IBM Managed File Transfer Solution on Alibaba Cloud

Facilitates the secure, reliable and automated exchange of file-based data over the internet


IBM Managed file transfer (MFT) on Alibaba Cloud is a solution that allows organizations to reliably exchange electronic data between systems and people in a secure way to meet compliance needs. These data movements can be both internal and external to an enterprise and include various types, including sensitive, compliance-protected or high-volume data. It can be offered as software or as a service and may include a single pane for visibility and governance.

Solution Highlights

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    A forerunner in MFT with 30+ years of expertise

    Proprietary “never been breached” Connect:Direct protocol. Proven and adopted by 80 of the top 100 banks worldwide. Ranked by IDC as MFT leader with highest MFT market share. Trusted as the file transfer backbone of the U.S. Federal Reserve for payment and clearing.

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    Encrypt internal and external transfers, in motion and at rest. Secure file transfers with advanced capabilities like session breaks and protocol inspection maximize the protection of sensitive data at multiple layers.

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    Simplified file transfer

    Offers timely and flexible data transfer across a range of file transfer activities and support for multiple file types, including multimedia, PDFs, email, XML, EDI and more.

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    Full visibility

    Provides a 360-degree view in near-real time. Companies can see who is transferring files, what is being shared and the volume passing through the system. Potential issues like delays and failed transfers are visible before they impact downstream business processes or become missed SLAs.

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    Compliance standards

    Strong encryption helps companies avoid compliance failures which can lead to hefty fines. Thorough audit trails confirm regulatory compliance.

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How It Works

Your Challenges

Organizations increasingly rely on MFT to support their business needs and goals in a way that FTP cannot. FTP presents many challenges such as data security gaps, lack of visibility when a problem occurs, timely manual recovery from failures and costly SLA fees due to poor performance.

Our Solution

  • IBM MFT provides 2 kinds of solution: point to point and file gateway. File gateway is a unified file transfer platform which make you can share and track mission-critical information movement within your enterprise and across your trading partner network with peace of mind. Point to point solution provides security-hardened, point-to-point file transfers to lessen dependency on unreliable File Transfer Protocol (FTP) transfers. It is optimized for high-volume delivery of files within and among enterprises. The solution ensures more reliable movement of files, from batch integration and movement of large images or catalogs, to synchronization with remote locations.


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