GoAnywhere MFT Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

GoAnywhere MFT

Managed File Transfer to secure and automate data exchanges.

4.75/5 (118 reviews)

GoAnywhere MFT overview

What is GoAnywhere MFT?

GoAnywhere MFT is an all-in-one solution that will secure, automate and manage all of your organization’s file transfers and related processing through a single point of control. Its intuitive interface and extensive workflow features will help eliminate the need for traditional file transfer scripts, single-function tools and manual processes.

Employees, customers and trading partners can efficiently share files and collaborate from any authorized computer or mobile device using intuitive screens and apps. Every edition of GoAnywhere includes 10 FREE GoDrive Users.

Pricing

Starting from
$1995
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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 8 other markets, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Indonesian and 3 other languages, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
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GoAnywhere MFT reviews

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Jeremy Bullis

GoAnywhere helped us replace antiquated processes

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-12-04
Review Source: Capterra

We were looking to replace a PC that was running many batch scripts using the task scheduler and human operators to accomplish tasks. In addition to replacing these processes, we were able to now provide the IT department with a centrally managed system with audit logging, security, and backups.

Pros
We were looking to replace a PC that was running many batch scripts using the task scheduler and human operators to accomplish tasks. The PC was "ghosted" as a backup and ran old software for ftp transfers and PGP/email transfer jobs to name a few. With GoAnywhere we now have replaced these processes with centrally managed file transfers in a secure and controlled manner. We are able to connect and transfer files between many disparate systems in-house and also out of network, reliably and with accountability. The robust system is set up on a VM host running Microsoft Server OS. We like that we had the ability to start out using the embedded darby database but then were able to migrate to MS SQL once we were confident in how the product would work for us in our environment. Logging, account creation and scripting all can be performed from one application. Coupled with the GateWay product, we have a secure outward facing sFTP solution as well. Audit reporting works well and the automated workflows really help is in creating multiple jobs accomplishing similar tasks quickly. The customizable dashboard gives our engineers and programmers quick info at a glance. Upgrades to the product are pretty straightforward and Linoma support is top notch - whether you are calling in, or using their chat via the support portal.

Cons
Would like to see more "use case" scenarios and sample projects available on the support portal. It would be handy in explaining to more of our IT staff how they could utilize the MFT product to accomplish more tasks that they are performing manually or with cumbersome scripting. More canned projects to build off of would also be helpful in jump starting users with limited programming abilities.

Response from HelpSystems


Thank you for such a detailed review, Jeremy! It's great to hear that GoAnywhere MFT has provided you and your organization with a more manageable way to achieve file transfers. We look forward to sharing more use cases with you in the future.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Excellent powerful tool steps up for any task. Great support, great features, reasonable price.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-11-30
Review Source: Capterra

Automates reliably many difficult things.

Pros
We use this tool to deliver thousands of media files to a pool of 5000 destinations each day. The files absolutely have to be there, or you have to know and escalate. This tool never goes down, never fails to record in the database every event so problems are solved immediately. Replaces serv-u, and a host of utility tools. With so many destinations, none of which is in our control, we need a killer tool like this. Scalable and powerful delivers files from requests in our database. Orders are fulfilled reliably to almost any set of receivers. SFTP FTPS and FTP, Virtual files, sync with remotes automatically. Full powerful logging and tracing of issues. Monitors, watch for something to happen in some folder(s) and do x. Triggers - If something happens, x user logs in, y renames file, database is z... So easy.. And unlimited power. REST/Soap in the box. We use this tool to send files, post for pickup, sync, post via HTTP, rest and api, managing media transcode tasks and emailing notices for pickup with links to files and thumbnails.

Cons
Clustering and failover is not free. Slightly harder to customize a webclients experience without hitting the css. Quirks in variables ${ var } . Java based. Occasionally need to get into projects. Need to drop into GACMD for oddball user creation.

Response from HelpSystems


Thank you for your feedback! GoAnywhere MFT is constantly being enhanced and we encourage you to submit feature requests for specific things you¿d like to see added to MFT.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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George Strub

Our experience with GoAnywhere has been quite positive. It has greatly exceeded our expectations.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-10-12
Review Source: Capterra

It helped us with our PCI compliance and offered us additional flexibility in our data workflows.

