What is MOVEit automation?

Ipswitch MOVEit Automation (formerly Ipswitch MOVEit Central) provides a simple but powerful user interface for defining business workflows that anyone on your IT team can use. With MOVEit Automation you can automate tasks like pushing and pulling files to/from any FTP server based on events or schedule, manipulating/transforming file content, managing files for transfer, storage or deletion.

Key Features of MOVEit Automation

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Simple user interface

Set processes to run on a scheduled, event-driven, simultaneous, or on-demand basis. Leverage reusable definitions and automated tasks using pre-configured scripts. Complicated tasks such as process definitions and custom scripting are easy when using MOVEit Automation. Or if you prefer to use custom programming and scripts, MOVEit Automation provides access to the APIs you need.

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Predictable and secure file delivery

MOVEit Automation applies industry-standard protocols and proven encryption (FIPS 140-2 validated cryptography) for files in transit and at rest so you can safely and confidently send sensitive information between employees, business partners, customers, and applications.

Complete visibility and control

Complete visibility and control

Administrative features of MOVEit Automation let you monitor and report on all past, present, and scheduled tasks without manual effort. Receive notifications of key server events and completed transfers through pre-defined and customisable reports – all from a secure, tamper-evident database.

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Automation made easy

Significantly reduce the efforts of managing your organisation’s file transfer processes and workflows with advanced automation capabilities. MOVEit Automation pulls, processes, and pushes files to any platform, including all network architectures, operating systems, and protocols.

MOVEit Automation Modules

You can add the modules below to enhance the capabilities of MOVEit Automation. Each of the following features can be utilised with MOVEit Automation to enhance its capabilities and customise your solution as you need it.



MOVEit Analytics is a flexible reporting and monitoring solution for MOVEit Transfer and MOVEit Automation that ensures reliable, cost-effective, and auditable file transfers between employees, customers and trading partners.

  • Interactive Activity Monitor
  • Report Templates
  • Report Builder
  • Consolidated Reporting 
  • Advanced Schedule
  • Automate report generation
  • Role-based Access Control
  • Policy Management
  • Browser-based UI


MOVEit Automation (formerly MOVEit Central) provides a simple but powerful user interface for defining business workflows that anyone on your IT team can use. With MOVEit Automation you can automate tasks like pushing and pulling files to/from any FTP server based on events or schedule, manipulating/transforming file content, managing files for transfer, storage or deletion.

  • Encrypt, Encrypt-and-Sign, and Decrypt Files as part of a new or existing task.
  • Create Public/Private Key Pairs and password protect each private key.
  • Import Public/Private Key Pairs from OpenPGP key generating applications, and password-protect each imported private key..
MOVEit API interface

MOVEit API interface

The MOVEit API interface and clients offer third-party programs (including Web applications) programmatic access to a wide variety of MOVEit Transfer (DMZ) services and administrative capabilities.

  • Create, transfer and delete files, messages and Web form postings
  • Create, manage and delete users, folders and permissions
  • Securely store files, messages and Web form postings
  • Run pre-defined reports and create and run custom reports
  • Utilize the built-in MOVEit user database
  • Retrieve detailed status and report data about the above
ASx Protocols

ASx Protocols

The AS file transfer capabilities in MOVEit Automation with the ASx Module are provided using a tightly integrated copy of “IP*Works! EDI .NET Edition” software that has been commercially licensed from /n software, and which has been AS2 interoperability tested and certified as “eBusinessReadyTM” by Drummond Group.

MOVEit Automation controls AS transfers just like it does any other transfer; all are automated, scheduled and managed using easy-to-create tasks — no programming required.

How much does MOVEit Automation cost?

Most MOVEit Automation solutions fall into the £4000 and £15000 range however we’ve implemented solutions at three times that amount too. Support contracts are typically 20-30% of the licence cost per year.

It’s not easy to compare or put an exact figure on MOVEit Automation pricing without knowing the use case you have and what potential modules you may need. Our team is here to help you get exactly the right solution for your needs and budget and only paying for what you need!

Looking for MOVEit Automation pricing? Let us know your details and we can work out exactly what you need and provide a price.

Additional MOVEit Automation options



Ipswitch Gateway provides a DMZ proxy function that enables deployments of MOVEit Transfer within secured networks (behind the firewall) to meet the advanced compliance requirements often associated with data protection regulations such as HIPAA and PCI-DSS.

  • Meet Enhanced Security Requirements: Ensure compliance with oversight groups such as the SEC, FINRA and FCA and regulations such as GDPR, PCI, HIPAA and FISMA and DPA.
  • Safeguard Sensitive Data: Ensure that file transfer activities are protected behind multiple layers of security minimizing the risk to secured networked resources, sensitive data and authentication services.

MOVEit failover


MOVEit stores data in the following places: the Windows registry, settings and state files, the Windows Certificate Store and in OpenPGP keyring files as well as either Microsoft SQL Server or the built‐in MySQL statistics database.

Ipswitch Failover automatically replicates its settings (e.g., Tasks, Hosts, Task Groups, Debug Settings), state information (e.g., new file timestamps), OpenPGP keyrings, certificates and keys, custom scripts and statistics from the Primary to the Secondary. Registry entries and file cache entries are not replicated; there are only a handful of “installation‐time” registry settings (e.g., the product license key), and the file cache is unique to each system that hosts the Primary and Secondary nodes.

Pro2col’s MOVEit Automation Services

Pro2col has been an Ipswitch Gold Partner in the UK since 2009 and can provide detailed MOVEit specific support, training, professional services and software purchases or upgrades. Our technical team includes one of the UK’s leading experts and there is no MOVEit project too big or small that we wouldn’t be interested in helping with.

MOVEit Installation

MOVEit Installation

Having achieved Gold Partner status with Ipswitch File Transfer, we pride ourselves on the quality of our installations.
Pro2col has a team of trained technicians with many years’ experience of MOVEit products, who are ready to work closely with you either remotely or onsite during the design and implementation phases of your software installation.

Support & Maintenance

Support & Maintenance

With years of experience behind them, Pro2col technicians are Ipswitch Certified and perfectly placed to be able to provide support on the entire MOVEit suite of products.
Our professional services team can operate as a local UK support service for you when things go wrong or you need help. Paired with this you will receive version upgrades to the products when they occur.



Pro2col is Ipswitch’s only Authorised Training Centre for MOVEit File Transfer software in the UK. Having written Ipswitch’s official training for them and ran many successful training courses, Pro2col is well placed to educate your staff. Training courses can be executed remotely, on-site, or in one of our classrooms. Trainers are always experienced Ipswitch certified support staff.

MOVEit Health Check

MOVEit Health Check

Already have MOVEit Transfer? Because of the volume of data that passes through the system, it requires regular system maintenance to keep performing at  the optimum efficiency. Pro2col technicians have extensive knowledge of MOVEit software and can help you achieve smooth operations of your system by performing a review on or off site.


“Pro2col have been a Gold Partner, our highest partner accreditation for Ipswitch since 2009 and have successfully implemented a great many Ipswitch solutions across various vertical market sectors. As MFT specialists, they’re leaders in their field and I would highly recommend them for any MFT project.”

Matt Scotney-Jones

Regional Channel Manager, Ipswitch Inc


“Pro2col were friendly, efficient and always on hand to answer any questions we had. MOVEit was deployed smoothly, met our requirements, budget and time frame.”

Mark Holman

PSN Architect, Cambridgeshire County Council

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“I received great service in my dealings with the Pro2col account manager and technical support team.”

Barry Hook

Technical Application Support Team Leader, Bibby Financial Services

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