HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT Overview

HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT is the #6 ranked solution in our list of top Managed File Transfer tools. It is most often compared to BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer: HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT vs BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer

What is HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT?

GoAnywhere MFT is an award-winning managed file transfer software which streamlines, secures, and automates critical file transfers through a centralized enterprise-level solution. The software allows organizations to connect to internal and external systems and exchange encrypted data using industry-standard protocols (e.g. OpenPGP, AES, FTPS, SFTP, HTTPS, AS2, and GPG).

This solution can save you time & money, improve security, and help meet compliance requirements.

Key Features: 

 - Browser-to-browser or sever-to-server file transfer and encryption 

 - Security features to help meet HIPAA, PCI DSS, SOX, GDPR, and other compliance requirements

- Cloud integration and hosted deployments

 - EDI X12 and EDIFACT file translation 

- Secure file sharing, email, and collaboration 

HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT is also known as GoAnywhere MFT, GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer, Globalscape GlobalSCAPE Managed File Transfer, Globalscape WAFS.

HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT Buyer's Guide

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HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT Customers


City of Modesto, California

Kwik Trip

Northwestern University

Charter Communications

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT pricing:
  • "Licensing can be expensive and it depends upon which features you want to buy."
  • "Pricing is based on a one-time license."
  • "It would be good for the company to explore a modular approach to selling the product so it could be cheaper and more attractive to users."

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Data Backup and Recovery Admin at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network
Real User
Top 10
Easy to use, saves us time, has built-in compression and encryption, and the technical support is good

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is file transfer between trading partners and internally to different applications on Windows, Linux, AIX, and iSeries machines. We are running on Windows.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the Advanced Workflows."
  • "If the hostname has a dash in it then it does not work."

What other advice do I have?

This suitability of this product depends on business requirements. For anybody who is implementing this product, I would suggest taking some time to learn Advanced Workflows because it is complex.
Solutions Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
Allows us to connect internal applications and external web services and has good speed, security, and stability

What is our primary use case?

We are a partner of HelpSystems. They have a branch office in Argentina for all Latin American countries, and we work with them. We use this solution to connect internet applications that traditionally are isolated. Instead of trying to build very costly interfaces or things like that, we send information from one app to the other app in the easiest but the most secure way possible. We just use MFT, and it does the work for us, but recently, we are being asked to connect not just internal applications but also external web services for government or other regulatory companies. With this type… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "Its speed is the most valuable because every integration used to take months with old SOA tools, integration buses, and that type of stuff. Now, we do integrations in a matter of days. Security is another valuable thing because every step in the workflow has an audit trace, which is great. This also brings a lot of confidence in automating business process workflows through this type of solution."
  • "Its user interface can be improved. The current user interface is a little basic for some of the use cases. We have to use an external component to enhance it. When we need a more appealing user interface, we use an additional component, and that works okay."

What other advice do I have?

It is a good solution, but of course, you need to have the knowledge to be able to automate very quickly. I would rate HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT a nine out of ten.
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IT consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Top 10
This is a feature-packed solution that is highly recommended

What is our primary use case?

The primary use for GoAnywhere MFT (Managed File Transfer) is to provide control for file transfers.

Pros and Cons

  • "This is a very good product for managing file transfers."
  • "The product could be improved by being modular. There are more features in the core product than any client needs."

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this product for other users who wants to start using it, and we do recommend it all the time. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate this product as an eight-out-of-ten. To improve it in order to rate it higher, it would have to be cheaper. To accomplish that HelpSystems could consider reorganizing the product in a more modular way. In that way, we could just make the solution fit to particular needs and pay for what is used. For most situations, we just need a few small modules instead of the entire solution in one big chunk.
System Administrator II at Serco
Real User
Consolidates homegrown processes to one location in a way that is workflow based

What is our primary use case?

This is used in a virtual environment where a number of customers establish a requirement to send or receive files. The files are sent using SFTP and Zip with projects providing details to customers on when and what was sent. We send these files internally or externally. Other things the solution is used for is cleaning up data from sent or received files for projects and customers. The environment consists of Windows and Linux systems to which each customer presents the data to send or import.

Pros and Cons

  • "The use of this product has helped improve our organization and its ability to send or receive. It has done this by allowing us to remove any homegrown process and centralize needed actions."
  • "Improvement in support or product relies on being ingenious, supportive, and listening to its customer base."
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