[Updated] What is The Features of Transferring Large Files?
When sending large files, you can choose to use free file transfer solutions, but doing so may bring risks. Using managed file transfer (MFT) solutions is a reliable way to protect your data and ensure it reaches the desired location. However, an excellent file transfer tool generally has the following 19 functions and characteristics.
1. Guarantee file delivery
Scripts, local solutions, or free and open-source FTP tools may be suitable for small ad hoc files but are generally not reliable for large files. Guaranteed file delivery ensures that large files have the bandwidth/support to carry the file transfer load.
2. Automatic recovery and integrity check
When sending large files, even if there are any connection issues, automatic recovery and integrity checks can help ensure that the file is successfully sent. The MFT solution allows your files to always move around, and can even remind you when the file transfer is complete, or notify you when the file transfer fails, so you won't be caught off guard.
3. High availability
With high availability, you can get the maximum real-time time required when the system fails or encounters network problems. High availability routes file transfers to the rest of the system to maintain business development.
4. Scaling ratio
This helps promote load balancing. File transfers are evenly distributed across the cluster across the network to help avoid slow processing times or backup speeds.
5. Temporary email
If you do not need to send large files regularly, you can ensure that occasionally large files are sent to trading partners or customers through a secure email module (such as GoAnywhere MFT's secure email). The secure e-mail module allows your employees to send files as secure "packages." Unlike "regular" email attachments, there are no size or file type restrictions. Employees only need to use the secure email module or Outlook plug-in to draft their emails. The file is encrypted to ensure safety, and the recipient will receive an email with a unique link to download the message via a secure HTTPS connection. You can choose to require a password to protect the file transfer, add a validity period, and lock the number of times the file can be downloaded.
6. Audit logs and reports
MFT tracking and reporting have a built-in function of detailed auditing and reporting of all file transfer activities. You will find that the intended recipient before, should never be able to send the file.
7. Meet the requirements
If your industry has data security compliance regulations that need to be complied with, the size of the files to be sent will vary, and the necessary audit logs and reports will be attached for review of privacy laws.
8. Secure encryption
The powerful managed file transfer solution can encrypt static and dynamic file data to improve security.
9. Easy to use
Why is it difficult to send large files to the organization? A single, user-friendly web browser dashboard enables authorized users to transfer large files anytime, anywhere.
10. Volume function
If you have many large files, choose a solution with high visibility and scalability to ensure that it can handle the load.
The transfer of large files sent through the UDP data channel can ensure that your files reach their destination quickly.
12. Cloud-based file sharing tool
Tools such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and Microsoft OneDrive will undoubtedly make file sharing easy. However, most file-sharing tools will limit your storage space according to the plan. In addition, using these tools outside the organization can pose risks. Another option that provides similar cloud-based functionality is GoDrive, which is designed to help employees and partners collaborate. GoDrive allows version tracking, annotations, and more features to enhance organizational control and security.
13. FTP over SFTP or SSH
The file transfer protocol uses a secure channel to prevent unauthorized access when files are moved. Secure SFTP or FTP over SSH such as user ID, password, and key authentication help ensure that only authorized users can access your files.
14. FTP over FTPS or SSL
After using this protocol to verify the authenticity of the system, you can easily share those large files with trading partners, employees, and customers.
15. AS2 or AS4
This protocol is a common method for safely sharing EDI data of any file type. The messages sent with AS2 and AS4 can be compressed, signed, and encrypted to achieve secure sharing.
16. Security folder
In today's work environment, no matter where employees work, you want to provide access to the files they need. Using secure folders, you can create folders for authorized web users to access from anywhere. As long as your users have a browser and Internet connection, you can quickly transfer large files through a secure HTTPS connection between the user and your private network.
Human error can cause serious damage to large file transfers. Moreover, if you regularly send a large number of large files, you may waste time and resources if the process is not performed automatically. The powerful MFT solution provides a file transfer workflow to simplify end-to-end file transfer. You can determine the set date, time, monitor shared folders, and other triggers so that your employees have more time to deal with higher-level critical business tasks.
18. Batch file automation
When automatically incorporating batch files into the process, you don’t have to worry about sending those batch files. The secure FTP automation software can process file transfers in batches (and can run multiple batches at once), thus saving the extra time required to manually process file transfers.
If your organization is not ready to implement hosted file transfers for large local files, SaaS is one way to ensure that these files reach their destination. Using this cloud-based software delivery method, you can access large file transfer applications via the Internet with minimal setup and the lowest cost. In addition, when the provider handles the maintenance and management of the solution, you can reduce the burden on the IT staff.
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