On January 15, 2020, GlobalSCAPE announced it is launching the eighth generation of its managed file transfer (MFT) platform, called Enhanced File Transfer (EFT) 2020. Its new product focuses on the simplicity of secured file transfer and aims to establish itself at the forefront of data regulatory compliance in the MFT space.
“GDPR [General Data Protection Regulation], PIPEDA [Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act], and CCPA [California Consumer Privacy Act] are only the beginning of potential compliance and privacy headaches for enterprises,” said Roberto Garcia, Vice President of Product Strategy and Engineering at GlobalSCAPE.
This means any half-baked data control policy will not be enough to keep up with all the emerging data regulations. With EFT 2020, GlobalSCAPE aims to give its clients the ability to comply with all regulations using a platform that makes increasingly layered data compliance automatic. Its new platform gives users the right to exercise controls over their data and provides an industry-first built-in GDPR – Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) report. These new features will bring GlobalSCAPE into direct competition with other MFT leaders such as GoAnywhere, which has also implemented several features such as personal data encryption and audit trails to meet GDPR requirements.
Along with all its compliance measures, GlobalSCAPE’s EFT 2020 looks to set a new standard for user experience in the MFT industry. The new platform will include:
Source: GlobalSCAPE at SoftwareReviews, Accessed January 29, 2020
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Many market research firms project that the market for Managed File Transfer (MFT) will grow between 7-10% in the next five years (expressed in compound annual growth rates (CAGR): see here, here and here). Is MFT is a mature technology? Maybe. Is MFT is a stable technology with low risk of disruption? Absolutely not.