# 22 TOP TIP
for Globalscape EFT Server
This top tip helps you compare EFT Express and EFT Enterprise, so you can identify which is the best solution for your business requirements.
EFT comes in two main variants, EFT Express and EFT Enterprise. While both are written on the same code base and look nearly the same, EFT Enterprise offers some extra features and modules.
How do I tell if I have EFT Express?
Some modules are only available to EFT Enterprise: AS2, the Advanced Workflow Engine (AWE) and Accelerate.
The Advanced Security Module (ASM) for EFT Enterprise is an extension of the Express Security Module (ESM). It includes advanced authentication options via RADIUS and SAML and ICAP integration for antivirus and DLP solutions.
Backup / restore configuration
An example use-case would be allowing help-desk staff to create user accounts, without risking them accidentally making changes to EFT, or accessing engineering and marketing group accounts.
Delegated administration allows you to create one or more sub-administrator account(s) with access to user accounts management only. You can use templates to house marketing, engineering, and other department accounts. This will further limit the sub-administrators to only access accounts for departments they are authorised to manage. Each of the sub accounts can also be authorised or denied access to COM and/or Auditing and Reporting.
In addition to the Server and Site Admin roles available in Express, Enterprise offers Event Rule Admin, Template Setting Admin, User Admin and Change Passwords Admin to reflect common support roles in a larger organisation.
Additional automation functionality
EFT Express’ automation capabilities can be extended with Timer Module, File Transfer Client and Folder Monitor.
Conditional logic is only available on EFT Enterprise. The Else clause, for example, executes if the condition preceding the Else statement is not met. You can also generate context variable conditions based on a specified string.
High availability (HA)
EFT Enterprise with HA can:
- Maintain availability through any planned or unplanned outage
- Increase stability and flexibility by implementing multiple nodes of EFT Enterprise for load balancing
- Enhance throughput and better meet important SLAs by deploying multiple nodes of EFT Enterprise to allow the collective environment to use more available resources
- Improve scalability with the ability to share common configurations across nodes, eliminating the challenge of having multiple servers set up with different configurations
Mobile Transfer Client
Find out more in the EFT Express – Enterprise comparison data sheet.
Upgrading EFT Express to Enterprise is a simple process taking less than half an hour in most cases. All existing user data and account information is retained.
If you would like to discuss whether your business requirements are better suited to EFT Express or Enterprise, please get in touch.