Tuesday, March 27, 2001
GlobalSCAPE's New Secure FTP Client is "Taking Care Of Business"
SAN ANTONIO--As more businesses
move sensitive information via the Internet, GlobalSCAPE addresses
security concerns by releasing CuteFTP Pro, a powerful business-class
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) application for technology professionals.
``CuteFTP Pro provides major enhancements to the file transfer
process with a set of advanced features to meet the security needs of
today's businesses,'' states Tim Nicolaou, CEO of GlobalSCAPE. ``With
CuteFTP Pro, files are securely transferred using client/server
authentication to establish a secure SSL or SSH2 session, ensuring
that confidential information stays that way,'' explains Nicolaou.
Features include automated scheduling, sophisticated scripting, folder
synchronization and accelerated file transfers.
Businesses will significantly benefit by using CuteFTP Pro, in
conjunction with a secure FTP server, as a cost-effective alternative
to VPN, WAN, Extranet deployment and administration. ``It is no longer
necessary for companies to spend thousands of dollars for secure data
delivery solutions that incorporate the same technology that is in
CuteFTP Pro,'' explains Nicolaou.
``CuteFTP Pro gives us the best of everything -- industry-leading
file transfer functionality with state-of-the-art security,'' said
Dusty Garza, manager of community affairs and local programming for
``Multimedia production is dependent on the ability to transfer
large files. With CuteFTP Pro, we can manage all aspects of the file
transfer, including what specific files to send and when to send them.
The advanced scheduling allows us to automate routine tasks, saving us
a lot of time in a deadline-driven field.''
CuteFTP Pro's features include:
CuteFTP Pro integrates the latest security standards including
Secure Shell (SSH2) and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to keep users'
sensitive file transfers private. The software incorporates a complete
digital certificate management system, which includes the ability to
create digital certificates, import them from a certificate authority
such as VeriSign or Thwate and add digital certificates to the user's
trusted list. In addition, CuteFTP Pro offers Site Manager security to
protect FTP sites, usernames and passwords from unauthorized users.
Virtually Unlimited Automation
CuteFTP Pro allows users to create sophisticated scripts for
automating FTP tasks through its COM enabled Transfer Engine. Users
can manage the ``Cute Connection'' object from a batch file, event
scheduler, Java Application or other applications using scripting
languages such as Visual Basic, Perl or Java Script.
CuteFTP Pro makes scheduling downloads, uploads, queued files or
folders, and folder synchronization easy. Users only need to ``drop''
files in the queue and click the schedule button. Users can choose
when and how often a specific transfer will occur -- down to the
second. Users can also schedule folder synchronization for automatic
and continuous mirroring of local and remote directories.
CuteFTP Pro takes the programming out of synchronizing local and
remote folders. Its Folder Synchronization tool allows users to choose
the local folder, remote folder (including sub-folders) and the
direction of the synchronization.
Accelerated File Transfers
CuteFTP Pro can split a single transfer into multiple parts and
later recombine them upon receipt. It can also download multiple files
simultaneously as opposed to sequentially. Both of these features have
been proven to maximize the throughput for high-bandwidth users by up
CuteFTP Pro's advanced design allows users to connect to multiple
sites simultaneously. The sites appear as separate windows within the
application. Users can tile or cascade the windows and even transfer
from one remote site to another remote site.
CuteFTP Pro gives users optimum connection compatibility by
supporting File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Secure File Transfer Protocol
(SFTP) using SSH2 and SSL, Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS).
A major enhancement feature of CuteFTP Pro is its ability to use
programmable logic to determine whether a file being transferred needs
to overwrite, resume, rename or just skip a similar file on the
destination side. Users are given the ability to configure this smart
logic to suit individual needs or simply let CuteFTP Pro decide.
Integrated HTML Editor
Whether users are editing remote HTML files or building a Web site
from scratch, CuteFTP Pro's integrated HTML editor has the tools users
need. Features include: the ability to color code the HTML, multiple
document find and replace, helpful tag tips, spell check and the
ability to save directly to the remote server, to name a few.
Availability and Pricing
Users can download a free 30-day trial version of CuteFTP Pro at
www.globalscape.com. After the trial period, the introductory cost is
only $59.95, which includes free program updates and technical support
for 60 days. Site license pricing is available for quantities of five
or more. Upgrades from previous versions are available directly from
GlobalSCAPE's Web site for $19.95. CuteFTP Pro will also be localized
in several foreign languages to meet the needs of international
customers. CNET is providing exclusive coverage on the product at
GlobalSCAPE (www.globalscape.com), an Internet software subsidiary
of American TeleSource International Inc. (AMEX:AI - news), is recognized as
a leader in the development, marketing and support of award-winning
content and file management solutions and collaborative peer-to-peer
technologies. Known for quality, reliability and ease-of-use,
GlobalSCAPE's products enable users to create, move and manage
information in a rich, collaborative and secure environment.
American TeleSource International Inc. (www.atsi.net) is an
emerging international carrier serving the rapidly expanding niche
markets in and between Latin America and the United States. The
Company's borderless strategy includes the deployment of a ``next
generation'' network for more efficient and cost effective service
offerings of domestic and international voice and data. ATSI has clear
advantages over the competition through its corporate framework
consisting of unique licenses, interconnection and service agreements,
network footprint, and extensive retail distribution.
This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young