FileZilla vs. Fortra's Globalscape Enhanced File Transfer (EFT)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FileZilla
Score 9.0 out of 10
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FileZilla is a file transfer protocol (FTP) solution.N/A
Fortra's Globalscape Enhanced File Transfer (EFT)
Score 8.1 out of 10
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With operational efficiency in mind, Globalscape’s Enhanced File Transfer™ (EFT™) Enterprise boasts quick and intuitive setup, advanced automation capabilities, and real-time visibility into data transfers. Globalscape was acquired by Fortra in August 2020. It is now a Fortra company.N/A
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Fortra's Globalscape Enhanced File Transfer (EFT)
Chose Fortra's Globalscape Enhanced File Transfer (EFT)
Globalscape and Automate are similar. However, with Automate, you do not have PGP or SSH keyring functionality within the application. You would need to purchase and install them separately. So as far as organization I like Globalscape for key retainment. Globalscape's …
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Small Businesses
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 5.5 out of 10
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Score 5.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
FileZillaFortra's Globalscape Enhanced File Transfer (EFT)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(36 ratings)
8.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.4
(4 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(16 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
FileZillaFortra's Globalscape Enhanced File Transfer (EFT)
Likelihood to Recommend
FileZilla
I use FileZilla to securely upload files that are not permitted to be sent via insecure methods like email or web forms. FileZilla is great to test the ability to "reach" the remote SFTP server and to verify my files arrived. Once I have tested that, then our internal IT group automates the uploads to these third parties, however I can always manually log into FIleZilla to verify the uploads.
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Fortra
Globalscape EFT is well suited for file transmissions. It is very intuitive and easy to create file transmission rules. We transmit many files back and forth between vendors and software applications. File transmissions are fast and reliable. Globalscape allows us to specify certain file naming conventions, contain only certain data, format the data to be a specific way, etc.
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Pros
FileZilla
  • Strips away unwanted underlying code from products that produce documents using any Microsoft product that is not needed in our products.
  • The nice part is that it strips away hidden code such as ctrl and another digit that is not necessary or can be replaced with the correct coding to produce standard processes such as graphics using ANSI or another protocol as well as line feeds and header masks.
  • We are in the process of determining if their pro product will function in the way we want it to across networks rather than going to each workstation to make changes decreasing our productivity.
  • We are also evaluating whether their technical support is responsive.
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Fortra
  • PGP & SSH Key Ring Retainer
  • Reporting
  • Event Rule Create - No Code development
  • Easy account set up for SFTP site directory creation
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Cons
FileZilla
  • Website slow to download from - This is a minor gripe, and only a one time thing, but in writing this review I decided to install the latest version of FileZilla just to make sure I was running the latest and greatest. Turns out that it takes 10 minutes to download from their website, on a 50 Mbit dedicated business line.
  • Some features locked behind Pro - The free version of FileZilla lacks some features that would be nice to have without requiring the upgrade to Pro. However, FileZilla Pro is quite affordable and so if you need integration with Google Drive, OneDrive, DropBox, Box, or many others, then it's definitely worth it.
  • Auto-update could be improved - I had a version of FileZilla installed and it would not auto update. In fact, Mac OS X required me to remove it, saying that it was malware. I re-downloaded FileZilla again after this, but it was odd. At other times, it seems that FileZilla auto-updates just fine.
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Fortra
  • Would like to see the ability for a rule in EFT to link the the Advanced Workflow that it is called (rather than having to manually locate the Advanced Workflow)
  • Would like the ability to disable just a part of an Event Rule
  • Would like to see more template creation functionality
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Usability
FileZilla
FileZilla is really easy to understand and makes it easy to log into servers to upload files. Moving files around is a breeze (even if it's a little tedious to wait for large quantities to move one by one) and editing html and css files directly is a feature it would be difficult for us to live without
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Fortra
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Support Rating
FileZilla
I've always found the setup of FileZilla to be easy to use and setting up new sites has been quick. In working with FileZilla, I haven't had any issues. I rate it high because it's easy, quick, and free. I think anyone that is familiar with File Explorer can use FileZilla.
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Fortra
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Alternatives Considered
FileZilla
Both perform the job they are expected to do, and they are easy to use. The FileZilla software is a desktop-based app, so I can only access it on the device on which it was installed. Cisco Secure Email allows you to send emails as you would normally, but the email and attachments are secure.
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Fortra
Globalscape and Automate are similar. However, with Automate, you do not have PGP or SSH keyring functionality within the application. You would need to purchase and install them separately. So as far as organization I like Globalscape for key retainment. Globalscape's transmission reporting is a lot better as well. Although it could be enhanced a little more, I use it to report any transmission issues with the Vendors. But the Event Rule functionality that Globalscape has in building simple action logic is where you save a lot of time instead of coding transmissions. Automate does not have active-active replication within their application. Meaning they do not have the ability to have two servers active for off loading transmission in case of bottlenecks. However, if one server goes down, the secondary server will be active. We have both products and don't mind working in either one of them, but Globalscape seems to be the more comprehensive and scalable application
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Return on Investment
FileZilla
  • The fact that FileZilla is free is an immediate advantage over other filesharing applications when it comes to maintaining a tight budget.
  • FileZilla being open-source means that new updates and maintenance are also cost-free.
  • The fact that no licenses are required means zero capital expenditure, another bonus.
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Fortra
  • Globalscape EFT is very reliable
  • Allows us to easily transmit files with customers
  • Allows us to easily meet file requirements of vendors/other software applications
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