It has been quite a long wait since the last release of MOVEit in 2019 - six months to be exact. We can only speculate that there has been some integration to do between Progress and Ipswitch, since the acquisition last year which may have delayed things.
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.
For those of you who use MOVEit Automation to automate the transfer of files between different hosts, you will know that while there are a number of supported hosts from SFTP servers to Amazon S3, there is no current native connector for Microsoft Azure blobs at the time of writing.
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.
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If you have worked with file transfer systems for any length of time, you might have heard of or even seen settings available which refer to AS2. Despite this protocol and its predecessor AS1 having existed since the 1990s, very few people know what it is or how it works.
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.