Managed File Transfer
In exchanging critical files with partners, suppliers and customers, businesses must be able to document that the exchange is fast, reliable, and secure; this is done to improve business operations and to comply with regulatory requirements.
These file transfers are virtually impossible to track and document for compliance purposes, and if left unmanaged, also risk data breaches. They increase operational costs as developers struggle to maintain, monitor, and manage numerous scripts to accommodate multiple connections and communication protocols while scaling for growth. As companies exchange increasing amounts of data with their trading partners, they must overcome these challenges and still eliminate delays in business processes.
To help you manage file transfers between you and your trading partners, Blue Turtle offers the Informatica® B2B Managed File Transfer Option; this solution extends Informatica B2B Data Exchange to manage the movement of large amounts of data, both internally and outside the firewall. The option enables end-to-end intra-enterprise data integration transferring, tracking, and reporting with simple deployment and ease of use to streamline the entire file transfer lifecycle. It secures, monitors, and reports on data files transferred through multiple protocols with complete visibility into the file transfer cycle. With advanced security features and support for multiple protocols, the Managed File Transfer Option ensures smooth, secure communications among disparate systems and applications in a multi-enterprise environment, in batch mode or on an ad hoc basis.
The Informatica B2B Managed File Transfer Option secures, monitors, and reports on data files transferred through multiple protocols with complete visibility into the file transfer lifecycle.
The Informatica B2B Managed File Transfer Option has the following features:
The Managed File Transfer Option protects data files in movement and at rest with multiple encryption algorithms. The Certificate Manager allows you to manage digital certificate activation, exchange, overlapping, and replacement. The option only allows authorised transactions with advanced proxy support, including forward and reverse proxy.
Management and Monitoring
The option enables you to manage transfers, processes, and end points in a single location and it can monitor, filter, and view file movement activities and status throughout the file transfer lifecycle. With it, you can also track and document activities through alerts, email notifications, and enhanced transfer logging, auditing, and reporting.
Connectivity and Communications
With the Managed File Transfer Option, you can manage a broad range of industry standard protocols, including AS2, AS3, ebMS, SMTP, HTTP, HTTP/S, FTP, FTP/S, OFTP, OFTP2, PGP, SSH FTP, MLLP, and IBM WebSphere MQ. The option ensures smooth communications with AS2, AS3, and ebMS certified by Drummond Group and can process multiple payloads within a single message with multiple attachment exchange via AS2, ebMS, and SMTP.
Performance and ease of Use
This option ensures reliable transfers with checkpoint restart, and manages exceptions through retry, reprocess, and resend capabilities. It protects traffic with automatic failover and auto-synchronization, and maximises throughput with load balancing among available servers and transport compression of large files. With 650+ pre-configured connections, Web- based wizards, a scheduler, and customisable controls, the option streamlines transfers.
The Informatica B2B Managed File Transfer Option offers the following benefits:
- Smooth partner communications with easy file transfer.
- It increases productivity with pre-configured connections and customisable processes.
- It minimises business and regulatory risks of exposing sensitive data.
- Smooth Partner Communications with easy File Transfer.
The option transfers any file and message via any protocol using a single environment. With it, your organisation always knows the location and status of critical information. You can answer urgent questions and act on pressing demands faster, improving efficiency and proactively managing service-level agreements.
Increase Productivity and Decrease Operational Costs
Instead of writing, maintaining, and monitoring scripts, you can boost productivity and easily incorporate partner data using the option’s preconfigured connections. You can scale to add another partner quickly, cost-effectively, and securely by leveraging existing computing resources.
Minimise Risk and ensure Compliance
This option decreases the risk of exposing sensitive data with advanced security features that eliminate security gaps caused by differing technology choices. It facilitates tracking and logging, which strengthens communication among trading partners and improves business agility, while allowing complete audits of all failures and successes.