HelpSystems (now Fortra) Supports Remote Employees with Free Collaboration Tools

Posted on May 8, 2020 | Infrastructure and Data Protection

MINNEAPOLIS May 8, 2020 — Fortra announced today a new way of supporting remote employees during a time of global crisis. While many organizations are struggling to secure sensitive data transfers with a suddenly remote workforce due to COVID-19, Fortra is providing free access to its secure file sharing and collaboration software for 90 days. 

For a limited time, Fortra is offering a free 90-day license of the collaboration modules within the GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer (MFT) application. GoAnywhere MFT is an enterprise-level solution for sharing files inside or outside organizations. This free remote collaboration lets users send files securely via email, drop files into shared folders, manage files within the network, and more. In addition, GoAnywhere Gateway is included in the offering. Gateway is a reverse proxy which means access to the servers is made without having to open up any inbound ports – making it the most secure method for allowing web users to access the file servers and not having to compromise network security. 

“We wanted to help the IT community by getting them access to trusted secure file transfer tools,” said Brian Pick, Managing Director, GoAnywhere. “It’s more important than ever for organizations to feel confident their documents are still secure with employees working from home.” 

As the #1 Managed File Transfer solution, GoAnywhere is easy to install and get started with, regardless of location. The free 90-day license includes 25 Secure Mail users, 25 GoDrive users, Secure Folders, and GoAnywhere Gateway. Also available is a 90-day license for integrated threat protection and data loss prevention from Clearswift, a new company recently added to the Fortra's data security suite. 

Learn more here.  

About Fortra 

Fortra aligns IT and business goals to help organizations build a competitive edge. Our software secures IT environments, monitors and automates processes, and provides easy access to the information people need. More than 15,000 organizations in 100+ countries rely on Fortra to make IT lives easier and keep business running smoothly. Learn more at

Mike Devine 
Vice President, Marketing 
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