Managed File Transfer

Definition - What does Managed File Transfer mean?

A managed file transfer is the process of transferring a file between one or more computers using a managed platform, software or service.

It is done through a file transfer service or software that automates and manages the process of transferring the file between multiple nodes. The software/service can be an on-premises solution or through the Internet/cloud/SaaS.

Techopedia explains Managed File Transfer

A managed file transfer can be used for transferring files between network nodes that are internal or external to a network. Typically, managed file transfer is achieved using FTP, HTTP or a similar file/data transfer protocol. However, being a managed service, managed file transfer generally adds:

  • Security
  • Encryption
  • Non-repudiation
  • Error checking

This ensures that the transferred file not only reaches the destination node securely, but also is prevented from any data loss or data integrity errors.

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