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Pros
"The solution offers good data recovery."

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"This product has been a leader in the field of secure file exchange.""The most valuable aspect is that it has good functionality.""Very high functionality with the ability to plug in your own code.""I have found almost all the features valuable.""It's highly configurable, there is no need for standalone scripting."

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Cons
"Could be more automated, particularly for file transfers."

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"IBM is advising not to use the IT translate anymore but this is going to be an extra cost to the customer to use the alternative.""Not a ten because it's a bit complex, not so simple. It's one product but there are many screens.""The API capabilities could be expanded to make integration more versatile.""I would like to see auto-deployment without service disruptions.""Too many features; UI is not good."

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  • "It's reasonably priced at $800,000."
  • "There are two types of customer licenses, an annual preview license, and an ELA-based license. I have found the solution is priced well. However, they need to review the pricing model because if you look at any other competitors, such as GlobalSCAPE, they do pricing based on the components and what you select. With this solution you have a monolithic application which you need to buy, there is no component level price discount."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The solution offers good data recovery.
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    SFTP would be better if it was more automated, particularly for file transfers. It would move things along more quickly and in real time.
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    We use SFTP for code changes, and then deploy to AWS. We are customers of SFTP.
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    I have found almost all the features valuable.
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    There are two types of customer licenses, an annual preview license, and an ELA-based license. I have found the solution is priced well. However, they need to review the pricing model because if you… more »
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    IBM is advising not to use the IT translate anymore but this is going to be an extra cost to the customer to use the alternative. Additionally, the solution can improve the REST API protocols. If you… more »
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    Overview

    AWS Transfer for SFTP is a fully managed service that enables the transfer of files directly into and out of Amazon S3 using the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)—also known as Secure Shell (SSH) File Transfer Protocol.

    Securely manage transfer files with authentication, encryption and audit trails while you retain administrative control of data using a library of templates.

    Sterling File Gateway can help you increase secure and dependable file transfer with your trading partners. It consolidates disparate centers of file transfer activity and facilitates the security-rich exchange of file-based data over the Internet. It helps companies avoid the risk and operational issues that can result from using loosely controlled file-transfer servers.

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    Sample Customers
    Myriota, FINRA, Celgene, Kontor New Media, Belong, ThinkCX, BluTV
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    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm23%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Media Company10%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Insurance Company8%
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    AWS Transfer for SFTP is ranked 10th in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 1 review while IBM Sterling File Gateway is ranked 7th in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 5 reviews. AWS Transfer for SFTP is rated 9.0, while IBM Sterling File Gateway is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of AWS Transfer for SFTP writes "Provides great data recovery and data persistence". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Sterling File Gateway writes "The industry leader in secure file transfer, broadly adopted for its excellent capabilities". AWS Transfer for SFTP is most compared with Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct, Aspera On Demand, BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer, CA XCOM Data Transport and MOVEit, whereas IBM Sterling File Gateway is most compared with Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct, Aspera Managed File Transfer, MOVEit, BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer and HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT.

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