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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GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer

GoAnywhere MFT is a secure managed file transfer solution that streamlines the exchange of data between systems, employees, customers, and trading partners. It provides centralized control with extensive security settings, detailed audit trails, and helps process information from files into XML, EDI, CSV, and JSON databases.

For ultimate flexibility, GoAnywhere MFT has multiple deployment options and easily integrates with the external cloud and web apps enterprises use daily. Deployment options include:

  • On-premises
  • In the cloud on platforms including Microsoft Azure and AWS

Plus, our MFT solution runs easily on platforms like Windows, Linux, AIX, and the IBM i.

GoAnywhere MFT's intuitive interface and comprehensive workflow features will help to eliminate the need for custom programs/scripts, single-function tools, manual processes, or unsecure file transfer methods such as FTP servers that were traditionally needed. This innovative solution will reduce costs, improve the quality of your file transfers, and help your organization to comply with data security policies and regulations.

With integrated support for clustering, GoAnywhere MFT can process high volumes of file transfers for enterprises by load balancing processes across multiple systems. The clustering technology in GoAnywhere MFT also provides active-active automatic failover for disaster recovery.

GoAnywhere MFT Diagram. How GoAnywhere MFT works

What Sets GoAnywhere MFT Apart

MFT Software Gold Medalist

Gold Medalist - Software Reviews - 2019

Out of the multitude of vendors in the MFT market, GoAnywhere's secure managed file transfer received the highest overall composite score and net emotional report score, in a new 2022 report from Info-Tech Research Group.

G2 Calls GoAnywhere Leading MFT Solution

GoAnywhere MFT has been recognized by G2 as one of the best leading "Managed File Transfer" solutions for mid-market and enterprise organizations. This honor is given to GoAnywhere based on the solution's high levels of customer satisfaction and their position in the market compared to other products.

GoAnywhere MFT is a leader in Managed File Transfer (MFT) on G2

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All-In-One MFT Solution

You no longer have to use multiple products and scripts to handle your secure file transfer solution processes.

GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer is a comprehensive solution that will manage your organization’s file transfer software, file sharing, secure FTP, and automation needs through a single interface.

GoAnywhere's MFT software has the flexibility to simplify, secure and audit:

  • Batch server-to-server file transfers
  • User-to-system ad-hoc file transfers
  • Person-to-Person file collaboration
GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer (MFT) diagram


Achieve SFTP, HTTPS, and FTP automation for secure file transfers with an intuitive browser-based interface that lets you:

  • Run multi-step workflows to transfer, encrypt and process files
  • Schedule transfers to run at future dates and times
  • Monitor folders for new files and process them immediately
  • Integrate with existing applications, programs, and scripts
  • Receive email/SMS notifications for completed or failed jobs
GoAnywhere MFT Managed File Transfer Automation

Security & Encryption

Achieve better file security, data transfers, and automatic encryption for your organization. With GoAnywhere secure managed file transfer on your side, you can:

  • Meet federal standards with FIPS 140-2 validated AES encryption
  • Protect transmissions with SFTP, SCP, FTPS, AS2 and HTTPS protocols
  • Encrypt and decrypt files using the Open PGP standard
  • Encrypt files "at rest" and "in motion"

Learn how you can protect your file transfers

Secure Managed File Transfer & Encryption with GAMFT

Your Information At-A-Glance

Intuitive browser-based interface with simple drag-and-drop controls

Easily customize your GoAnywhere MFT dashboard with the content that interests you most.

Browser-based admin interface in Managed File Transfer (MFT) Solution

Data Movement

GoAnywhere MFT software connects to a wide variety of servers for exchanging data.

You can use these servers to exchange data with your external trading partners, clients, remote locations, vendors, and stakeholders.

Data Movement in Secure Managed File Transfer Software


Need to translate data to/from other formats or databases?

Translate Data with Managed File Transfer


Connect with the cloud and web apps that you and your trading partners use every day. Cloud Connectors are easy out-of-the-box tools that help you integrate with a variety of technologies. You can use Cloud Connectors to:

  • Automate your data, processes, and other tasks
  • Build reusable connectors to different technologies
  • Centralize your web service through GoAnywhere
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"GoAnywhere allowed us to eliminate and reduce the need for custom programming to transfer files and database records between dissimilar database management systems. We found GoAnywhere to be highly intuitive, flexible and easy to use."
Van N. Sy, Think Mutual Bank


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Audit Reporting

Detailed audit logs are required for maintaining compliance with regulations and privacy laws. GoAnywhere MFT tracks all file transfer activity in a central database which can be viewed in the dashboard or automatically distributed in PDF format.

