IBM Sterling Connect: Direct Solo Edition provides the functionality of Sterling Connect: Direct in a licensing model and at a price that is suitable for less demanding or targeted use cases. With built-in volume discounts, the more you expand, the more cost-effective your MFT usage becomes. Now you can establish a true Center of Excellence for file transfers and standardize on an IBM solution across the entire enterprise. Standardization further reduces your costs by simplifying deployment and eliminating the resource requirements for configuration and administration of multiple MFT solutions. Sterling Connect: Direct Solo Edition also complements Sterling File Gateway to address the full range of system-to-system file transfer needs. Similar to the other Sterling Connect: Direct editions, Solo Edition benefits from visibility, governance, and centralized configuration management provided by IBM Control Center, as well as edge security, provided through IBM Sterling Secure Proxy.