If you are a regular reader of our blogs, you would know that we often like to highlight any particular technical achievements or solutions we developed, so that knowledge can be shared amongst our customers and visitors alike. This week we not only have a clever solution - for transferring log files using MOVEit Automation - to showcase but that solution has been submitted by one of our customers.
In keeping with the season of gift giving, Progress Software have released a 2020 edition of the well-known WS_FTP Server software. Bringing an end to a wait of just over two years since the previous version - the last version released by predecessor Ipswitch Inc.
It has to be said that Microsoft SharePoint is not everybody's cup-of-tea. But, with Microsoft dominating the office productivity landscape via it very popular Office 365 subscription service, it is probably the most common document library software in use. And with that said, we find that IT teams are often asking us about how they can bring SharePoint into their automated Managed File Transfer (MFT) workflows.
Generally the larger our systems get, the more of an administrative burden they become. More user accounts need creating for access; permissions and controls need to be set correctly for security purposes; and something or someone needs to keep a track of the changes taking place.
You may have noticed that this is our second blog post on the different configurable modes of FTP, in recent days - after our previous blog on the differences between active and passive FTP. We often write about our experiences at the time and the past 30-days have been no exception, having spoken with and assisted a number of customers through the intricacies of FTP.
For a protocol with nearly fifty years on the clock, FTP can sometimes be a lot more complicated than most would assume. In particular, there is often a strong misunderstanding of the differences between active and passive FTP sessions, which can lead to confusion around port numbers in use and how the protocol really works.
After working with quite a few customers on upgrading their MOVEit installations over the past six months, there is one thing which we have noticed is being frequently overlooked - the regular execution of maintenance tasks, which help to keep MOVEit healthy and operationally functional.
So, you have installed MOVEit Automation and have started to create automated workflows for moving files from one location to another. But with that initial requirement now fulfilled, what else can you get out of the solution?
With over eleven years' of technical experience with Ipswitch MOVEit solutions, we quite often are asked about how the solution might be able to solve some of the requirements which are not typically spoken about on the marketing materials.
FTP has been around for as long as I can remember; and according to Rapid7 is still in widespread use today with over 21 million FTP servers on present on the internet today.