Control-M Managed File Transfer

Control-M Managed File Transfer (MFT) is an FTP/SFTP client and server solution that enables you to watch and transfer files from a local host to a remote host, a remote host to a local host, or a remote host to another remote host.

Control-M MFT uses industry standard protocols, such as FTP (based on RFC 959) and SFTP and does not require installation on remote computers.

A File Transfer job can contain up to five different file transfer definitions, which are executed sequentially. Each definition can transfer one or more files or an entire directory and its subdirectories.

Control-M MFT contains the following additional functionality:

  • Configure a built-in File Transfer Server that supports FTP/S and SFTP protocols with Windows, PAM, or LDAP authentication, as described in File Transfer Server.

  • Deploy and update Control-M MFT on your Control-M Agents from the CCM, as described in Control-M MFT Deployment.

  • Create a connection profile with secure encryption (FTPS/SFTP), configure MFT settings, generate SSH keys, authorize SSH hosts, and update mass connection profiles, as described in Creating a Centralized Connection Profile.

  • Define File Transfer jobs by watching and transferring files to and from an FTP/SFTP server, rerun file transfers from point of failure, and monitor files in real time, as described in File Transfer Job.

  • Monitor and track the traffic load, file status, and active connections of all file transfers in Control-M, as described in File Transfer Monitoring.

  • Search for specific files using filters such as filename, application, source, destination, time frame, as described in Searching for a File Transfer.

  • Integrate File Transfer jobs with other Control-M jobs into a single scheduling environment.

  • Introduce all Control-M capabilities to Control-M MFT, including advanced scheduling criteria, complex dependencies, Resource Pools, Lock Resources, and variables.

To learn more about Control-M MFT, see the following videos: