IBM Sterling 
Control Center Director

The smarter way to manage MFT environments

Through a single console, IBM Sterling Control Center Director makes it faster and easier for you to centrally update and configure IBM Sterling Connect:Direct nodes — and scale your managed file transfer environment — so you can focus on other valuedriven activities. With Control Center Director, you can easily identify and audit all Connect:Direct license entitlements, schedule and deploy patches and updates, and manage server configurations anywhere on the network.

The ability to remotely schedule and deploy updates, patches and fixes helps to liberate your MFT operations teams from many of the labor-intensive duties required when managing a large or geographically dispersed MFT environment. Instead, with Control Center Director, updates, patches and fixes can be applied as scheduled jobs to apply the changes during a predefined maintenance window or during non-essential business hours.


Dashboard with current job status and server inventory

Using Control Center Director, administrators can download the available Connect:Direct packages and make them available to users in the solution. Within a few clicks, the updates are scheduled. Users and admins can then easily track the status of jobs and see which are  complete. Jobs can even be put on hold to avoid conflicts with other processes—all from a central console.

Connect:Direct servers can be updated individually, or organized into server groups. Control Center Director makes it faster and easier to update and configure Connect:Direct nodes. It allows you to centrally track all jobs, providing visibility across all maintenance activities taking place in the network. With Control Center Director, you can now efficiently deploy, update and track Connect:Direct nodes so that no file transfer endpoint or node is left vulnerable.

Key highlights

Deploy updates and patches remotely

Schedule and deploy Connect:Direct software updates and patches from a central console. Ensure process integrity and governance by tracking the status of jobs in near real-time.

Inventory management

Know what's in your environment. View and track Connect:Direct instances to always have a current and accurate inventory of your managed file transfer infrastructure.

License management

Enables you to maximize entitlement usage with an always up to date view of license status and utilization. Quickly audit license usage for auditing and ensure compliance.

Configuration management

Lets you assign user authorities and proxies for servers, and offers protected templates for configuration objects to compare across servers and platforms for improved compliance.

Remote server start-stop

No need to logon to each server, remotely start and stop Connect:Direct servers and server groups to manage the installation and verification process.

Specifically designed for Connect:Direct

Purpose-built by the same people that bring you Connect:Direct, giving you greater control and confidence in managing your Connect:Direct environment.

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