Volume 10, Number 43 -- December 7, 2010

Attachmate Updates MFT Tool

Published: December 7, 2010

by Alex Woodie

Attachmate recently unveiled a new release of FileXpress, its managed file transfer (MFT) offering that supports moving files among IBM i-, mainframe-, Unix-, and X86-based computer systems. Support for the latest release of Microsoft Windows Server heads the list of improvements in version 7.0.

FileXpress Platform Server is an Attachmate-branded version of the CyberFusion Integration (CFI) product that was developed by Proginet, which was acquired by TIBCO Software earlier this year. CFI (and therefore FileXpress) uses a proprietary protocol to move files between source and target locations.

Proginet's proprietary protocol, proponents say, provides better automation capabilities than can typically be found using FTP and its encrypted variants, including support for check point restarts and cyclic redundancy checks. These features make the protocol, which Attachmate calls RocketStream, especially good at handling large files sent over large distances. Attachmate offers a separate gateway product, called FileXpress Internet Server, which allows FileXpress users to communicate via standard FTP and other mechanisms.

With FileXpress version 7, the software is now cleared to run under Windows Server 2008 R2, which Microsoft delivered last year. The software runs under other OSes as well, including IBM i, according to an Attachmate product manager. The capability to run directly under IBM i makes it an alternative to other MFT products.

Other improvements in FileXpress version 7 include more powerful encryption, authentication, auditing, and role-based administration functionalities, the company says. Administrators will be notified of problems more quickly through new server status alerts that have been added in version 7, while more detailed SMTP messages will lead to faster error resolution.

Version 7 also improves the process of integrating FileXpress into existing IT systems, thanks to a new capability that allows the use of a local user account database for external contacts; internal users can continue to use existing LDAP user registries, Attachmate says.

Provisioning file transfers to new users and resolving problems when file transfers go wrong were the top two problems that MFT users report when adopting a new product, says Attachmate product marketing manager Sam Morris. "FileXpress 7.0 eliminates those pains," he says.


Attachmate Begins Delivery of New MFT Tool

                     Post this story to del.icio.us
               Post this story to Digg
    Post this story to Slashdot

Sponsored By

RPG/COBOL Design Recovery with
X-Analysis 8

The first step in any project starts with understanding:

                                                      · Structure Charts & Data Flows
                                                      · User Screen Flow Diagrams
                                                      · Extract Relational Data Model
                                                      · Extract Business Rule Logic
                                                      · UML Class/Activity/Use Case
                                                      · Analyze Java/VB with RPG/COBOL
                                                      · Variable-Level Impact Analysis
                                                      · Document Entire System

Run this exciting new release over your own system
and see all this in just two days.

Download a copy at www.databorough.com

Editor: Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik,
Shannon O'Donnell, Timothy Prickett Morgan
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
Contact the Editors: To contact anyone on the IT Jungle Team
Go to our contacts page and send us a message.

Sponsored Links

VAULT400:  Which is right for you? Online back-up, DR, HA Webinar. Dec. 16, Jan. 20
LANSA:  FREE Webinar. "Think Beyond Modernization." Dec 16
PowerTech:  FREE Webinar! Configuring Real-Time Security Event Notification. Dec. 8


IT Jungle Store Top Book Picks

BACK IN STOCK: Easy Steps to Internet Programming for System i: List Price, $49.95

The iSeries Express Web Implementer's Guide: List Price, $49.95
The iSeries Pocket Database Guide: List Price, $59
The iSeries Pocket SQL Guide: List Price, $59
The iSeries Pocket WebFacing Primer: List Price, $39
Migrating to WebSphere Express for iSeries: List Price, $49
Getting Started with WebSphere Express for iSeries: List Price, $49
The All-Everything Operating System: List Price, $35
The Best Joomla! Tutorial Ever!: List Price, $19.95

The Four Hundred
Candescent Buys Quadrant Software as IntelliChief Spins Out

Cloud Beats Most In-House Security, Says IBM CTO

Server Sales Chug Along in the Third Quarter

As I See It: Stressing Over Stress

Maxava Widens Vision Lawsuit, Sues Sirius

Four Hundred Guru
The Top 10 IBM i Security Exposures, Part 1

Case-Sensitive SQL Identifiers

Admin Alert: Prototype Instructions for Running TCP/IP in i5/OS Restricted State

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
Full iSeries Events Calendar

System i PTF Guide
September 25, 2010: Volume 12, Number 39

September 18, 2010: Volume 12, Number 38

September 11, 2010: Volume 12, Number 37

September 4, 2010: Volume 12, Number 36

August 28, 2010: Volume 12, Number 35

August 21, 2010: Volume 12, Number 34

TPM at The Register
Ellison: Sparc T4 due next year

American IT hires (some) new workers in November

Novell muddles through fiscal Q4

Oracle stuffs Mongolian clusters with Sparc T3s

Fujitsu shoots low with BX400 baby blade box

Linux and Windows iron power Q3 server revenues

Microsoft pumps cash into IBM bete noire

IBM chips the laser light fantastic

Forget Xmas: Get set for the octocore v Bulldozer DEATHMATCH

HP ramps Superdome 2 shipments

Red Hat snaps up Makara

Big iron, x64 refresh goose server sales


Linoma Software
Twin Data Corporation

Printer Friendly Version

Web 2.0 Development Such a 'Drag' in RBD 8

Aldon Gets Agile, In More Ways Than One

Linoma Bolsters Encryption Tool with New Data Masking Feature

Virtualization is Hurting DR Preparedness, Vision Says

RJS Streamlines the Application of Digital Signatures

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

Attachmate Updates MFT Tool . . . Infor Expands Tools Partnership with Utilities 400 . . . Micro Focus Adds C# Support to Modernization Workbench . . . Tupperware Heats Up for Holidays with New Power Servers . . . UNIT 4 Opens Hybrid Cloud Division, Buys Polish ERP Developer . . .

Four Hundred Stuff


Subscription Information:
You can unsubscribe, change your email address, or sign up for any of IT Jungle's free e-newsletters through our Web site at http://www.itjungle.com/sub/subscribe.html.

Copyright © 1996-2010 Guild Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Guild Companies, Inc., 50 Park Terrace East, Suite 8F, New York, NY 10034

Privacy Statement