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"The High Security Module is valuable. It allows for increased security. It allows me to integrate Globalscape with our Active Directory. So, we manage all our customer accounts outside of Globalscape, and it allows us to import them with LDAP queries. It's very convenient. It also gives our customers the confidence that it's a very secure product.""The fact that it is Windows-based was a huge factor for us because most of our endpoints are Windows-based. And the ability to configure it means standardization is available with the product.""Its ease of use is most valuable. Especially for the configuration of the rules, we don't need to have any scripting knowledge. Previously, we used to have a lot of custom scripts to transfer these files. Now, it's all managed in one place, and it's like a self-service. It's saving a lot of time for us."

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"The most valuable aspect is that it has good functionality.""I have found almost all the features valuable.""Very high functionality with the ability to plug in your own code.""This product has been a leader in the field of secure file exchange.""It's highly configurable, there is no need for standalone scripting."

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"Instead of using a fat client to access the administrator panel, where you have to install client software on any server that you need to use to access, I would like them to switch to a web-based model where you could connect from anywhere without having to maintain and install the software.""We need some capability for faster transfers and large file transfers. If we want to transfer a terabyte file, it is not capable of doing that right now. They say it is possible, but we are not able to do so with our environment.""I do have some complaints or concerns around the centralized platform for the management of file transfer operations, and I know that they're working towards a better solution there. At its core, it's a good feature, but needs some improvements. I would like to see a web interface so that there is universal support across versions, because we have test and production environments that aren't always in sync. It would be nice to have one administrative interface to access both."

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"I would like to see auto-deployment without service disruptions.""The API capabilities could be expanded to make integration more versatile.""IBM is advising not to use the IT translate anymore but this is going to be an extra cost to the customer to use the alternative.""Not a ten because it's a bit complex, not so simple. It's one product but there are many screens.""Too many features; UI is not good."

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"It is much more competitively priced. Axway is probably three or four times more expensive than Globalscape. I like the server-based license. It's easier to manage than a seat license, which our previous product Axway had. Axway's license model is to charge by the account while Globalscape's model is by the server. It is much simpler and much easier when audit time comes.""We are paying around 30K per year.""A large factor in our decision to go with Globalscape was the price."

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"There are two types of customer licenses, an annual preview license, and an ELA-based license. I have found the solution is priced well. However, they need to review the pricing model because if you look at any other competitors, such as GlobalSCAPE, they do pricing based on the components and what you select. With this solution you have a monolithic application which you need to buy, there is no component level price discount.""It's reasonably priced at $800,000."

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Globalscape is consistently recognized for providing top-notch solutions for securing and automating file transfers for Windows-centric organizations. 

Securely manage transfer files with authentication, encryption and audit trails while you retain administrative control of data using a library of templates.

Sterling File Gateway can help you increase secure and dependable file transfer with your trading partners. It consolidates disparate centers of file transfer activity and facilitates the security-rich exchange of file-based data over the Internet. It helps companies avoid the risk and operational issues that can result from using loosely controlled file-transfer servers.

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Globalscape Managed File Transfer is ranked 14th in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 3 reviews while IBM Sterling File Gateway is ranked 6th in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 5 reviews. Globalscape Managed File Transfer is rated 8.4, while IBM Sterling File Gateway is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Globalscape Managed File Transfer writes "Provides end-to-end information, allows us to create configuration rules without scripting knowledge, and saves a lot of time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Sterling File Gateway writes "The industry leader in secure file transfer, broadly adopted for its excellent capabilities". Globalscape Managed File Transfer is most compared with BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer, Accellion, Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct, MOVEit and AWS Transfer for SFTP, whereas IBM Sterling File Gateway is most compared with Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct, AWS Transfer for SFTP, MOVEit, Aspera Managed File Transfer and Accellion.

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