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Managed File Transfer

Serv-U provides managed file transfer for a surprisingly affordable price.

Our Serv-U MFT Server edition is the industry's first package to provide a secure file transfer server and a DMZ Gateway for less than $5,000 (US), and offers an active-active cluster package for less than $9,000 (US).

Serv-U Gateway provides
a reverse proxy.
Both Serv-U and Serv-U
Gateway may be clustered.
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Definition of Managed File Transfer

In a recent Gartner publication ("Managed File Transfer Features You Will Need for Your Integration Projects"), analyst Ben Huang laid out several criteria for a managed file transfer solution.

  • Security: At rest and in motion
  • MFT Access: Limit access by role, individual and time
  • Access to Directory Information: Use of Active Directory
  • Authentication: Use of X.509 certificates
  • File Storage: Limit access after upload, default file access policy and security logs
  • Monitoring: View "real time" file transfer progress
  • Notification: Stop and completion of file transfers
  • Reporting: Transfer activity and access
  • Transport: Large files, checkpoint restart, integrity checks, protocol fidelity
  • Utilities: Compression
  • Internal Resource Protection (Proxy Server): DMZ resident, conceal internal IP addresses
  • B2B/E-Commerce Protocol Support: HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, SFTP
  • Endpoint Management: Create, edit and remove trading partner profiles

By itself, Serv-U satisfies most of these criteria, including "Access to Directory Information" through direct integration with Active Directory (AD), "Endpoint Management" though AD or integration with an external database, and "Authentication" through its support of multi-factor authentication.

When deployed with Serv-U Gateway, Serv-U satisfies all of these criteria, including "Internal Resource Protection (Proxy Server)" and "Security: At rest and in motion". Serv-U Gateway provides a secure reverse proxy that prevents data from being stored at rest in a DMZ segment or connections from being initiated from the DMZ into the internal network.


An Affordable Managed File Transfer Solution

A single license of Serv-U MFT Server along with one Serv-U Gateway, either of which can be deployed on Windows or Linux, is available for just under $4,000. Two clustered licenses are available for just under $7,000. Our legacy competition charges $15,000 to $30,000 for similar capabilities, and their software is often missing IPv6, native 64-bit or support for certain protocols!

Many managed file transfer packages are expensive because they bundle complex but rarely used protocols like AS3 or use their high price to support large marketing and sales departments. Serv-U saves IT departments money by providing a core set of managed file transfer capabilities at a reasonable price. Most RhinoSoft employees are technical (development, QA or support) and we happily pass the savings we generate from low overhead on to our customers.


A Future-Proof Managed File Transfer Solution

In technology, examples like Google demonstrate that inexpensive does not necessarily mean inferior. Similarly, we pride ourselves on implementing next generation technology, from IPv6 to native 64-bit applications, before our competition.

When you invest in Serv-U, you can be assured that we will support:

  • Future Windows and Linux operating systems. We already have native 64-bit applications for both platforms and we are already a member of Microsoft and Red Hat developer programs.
  • Future networking architecture. We were one of the first companies to completely support IPv6 over FTP, FTPS, SFTP, HTTP and HTTPS. We also continue to implement new features within FTP and SSH as new RFCs and drafts are developed.
  • Future virtualization and cloud technology. We already support VMware and deployment in Amazon's EC2 cloud, and we continue to explore new virtualization and cloud deployment options.
  • Future web browsers and mobile devices. We are one of the only secure file transfer solutions to support web transfer interfaces for the iPad, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire plus all major desktop web browsers. We are also usually the first vendor to support new browser versions and mobile devices as they are released.
  • Future markets. We support about a dozen of the world's most common languages, including emerging market languages such as Chinese. We work with a strong network of resellers and distributors (link to resellers page) to ensure that you, your subsidiaries, and your partners can acquire and deploy Serv-U outside the United States.

A Highly Secure Managed File Transfer Solution

Serv-U is developed by a staff that holds CISSP, GSNA and CCSK certifications (which meet U.S. DoD Directive 8570.1). We use FIPS 140-2 validated cryptography, and have earned a rare Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) from the U.S. Army.

Our Serv-U Gateway component is engineered to ensure that no data is ever stored in the DMZ, and that no connections are ever made from the DMZ into an internal network. When used with Serv-U, Serv-U Gateway meets or exceeds requirements in PCI DSS 2.0, HIPAA, SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley), PIPEDA and many other regulations and policies.


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