SecureTransport overview

SecureTransport is part of the Axway family of managed file transfer (MFT) products. SecureTransport allows organizations to adeptly control and manage the transfer of files inside and outside of the corporate firewall in support of mission-critical business processes and ad hoc human transactions, while satisfying policy and regulatory compliance requirements. SecureTransport serves as a hub and router for moving files between humans, systems, and more. SecureTransport also completes tasks related to moving files (push or pull), hosting files in mailboxes or "FTP-like" folders, and provides portal access with configurable workflow for file handling and routing. SecureTransport delivers user-friendly governance and configuration capabilities, including delegated administration and pre-defined and configurable workflows, while providing the highest possible level of security.

Designed to handle everything from high-volume automated file transfers between systems, sites, lines of business, and external partners, to user-driven ad hoc communications, to portal-based file exchange, SecureTransport supports the full range of file transfer scenarios while satisfying stringent security, policy, and regulatory compliance requirements. Serving as an MFT gateway, SecureTransport can perform the following key MFT functions:

  • Accelerate and manage movement of files (push or pull) and host files in secure mailboxes or folders
  • Push data securely to trading partners in real time
  • Support ultra-high-end shared service bureaus to meet the demands of multiple business units and organizations in one scalable infrastructure
  • Provide a configurable workflow for flexible and dynamic file handling and routing

Also, user-friendly governance and configuration capabilities, including delegated administration and pre-defined and configurable workflows, make SecureTransport a secure, easy-to-implement, and easy-to-use alternative to high-maintenance proprietary file transfer software, simple MFT gateways, and costly VANs and VPNs.

SecureTransport is compatible with FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, FIPS 140-2 Level 1, AS2, and PeSIT standards. SecureTransport includes features that support business processes that are mission-critical to the enterprise and the documentation, auditing, and accountability required by government regulations such as HIPAA, GLBA, and Sarbanes-Oxley.

SecureTransport has many enterprise-class features, including the following:

  • Standard Clustering and Enterprise Clustering
  • Comprehensive authentication and access control
  • A user-friendly HTML5-based end user client for file transfers, transfer status, and full email-style message compose, inbox, and outbox views for ad hoc transactions
  • Comprehensive multiple LDAP system integration and mapping
  • Complete representational state transfer (REST) web services APIs for administration, for file transfers management, and for custom end user interactions
  • Interactive and automated transfers
  • Guaranteed delivery
  • Flexible support for deployments using one or more peripheral networks (DMZs) that host SecureTransport Edge servers configured to provide specific protocol and proxy services
  • Data integrity
  • Comprehensive logging and auditing
  • Event-driven agents
  • Java APIs and protocol support for application integration
  • Scheduled transfers
  • Advanced Routing
  • PGP encryption and decryption
  • Compression and decompression
  • Line ending and transcoding
  • Embedded Axway File Bus support

The cryptographic libraries used by SecureTransport for the AS2 (SSL), FTPS, HTTPS, PeSIT (SSL and legacy SSL), and SSH (SFTP and SCP) protocols have been certified Federal Information Protection Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 1 compliant by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Computer Security Division, and the Communications Security Establishment of the Government of Canada Information Protection Group.

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