I need to connect my salesforce instance to Globalscape(file transfer suite) using a SFTP conncetion to extract a flat file.

I am looking for a freeware so that I could automate the same through a batch process. Can anyone tell me what are my options? Jitterbit/Filezilla

Since this will be used for marketing cloud solutions , is automation studio a viable option?


Yes, you can use Automation Studio for it. The approach is described here.

The key steps are

1) Create a File Transfer Activity

2) Create Import Activity

3) Create "Import Action Settings” and “Import Completion Settings”

4) Create Automation using Automation Studio

There're other 3rd party tools as well e.g. - Put It Forward provides a Free tier which should serve your requirements well enough and

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