Solving FTP's Hidden Challenges

mondCloud's Secure FTP server automates secure file transfers with your trading partners, customers, and enterprise servers. In the EDI world, connecting to an FTP Server is one of the most frequent tasks. There are plenty of open source and commercial FTP clients, so why does mondCloud™ offer built-in FTP?

With close examination of each of the FTP requirements in detail, implementing an FTP client becomes a project by itself. In response, mondCloud™ provides a built-in server to handle all of the requirements described here.

Each of the listed requirements are configurable options on mondCloud™, making connecting to FTP servers a breeze.

FTP Requirements and mondCloud FTP Server Solution

  • Ability to connect to any FTP/FTPS/SFTP server using a single client.
  • Store passwords in a secure way.
  • Option to use certificates instead of passwords.
  • Runtime maps should be able to connect to test FTP servers or production FTP servers based on runtime configuration, without changing maps.
  • Ability to schedule maps to connect to FTP servers and pull documents (daily/weekly, every few minutes, etc.).
  • Ability to use the same map to connect to FTP servers of different trading partners.
  • Ability to retry FTP file GET/PUT after a time interval.
  • Error Handling (Email notification) based on specific error conditions. Obviously development and production email accounts will be different.
  • Automatic backup of files read from an FTP server (Read the file from FTP server, process it, delete from FTP server, and archive the file).
  • Ability to process documents read from FTP server based on routing rules (Example: EDI, XML, DocumentType, Trading Partner, etc.).

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