Axway Transfer CFT is a non-intrusive multi-platform file and message transfer controller designed for growing organizations that need to maintain business agility. Ensuring the same quality of service and a uniform interface to users and applications throughout the enterprise — regardless of the underlying platforms — Axway Transfer CFT reduces the design, implementation and operations costs associated with increasingly complex and interdependent business processes.
Axway Transfer CFT is more flexible, manageable, scalable and secure than conventional, application-based file transfer approaches. It is the only internal file transfer solution available today that provides the robust capabilities usually found only in external file transfer solutions.
Lines of business (LOBs) typically focus on reaching their own objectives, and on enhancing IT performance to meet targets in a timely manner. At the same time, more and more processes must run across multiple LOBs in an organization. All of this complexity must be synchronized, with full visibility into file transfer status for all parties – and that means deploying a complete Managed File Transfer solution such as Axway Transfer CFT. For handling legacy heterogeneity, Axway Transfer CFT provides inherent data-conversion capabilities across more than 20 different platforms, from Windows to UNIX and Linux, to mainframes and the AS400.
Axway Transfer CFT is easier to integrate with applications than either message queuing or ESB solutions, and can extend those technologies to create a more complete solution – especially for large-file transfers.
You can also implement different modes of event-driven data transfer. For example, you can use Axway Transfer CFT as a server to broadcast multiple files from a mainframe to distributed applications, and you can also use it as a client to pull data from branch offices to corporate headquarters.
You can submit new transfer requests from Web Services invocation, Java classes, C/Cobol APIs, a command-line interface, or a Web-based user interface.
SSL-secured connections ensure the authentication of connected endpoints, as well as the integrity and confidentiality of exchanged data. In addition, Axway Transfer CFT can leverage S/MIME, CMS and/or PGP to encrypt and decrypt data at rest based on security policies you define. That means files are secured from the moment they are created, independent of the data communication method used for file delivery. Transfer CFT’s security pre-processing feature allows users to encrypt, digitally sign and scan messages for viruses prior to sending. And Axway Transfer CFT ensures non-repudiation through built-in cryptographic file integrity testing, user authentication, encrypted transfer and storage, and a centralized audit trail.
Axway Transfer CFT does a lot more than move data around securely. Business-oriented monitoring, transfer services and end-to-end configuration and control are available and adaptable for both business managers and IT staff. Axway Transfer CFT enables you to view the state of transfers, audit transfer histories in compliance with government regulations, receive alerts when a problem occurs (including non-events), and quickly act to remedy transfer issues.
Utilize active/active clustering to enable groups of servers hosting Transfer CFT nodes to be load-balanced and secured. High availability and horizontal scalability virtually eliminate downtime, improve quality of service, and help sustain private cloud architectures.
Axway Transfer CFT leverages Axway Sentinel to provide visibility into real-time and/or event-based information on any node of your Transfer CFT network; and supports non-event correlation, interactive dashboards and multi-channel alerts.
Axway Transfer CFT’s inherently scalable governance capabilities deliver the power of centralized management – regardless of how much your organization grows – so that even thousands of instances with hundreds of combined applications, configurations and files can be automatically deployed and easily managed. In particular, the ability to self–register, configure, monitor and update nodes enables deployment of patches from one central location, using fewer IT resources. And, for added control, you can create and centrally manage groups of any size – by country, division, message type and more. To ensure ease-of-use and guarantee security, all governance features are available from outside the network using secured Single Sign-On (SSO).
Configurable strategies for connection retries, checkpoint/restart, and backup paths optimize usage of IT resources and infrastructure and help minimize labor-intensive, break-and-fix procedures. Parallel transfer allows you to perform multiple tasks simultaneously. Other advanced features include logical naming, store-and-forward file routing, broadcasting, priority planning and file compression.
Axway Transfer CFT enables you to establish priority for some files over others in order to optimize speed and bandwidth; and control network bandwidth for incoming and outgoing data based on the type of partner, time, nature of the transfer and more.
With support for EBICS (Windows and UNIX platforms), Axway Transfer CFT can help organizations achieve SEPA-readiness. Organizations can decrease the cost of payment operations by migrating off of the FTAM and ETEBAC protocols, and phasing out X25.
Axway Transfer CFT’s unique pre- and post- processing framework manages the delegation of tasks to the file transfer service and provides the ability to add functions to file transfers with complete traceability and control of the entire interaction.
Axway Transfer CFT enables just-in-time file/data processing with either an event-oriented approach to processing or a conventional, schedule-based approach. This means that file data is processed as soon as the event occurs, eliminating all latencies and providing fast, Straight-Through Processing (STP).
Missing deadlines or SLAs because large files don’t arrive on time can be costly, leading to fines, botched production schedules and added interest payments. But with Axway Transfer CFT, you can accelerate the transfer of large files – even across great distances –using our File Transfer Acceleration option for Windows and UNIX.