Pros
We originally purchased GoAnywhere to give us a more secure FTP server. While our specific need was to offer our business partners and vendors secure data transmission via SFTP, we were very pleased to know that GoAnywhere supports a number of additional secure file transfer protocols, including FTPS, HTTPS, and GoAnywhere Secure Mail (with an optional Outlook plugin). GoAnywhere not only has "service" support, for services like HTTPS, SFTP, etc., it also supports workflow project creation. After our initial implementation of our services, we began to incorporate a number of very flexible advanced workflow projects. These projects utilize a number of GoAnywhere built-in components, including zip/unzip, PGP encryption/decryption, SFTP (GET, PUT, DELETE, LIST, etc.), SQL, email, job control, process loops, and external program calls. There are additional components (like REST and SOAP Web Services) that we have not even begun to use. GoAnywhere is just an all-around fantastic product.

Cons
We are really quite pleased with GoAnywhere's capabilities to solve our business problems. I have had only one minor issue where I have not received resolution (yet). GoAnywhere offers the capability to connect to different types of servers and network shares. I have been able to establish a connection from our production server to a specific Windows Server via a Network Share resource, but attempts to transfer files from the production server to Windows Server via a GoAnywhere project are failing. Support has not been able to replicate the issue. It could be operator error on my part, or it could be that I am trying to do something that is better suited for GoAnywhere Agents.

Response from HelpSystems


Thanks for the great review, George. We're happy to hear that GoAnywhere has been such a positive experience for you.

We encourage you to circle back with our support team should your issue transferring to a Windows Server keep reoccurring.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Greg DeBruyn

Couldn't imagine reverting back to archaic processing

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-03-16
Review Source: Capterra

GoAnywhere has brought us up to date with managing all of our file transfer needs. The delineation of functional areas (coding, resource mgmt, key mgmt, etc.) make all much easier to manage and use across multiple transfers. Additionally, the dashboard allows a quick means to see recent jobs and what has failed, not to mention the ability to search completed jobs, transfers, and file movement, all with filters, allows for quick responses to business questions on successes, failures, and timing of transfers and file availability. All in all, this is the best product I've see in my professional career -- meeting the ever growing demand of managing file transfers.

Pros
WOW... "All of the above"... There isn't much I don't like... being a business analyst previously, the layout and the functionality is fantastic - it is obvious the product weighs the benefits to many customers in how it adds functionality and design, something not easily done when one-off requests come in that are impossible to implement as it affects the masses. With that in mind, I kept my "Con" below to follow this train of thought. I love the auto logging of all project, the key mgmt., the resource mgmt., the audit logs... just so many things!

Cons
Least... we are a few revisions old, so this may have been addressed... When selecting resources, I hate how the entire page must load before I can click on a resource. If I click on one before the entire page loads, then I get an error and have to start all over. I understand this data is loading from the database, so I've lived with it. However, could there be a way to pre-load this information in the background at login (and store it) so it can be displayed immediately upon entry to Resources. Also, add a REFRESH button so, if someone goes in and doesn't see an entry someone else created, they can either log out and in (to refresh, in the background, this list) or they can client the REFRESS button (and wait one time for all to reload, in the foreground). Again, not sure if this has been address in more recent releases, but something that tends to annoy me each time I need to test a resource or create one.

Response from HelpSystems


Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear about your issues on the List Resources page. We have not heard of delays from anyone else when loading Resources. When time permits for you, please contact support so we can investigate this issue further with your environment.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Andrew Martel Tarrant

Quick and Easy

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-27
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I would consider my experience with GoAnywhere MFT to be very positive over time my company has adopted the use of this product as our standard file management solution across all lines of business.

