GoAnywhere MFT Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

GoAnywhere MFT

Managed File Transfer to secure and automate data exchanges.

4.75/5 (123 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
Pricing options
One time license
Free
Free trial
Value for money
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India and 4 other markets, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

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

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Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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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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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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alana willroth

Too complicated for what we need

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-03-23
Review Source: Capterra

Some of the support people are GREAT, some are not great. The product is so complex that there are a lot of little points where something imperfect can happen re: interaction w/your system, causing a problem which is too complicated for us basic users to fix ourselves, so you end up with no choice but to pay their support people take care of it. Frustrating. Time-consuming. If I had my way we'd look for something simpler that does what we need and not all the extra stuff that we don't need; maybe it would be easier to manage. There are probably people who have made the investment of time & money to thoroughly learn all the ins and outs of this software and love it. We're not those people.

Pros
The job logs.

Cons
Too complicated for basic users like myself to understand & manage when something goes wrong.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Parul Patel

Goanywhere MFT is great product. Built in FTP Client and Server

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-08-24
Review Source: Software Advice

It has been great experience. It save me lots of time.

Pros
Lots of automation with date and time, Ability to send logs to business owner and admin. There are lots of features

Cons
It is difficult to learn in beginning. Once you know the features, it will easy to use. Lots of features to learn in short training.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Mark Benson

Flexible, stable, easy to use and a great value.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-12-12
Review Source: Capterra

Cost and time savings. Greater stability. Customer satisfaction (far fewer errors).

Pros
The stability and ease of use and setup have been lifesavers for us. We have been able to hand off almost all of our MFT tasks to our operations group, rather than taking programming resources for those functions. We also have seen a drastic improvement in the number of transmission errors or dropped connections. We have a third-party monitoring company that is constantly hitting our GoAnywhere site (24x7) with all of the different file transfer protocols. The weekly report that we get from this company is rarely anything but 100% successful with GoAnywhere. Our previous MFT product was consistently in the 90-95% range. Support has been excellent. Upgrades have been seamless, non-events. The price was significantly lower than almost all of the other MFT products we looked at. We couldn't be happier with this product.

Cons
I am honestly scratching my head to come up with what I like least about GoAnywhere. The only thing I can think of is that it might be nice to have some more advanced pre-defined sample scripts included in the installation. There were some good basic samples, but something more complicated might have helped us in the early going.

Response from HelpSystems


What a compliment, Mark! Thank you for such a detailed review. We appreciate the feedback about including additional sample scripts and will take it into consideration for a future release.

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GoAnywhere MFT pricing

Starting from
$1995
Pricing options
One time license
Free
Free trial
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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
Auditing
Authentication
Compliance Management
Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Secure Data Storage
Single Sign On
Third Party Integration
Two-Factor Authentication

Alerts / Escalation (76 other apps)
Password Management (70 other apps)
Policy Management (91 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (97 other apps)
Risk Alerts (71 other apps)
Risk Assessment (68 other apps)
User Management (68 other apps)
Vulnerability Scanning (72 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