While Managed File Transfer (MFT) has many things to offer, its greatest value can be distilled from the three most significant problems it helps eliminate.
- Gargantuan size files: File sizes today are out of control. A single graphic can be 100 MB and many a PowerPoint presentation has been known to creep towards the 20 MB range. Sending files of this size through your email is like asking your outbox to work as slowly as possible. MFT speeds transmission times for data sent through email and provides a secure Web portal as an alternative method for sending files.
- Overdependence on IT: Many departments are stretched thin today — and IT is no exception. So when IT staff is spending hours having to manually manage the transfer of files and data sent through FTP, it means they’re not spending hours working on problems that only IT can fix. MFT allows everyday business users to securely send files, while helping IT to automatically ensure data transfers follow business policies.
- Real-world logistics: Some of your partners may reside in certain areas of the world with network connections that would be perfect, for the North Pole. Unreliable connections can make data transmission slow or fail altogether, and sporadic connectivity makes tracking difficult to say the least. MFT provides a cost-effective infrastructure for secure data transfers outside the firewall with partners of any size.
To learn more about how MFT solves these problems and more, read our complimentary white paper, Streamline, Speed and Secure the Supply Chain with Managed File Transfer.