Managed File Transfer (MFT) is a technology used to send large files that offers many benefits over traditional file sending methods. While MFT has been in use for over a decade, awareness of the technology is relatively low. If you are a newcomer to MFT, you may have some questions.
To help out, here are six important advantages you can use to determine if using Managed File Transfer is right for you.
1. Consolidates file sharing applications to a single platform for your entire organization
MFT frees you from managing fragmented systems by unifying your user base into a single system. It also simplifies reporting and reduces management overhead.
2. Hardware free
There is no hardware taking up space that needs to be managed in your server room. You never have to buy or sell hardware again.
3. No special software is required
A computer without a web browser is like a bike without a wheel, that’s why a browser ships with every computer sold today. MFT uses the open standards of the Internet (e.g., HTML, SSL, HTTPS) used by browsers to send large files. So out of the box, MFT will work across any platform with a web browser.
4. Can easily scale to your business
MFT is a service and like any service it can scale up or down to meet your needs. It can also be started and stopped at any time without penalty. With hardware based solutions you are stuck with physical systems that represent a sunk cost.
5. Sets a high security standard by default
Business class MFT providers all recognize that file security is paramount. That’s why you will find high default security features such as 128-bit file storage encryption, 128-bit file transfer encryption, user authentication via email, and SSL sign-on for users.
6. Free trial for risk free evaluation
Hardware solutions require expensive up front cost. MFT is a highly competitive service, so many companies are willing to offer a free trial to potential customers.