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Nastel AutoPilot for Managed File Transfer DataSheet

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Nastel AutoPilot for Managed File Transfer (MFT)

The Standard for Manage File Transfer Monitoring

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Modern enterprises rely upon many thousands (or hundreds of thousands) of managed file transfers (MFTs) every day. These transactions are a critical part of a myriad of business functions. MFT’s represent a huge amount of information in numerous data formats being shuttled across IT applications, networks, storage devices, file queues and databases, that must be tracked for regulatory and user experience reasons. If these transfers (of frequently sensitive) data are lost or delayed for any reasons, then business processes can grind to a halt, with major compliance and business continuity consequences. Nastel’s AutoPilot for MFT  provides the means to monitor, understand, and maintain this vital flow of information, in real- time.

Key Features and Benefits

1

A Complete Solution

Stop troublesome file transfer problems
by leveraging AutoPilot’s exceptional  monitoring functionality for IBM MQcentric infrastructures as well as proprietary or other third-party transfer technologies (via plug-in software instrumentation).

Deep, real-time file monitoring and  transaction tracking capabilities across
disparate technologies in a single, easy to-use solution.

2

The Visibility You Need.

Provide critical validation information
required by the business, internal
governance and regulatory compliance.

Locate, track, identify, and correct
delayed and lost file transfers instantly
with deep monitoring of file transfer
queues and statistics, and transaction tracking.

3

Immediate ROI

Prevent SLA violations, recover lost files,
and resolve transfer issues fast.

Predictive analytics plus anomaly
detection and root-cause analysis
automation greatly reduces the frequency of delayed or stalled file transfers.

4

Slash Operational Risk

Improve user experience.

AutoPilot resolves file transfer issues
before internal users are inconvenienced
and business processes are disrupted.

5

Cut Support Costs

Achieve business goals.

Resolve problems faster and with fewer
IT resource demands.

6

High volume of MFT transfers

Increased user experience and
compliance.

Manage hundreds of thousands (or
millions) of transfers per month, or more.

7

Single Dynamic Dashboard

Unprecedented visibility into the status of
your business. Users can drill down ondemand to the root cause of any
problem. This dashboard also displays
BizTalk runtime status and performance
metrics.

AutoPilot’s role-based dynamic
dashboard provides an end-to-end view
of business services, transactions,
messaging middleware and applications.

8

A member of the AutoPilot Family

Drive business transaction and
application performance.

AutoPilot for MFT is a member of the
AutoPilot family and seamlessly
integrates with any of the other modules
in the AutoPilot suite to meet the needs
of your unique environment.

Payments and order processing, MFT’s are another form of critical business transaction’s. They depend upon a smooth flow of data across message and file queues, message brokers, apps, DBs, etc.

When this complex orchestration experiences delays (excessive latency) or outright failures, business performance suffers or, in worst-case situations, comes to a halt.

Anyone who is accountable for the overall health, performance, and user availability of their company’s application ecosystem is either a potential Nastel AutoPilot end-user or a direct beneficiary of its capabilities.

Fallback to slow, error-prone processes – IT organizations suffer significant productivity hits when personnel perform tedious manual file transfers, are forced to write custom scripts, or complete troubleshooting tasks without software automation assistance.

Lack of visibility – without deep file tracking capabilities, the inability to quickly locate critical files lost or delayed in-transit, or show a cohesive transfer trail for internal auditors and compliance officers, represent serious operational problems.

Security threats – recent studies show no one is safe from multi million-dollar security breaches, and the pressure is greater than ever to maximize security of file transfers.

Nastel AutoPilot for MFT manages the information transfer issues related to IBM MQ and other data transfer methods.

Expert business and technical knowledge – more than 20 years’ worth of domain expertise (both technical and business) in full middleware stack technologies (IBM and other vendor offerings), including messaging, information transfer, diagnostics, app processes, environments, and technical challenges

Nastel understands the needs of all stakeholders – Nastel applies MFT monitoring and diagnostic solutions that fit the needs of:


Application owners and support specialists

IT Ops and DevOps specialists
User support
IT admins and developers
CTOs, CIOs, and technology liaisons to line businesses
Compliance officers
Shared services groups
NOC (Network Operations Center) personnel
Middleware team

Transferring any file within an enterprise, especially sensitive data like company sales reports, payroll records, HR profiles,
contracts, images, videos, etc. is rarely a simple point-to-point exercise.

In many cases organizations rely upon proven middleware messaging or other third-party technologies to perform the actual
transfer of file data across an IT infrastructure.

AVAILABEL PLATFORMS

ON-PREMISE
CLOUD
SaaS

SUPPORTED PLATFORMS

IBM Sterling
IBM MQ MFT
IBM MQ
FTP
IBM DataPower
IBM Broker
Logs
Java and non-Java application environments

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Summary:
Restoring confidence in critical MFT processes involves establishing a reliable, high-performance means of tracking all file data movements and communicating essential information to stakeholders. Essential tasks enabled by  AutoPilot for MFT are summarized below:

Tracking MFT’s


Intercept all data movement across complex technology landscape
Connect MFT transfers with all additional downstream events: MFT, MQ, IIB, TIBCO, appliances, etc.


Apply SLAs and business objectives; generate notifications
Provide ability to search based on filename or any other MFT attributes

Visual dashboard


Show topology and performance of all MFT transactions
Map MFTs to datacenter/IT topology (servers, storage)
Big Data repository to handle large data volumes

Collect history and provide search, retention, and compliance functions.

Instrumentation of all MFT support infrastructure
E.g., MQ, MFT, IIB (Broker), IBM Sterling, etc.
Show files by types, source and destination
Show failed transfers and transactions
Show transfer topology visualization across all technologies as well as reasons for transfer failures.

Map MFT to datacenter components (server, storage, etc.)
Show MFT performance
Trigger SLA violations and notifications
Retain scalability to monitor millions of transactions per day
Provide ability to find each and every transfer and its last state

Conclusion

AutoPilot for MFT provides a single point of instant analysis and visibility for file transfers across the enterprise. It provides unified analytics that can track files in real-time or perform a historical look-back for trend identification.
Sophisticated statistical functions employing Complex Event Processing (CEP) find subtle performance patterns or transactional misbehavior that otherwise could easily go undetected.
AutoPilot for MFT runs on an exceptionally scalable platform using industry-standard, high-performance technologies such as NoSQL, Kafka, and STORM.
If proven answers to challenging MFT performance and efficiency issues are at the top of your list of requirements, turn to Nastel.
For more information, visit our website at nastel.com, or contact us at info@nastel.com for more information.

Disclaimer:
Information contained in this data sheet is up-to-date and correct as at the date of issue. All product, product specifications and data are subject to change without notice to improve reliability and function of our software. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Nastel Technologies, Inc. will not be   rsponsible for damages of any nature resulting from the use or reliance upon the information contained in this data sheet. No express or implied warranties are given other than those implies mandatory by law.