OpenText Announces New Compliance and Performance Capabilities to Ensure Fast, Secure Transfer of Files

OpenText Secure MFT Mitigates File Transfer Risks to Help Keep Proprietary, Confidential and Protected Information Safe

WATERLOO, Ontario, March 19, 2015 /CNW/ -- OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced the availability of the newest version of OpenText Secure MFT. Secure MFT provides the security and versatility to support the future of managed file transfer in EIM. The platform allows users to quickly, easily and securely exchange any size files, while helping to ensure governance and compliance standards.

Secure MFT is a powerful, standalone file transfer solution that integrates with other OpenText products to complete the content lifecycle by sending assets to recipients. For example, integrating Secure MFT into OpenText Media Management allows users to securely import and export large media assets from their Media Management solution. Similarly, integration with OpenText Transmittals provides fully automated, efficient and secure delivery of large document sets to partners and customers. When operating alongside OpenText document management solutions such as Content Server, eDOCs or other, Secure MFT allows users to quickly and securely send files, videos, and collections of assets of any file type without size limits.  

"In today's highly-disparate business world, transferring high volumes of large files between locations using slow file transfers via FTP or HTTP and inefficient network bandwidth can become a major productivity drain," said Muhi Majzoub, senior vice president of engineering, OpenText. "As both the amount and size of information grows, many organizations overlook the risk associated with the transfer of extremely large files and collections of files. OpenText Secure MFT provides an easy-to-use managed file transfer solution that integrates with Microsoft® Outlook® to allow users to securely send their largest files through email, without file size limitations, over an encrypted connection."

Secure MFT provides fast file transfers for even the largest of files.  With several patent-pending technologies, such as the file acceleration protocol known as OpenText Fuel, Secure MFT is up to 80 times faster than traditional FTP or HTTP-based solutions. With a new single instance storage feature, Secure MFT instantaneously completes uploading duplicate files of any size by detecting duplicate files and eliminating the need to upload files a second time. Secure MFT saves organizations time by empowering employees to send even the largest of files without IT help or intervention. 

"Managing a growing library of digital assets in partnership with our member stations across the nation, PBS has a vested interest in finding an effective and cost-efficient file transfer solution," said Chris Contakes, vice president, Information Technology, PBS, "Secure MFT provides outstanding file transfer acceleration capabilities that allow PBS to shorten the time it takes to distribute content to internal users, external producers and member stations. And, by integrating Secure MFT with OpenText Media Management solution, content delivery is properly tied to the asset management and workflow process. A huge bonus for us."

Available on-premises or through the OpenText Cloud, the latest release of Secure MFT has a number of new performance and usability features:   

  • Performs a file integrity check and guarantees bit-perfect transfers between parties ensuring sent files arrive at their destination unaltered and uncompromised. 
  • Offers single instance storage using file integrity to check for existing files, eliminating the need to upload and store files more than once and resulting in nearly instantaneous transfer.
  • Provides high availability (HA) in on-premises, clustered environments for uninterrupted file transfers and continuous access to file transfer data for planned and unplanned outages.
  • Supports Mac OSX users, with a desktop client, web client and Dispatch Folders.
  • Sends SMS text notifications when a file has been uploaded to OpenText Secure MFT or downloaded by recipients as well as sending administrators a notification of system events such as interruptions in service and low disk storage availability.

With Secure MFT, organizations have complete transparency, helping to ensure the safe exchange of intellectual properties, mitigating risks and improving compliance. With full auditability of all events related to content exchange, Secure MFT tracks and logs all system events and file transfer related activities in an enterprise-grade relational database to help ensure enterprise-wide compliance of activities and mitigate risks associated with large and confidential file exchange.

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About OpenText
OpenText is the leader in Enterprise Information Management, helping customers to create a Digital-First World by simplifying, transforming, and accelerating their information needs. Over 100,000 customers already use OpenText solutions, either on premises or in our cloud.  For more information about OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX; TSX: OTC), please visit: www.opentext.com.

Certain statements in this press release may contain words considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities laws. These statements are based on OpenText's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which the company operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and the actual outcome may be materially different. OpenText's assumptions, although considered reasonable by the company at the date of this press release, may prove to be inaccurate and consequently its actual results could differ materially from the expectations set out herein. For additional information with respect to risks and other factors which could occur, see OpenText's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC and other securities regulators. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, OpenText disclaims any intention or obligations to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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For further information: Robin Lane, OpenText, 1 301-340-4277, publicrelations@opentext.com; Sonya Mehan, Investor Relations, OpenText, 519-888-7111 x2446, smehan@opentext.com; Katie Carbone, Weber Shandwick, 1 617-520-7135, kcarbone@webershandwick.com, http://www.OpenText.com


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