controls (i.e. role based access control)
  • Track where files are
  • Robust reporting and dashboards
Reliability
  • Reliable delivery
  • OPTIONAL: failover configuration for high availability
  • Guaranteed delivery
  • File integrity checks and non-repudiation
  • Automatically re-send failed transfers
  • High Availability for improved performance
  • OPTIONAL: Failover for Disaster Recovery
 
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MOVEit Transfer + MOVEit Automation

  • Security: protect sensitive data
  • Encrypt data in transit
  • Encrypt data at rest
  • Integrate with existing security tools
  • Compliance: assure regulatory compliance
  • Tamper-evident audit logs and reporting
  • Nonrepudiation
  • Guaranteed delivery
  • Automation: schedule tasks and eliminate scripts
  • Simplify cumbersome workflows
  • Meet or exceed SLAs
  • Onboard new vendors/partners quickly
  • Control/Visibility: where is the data and who has access
  • Advanced administrative controls
  • Policy management
  • Alerts and dashboards
  • Reliability: flexible and scalable architecture
  • Adapt to growing business needs
  • High availability
  • Disaster recovery
  • Auditability: audit trails of all transfer activities
  • Robust reporting and logging capabilities
  • Track who has access to the data
  • Monitor where and when data is transferred