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Need a central management and distribution system for File Agent rule

In China many banks, especially medium and small size ones, adopt shared folder to exchange files amongst different kinds of business systems. Even they decided to  adopt a new file transfer tool to exchange files due to security, audit, etc,  they don't want to change the way. Sterling File Agent can monitor folders to avoid reforming their existed business system, therefore it's a perfect solution plus Sterling Connect:Direct. 

Almost every customer has more that 50+ systems, it's hard to config, deploy, change and maintain File Agent rule. But IBM competitor Tongtech which has a file transfer platform named TongGTP based on their MQ middleware named Tonglink/Q, has a central interface to config, deploy, update and maintain all the rules of watching folders. It even allows customers to write rules in Excel based on the template provided and upload to TongGTP to distribute all these rules in excel to each agent watching folders respectively.

  • Guest
  • May 30 2018
  • Not under consideration
What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

Customers can build, change, delete the rules in a central interface, maybe IBM Control Center or independent interface, and then spread them to respective File Agent.

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