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"It's reasonably priced at $800,000.""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."

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Overview

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.

WHY ACTIVETRANSFER FOR MFT?
Imagine the simplicity of having a centralized console to easily manage partner files throughout your organization. That’s what you can do with webMethods ActiveTransfer for Managed File Transfer (MFT).

Using this secure, reliable, centrally managed file transfer system, you can:

-Exchange and schedule files of any size—even big data files—up to 25 times faster
-Centrally manage file transfers, set up transfer schedules and configure users
-Move large files quickly over long distances to increase partner response time
-Securely exchange files with partners using the latest security and encryption techniques
-Accelerate large file transfers by boosting performance 10 to 25 times, overcoming network
latency and boosting productivity
-Control transfer speeds and allocate necessary, network bandwidth to partners
-Ensure acceptance of file transfers from approved IP addresses and assigned users
-Schedule and create event-driven transfers
-Trigger file transfers as the events occurs, such as completion of a batch job

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IBM Sterling File Gateway is ranked 5th in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 5 reviews while webMethods ActiveTransfer is ranked 32nd in Managed File Transfer (MFT). IBM Sterling File Gateway is rated 7.0, while webMethods ActiveTransfer is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of IBM Sterling File Gateway writes "The industry leader in secure file transfer, broadly adopted for its excellent capabilities". On the other hand, IBM Sterling File Gateway is most compared with Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct, AWS Transfer for SFTP, HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT, Aspera Managed File Transfer and MOVEit, whereas webMethods ActiveTransfer is most compared with WingFTP Managed File Transfer.

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