SOURCE: Attachmate


November 09, 2009 08:00 ET

Attachmate Modernizes Enterprise File Transfer With Attachmate FileXpress

New Family of Products Provides a Strategic Solution to Secure, Automate and Improve the Reliable Movement of Files Over the Internet and Within the Datacenter

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - Attachmate Corporation today announced the availability of Attachmate® FileXpress®, a family of products targeted at the managed file transfer (MFT) software market. Today organizations require file transfer solutions that can handle an expanding volume of files that are growing in size, and deliver those files to locations around the world. FileXpress software offers broad and powerful solutions for the electronic delivery of large files to anyone and anywhere, regardless of platform or applications.

FileXpress delivers secure file exchanges over the Internet, differentiating itself from competitive solutions on the market through its ability to support both user-driven and automated file transfers. With support for stringent data security regulations through powerful encryption, authentication, auditing and role-based administration functionalities, FileXpress enables effective B2B integration with partners, vendors, suppliers and customers.

Within the datacenter, FileXpress provides a file transfer infrastructure that enables the movement of files across a broad range of platforms including Windows, UNIX, Linux and IBM z/OS. Automation capabilities such as events and post-processing actions, coupled with centralized administration, auditing, and alerting make FileXpress a powerful solution for unifying process-driven intra-server transfers.

"The market for managed file transfer software is extremely competitive," said Maureen Fleming, program director for IDC. "As business process automation and outsourcing drive the convergence of IT ownership for both outbound file exchanges with trading partners, and cross-platform internal file transfers, the MFT software vendors best positioned for success offer strong solutions that span and integrate across both environments."

Secure File Transfer and Multiplatform Support

Attachmate FileXpress products include FileXpress Internet Server, FileXpress Platform Server and FileXpress Command Center to manage and execute the secure delivery of files with key features and functionalities including:

--  Strategic Cross-Platform and Internet-Based File Exchanges
    With support for Windows, z/OS, UNIX and Linux, organizations can
    leverage FileXpress to centrally configure, execute, monitor and audit
    all file transfer activity between their critical internal systems.
    FileXpress also enables external transfers over the Internet and across
    all major platforms, from Windows to the mainframe.
--  Compliance with Data Security Regulations
    For organizations that regularly transfer sensitive information,
    FileXpress enables compliance with security regulations including PCI,
    Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA and others. It also supports a broad range of
    secure file transfer protocols including HTTPS, FTP/S, SFTP, PGP over
    FTP and AS2.
--  Unparalleled Automation Capabilities
    FileXpress allows organizations to save time and reduce costs by
    eliminating manual efforts in business processes that involve file
    transfer. It offers powerful automation capabilities such as monitored
    directories, post-processing on transferred files and Web-services

"FileXpress marks Attachmate's official entry into the managed file transfer market," said Eric Varness, vice president of marketing for Attachmate. "We have customers in multiple industries around the world and they all perform file transfers every day. Regardless if it is in government, health care, financial services or manufacturing, FileXpress will enable our customers to save time and money by automating routine data transfer tasks and easily integrating into a multi-platform network."

FileXpress is available immediately for purchase. For more information on pricing, please contact

To evaluate the FileXpress family of products, please visit:

About Attachmate

Attachmate delivers advanced software for terminal emulation, application integration, and secure communications. Our NetIQ business provides solutions for automating IT processes and managing the performance, security, and compliance of your distributed IT. With our technologies, more than 65,000 businesses worldwide are putting their IT assets to work in new and meaningful ways.

Attachmate has been helping businesses extend, manage, and secure their IT investments for more than 26 years. Headquartered in Seattle, Attachmate has offices and partners all over the globe. We are widely recognized for our innovative products, easy business transactions, and exceptional customer service. For more information please visit

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Contact Information

  • For additional information, contact:
    Melissa Liton
    Email Contact
    (206) 282-4923 ext 122