Pros
GoAnywhere MFT is one of the quickest and easiest server products to install I've encountered. In under 15 minutes you'll be logging into the web service front end. Also of note is that GoAnywhere's performance is top notch. For example when I was looking for a full featured SFTP server I tested over half a dozen options. GoAnywhere's file transfer performance far exceeded all the others and unlike many of them it didn't crush the CPU while doing it. Once installed setting up basic file transfer flows is straight forward with plenty of logging and the ability to add alerting throughout every part. GoAnywhere's ability to work with just about any subsystem you might want to use is quite impressive.

Cons
The internal programming language is simple and has a lot of powerful tools but is a bit inconsistent and lacking some basic functions like the ability to check for the existence of a variable before using it. Although the release notes indicate it is possible to setup the HTTPS Web Client to meet PCI compliance standards the documentation does not provide details on how to accomplish this. Customer support although very responsive were not able to help me with this. This is a small ding in a product that is otherwise a model of security standards.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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GoAnywhere MFT pricing

Starting from
$1995
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
One time license
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GoAnywhere MFT comes bundled with everything an enterprise would need to secure, manage and automate mission-critical file transfers. A fully functional Free Trial can be downloaded and easily installed.

Organizations also have the option to customize GoAnywhere, purchasing only those modules that meet their specific file transfer and automation requirements.

A Free Edition is available to automate FTP transfers today while providing a foundation for future growth.

GoAnywhere MFT features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Audit Trail
Auditing
Authentication
Automatic Notifications
Compliance Management
Monitoring
Permission Management
Reporting & Statistics
SSL Security
Secure Data Storage
Single Sign On
Third Party Integration
Two-Factor Authentication

Alerts / Escalation (39 other apps)
Password Management (40 other apps)
Policy Management (42 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (42 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for GoAnywhere MFT

Key features of GoAnywhere MFT

  • Support for Open PGP
  • Collaboration tools to replace cloud-based file sharing
  • Agents for remote file transfers and workflows
  • All events are recorded to logs
  • Detailed audit trails and advanced reporting
  • Detailed audit trails and advanced reporting
  • Email or Syslog server notifications
  • On-premise alternative to cloud-based file sharing services
  • PCI Security Report
  • Encrypted data at rest and in motion
  • All events are captured to a log
  • Managed File Transfer
  • Maintain security and compliance transferring patient data
  • Administrators and users can have individual access rights
  • Define user permissions for separation of duties.
  • Clustering for active-active high availability
  • Encrypted data at rest and in motion
  • For security and a smooth user experience
  • SSL/TLS available
  • Interactive charts and graphs
  • Integrate with Google Drive, SharePoint, Dropbox and more
  • Easy integration of RADIUS and RSA SecurID
  • Every administrator has their own dashboard
  • FIPS 140-2 Compliance
  • IP filters, Automatic IP Blacklists, SSL/TLS, PGP Encryption
  • AD, LDAP, RADIUS, SAML, KERBEROS, SSH, Certificate, 2Factor
  • Meets PCI DSS Compliance and include Security Report
  • Reports distribution via the network or via email
  • Translate to/from popular file formats and databases
  • Cloud Connectors for direct web service integration
  • Meets Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • 30 different events can trigger advanced workflows
  • SOAP, REST, C#, Java, and Command Line Integration
  • Detailed audit logs are maintained on all file activity
  • Receive email notifications on file transfers
  • Ad-hoc or scheduled reporting module
  • Centralized control over all file access
  • Monitors for FTP, FTPS, SFTP, Azure, Amazon, and LAN
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Benefits

• Use a modern browser-based dashboard to configure and monitor file transfers

• Create multi-step workflows to transfer, encrypt and process files

• Connect to a wide variety of servers for exchanging data using standard protocols

• Allow trading partners to securely connect and exchange files with your organization

• Integrate with existing applications and programs using commands and APIs

• Monitor folders for new files and process immediately

• Schedule file transfers to run at future dates and times with custom calendars

• Translate data to/from popular file formats and databases

• Protect data at rest and in motion using popular encryption standards

• Keep sensitive files out of the DMZ while protecting the private network

• Maintain compliance with detailed audit logs and reports

• Cluster installations for scalability and active-active high availability

• Replace cloud-based file sharing with GoDrive, an on-premise alternative that provides Enterprise File Sync and Sharing for employees and partners