GoAnywhere Agents

Learn more about GoAnywhere Agents by visiting https://www.goanywhere.com/managed-file-transfer/agents.

May 2024

Version 2.2.2

May 29, 2024

  • Updated unlimited-common from 1.4.+ to 1.7.12.

  • Updated unlimited-transfers from 1.4.+ to 1.7.15.

  • Updated unlimited.fc.client-api from 1.4.+ to 1.7.56.

  • Updated the PostgreSQL JDBC Driver from 42.4.3 to 42.7.3.

April 2024

Version 2.2.1

April 22, 2024

  • Added support for 128-bit and 256-bit AES GCM ciphers in the SFTP/SCP/SSH client.

  • Updated commons-compress from version 1.21 to 1.26.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented replies from FTP servers that did not conform to standard reply messages by adding a 'Strict Reply Parsing' option for FTP and FTPS. This fixed issues with a '220' reply error caused by a commons-net upgrade which requires stricter replies.

  • Fixed an issue with SSH compression which rendered it unusable from the resource and task.

  • Fixed an issue with Agent encryption applicable only to 2.2.0 installs.

March 2024

Version 2.2.0

March 26, 2024

  • Enhanced Agents to use stronger data encryption.

  • Updated the AWS SDK from 1.12.405 to 1.12.664.

  • Updated Derby version from to

January 2024

Version 2.1.4

January 31, 2024

  • Updated MariaDB JDBC driver from version 1.7.1 to 3.3.0.

  • Updated bc-fips from version to

  • Updated bctls-fips from version 1.0.14 to 1.0.17.

  • Removed support for Triple DES in BCFIPS mode.

November 2023

Version 2.1.3

November 15, 2023

  • Enhanced the performance of SMB (all versions) metadata lookup.

  • Updated SMB (all versions) Network Share implementation to return the last modified date of files instead of the last access time.

  • Updated Agent installer to use new Fortra colors and logos.

  • Updated default installation and external config directory from 'HelpSystems' to 'Fortra'.

  • Updated the IPWorks license in Agents.

  • Added the gateway-client jar to fix an issue with proxied resource connections.

  • Fixed an issue where SMB mounts could cause excessive memory use.

September 2023

Version 2.1.2

September 25, 2023

  • Updated the IPWorks license in Agents.

  • Added the gateway-client jar to fix an issue with proxied resource connections.

August 2023

Version 2.1.1

August 2, 2023

  • Updated JNQ JAR from version 1.5.1 to 2.3.1.

  • Updated IPWorks Zip from version 2016 to version 2022.

April 2023

Version 2.1.0

April 28, 2023

  • Updated Attributions file.

  • Updated the PostgresSQL JDBC library from 42.4.2 to version 42.4.3.

  • Updated the License agreement.

  • Updated Netty from version 4.1.82.Final to 4.1.89.Final.

  • Fixed the default rotation strategy of the Agent log files name for log4j.

Version 2.0.0

April 28, 2023

  • Updated the following BouncyCastle FIPS APIs:

    • FIPS from 1.0.2 to

    • Mail from 1.0.3 to 1.0.4

    • PGP from 1.0.5 to

    • PKIX from 1.0.4 to 1.0.7

    • TLS from to 1.0.14

  • Fixed an issue where GoFast transfers failed when transferring files across machines.

August 2022

Version 1.7.2

August 31, 2022

  • Java version 11 is now required for Agents starting in version 1.7.2.

  • Updated GoFast and FileCatalyst libraries to handle transfers through Gateway.

June 2022

Version 1.7.1

June 28, 2022

  • Improved the memory and processing footprint of Agent request/reply messages.

  • Enhanced GoFast file transfer performance utilizing FileCatalyst architecture.

  • Updated JNQ library from version 1.4.1 to 1.5.1.

  • Updated Guava library from version 26 to version 30.0.

April 2022

Version 1.7.0

April 12, 2022

New Features
  • Added support for Java 11.

  • Added new FileCatalyst Task and Resource.

    • Secure and rapid transfers.

    • Utilizes a patented UDP-based file transfer technology.

  • Enhanced GoFast file transfer performance utilizing FileCatalyst architecture.

  • Updated Apache Log4j from version 2.16.0 to 2.17.1.

  • Updated JNQ from version 1.3.6 to 1.4.1.

  • Upgraded the Postgres JDBC Driver from version 42.2.14 to version 42.3.3.

  • Replaced the existing folder containing third party license documentation with a single open source attributions file.

  • Deprecated support for 32-bit operating systems.

  • Fixed SAX parser errors when upgrading Agent on IBM i.

December 2021

Version 1.6.5

December 26, 2021

  • Updated Apache Log4j from version 2.13.3 to 2.17.0.

October 2021

Version 1.6.4

October 30, 2021

  • Fixed an issue where the Copy task would fail if using the flatten=false function with certain network resources.

September 2021

Version 1.6.3
  • Enhanced the process that creates new connections to MFT to be more efficient.

  • Enhanced upload processing from Agent to GoAnywhere. Requires 6.8.4 or later.

  • Enhanced the processing when requesting a file/folder listing on Agents.

  • Enhanced Agent downloads to process requests on a separate thread, reducing the impact on the core client threads.

