DMZ Gateway

DMZ Gateway® is a multi-platform solution that works in conjunction with the Enhanced File Transfer™ (EFT) platform and/or Mail Express to create a multi-layered security solution for data storage and retrieval, authentication, and firewall traversal. Using a two-way connection originating inside EFT and/or Mail Express, the DMZ Gateway acts as a communication proxy that replaces inherently insecure inbound connections from the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to your network.

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Key Features

  • No data is ever stored in the DMZ–data streams to the back-end EFT and/or Mail Express
  • Virtual authentication—DMZ Gateway acts as a proxy for authentication
  • Supports all protocols allowed by EFT (FTP/S, SFTP, HTTP/S and AS2) and Mail Express (HTTPS)
  • Transparent to your partners–EFT’s and Mail Express’s services are virtualized in the DMZ
  • No storage, synchronization, or replication of user database needed in the DMZ
  • Support for Linux, Solaris, and Windows operating systems

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How it Works

1. EFT and Mail Express initiate a persistent session with the DMZ Gateway.

2. DMZ Gateway will notify EFT and/or Mail Express over this pre-established session of client connections.

3. EFT and/or Mail Express will then initiate another outbound session to the DMZ Gateway, and the DMZ Gateway then connects this new session and the client’s session.

From that point forward, all client and server communications are streamed through DMZ Gateway to EFT and/or Mail Express.


Unlike store-and-forward technologies, Globalscape DMZ Gateway does not store or process data. It acts as a liaison between external connections and the business internal network, ensuring that company data remains safe behind the firewall for EFT™ or Mail Express® to store and process. Sensitive data therefore remains secure because it’s never stored in the DMZ.