Globalscape launched version 7 of its Enhanced File Transfer (EFT) Platform on July 3rd. This latest upgrade provides organisations with even more control over their mission-critical information by offering several new features;
- Support Active-Active High Availability (HA) architectures to maximise the uptime and performance of critical IT systems.
- Facilitate PCI DSS version 3.0 compliance with updates to security components, such as OpenSSL, PGP and AS2
- Enhance the compatibility of Web Transfer Client (WTC) file transfers by adding HTML5 support in addition to the existing Java Runtime Environment
- Increase scalability and business continuity with more flexible, uninterrupted file transfer service
“In a recent study, we found that nearly 90% of organisations unexpectedly lose access to critical systems, resulting in lost data, productivity, and, of course, end-user frustration,” said James Bindsell, president and CEO of Globalscape. “Active-active, high availability architectures – like what is now available in EFT version 7 – play a crucial role in maximising uptime and performance, and mitigating the negative ramifications of downtime.”
HA Architecture provides:
Scalability : EFT version 7 with active-active mode enables organisations to scale their file transfer services as their business grows. Supporting greater capacity and event processing workloads, and ensuring spikes in traffic can be processed more efficiently, so that organisations can maintain uptime of their critical systems.
Business Continuity : Active-active redundancy provides uninterrupted service in the case of unexpected outages on one or more nodes, preventing organisations from losing customers, revenue and critical data.
Efficiency : The EFT active-active configuration is easy to maintain utilising available hardware, and offers maintenance flexibility for patching and upgrading systems without going offline. Additionally, existing disparate hardware can be used, providing potential cost-savings over active-passive cluster configurations. IT administrators can manage the entire HA cluster through a single administrative instance, no matter how many nodes are present.
In November 2013, the PCI Security Standards Council released the third iteration of PCI DSS. With the release of version 7, EFT meets the necessary requirements as a solution to facilitate PCI DSS version 3.0 compliance. Including updates to security components, such as OpenSSL, PGP and AS2.
Other feature updates include the addition of HTML5 support for the EFT Web Transfer Client (WTC). HTML5 support provides a rich upload/download experience using a web browser interface and provides customers an alternative to the WTC’s legacy reliance on the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).
New Modular Availability for EFT
Globalscape’s EFT platform has been repackaged to more directly and uniquely meet the file transfer needs of various organisations. From small businesses to major enterprises, Globalscape’s new modular approach allows organisations to customise the EFT platform and pay for only the functionality they need.
If you are interested in learning more about EFT and would like a demonstration, please call the Pro2col team on 0333 123 1240. Alternatively if you have a current maintenance agreement, and wish to upgrade to EFT version 7, simply contact our support team on firstname.lastname@example.org.