  • Globally Search all logs from one central location
  • Filter Results based on date ranges, specific users, severity, etc.
  • Schedule Reports to run at future dates/times with email distribution
  • Export Audit Logs for viewing in Excel and other applications
  • Send to SYSLOG for centralized error reporting

You can use these servers to exchange data with your external trading partners, clients, remote locations, vendors, and stakeholders.

GoAnywhere MFT Audit Reporting in Secure Managed File Software Solution

Simplified Administration

Our user-friendly secure managed file transfer solution provides a browser-based interface for configuring and monitoring file transfers and workflows for the enterprise. Each administrator can be assigned different roles in GoAnywhere's secure MFT solution with their own custom dashboards.

  • MFT agent deployment for centralized administration
  • Configure file transfers and workflows using graphical forms and drag-n-drop
  • Set up trading partners and other settings with intuitive wizards
  • View critical statistics and analytical information
Simplified administration in Secure MFT software

Clustering for Scalability and Disaster Recovery

Detailed audit logs are required for maintaining compliance with regulations and privacy laws. GoAnywhere MFT tracks all file transfer activity in a central database which can be viewed in the dashboard or automatically distributed in PDF format.

  • Horizontally scale by adding more systems to the cluster
  • Organize workflow jobs by run priorities and job queues
  • Load balance incoming connections from trading partners
  • Auto-failover to the remaining systems in the cluster
  • Does not require 3rd party software to support clustering
Scaling MFT solutions for an enterprise

Secure Managed File Transfer Modules

GoAnywhere offers a selection of modules that can be added to your MFT solution. Each one will give your GoAnywhere environment additional functionality, features, and flexibility.

  • Advanced Workflows: Achieve secure FTP automation. Define how your file transfers and processes are configured.
  • Advanced Reporting: Generate 20 types of management reports into PDFs.
  • Secure Folders: Grant trading partners and customers access to authorized files and folders.
  • Cloud Connectors: Achieve easy connectivity with popular cloud and web applications like Box and SharePoint.
Two puzzle pieces snapping together | MFT Modules

GoAnywhere MFT Features

GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer FAQs

Is GoAnywhere MFT considered an enterprise-level Managed File Transfer solution?

Yes. GoAnywhere MFT provides all of the mission-critical components needed to meet the most demanding environments:

  • Can be clustered with other systems to provide active-active high availability and load balancing
  • Includes a browser-based administrator interface with a customizable dashboard, advanced graphical components and drag-n-drop support
  • Controls user access with role-based permissions and extensive security controls
  • Supports all popular protocols including SFTP, SCP, FTP/s, HTTP/s, Open PGP, AS2, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP
  • Protects files “at rest” and “in-motion” with FIPS 140-2 validated AES encryption
  • Supports large files with auto-resume and integrity checks to help guarantee delivery
  • Integrates with backend systems (Databases, APIs, Web Services, Java, .NET)
  • Allows multi-step workflows to process files on a scheduled or event-driven basis
  • Provides APIs and commands for running file transfers and workflows from customer applications and 3rd party schedulers
  • Allows jobs to be prioritized and segmented with job queues and run priorities
  • Authenticates users with AD, LDAP, IBM i and SAML
  • Keeps files in the Internal Network with a DMZ Reverse Proxy (Gateway)
  • Includes key management tools for Open PGP Keys, SSH Keys and SSL Certificates
  • Sends email alerts and text messages for failed and completed transfers
  • Logs all file transfer activity with centralized auditing and reporting

Which platforms can GoAnywhere MFT install to?

GoAnywhere MFT can be installed onto Windows, Linux (Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu, etc.), IBM i (iSeries), AIX (pSeries), UNIX, HP-UX, Solaris and Mac OS X platforms.

Can GoAnywhere MFT run in a VMware or other virtual environments?

Yes. Fortra is a Technology Alliance Partner with VMware. GoAnywhere MFT has been tested and verified to run in VMware and Amazon EC2 virtualized environments. GoAnywhere MFT has been awarded the “VMware Ready” logo.

Do I need to load any software on my PC?

No. All GoAnywhere MFT functions would reside on your server. Administration and monitoring for GoAnywhere MFT can be performed right through your browser using an intuitive dashboard. All popular browsers are supported including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. If the Web Client is not preferred for ad-hoc file sharing, GoDrive (collaboration) can be installed locally and Secure Mail can be integrated with Microsoft Outlook using the Outlook plugin.

Which protocols does GoAnywhere MFT support?

