Fortra's Globalscape Managed File Transfer vs JSCAPE by Redwood comparison

 

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Categories and Ranking

Fortra's Globalscape Manage...
Ranking in Managed File Transfer (MFT)
12th
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
10
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
JSCAPE by Redwood
Ranking in Managed File Transfer (MFT)
8th
Average Rating
9.0
Number of Reviews
21
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Managed File Transfer (MFT) category, the mindshare of Fortra's Globalscape Managed File Transfer is 1.7%, down from 2.5% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of JSCAPE by Redwood is 3.3%, up from 1.3% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Managed File Transfer (MFT)
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Featured Reviews

AP
Jul 18, 2022
Enables us to automate processes and reduce dependency on other technologies
The most valuable feature is the automation engine because it allows you to script or program and it has lots of different features and options. It's something like an IDE for programmers, where they can add variables, arrays, loops, et cetera. It has much more functionality than the advanced rules component, which only has limited options. You can use automated scripts, such as those built with PowerShell, in GlobalSCAPE, as well as scripts that you build in Globalscape. It's also very important that it is designed specifically for Windows because our servers are Windows and everything that we do is in Windows. Of course, we have a few Linux servers and even an SFTP server, but it's very important to be in the Windows space. In addition, we use it to automate the submission of regulatory documentation and that is another very important functionality for us.
Akshatha Ramesh - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 16, 2023
Good automation, no complex coding, and high-level data encryption
As a sales operations analyst, my day-to-day tasks involve collating, managing huge data from Excel files, forecast, building dashboards, and sharing those files with our stakeholders.  For analysis, we mainly deal with a minimum of ten years of data so the file size will be huge and manually…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"The Event Rules functionality is a key feature. It is very simple to understand and work with. If you have a support team that doesn't know anything about coding, they can really relate to the way event rules are designed. So, I try to make them as simplistic as possible when we create file transmissions. When I first started working in Globalscape, a lot of the file transmissions were handled through Advanced Workflow, which is a similar product. We had a lot of scripts in Advanced Workflow. I moved them to Event Viewer in Globalscape because of the simplicity of building scripts and understanding how they work. It literally takes 5 to 10 minutes to set one up, but if you're in an advanced workflow, it could take an hour to two hours to understand via code what it is actually doing. It has definitely been a plus."
"The most valuable feature is the automation engine, because it allows you to script or program and it has lots of different features and options. It's something like an IDE for programmers, where they can add variables, arrays, loops, et cetera."
"A job skeleton can be used from test to production so you don't have to build jobs from scratch in production."
"The High Security Module is valuable. It allows for increased security. It allows me to integrate Globalscape with our Active Directory. So, we manage all our customer accounts outside of Globalscape, and it allows us to import them with LDAP queries. It's very convenient. It also gives our customers the confidence that it's a very secure product."
"The fact that it is Windows-based was a huge factor for us because most of our endpoints are Windows-based. And the ability to configure it means standardization is available with the product."
"The Advanced Workflow Engine it comes with is brilliant because it allows us to create scripts and perform behind-the-scenes jobs that would otherwise require a third-party solution... You would have to create a special code on the outside to get all that other stuff done in the background. With Globalscape, we can get all of that done in one package."
"It made things easier. Before, there were five to 10 different software solutions spread out over 10 different servers. Now, everything is being centralized into one location; facilitating, supporting, maintaining, training people, etc. There have been gains just because Globalscape EFT is more efficient at moving things around than our previous other applications. For instance, if I am connecting to someone over the Internet or transmitting for the client, the speed of transmitting those files through SFTP is 20% to 30% faster than our previous automated solution. Therefore, we have seen time savings."
"It bolsters security with features like Data Loss Prevention and seamless integration with DLP for a safe and compliant environment which enables real-time document sharing and control over file actions."
"The speed of transferring large datasets is super quick, which allows us to work on multiple tasks at a time."
"Valuable features include a comprehensive management UI and a strictly controlled managed file transfer."
"The tool can transfer files of any size and type without any issue."
"One of the standout features of this particular tool is its automation capabilities."
"It is platform-independent and can flawlessly work on any operating system using the latest security standards."
"The JSCAPE MFT Server offers support for diverse protocols such as FTP(S), SFTP, SCP, AFTP, OFTP, and TFPT."
"It keeps a clear record of all the file transfers that take place, the person who initiated them, and the outcome of the execution."
"It offers audit trails and reporting tools, allowing users to track file transfers, monitor user activities, and produce regulatory compliance reports."
 

