Axway Managed File Transfer

Is it time to break up with your MFT provider? Here’s how Axway MFT compares to other MFT vendors

Axway MFT vendor comparison

Maybe it came after a major announcement, or perhaps it was one too many missed connections. Either way, you’re not quite sure anymore that your MFT vendor is living up to your expectations. And that’s a problem you can’t afford to have.

Managed File Transfer fuels mission-critical processes around the world. It continues to be an important part of powering supply chains, streamlining government bureaucracies, and facilitating the exchange of information. Here at Axway, we take that mission very seriously: MFT is a strategic, core competency.

That’s not the case for everyone. Some vendors are focusing their energies elsewhere and leaving MFT behind in their focus on the move to the cloud. Modern-day challenges require modern solutions, and that means MFT vendors must continue to evolve to meet those demands.

At Axway, we’ve been building the most advanced MFT solution on the market with user-friendly features that empower your users with intelligent integrations and self-service. Here are some signs your current MFT vendor isn’t serving your needs anymore and a look at how Axway MFT can get you excited about MFT all over again.

Red flags in your MFT vendor relationship

🚩 Lack of investment

Do you get the sense your current MFT vendor isn’t investing much into B2B and MFT? When was the last time you saw a roadmap that focused on more than just maintenance updates?

Maybe it’s time to take the hint and look a little deeper into your vendor’s focus and commitment to MFT. For consideration, you might try thinking about what you want and need and not what your vendor wants to give you.

🚩 Too many parts of the process are being outsourced

Moving to the cloud is no small task, and when your MFT vendor has to outsource managed hosting services to third parties, things get even more complicated. And you can forget about reversibility.

Other MFT vendors may say their solution is cloud-enabled, but sometimes what that really means is that you’re being patched through via connectors or containers into cloud environments. Solutions like these are very restrictive, and they can come with hidden expenses, like needing an expert team on hand to troubleshoot when things inevitably go wrong.

🚩 Your total cost of ownership keeps creeping up

Some MFT vendors only offer a single monolithic application you need to buy in full, rather than offering component-level price discounts. Are you paying for bells and whistles that you just don’t need?

🚩 Performance isn’t meeting expectations

Everyone has a bad day now and then, but downtime or failed transfers just aren’t acceptable for mission critical MFT. When you are dealing with thousands or even tens of thousands of file transfers a day, failure issues can be extremely painful. You can’t afford to risk losing your customers’ trust when a file never makes it to its destination.

🚩 You’re feeling locked in and unheard

Do proprietary protocols, complex setup and maintenance, and rigid contracts make it hard to imagine ever making a change? Meanwhile, maybe you’re concerned about cloud sovereignty as your business expands internationally, and your requests for the ability to localize data are going unheard.

If your monolithic, pre-packaged solution isn’t doing what you need it to do anymore, here is how Axway MFT might be the better answer.

How Axway MFT compares to other MFT solutions

Build for the future from a solid foundation

For Axway, MFT and B2B integrations are a core competency. We’re proud of it, and we have a proven track record with some of the world’s largest organizations. When it comes to a service as foundational as MFT, it’s vital to have a mature partner that understands your business inside and out. Axway continues to invest in R&D for MFT so that we’re always offering our most innovative set of solutions.

Axway delivers on the cloud promise with its own resources and ecosystem

Axway offers agnostic MFT solutions that work on-prem or in the cloud – or both, if you’d rather go the hybrid route. With full Managed Services options in the AWS or Microsoft Azure cloud, only Axway provides a true hybrid cloud – not a pieced-together solution – for true openness and flexibility.

What’s more, when deploying your MFT solutions in the cloud, you have the option to reverse back on-premises if this is required later in a project. You’re never locked in.

Pay only for what you need

Choose to host your MFT on-premises, in a private or public cloud, or in the Axway Managed Cloud – subscription is flexible with a pay-per-use model so you can scale when you’re ready.

Industry-leading performance. Truly.

When we say “high availability,” we mean it. Axway MFT boasts the highest SLAs with up to 99,99% availability. We’re willing to put that number out there, because that’s how much confidence we have in our ability to keep your MFT running. And we’ll help you perform updates with zero downtime.

Future-proof features that simplify your integrations 

Data is a critical currency in today’s subscription economy. Integration needs have become more complex as enterprises move their workloads to the cloud and other cloud-connected platforms. This complexity increases beyond the traditional uses of MFT solutions, and B2B processes are struggling to deliver the real-time needs of the business they intend to support.  

Modern problems require modern solutions. Axway’s Intelligent MFT platform addresses this challenge with: 

  • An enterprise gateway for file transfers with a variety of file transfer protocols 
  • Context based routing (IFTTT for your data flows) for dynamic data distribution across various endpoints 
  • The ability to connect multiple data sources/sinks using a wide range of pre-built connectors  
  • Low/no code toolsets that empower your file transfer specialists to accomplish integrations on their own

 Axway is uniquely positioned to address any integration needs, because we understand the importance of providing data at the right time, right place, and right format for all your core applications.   

Why choose Axway MFT over other MFT vendors?

Well, how important is it for you to have a strategic partner to enable your critical MFT operations and integrations for the long haul? And how confident are you in how your move to the cloud is going right now?

Axway will always stand out as a pure player on B2B integration with MFT. We continue to innovate and invest in the future. Our “open everything” vision allows us to deliver fully managed enterprise-grade solutions for any customer environment and industry, regardless of its IT infrastructure.

Axway MFT has a proven track record, delivering fully outsourced solutions on both single-tenant and multi-tenant cloud infrastructure for hundreds of customers. Let us be your strategic partner for MFT – both now and in the future. You deserve better.

Join us for a demo to see how you can achieve business autonomy with Axway MFT Solutions.

Key Takeaways

  • Modern-day challenges require MFT vendors to continue to evolve to meet those demands. 
  • Signs your current MFT vendor isn’t serving your needs anymore are: a lack of investment in MFT, too much outsourcing, total cost of ownership creep, mediocre performance, and vendor lock-in.
  • For Axway, MFT and B2B integrations are a core competency, with a proven track record powering some of the world’s largest organizations.
  • Axway cost-effectively delivers on the cloud promise with its own resources and ecosystem, offering industry-leading performance and future-proof features to simplify integrations.