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What's New in Progress MOVEit 2022

In this MOVEit Top Tip, Technical Director Chris Payne runs us through the new release of MOVEit.

It feels as though it has been forever since we saw a new release of MOVEit – the long-standing security focused MFT (Managed File Transfer) solution – and yet it has only been six-months since the last. Such is the anticipation! 

So, what is new and noteworthy in this year’s flagship release? 

MOVEit Ad-Hoc Refresh 

Straight out of the blocks is a refresh of MOVEit Transfer’s Ad-Hoc Microsoft Outlook plugin – also known as packages. Re-designed to align with the cleaner interface of today’s Microsoft Outlook version. 



On top of the fresh lick-of-paint, the ad-hoc plugin can now be deployed using the Microsoft Office 365 administration console of via Exchange Online. Something that was previously only possible using Group Policy Objects or a tool such as Microsoft SCCM (System Centre Configuration Manager). 

Recertification for FIPS 140-2 

One for your security team: The MOVEit cryptographic library which is used to encrypt files at-rest amongst others, has now been recertified by NIST. Ensuring that the cryptographic materials generated by MOVEit adhere to a known and secure standard. 

Broader Support for ICAP and AV Solutions 

In previous versions of MOVEit, we have had the capability to be able to connect to a third-party DLP (Data Leakage Prevention) or AV (Antivirus) solution for the purpose of detecting sensitive content or malware, respectively. However, the list of solutions which were supported were limited and had not kept up with the pace of change. 

In the 2022 release, this has been addressed and there are no longer limitations on which solutions can be connected to. Instead, the implementation of ICAP (Internet Content Adaptation Protocol) has been standardised, which in theory opens the solution up to any DLP or AV solution which can be interfaced via ICAP – for example, Helpsystems Clearswift DLP. 

Task Log Retention 

For those of you using the Automation web administration console, you will know that one of the great additions to the solution is the ability to retrieve task logs, specific to a particular execution of a task. This was previously limited to the last five executions. Which has now been adapted so that you can choose how many task logs are retained before being recycled. 

Great for troubleshooting in environments where tasks are running at a high frequency. 



Export of Reports in Automation 

What remains as – we believe – the last differentiator between the old administration console and the new web administration console was the ability to export logs in CSV format. Something I have found particularly useful when asked by customers to produce statistics such as the number of task runs in a day or when asked to produce charts showing busy periods in task execution. 

This has now been addressed with an export button available in the web administration console. 


We do not have any information as to whether this is the case, but with this discrepancy now resolved, I am left wondering if we may finally see the retirement of the administration console. 

Other Additions 

MOVEit now supports deployment on Windows Server 2022; and supports the use of Microsoft SQL Server Always-On technology for greater redundancy. 

Automation’s web administration console now supports TLS 1.2. 

Upgrading to MOVEit 2022 

If you are a MOVEit customer with an active maintenance and support contract, you will be able to download the latest version of MOVEit and license files from the Progress Community Portal – where you will find pre-requisite and installation instructions. 

However, as MFT specialists, we have a wealth of technical experience which could be used to either advise on your options to upgrade; or assist you with completing this. Get in touch with your Account Manager or contact us via the Contact Us page, for more information. 



Webinar: Keep Your Files Safe

Securing your files is increasingly vital for businesses. Compliance mandates like GDPR, rigorous legal oversight, the threat of fines, and the potential for serious reputational damage calls for robust security when dealing with sensitive data.

Join Pro2col's IT Security and File Transfer expert Chris Payne on 28th June 2pm, as he discusses all things file security, including the risks posed by internal sharing and home, remote or hybrid working.