Cloud Managed File Transfer (MFT)

Provision MFT in Thru or private cloud as budget and governance requires

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Thru is a cloud managed file transfer (MFT) platform that handles all aspects of automated and manual file transfers, including configuration, administration and integration.

By using a cloud-native MFT solution, you have:

Cloud Deployment Options

We offer two main cloud MFT deployment options: configuration in our cloud or in your private cloud. You can deploy Thru in your Microsoft Azure Cloud or Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. We also offer a hybrid architecture that extends MFT functionality to internal file transfers: These transfers are orchestrated by our cloud and executed by runtimes installed on corporate networks. All files within internal flows are transferred inside the enterprise’s firewalls.

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Thru Cloud

Thru runs in certified Azure data centers in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Australia. Because we are an cloud MFT as a Service (MFTaaS) company, we manage deployment and maintenance for you.

Benefits of running in our cloud include

  • Zero deployment or maintenance
  • Automatic upgrade to new features
  • Unlimited elasticity based on file transfer load
  • Multiple location options, based on data sovereignty requirements and network proximity
  • Defense in depth with multiple levels of security
  • High availability and disaster recovery
  • High speed file transfer service option

We ensure database, infrastructure and data center security.

Your Virtual Private Cloud

To satisfy your corporate governance or security requirements, you can deploy Thru in your virtual private cloud in Azure or AWS. If you deploy in a private cloud, you will need to pay for and manage the MFT cloud infrastructure. You can give Thru access to configure managed updates, which are semi-automatic. You can also add high availability (HA) to your configuration.

For more information on deployment:

Hybrid Architecture

You can transfer files within your enterprise firewall with the Thru Node, which is installed on-premises to transfer files. Our node is orchestrated by our cloud. The node runs in a distributed configuration with auto-scaling, where multiple microservices are spawned on demand and/or executed concurrently to meet data transfer requirements. This distributed architecture creates highly available configuration: if a microservice fails to complete a task, another launches.

A hybrid architecture diagram showing the node transferring files between internal systems and behind the enterprise firewall

You can re-configure, pause/resume, restart or update the node in an online administration portal. Configurations will be retrieved by the node via outbound polling using an HTTPS connection.

Benefits of hybrid solution:

  • Files never leave enterprise network
  • Automated file compression, PGP encryption, renaming and routing
  • Auto-scaling capabilities and high availability

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