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Key highlights

Certified Containers

IBM Certified Containers for Sterling Connect:Direct are enterprise-grade, security-rich product editions with integrated common software services for consistent deployment life-cycle management including easy install and configure options, management of upgrades and roll-back, scalability, and security.

Performance capabilities

Reduces latency and increases transfer speed for large files over high-speed networks by up to four times their previous speed. Provides capabilities such as automatic retry, compression, checkpoint and restart to existing FTP transfers. The solution also supports a range of network protocols such as TCP/IP, Systems Network Architecture (SNA), and optional high-speed add-on based on the Aspera FASP technology.

Automated, reliable file transfer

Supports 24-hour unattended operations and schedules jobs on a one-time, recurring or continuous basis. The solution also assigns and manages file transfer workloads, and, in the event of network interruptions, automates the recovery process. You can benefit from automatic alerts that notify users of the success or failure of file transfers.

Designed for multiple platforms

Supports a wide range of platforms including IBM z/OS, OpenVMS, i5/OS, HP NonStop, Microsoft Windows, UNIX and Linux.

Advanced security features

Offers user authentication and data encryption through Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) as well as X.509 certificates, and enables you to meet Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 and Common Criteria certifications. In addition, the software performs Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) checking, and provides a thorough audit trail of data movement through extensive statistics logs.

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IBM Sterling Secure Proxy

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IBM Sterling File Gateway

Manage edge-based file transfers with a centralized gateway.

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