Generic Systems Australia

Generic Systems Australia Pty Ltd was incorporated in 1993. At the time of forming the company, the Director’s thoughts were that there was still a lot of life in the Mainframe market, something that still prevails today.

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Proxy Gateway

GoAnywhere Gateway

GoAnywhere Gateway is an enhanced reverse and forward proxy that gives organizations an additional layer of security for exchanging data with trading partners. With Gateway, file sharing services can be kept safely inside your private network, without exposing sensitive data to your DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), and connections can be made to external systems on behalf of users in the private network.

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What is a proxy gateway and how does it work?

Why GoAnywhere Gateway?

Alongside GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer, Gateway provides IT teams with many benefits:

Secure inbound ports to your network

Your file servers (e.g., FTPS, SFTP, HTTPS, and AS2) can be kept securely in your internal network. This allows you to keep inbound ports to your network closed, which is essential for complying with data security standards like PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITECH, SOX, ISO 27000, and the GLBA.

Keep critical data out of the DMZ

Files can be safely shared with trading partners, users, clients, and vendors while avoiding having critical documents or files stored, even temporarily, in your DMZ.

Connect with external systems securely

As a forward proxy, Gateway can make connections to external systems on behalf of users and applications in the private network. This allows you to more easily manage file transfers from your firewall. Additionally, the identities and locations of your internal systems are hidden for better security.

Run on any environment or operating system

GoAnywhere Gateway is a platform agnostic, software-only solution. Install it on Windows, Linux, AIX, UNIX, or other operating systems to enhance file security in whatever environment works best for you.

GoAnywhere Gateway Diagram, showing the DMZ security benefits of two firewalls

Quick GoAnywhere Gateway Features

GoAnywhere Gateway is a proxy gateway that protects your private network and helps you distribute workloads across systems.

No incoming ports need to be opened into the private network

User credentials, permissions, certificates, and keys are kept safe in the private network

Hides the locations and identities of internal systems

Services configurations are maintained/stored in the private network

Supports FTP, FTPS, SFTP, SCP, HTTP, HTTPS and AS2 file transfer protocols

Built-in load balancer to distribute workloads across multiple systems

In essence, when added to GoAnywhere MFT, GoAnywhere Gateway serves as a transparent interface between internal systems and external systems without exposing sensitive files or your private network.

More on How GoAnywhere Gateway Works

Watch the Webinar: GoAnywhere Gateway

What benefits does GoAnywhere Gateway offer? How can you get the most out of it? See GoAnywhere Gateway in action alongside our Secure Mail and Folders modules in this recorded presentation:

“The GoAnywhere Gateway has also given us peace of mind by taking our customer data back into our private network where it is more secured.”

Harrison Palmer, Internal Technical Support - Network at New England Document Systems

GoAnywhere Gateway FAQs

What is GoAnywhere Gateway?

GoAnywhere Gateway is an enhanced reverse and forward proxy that provides an additional layer of network defense. It allows your trading partners to connect to GoAnywhere MFT without having to open inbound ports into your private network or store sensitive information in the DMZ. GoAnywhere Gateway also allows GoAnywhere MFT to connect to external systems without revealing the identities or locations of your internal systems.

Where should GoAnywhere Gateway be installed?

GoAnywhere Gateway should be installed on a machine in the DMZ (demilitarized zone), which is the neutral zone between your organization's private/internal network and the outside public network (internet).

Which platforms can GoAnywhere Gateway be installed to?

GoAnywhere Gateway can be installed onto Windows, Linux, IBM System p (AIX), UNIX, HP-UX, Mac OS and Solaris platforms.

Can GoAnywhere Gateway run in a VMware virtual environment?

Yes. Fortra is a partner with VMware. GoAnywhere Gateway has been tested and verified to run in a VMware virtualized environment. GoAnywhere Gateway has been awarded the VMware Ready logo.

Do I need to load any software on my PC?

No. All GoAnywhere Gateway functions are server-centric.

Which protocols does GoAnywhere Gateway support?

GoAnywhere Gateway supports popular protocols including FTP, SFTP (FTP over SSH), FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS), SCP, AS2, HTTP and HTTPS.

Can GoAnywhere Gateway support multiple installations of GoAnywhere MFT?

Yes. A single installation of GoAnywhere Gateway can serve as a reverse proxy for multiple installations of GoAnywhere MFT. This allows you to simplify your network security while distributing file transfers over multiple servers.

Do I have to purchase a license for my Disaster Recovery (DR) machine?

Yes, but a Disaster Recovery license is discounted 50%. Maintenance is calculated at 20% of the net license price after the 50% discount.

Is there a free trial available?

Yes. You can download a fully-functional trial of GoAnywhere Gateway to evaluate its benefits within your own environment.

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