Take Control of Your Data Integration With a Leading B2B MFT Solution

Best B2B MFT Solution for File Transfer in 2022

Enterprise data integration enables you to get your data under control with the governance and security you require, while also supporting the scalability and reliability needs of your business.

The CIC MFT solution ensures the security and visibility of end-to-end data integration flows necessary to meet compliance and regulatory requirements.

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Connect to Your Partners & Infrastructure

CIC MFT provides a robust solution to onboard and manage partners as you grow your business. Quickly onboard partners into the platform, and more importantly manage and provide insight. CIC MFT offers Partner Management, allowing you to associate partners or business connections across the platform in an easy to use interface. Manage partner details, including identifies, contact information, and all associated connections.

Additional partner connectivity capabilities:

  • Modern storage options: Azure, S3, GCP, Database, Cloudera, JMSQueue, SMB, NFS to connect partners and hybrid infrastructure
  • Advanced Router Connector: Route payload based on content coming from or going to your partners easily with CIC MFT's Advanced Router Connector
  • Reduce Onboarding Time:  Quickly onboard partners with a single connection that supports FTPs/SFTP/HTTPs (Portal) with Transfer Reporting

Automate & Scale Your File Transfer

You have a lot of automated processes that can be very complex, and having a solution that can integrate with those is key to driving your success.

CIC MFT automation capabilities:

  • Complex schedule automation (including event-based i.e. envoke a javascript when a file is received)
  • Partner management: associate specific connections with your different partners to automate actions & routing
  • Advanced support for high availability and disaster recovery to enable completely automated synchronization with synchronization monitoring
MFT Automation Solution

Enable Complete MFT Security and Governance

The CIC MFT Solution provides extensive features and functionality to secure your file transfer environment and govern your trading partner community.

Security capabilities:

  • Multi-Level user access with support for LDAP/AD integration including SSO
  • Perimeter layer security model
  • Highly varied algorithm support for any platform compatibility
  • Connection pool-based system with support for forward, reverse, and forward-reverse proxy
  • Multi-protocol support for proxy integration
  • IP filtering capability
  • Dynamic Black Listing, manual or automatic responsiveness
  • PGP and XML encryption handling capabilities
  • TCP port usage report to better understand how to configure firewalls to allow connections in or out

Remove Service Complexity and Gain Ease of Use

CIC MFT was built to be easy for you to use.  The MFT solution provides complete protocol support, security, end user authentication/ single sign on, and visibility/ dashboards/reporting.

What makes CIC MFT so easy to use?

  • Multi-protocol support
  • Natively available protocol set (18 total including file based, message based and database integration)
  • Seamless setup for connections
  • Single point access management
  • Single integrated solution for file transfer and visibility
  • Centralized certificate management
  • Preconfigured hosts
  • User-friendly Web administration

Access the Widest Array of Supported Protocols & Connectors

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Monitoring and Alerting

Monitor system and data health as data moves through your infrastructure, with monitoring modules and pre-built libraries that can be configured to business needs.

MFT Monitoring and Alerting Solution

Centralized & Holistic Visibility

Gain better transactional visibility for business users in order to make confident critical business decisions faster than ever, with dashboard views for all system activity.

MFT Dashboards and Reporting

Issue Identification

Equip your team to proactively solve issues before they become problems, with trading partner level monitoring and alerting, centralized log aggregation and incident tracking, and more.

MFT Issue Identification Solution

Expect File Transfer Perfection with Cloud Certified MFT Expertise

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Drummond Certified

CIC MFT secure AS2AS3, and ebMS 2.0 (ebXML Messaging Service) protocol connectors are fully certified by Drummond Group for interoperability and conformance, and for the reliability and security of data interchange.

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FIPS Certified

Cleo offers a FIPS 140-2 Certified data encryption solution that meets the security requirements set forth by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for government agencies and other firms with technology solutions and services used in the government sector.

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Odette Certified

CIC MFT provides an Odette-certified OFTP2 protocol connector, ensuring reliable data interaction and the secure exchange of critical business data.

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How Precoat Metals Enhanced its B2B Managed File Transfer with Cleo

A steel-coating supplier, Precoat Metals relies on secure MFT and EDI to communicate with manufacturers, because not just any file transfer software will do. Learn how Precoat Metals leverages Cleo's managed file transfer solution to enhance those critical communications and accommodate its customers' various protocol needs.

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Managed File Transfer: What is MFT and how does it work?

What is Managed File Transfer (MFT)?

Managed file transfer (MFT) is designed to connect all your information sources and consumers in a way that ensures governance and control of data movement across your organization and into your partners’, suppliers’, and customer’s organizations.

Secure, reliable, and scalable MFT solutions quickly connect to internal systems and your business ecosystem, while moving data quickly and remaining compliant across all data interactions.

What are the benefits of MFT Solutions?

Data security: Eliminate security gaps and governance challenges with structured access control.

Consolidation: Consolidate all integration processes onto a single platform for central control and management.

Collaboration: Connect internal and external file sharing and collaborative workflows.

Auditability: Track all files that are received by or sent from your organization.

Process automation: Build, transform, and automate integrations by leveraging APIs.

What are Features of Top MFT Solutions?

Flexible Deployment Options: MFT vendors that don’t support flexible deployment options do not embrace modern IT strategies, so it’s critical an MFT solution can be launched on-premise, in the cloud, or both. 

Comprehensive Audit Functionality: A full audit trail of a file’s life cycle is required to maintain government and industry compliance and often to meet SLAs and KPIs. A must-have for many organizations, leading MFT solutions eliminate the manual data fetches for auditing/reporting and automate the tracking process so you know every aspect – when it was sent and received, who touched it and when – in case of an audit.

Non-Repudiation Capabilities: Non-repudiation is proof that what was sent by a certain system or person was actually received by another system or person, and that it is indeed the same file. This ensures integrity of the document. MFT solutions do this via digital signatures in combination with cryptographic data hash functions, such as the SHA-1 and SHA-2 algorithms. While required in many industries, including healthcare, banking, insurance, and securities, non-repudiation capabilities are critical to knowing your data sets are authentic and will benefit every organization doing digital business.

Complete Security and Governance Enablement: The best MFT solutions provide extensive features and functionality to secure your file transfer environment and govern your trading partner community.

  • Secure access control via LDAP

  • Enable antivirus and content scanning through ICAP

  • Authorization (OAuth 2.0), authentication (SAML), encryption, certificate management

  • Perimeter layer security with bidirectional proxy architecture

  • Reporting, audit trails, and visibility dashboards

Why Do Large Enterprises Tend to Choose CIC MFT Over Other File Sharing Options?

CIC MFT centralizes and governs all managed file transfers moving throughout the business ecosystem. Cleo's MFT solution enables the data protection and data security large enterprises need for all system-based and ad hoc file transfers.

Rapid connections

Set up connections and start transferring files in hours instead of days, or even weeks.

Multi-protocol support

Support all secure protocols required to handle data exchanges with any internal and external system.

Compliance

Gain real-time visibility, complete control, and governance to help meet all compliance mandates.

File acceleration

Move data, of any size or volume, 3.5x faster than competing solutions.

Flexible deployment

Deploy on your cloud or the Cleo Cloud platform, with the flexibility to self-manage MFT processes, or have Cleo manage them for you.