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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.""It's highly configurable, there is no need for standalone scripting.""Very high functionality with the ability to plug in your own code.""I have found almost all the features valuable."

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"Security is the most valuable feature of this product.""The product has been very stable."

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Cons
"Too many features; UI is not good.""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.""The API capabilities could be expanded to make integration more versatile.""I would like to see auto-deployment without service disruptions.""Not a ten because it's a bit complex, not so simple. It's one product but there are many screens."

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"The user interface needs to be improved.""Technical support is the number one concern.""User interface is not user friendly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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    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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    The product has been very stable.
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    This is the cheapest of the product's line of solutions. Their licensing model is based upon the size of the hardware that it's sitting on. Therefore, the more robust hardware, the bigger your license… more »
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    The user interface needs to be improved. It's very rarely used. Technical support is difficult to work with. I would like to see more adapters created that allow other protocols to send to it.
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    Overview

    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.

    IBM Sterling Connect:Direct provides security-rich, point-to-point file transfers to lessen dependency on unreliable File Transfer Protocol (FTP) transfers. It is optimized for high-volume delivery of files within and among enterprises. The solution ensures more reliable movement of files, from batch integration and movement of large images or catalogs, to synchronization with remote locations.
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    HZMO, Bank of Communications
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Insurance Company8%
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    Financial Services Firm27%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government7%
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    IBM Sterling File Gateway is ranked 7th in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 5 reviews while Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct is ranked 8th in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 2 reviews. IBM Sterling File Gateway is rated 7.0, while Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of IBM Sterling File Gateway writes "The industry leader in secure file transfer, broadly adopted for its excellent capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct writes "Secure and stable with a straightforward initial setup". IBM Sterling File Gateway is most compared with AWS Transfer for SFTP, Aspera Managed File Transfer, MOVEit, BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer and HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT, whereas Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct is most compared with AWS Transfer for SFTP, BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer, Aspera Managed File Transfer, HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT and MOVEit.

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