HelpSystems (now Fortra) Makes File Sharing Easier for GoAnywhere Users with Enhanced Security and a Fresh Look | Press Release

HelpSystems (now Fortra) Makes File Sharing Easier for GoAnywhere Users with Enhanced Security and a Fresh Look

Posted on January 15, 2019 | Infrastructure and Data Protection

Minneapolis, MN, January 15, 2019—Fortra today announced the latest release of its industry-leading managed file transfer solution, GoAnywhere MFT. This version has unveiled a new look for GoAnywhere: a modernized web interface that simplifies how users interact with others and share files in an increasingly-secure file transfer environment.

GoAnywhere MFT Gets a Fresh Look

GoAnywhere’s new look isn’t just for show. While a modern UI makes it easier to get around the product, it also simplifies how files are shared between users, systems, and collaboration modules, giving IT professionals an overall better user experience. Users can just drag-and-drop files and folders from one module to another through an added navigation menu, all without disrupting their workflow.

For organizations that want to personalize the solutions they use, this is now possible. The look and feel of GoAnywhere’s login screen can be adjusted to add a logo, background image, background color, and more for better brand recognition.

Enhanced File Security Features

GoDrive, GoAnywhere’s content collaboration module for secure file sharing, has been updated to include shareable links. These URLs make it easy to distribute files with external partners (e.g., vendors and contractors) and simplifies collaboration for the end user. Security is also high priority when allowing outside access to sensitive data. Admins can ensure secure sharing practices for GoDrive URLs by making them password protected, giving them expiration dates, and restricting how recipients interact with files.

Fortra has also increased GoAnywhere’s authentication options. “With cybersecurity concerns on the rise, we’re always looking for ways to enhance data security for our users,” said Steve Luebbe, GoAnywhere Director of Engineering at Fortra. “The new multi-factor authentication options in this release, including time-based passwords, single-use passwords, and support for app-based methods like Google Authenticator, will continue to prevent unauthorized user access and give our users more MFA options to choose from.”

“We are excited to release this version of GoAnywhere to the public,” added Bob Luebbe, GoAnywhere General Manager at Fortra. “Managed file transfer is an important part of our users’ cybersecurity practices. Public GoDrive links, new MFA options, and a redesigned web interface will help simplify their processes while keeping their sensitive data secure. We’re proud to be able to do both.”

A free trial of GoAnywhere MFT is available for download at

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