This technical note outlines the features available in FileXpress Gateway 1.0 (version 188.8.131.526), as well as product release notes.
Note: As of January 2015, there is a hotfix available. For more information, see KB 7022079.
FileXpress Gateway is a file management solution from the security experts at Attachmate. Use it to configure secure file exchange with business partners and employees working outside your corporate LAN. FileXpress Gateway 1.0 includes the following features:
- Gateway Administrator console
A web-based tool that enables administrators to modify FileXpress Gateway system settings, provision users, configure transfers, and control post-transfer actions.
- FileXpress Transfer Client
A web-based client that provides an easy drag-and-drop interface for transferring files or entire directories. You can customize the client so that users see a page title and images that identify your organization.
- Reflection for Secure IT server
FileXpress Gateway uses Secure Shell technology to move data securely to your file storage server. The Reflection for Secure IT Server for Windows is included in the package. You can configure FileXpress to transfer files to a Reflection for Secure IT server or any other SFTP-enabled SSH server.
- End-to-end encryption
When you set up file storage on a back-end server, encrypted data streams continuously through the FileXpress Gateway Proxy, eliminating the need to save files on this server. This is more secure and more efficient than file transfer solutions that require the file to be stored and then forwarded.
- File access availability to internal and external users
Administrators can add external users to the FileXpress database and can also use LDAP to add users who are managed internally in Windows Active Directory.
- Configurable transfer site access
Transfer site managers can provide access rights to users or groups and control how long sites remain active. Permissions settings are available to specify who can upload and/or download files and who receives email notifications.
- Self-registration by email
New external users can be notified via email with links provided for password creation.
- Customizable email notifications
Customizable email templates are available for account creation, password reset, transfer site access notifications, and file upload and download notifications.
- Delegation of management tasks
Administrators can assign roles to groups, allowing members to receive email notifications and manage sites, actions, and FileXpress users.
- Post-transfer actions
Use post-transfer actions to trigger automated processes after files are uploaded to your server.
- File transfer auditing
Use audit logging to maintain a complete record of all file transfer activity.
- Server clustering
To maintain high availability, you can configure a Gateway Administrator cluster. Data in the FileXpress database is automatically replicated across all servers in the cluster.
- Certificate authentication
FileXpress Gateway supports user authentication using digital certificates. When this option is configured, users can authenticate using a smart card, or by using digital certificates stored in the operating system or browser certificate store.
The FileXpress Gateway Administrator documentation has been updated.
- Updated documentation is available on the web
The content on the web is more current than the documentation installed with the product. For the most current documentation, see https://support.microfocus.com/manuals/filexpress.html.
For current information about security alerts and advisories that may affect FileXpress Gateway, see Security Alerts - Reflection for Secure IT Gateway.
For information about FileXpress Gateway supported platforms, see Technical Note 2475.