Managed File Transfer enterprise deployment solution

Deploying a Managed File Transfer (MFT) solution across your organization is a major step that you can take toward a comprehensive data movement strategy. The IBM® enterprise deployment solution helps your organization adopt a customer-centric MFT architecture to realize the full potential of an MFT solution.


Automate the deployment of Connect:Direct® for UNIX and Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows across your enterprise with the IBM Connect:Direct installation. Automated deployment of Connect:Direct, coupled with the configuration and monitoring capabilities of Control Center, enables the following benefits:
  • Reduced total cost of ownership
  • Improved operational efficiencies
  • Improved governance and auditability over the data that is being moved

Connect:Direct is point-to-point (peer-to-peer) file-based integration middleware that is meant for 24x365 unattended operation, which provides assured delivery, high-volume, and secure data exchange within and between enterprises. It is optimized for high performance and throughput. It also moves files that contain any type of data (text, EDI, binary, digital content, image) across multiple hardware types and operating systems, disparate file systems, and disparate media. It is used by many industries throughout the world to move large volumes of data and for connecting to remote offices.

Control Center

After you deploy Connect:Direct across your enterprise, use Control Center to configure and monitor your Connect:Direct nodes from a central location.

Control Center is a centralized monitoring and management system. It gives operations personnel the capability to continuously monitor business activities across the enterprise for the following server types:
  • Connect:Direct
  • Connect:Direct File Agent
  • IBM Connect:Enterprise®
  • IBM B2B Integrator
  • IBM File Gateway
  • IBM Connect:Express
  • IBM QuickFile
  • Many FTP servers

In addition, you can manage the configurations and licenses of Connect:Direct servers.

Tivoli Endpoint Manager

IBM Tivoli® Endpoint Manager delivers an easy-to-manage, quick-to-deploy solution that provides unified, real-time visibility to install, upgrade, patch, and uninstall applications, such as Connect:Direct, across all endpoints from a single console. It offers the following capabilities:
  • Single intelligent agent for continuous endpoint self-assessment and policy enforcement
  • Real-time visibility and control from a single management console
  • Manage hundreds of thousands of endpoints regardless of location, connection type, or status. Endpoints include network-attached servers and desktops, Internet-connected notebooks, mobile devices, and specialized equipment such as point-of-sale (POS) devices, ATMs, and self-service kiosks.
  • Support heterogeneous hardware and operating systems: Microsoft® Windows®, UNIX®, Linux® and Mac operating systems