Automated File Transfer and Secure FTP

Automate file, data transfer, ETL & EDI to manage a high volume of transfers



Enterprises frequently move hundreds or even thousands of files daily. Basic file transfer tools can be reliable on a small scale, but a large company needs a more advanced managed file transfer (MFT) solution. Enterprise-class managed file transfer software should be able to support all of your advanced requirements, like big data manipulation, complicated file names, error handling, and secure transfers. Automate offers a comprehensive automated file transfer solution that makes managing a high-volume of file transfers easy.

Simplify FTP and other Protocols

Automate’s managed file transfer function supports a variety of protocols including AS2, used by many financial services firms, and FTP. FTP is the industry standard for securely transmitting data, but as a business grows it becomes increasingly difficult to manage the volume of FTP activity.

Let Automate do the work for you. Using Automate’s intuitive graphical interface, all processes related to FTP can be automated and configured to any company network. One financial services firm found that using Automate to eliminate manual file transfers saved the IS department 36 hours per month, while a health care organization saved 5 to 10 hours per week.

Automating FTP also allows you to schedule some transfers during the low-traffic evening hours, eliminates delays between transfers and subsequent file processing tasks, and cuts back on the risk of human error—all without requiring you to write any code.

See How Automate Can Streamline File Movement

Automate File Transfer Compatibility

Explicit and implicit FTPS

SFTP (or Secure FTP)

Tumbleweed Secure Transport

Certificate Authenticity

Sample File Transfer Workflow

Automated File Transfer and Secure FTP


Automate is more than a file transfer tool. You can integrate the complete suite of business process automation actions with your managed file transfers.

Secure FTP (SFTP)

Automate Enterprise's internal FTP engine is compatible with all FTP connection methods, particularly security-based connections. This includes both explicit and implicit FTPS (FTP Secure or FTP-SSL) that adds support for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) cryptographic protocols. Certificate authenticity is supported for those servers that require clients to authenticate themselves using a certificate. SFTP (Or Secure FTP), which uses Secure Shell (SSH) protocol is also supported.

Synchronize and Augment your ETL and EDI processes

Automated Trigger, Run SQL, Write Data to ODBC

Your data is the cornerstone of your business: you use current data as the basis for new business decisions and to inform customers and stakeholders of change. You rely on Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) tools to sync your databases and clean up your data, and you rely on Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) processes to transfer secure data to patients, customers, insurance companies, or other business entities.

Though your data is central to your business decisions, it’s not an isolated entity. With Automate, you can combine your data transfer with related solutions to get the most out of your data across the enterprise. Automate combines the power of ETL and EDI to keep data synchronized across internal systems and securely deliver data to external partners and customers.


Did you know...

Automate consolidates your applications to prevent application sprawl and gives you more added functions for using your data than a designated ETL or EDI tool. You have data moving constantly both internally and externally—save time by managing data internally at the database and application level. With Automate, you can:

  • Read, edit, and scan PDFs and images to extract data
  • Encrypt and compress files to prepare for an EDI transfer
  • Transfer files and move data between systems

Let Automate handle data processes end-to-end without writing code.

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