GoAnywhere version 6
It’s been a while since Helpsystems launched a major version release of GoAnywhere. Version 5 saw a raft of new features, enhancements and bug fixes. While GoAnywhere version 6 also includes these, there has been an overhaul of the admin and web user interfaces as well.
Released late December 2018, version 6 maintains the familiar layout that both administrators and web users are used to, but there’s a complete change to the underlying mechanics. This delivers a smoother, cleaner and more modern feel to the interfaces. There has also be a change to the way the new servers are registered and licensed, which makes for a more simplified process and limits downtime.
With the licensing changes to Oracle Java in January 2019, version 6 will use Azul Zulu JRE (OpenJDK), which will be applied to all new installations. Users of version 5 with JRE 7 will need to upgrade to JRE 8, prior to upgrading the GoAnywhere MFT application.
Another new and eagerly awaited feature in GoAnywhere version 6 is support for using time-based one-time password applications (TOTP) – such as Google Authenticator – for two-factor authentication for both admin and web users. Using TOTP will increase your system security.
How to upgrade to GoAnywhere version 6
GoAnywhere version 6 is available within the GoAnywhere administrator by going to Help > Check for Updates or visit my.goanywhere.com.
As version 6 is a major release, we strongly recommend you use a development server.
Do you need support upgrading?
Pro2col can provide professional services to help you upgrade from version 5.
If you don’t have you own development server, the Pro2col pre-upgrade service runs a mirrored development server in parallel to your live servers. This does not affect production or live services and will provide a basis on which to apply the upgrade to the live server. It not only saves time and money, but most importantly saves downtime.
Contact us for a quote now, via the web form or by calling 0333 123 1240. If you are an existing customer, please email your account manager.