Enterprise MFT is a Windows Server 2012 R2 feature that is designed to allow developers to write code for Microsoft. NET Framework using the XML format. This is a very powerful tool for developers, and we can now see it being used in a number of interesting ways. For example, I was recently working with the folks Enterprise MFT at Vembu on an application that uses Microsoft’s Enterprise Library.
The goal of this application was to give customers a quick way to set up a development environment. One of the first things that we needed was a way to run our unit tests against the.NET Framework. Microsoft provides the latest version of the.NET Framework as a downloadable file from their website. When you download this file, it is placed into the `C:\Program Files\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\Framework\. NETFramework` directory. You can then copy this file to your development machine and use it in Visual Studio. You can also manually add the reference to the project. However, we wanted to make this as simple as possible for our users. Enterprise Library provides a convenient way to add references to Microsoft. NET Framework assemblies. In addition to making it easy to install, it also makes it easy to configure and modify.
MFT Software – What Is It?
A unified suite of applications, MFT Software, provides a solution for sending and receiving files across an organization, between applications, and to and from trading partners (e.g., two supply chain partners sending and receiving purchase orders and invoices).
An MFT solution minimizes duplicate one-off file transfer software, such as unencrypted, ad-hoc FTP clients, by centralizing, streamlining, and securing file sharing within organizations and teams.
The benefits of managed file transfers
The need for data exchange solutions will continue to grow because businesses are no longer islands, and business networks require the kind of service that only purpose-built software can provide,” said Stewart Bond, director of Data Integration and Integrity Software Research at IDC.
According to a Vanson-Bourne study sponsored by IBM, companies exchange electronic file data every day. 51% of system-to-system integration is accomplished via file transfers.
The efficient movement of files between internal systems and external providers, securely and with an audit trail, is critical to the success of a business. Without MFT software, unstructured data – everything from reports to contracts to customer data – is vulnerable to manipulation and loss.
Here are a few reasons why companies move to MFT:
- Data Security
High-profile data breaches can severely damage a company’s reputation and bottom line. MFT provides a comprehensive security approach that includes real-time monitoring, validation of security policies and controls, and data security in transit and at rest.
- Data Growth
Data is everywhere, and companies deal with larger and more diverse files than in the past. There have been more users sharing files and more devices and endpoints. As files grow, it takes longer to move them over global distances. MFT provides reliable, automated governance to the movement of files inside and outside an organization and the ability to accelerate big data movement around the world.
MFT provides the foundation for modern data management. The new features in MFT make it easier to manage and store your data and how you access it. The most notable enhancements include File-Level Access Control, A new security capability that allows you to restrict access to files based on their location, user account, or file content. This provides granular control over how your organization shares and stores information. You can also use the security model to control who can view specific files based on a user’s role or by filtering based on metadata such as the document type. This is a key component in the evolution of IT governance.
- Regulatory Compliance
Data security standards are usually stringent for legislative and industry requirements, including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), Basel II, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). By encrypting, transmitting, monitoring, and storing sensitive data through correctly configured MFT systems, organizations can meet security mandates.