Cons

"The folder monitoring services need improvement. Currently, with the folder monitoring services in Globalscape, if any changes are made to our firewalls, network, or something else that affects the directory services where the files are located, for some reason, the folder monitoring services get cut out, and the files are left there. They remain in the folder without being sent. I have over 50 file transmission processes that I would have to go to manually re-drop a file into the folder so that it processes the file transmission. There are times where even though I re-drop a file, it still doesn't work. In that case, I have to resynchronize the folder monitoring process, and it is a very big headache on my side that I have to deal with. It is not only related to Globalscape or their development team. It is on our side too. I just sent a support case where we found out yesterday that we had a file transmission that hasn't run in a whole year, and it was an important one. No one on the business side or the IT support side, as well as the vendor, had indicated that the file wasn't received or the data hadn't been updated. I found out that it was the folder monitoring service that was the problem when I initially had the problem last October, and this was the file that I just missed. So, I re-dropped the file in yesterday, and the monitor worked. It runs every week, so we sent a file to that folder, and it processed that out."
"We need some capability for faster transfers and large file transfers. If we want to transfer a terabyte file, it is not capable of doing that right now. They say it is possible, but we are not able to do so with our environment."
"Instead of using a fat client to access the administrator panel, where you have to install client software on any server that you need to use to access, I would like them to switch to a web-based model where you could connect from anywhere without having to maintain and install the software."
"In the beginning, it could be considered a bit challenging."
"It could improve its operations by incorporating real-time collaboration features like those offered by platforms such as Microsoft OneDrive and Office 365."
"The solution lags a bit when thousands of jobs, multiple users, and multiple developers are accessing it at the same time."
"I do have some complaints or concerns around the centralized platform for the management of file transfer operations, and I know that they're working towards a better solution there. At its core, it's a good feature, but needs some improvements. I would like to see a web interface so that there is universal support across versions, because we have test and production environments that aren't always in sync. It would be nice to have one administrative interface to access both."
"There are two ways to install Globalscape: as a standalone server or as a high-availability server, either Active-Active or Active-Standby. We are currently using standalone servers. That means if we want to upgrade the software, I shut down one of the two back-end servers, upgrade the software, make sure everything is correct, and then turn traffic back on to that one. I then proceed to upgrade the second server. With their high-availability solution, that is not a possibility. Both servers have to be shut down to perform the upgrade. We're a 24/7 shop. We don't have a window where we can have downtime."
"Setup is time-consuming."
"The initial setup and configuration are time-consuming."
"Database crashing was seen whenever there was an overload."
"The user interface (UI) could be improved."
"Iteratively enhancing the user interface could help with streamlining workflows to make them more intuitive and user-friendly."
"Providing initial guidance would help new users to understand the UI."
"Improving the error handling feature can help users to identify and resolve issues more quickly and efficiently."
"Enhancing the user interface would make it more accessible and appealing to the new users and it will definitely enhance the user experience."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Maintenance and services for Globalscape EFT have an annual price tag, and it is not cheap."
"A large factor in our decision to go with Globalscape was the price."
"The on-prem licensing is very good. It's a perpetual license and I would advise others to purchase that license. That way, you don't have to pay yearly."
"Globalscape is not cheap, but you get what you pay for. The cost is worth the value of the product. What you're getting is a good, stable solution that does a lot."
"We are paying around 30K per year."
"It is a very good product in terms of purchase. It didn't cost that much, even with the way we had scaled and architecturally put things in place. It is definitely comparable to other products."
"It offers excellent value and its pricing is straightforward, making it easy to acquire, set up, and use."
"The solution is reasonably priced in comparison to other products."
"The software is expensive compared to other vendors."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Financial Services Firm
19%
Computer Software Company
15%
Healthcare Company
8%
Insurance Company
7%
Financial Services Firm
21%
Manufacturing Company
13%
Computer Software Company
11%
Energy/Utilities Company
7%
 

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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Globalscape Managed File Transfer?
It bolsters security with features like Data Loss Prevention and seamless integration with DLP for a safe and compliant environment which enables real-time document sharing and control over file ac...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Globalscape Managed File Transfer?
It offers excellent value and its pricing is straightforward, making it easy to acquire, set up, and use. While there are some areas where it could improve, such as GUI and collaboration features, ...
What needs improvement with Globalscape Managed File Transfer?
It could improve its operations by incorporating real-time collaboration features like those offered by platforms such as Microsoft OneDrive and Office 365. These features include tracking changes,...
What do you like most about JSCAPE?
The product's most valuable feature is the high availability clustering.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for JSCAPE?
The software is expensive compared to other vendors. I rate the pricing a seven out of ten.
What needs improvement with JSCAPE?
The product's pricing needs improvement.
 

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Globalscape GlobalSCAPE Managed File Transfer
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BAE Systems, ABN AMRO, Boeing, Bank of America, Dassault Falcon Jet Corp, Bank of Montreal, General Dynamics, Bank of Taiwan, General Electric, Citibank Canada, Honeywell, CreditSuisse, L-3 Communications, Columbia University, Harvard Medical School, Kaplan Higher Education, Northwest Christian College, Kaiser Permanente, Share Builder, Procter & Gamble, TransUnion, Roche Diagnostics, BASF, 1-800-Contacts, Canon, AMPM, Daimler AG, Coach, Edwards Brothers, USB Financial Services
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