  • Enhanced the Agent upload/download file validation logic to be more streamlined.

  • Upgraded Apache Commons Compress library from version 1.19 to version 1.21.

  • Upgraded the Commons IO library from version 2.6 to 2.11.0.

  • Fixed the reconnect logic to ensure we close the existing connection before reconnecting when a response is not returned in allotted timeframe when setting up the control channel.

May 2021

Version 1.6.2
  • Enhanced the Execute SSH Task to support the alternate proxy host.

  • Fixed an issue when sending very large messages to GoAnywhere. This was introduced in 1.6.0.

  • Fixed an issue with the isNumber function that would prevent '08' and '09' from returning true as a number.

April 2021

Version 1.6.1
  • Fixed an issue where using network share resource file path syntax within file transfer tasks would fail.

  • Fixed an issue where certain tasks and resources were not properly applying a connection timeout when connecting through a forward proxy.

  • Fixed the REST/SOAP resource and task default connection timeout to use a default of 60 seconds instead of 0.

March 2, 2020

Version 1.6.0 - Beta
  • Enhanced efficiency when sending messages to GoAnywhere MFT.

  • Added the ability to customize the Azure Blob Storage URL by adding an Endpoint Suffix.

  • Updated Apache HTTPClient from version 4.5.3 to 4.5.13.

  • Updated the Jackson Databind library from version 2.10.1 to

  • Updated JNQ from version 1.2.6 to 1.3.6.

  • Fixed an issue where Agent monitors could get stuck if there were communication issues with the server. This requires GoAnywhere MFT version 6.8.0 or later.

November 25, 2020

Version 1.5.0
New Features
  • Added support for Network Share resources within File Monitors. This also includes support for Network Share resource for agent transfers.

  • Updated the download/upload process to respond to keep-alive requests to ensure connection remains active.

  • Fixed an issue where the client would not reconnect in certain situations due to keep alive processing.

  • Updated BouncyCastle FIPS jars to release versions.

  • Updated End User License Agreement.

August 20, 2020

Version 1.4.2
  • Added support for rsa-sha2-256 and rsa-sha2-512 public key algorithms.

  • Upgraded Postgresql JDBC jar file from version 42.2.7 to 42.2.14.

  • Upgraded netty library version from 4.1.42 to 4.1.46.

  • Upgrade commons-codec version 1.10 to version 1.14.

  • Updated the JNQ Network Share API from version 1.0.2.br-1.1 to 1.2.6.

  • Upgraded log4j libraries from 1.2.17 to 2.13.3.

  • Upgraded JavaMail version from 1.4.4 to 1.6.2.

  • Fixed an issue where the processing of concurrent requests was limited to minimum thread configuration.

  • Fixed issue where input streams could be left open when error occurred.

March 18, 2020

Version 1.4.1
  • Added the ability to restrict the local address/ports used for outgoing connections to GoAnywhere.
  • Updated the agent connections to use different key loading process while in normal mode vs FIPS Approved Mode. Release 1.4.0 introduced a new global key loading process that could delay transfer connections when agent is installed on a system with slow entropy gathering.
  • Updated the task library to include fixes such as fixing Excel Password Protect task corrupting files, Retrieve Email task issue with Chinese characters in file names, etc, that were introduced as part of 1.4.0.
  • Fixed an issue where Agent job log messages were failing if the content was too large.

January 9, 2020

Version 1.4.0

Starting with version 1.4.0, GoAnywhere Agents require a minimum JRE (Java Runtime Environment) version of 1.8. If you are running on a Java version prior to 1.8, you must upgrade your JRE before upgrading GoAnywhere Agents to version 1.4.0.

  • Added the ability to specify an external location for config files when installing an Agent.
  • Added the ability to monitor FTP, FTPS, and SFTP locations on Agents.
  • Added settings to globally disable SSL/TLS versions and cipher suites for both server and client connections across the entire product.
  • Added new global SSL/TLS security configuration options to enforce server certificate validation.
    • Added a new verification check for X.509 CA certificate Basic Constraints.
    • Added support for Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs) verification for all SSL/TLS connections.
    • Implemented new certificate extended key usage validation for server authentication and for email encryption and signature certificates.
    • Added a date validity check to ensure certificates are valid and not expired.
  • Added support for Software Identification (SWID) tag.
  • Added the ability to run Agents in FIPS 140-2 Compliance mode.
  • Upgraded the embedded Apache Derby database from version to version
  • Upgraded PostgreSQL JDBC library from version 9.4.1212 to 42.2.7.
  • Upgraded the Apache HTTP Client libraries from version 4.5.2 to 4.5.3.
  • Upgraded Jackson Databind, Core, and Annotations libraries from 2.9.9 to 2.10.1.
  • Upgraded the Netty network application framework library from version 3.10.4 to 4.1.42.
  • Updated the Netty network application framework library from 3.10.4 to 4.1.33.
  • Updated the Agents Virtual File system to exclude misconfigured and inaccessible folders.
  • Updated the AWS S3 libraries from version 1.11.14 to version 1.11.631.

June 12, 2019

Version 1.3.2
  • Added an option to configure the max threads for the Agent Project runtime.
  • Added an option to configure the max threads for the Agent Monitor runtime.


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