Managed File Transfer (MFT) applications are developed in order to provide a single application that handles all corporate file transfers regardless of protocol. Typical MFT applications are capable of handling protocols which include FTP (File Transfer Protocol), FTPS (FTP over SSL), SFTP (Secure File Transfer via SSH), SCP (Secure Copy via SSH), HTTP/S and WebDAV. In addition to protocol independence, MFT applications typically have auditing, reporting and password policy features that are needed to comply with various government requirements such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley.
Business process automation is also a large part of MFT applications, providing tools for automating routine file transfers and server events e.g. file transfer failure.
JSCAPE Secure FTP Server is a platform-independent MFT application with support for Windows, Solaris, Linux, Mac OS X and AIX platforms.
JSCAPE has recently begun offering it's JSCAPE Secure FTP Server Hosting service, providing users with hosted FTP, FTP/S, SFTP, HTTPS and secure WebDAV file transfer services. JSCAPE Secure FTP Server Hosting offers users an easy way to securely exchange data without having to install client or server software. JSCAPE Secure FTP Server Hosting uses the popular JSCAPE Secure FTP Server solution also offered by JSCAPE.