GoAnywhere MFT supports the protocol standards of SFTP, SCP, FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, PeSIT, AS2, ICAP, SMB, CIFS, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, SMS, SNMP, REST, SOAP, and GoFast for sending and receiving files.

Do my trading partners need any special software to connect to GoAnywhere MFT?

No. Your trading partners can use any products or methods they wish to connect to GoAnywhere MFT, as long as they use one of the standard protocols (FTP, SFTP, FTPS, HTTPS, AS2) that you have enabled in the product.

Can my trading partners or employees connect through their browser?

Yes. If the HTTP/s service is enabled in GoAnywhere MFT, your trading partners and employees can simply connect to your system through their browser. Once they provide a valid login, they can then quickly download and upload (if authorized) files through a point-and-click interface.

Can GoAnywhere MFT connect to secure FTP servers?

Yes. GoAnywhere MFT can connect to SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol), SCP (Secure Copy), and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS) servers; which provide encrypted data transmissions. These servers can be pre-configured in GoAnywhere MFT and selected through simple drop-down menus within its Administrator.

Which database servers can GoAnywhere MFT connect to?

GoAnywhere MFT can connect to a variety of database servers including SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, MariaDB, IBM i, DB2, PostgreSQL, Amazon Aurora, Azure SQL, Derby, and Informix. GoAnywhere MFT can also connect to other database servers which have a compatible JDBC 2.0 driver.

Records (rows) can be retrieved from database files (tables, views, physicals, logicals) using any SQL statement supported by the database server. Depending on the user's authority, GoAnywhere MFT allows records to be inserted, updated and deleted into database files using SQL statements supported by the database server.

Which file formats does GoAnywhere MFT support?

GoAnywhere MFT can read Excel documents, delimited text files (CSV), fixed-width text files, flat files, XML, and JSON documents. GoAnywhere MFT can also write Excel documents, CSV files, fixed-width text files, XML, and JSON documents. For instance, GoAnywhere MFT could export records from a database file into an Excel document and then email that document to one or more recipients. Alternately, GoAnywhere MFT could retrieve an XML document from an FTP server, validate it against a DTD or Schema and then import the data from that XML document into one or more database files. GoAnywhere MFT includes ETL functions to allow data to be modified, formatted and mapped into other columns as part of a workflow.

Does GoAnywhere MFT need to be installed onto each server it connects to?

No, GoAnywhere MFT will connect to the database servers, SFTP servers, FTP/s servers, HTTP servers and mail servers over the TCP/IP network using standard protocols and do not require any additional software. However, the optional GoAnywhere Agent service requires proprietary software to be installed on connected systems. All connection methods provide a centralized single point of control and administration.

Is there a free trial available?

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

What is GoDrive and how does it work?

GoDrive provides Enterprise File Sync and Sharing (EFSS) services for your employees and partners. With GoDrive, files and folders can be easily shared between users with advanced collaboration features including file revision tracking, commenting, trash bin, media viewing and synchronization with Windows and Mac devices. You can use Go Drive with either our Web Client or PC applications.

What is GoAnywhere?

GoAnywhere is an innovative solution for automating data movement, translation, encryption and compression within the enterprise. With GoAnywhere's intuitive interface and comprehensive functionality, you can easily streamline and secure the exchange of data with your customers, trading partners and internal servers.

On which platforms can GoAnywhere be installed?

The GoAnywhere products can be installed onto Windows, Linux (SUSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu), IBM i (iSeries), IBM p (AIX), IBM z (Mainframe), UNIX (AIX, HP-UX, Solaris), and Mac OS X platforms.

Can GoAnywhere run in a VMware virtual environment?

Yes. Linoma Software [now Fortra] is a VMware Elite Technology Alliance Partner. All GoAnywhere products have been tested and verified to run in a VMware virtualized environment. These products have been awarded the “VMware Ready” logo.

Can you provide me with reference accounts?

Yes. We would be happy to provide you with the contact information for some customers that are using GoAnywhere. Check out the numerous customer testimonials and case studies on our web site.

What are GoAnywhere's support hours?

GoAnywhere provides toll-free and email support from 7am to 6pm (CDT), Monday through Friday. On-line support is also provided on this Web site. Emergency (off-hours) support is available to customers who are on active maintenance agreements. Contact your sales representative to get a copy of GoAnywhere's support policy.

Do you offer professional services for GoAnywhere products?

Yes. GoAnywhere users can get expert help from our product specialists in the following areas: product training, project consulting, integration and configuration, upgrades and conversions, and migration assistance. You can learn more about these offerings on our professional services page.