How To Automate File Transfer using Filezilla
& Diplomat MFT

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How To Automate Filezilla

Filezilla does not provide any way to automate file transfers, but you can import your FileZilla Site Manager data into Diplomat MFT to effortlessly automate your transfers.

Step 1: Export Your Filezilla Site Manager Data

Launch Filezilla and choose “Export…” from the “File” menu. Choose all available settings to export so that we can accurately create Diplomat MFT transactions to match your Filezilla settings.  Save the resulting file in a location that you can remember (such as your Desktop).

Step 2: Import The File Into Diplomat MFT

Using the Filezilla Import tool, you can point to the file you saved in step #1 to import the Filezilla Site Manager data into Diplomat MFT.  The Site Manager data will be imported according to the Diplomat MFT edition you have licensed.  For Enterprise edition, all Site Manager entries become partners, but for Standard and Enterprise the Site Manager data is used to populate the transaction directly.  For each entry in the Site Manager, a Diplomat MFT transaction is created so you can set up the schedule, notifications, archive, and other options specific to your business need.

Step 3: Test Transactions

You can use the “test” button in Diplomat MFT to verify the connectivity details to remote servers and network paths.  Once confirmed that you can connect to those locations, you can click the “Run Now” button to immediately execute the transaction in order to confirm that all files transfer as expected.  Once you are satisfied, you can enable the transaction to run on the specified schedule — and your job is done!

Automation Complete!

With a few simple steps, you can automate FileZilla transfers by migrating the Site Manager data into Diplomat MFT.  Then, you enjoy all the automation and security benefits of Diplomat MFT, freeing up your time to work on the other important business projects you have demanding your attention.

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About Filezilla

Filezilla is a great tool for transferring files to and from and SFTP, FTP servers.

But it lacks automation capabilities.  All transfers must be initiated and monitored by a human.  So how can you automate your important and repeated Filezilla file transfers?

Answer: Switch to Diplomat MFT, the best-value Managed File Transfer platform that can send, receive, host, and retrieve. 

About Diplomat Managed File Transfer

Diplomat MFT provides enterprise-class secure file transfer automation at SMB prices so you can easily Automate FileZilla transfers.  Diplomat MFT also offers an optional built-in SFTP Server so you can replace FileZilla Server with a more secure and centrally managed solution.

Diplomat MFT can help you to automate file transfer workflows in an easy to use, secure manner.  Our product always implements the latest security techniques — including built-in OpenPGP support — and our expert support staff can assist with any configuration questions for moving from Filezilla to Diplomat MFT.

With robust scheduling options, strong security, and status notifications through email, Slack, or Teams, Diplomat MFT is the most cost-effective tool you can use to automate Filezilla.  Our affordable and fully automated solution supports auditing, reporting, archiving, and notifications that far exceed the capabilities of Filezilla.  Diplomat MFT support file transfer over many protocols including local network, SFTP, FTP/S, HTTP/S, and Cloud Storage providers:  AWS S3, Azure Blob/Files, Google Cloud Storage, Oracle Cloud Storage, Box, Dropbox, and Citrix Sharefile.

  • Centrally Manage File Transfers.
    Diplomat MFT
    centralizes the management and automation of file transfers.  With the industry’s strongest cryptography, you can rely upon Diplomat MFT to protect the sensitive files that are sent when moving data from anywhere, to anywhere.
  • Automate the file delivery process.
    Use Diplomat MFT’s robust scheduler, you can easily configure when to transfer data from local network drives, or servers such as SFTP and FTP.  Whether it is a once-a-day transfer, or periodically throughout the day, or even on-demand file transfers, the Diplomat MFT scheduler supports your needs.  Diplomat supports calendar exclusions so files are not transferred on bank holidays.  There is a CLI and REST API available as well.
  • Visibility into Workflows
    Diplomat MFT
    provides visibility into your workflows so you never have to wonder if automated file transfers were executed. With full audit trails, file archiving, and notifications over email, Slack, or Teams, Diplomat MFT has you covered when managing your file transfers.
  • World class support.
    With the highest customer support ratings in the industry, Coviant Software has you covered.  If you run into problems replacing Filezilla or need help with your complex workflows, our friendly and knowledgeable support staff are ready to help.

Diplomat MFT is the perfect tool to automate your Filezilla transfers.  Increase your operational efficiencies while maintaining the highest levels of security and compliance.  With best-in class support and the best value solution on the market, Diplomat MFT is a great replacement for Filezilla.

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