FTP Server

GoAnywhere MFT provides an enterprise-level FTP server for robust file transfer management. The FTP server can be used for standard FTP transfers or can provide Secure FTP through explicit SSL connection requests. Users can be authenticated using a variety of methods including Active Directory (AD), LDAP and IBM i user profiles.

FTP Server Features:

  • Highly scalable with no restrictions on the number of trading partners
  • Support for multiple listeners with configurable port numbers
  • Remote administration and monitoring through a browser-based interface
  • Robust security and granular permission controls
  • Multiple authentication methods; database, Active Directory (AD), LDAP and IBM i
  • Ability to view active sessions for logged-in users
  • Event triggers to automatically process files or send email notifications
  • Support for client requests to resume file transfers
  • Anonymous logins can be enabled or disabled
  • Custom welcome and logout messages
  • Configurable settings for maximum number of sessions, maximum login failures and idle timeouts
  • Ability to accept or reject files with certain extensions
  • Can be installed in the private network without opening inbound ports, when paired with GoAnywhere Gateway in the DMZ

FTP Server Configuration

FTP Server ConfigurationFTP Server ConfigurationFTP Logs

Audit trails (logs) are generated for all FTP sessions in GoAnywhere MFT to meet auditing and compliance requirements. This detail includes commands issued, messages, IP addresses, user ids and file names transferred. Log messages can additionally be sent to a SYSLOG server using UDP or TCP connections.

Standards Support for FTP Server

The following standards are supported in the FTP server in GoAnywhere MFT when using Explicit SSL* mode:

SSL/TLS Versions

  • SSL 2.0
  • SSL 3.0
  • TLS 1.0
  • TLS 1.1
  • TLS 1.2

Explicit SSL Security Protocols

  • SSL
  • TLS

Ciphers (Symmetric Encryption Algorithms)

  • AES-128
  • AES-192
  • AES-256
  • DES
  • RC4
  • Triple DES (DESede)

Authentication and Key Exchange Algorithms

  • Diffie-Hellman
  • DSA
  • RSA

Hash Algorithms

  • MD5
  • SHA1
  • SHA2

Certificate Key Store Formats

  • JKS (Java Key Store)
  • PKCS12

* Please note that the free edition of GoAnywhere MFT does not allow Explicit SSL mode.