Friday, March 12, 2004
GlobalSCAPE Releases Enterprise-Class Secure FTP Server
Secure FTP Server 2.0 delivers strong
security, reliability and extensive automation capabilities
to mission-critical environments
SAN ANTONIO –
GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (OTCBB:GSCP - News), a leading supplier of
file management and content management solutions, announced
today the release of Secure FTP Server 2.0™, an
enterprise-class FTP server for the secure transfer and
management of critical business data. Latest enhancements
include Secure Shell file transfers (SFTP), customizable
automation of back-end processes triggered by server events,
and extensive management capabilities. Secure FTP Server
runs on Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, XP and 2003 operating
"Adding strong security and enhanced file management
capabilities including the ability to kick-off back end
processes in a standards-based, cost-effective solution,
is proving to be a preferred method for secure data
exchange. More than 1,300 companies have already
deployed it, some of which were previously using expensive
electronic data interchange (EDI) and commerce solutions to
accomplish similar tasks," said Randy Poole, president and
chief operating officer for GlobalSCAPE. "Version 2.0's
Secure Shell file transfer support and customizable
automation ensures that we are now able to solve the secure
file management needs of most large organizations,"
"We've been using Secure FTP Server's SSL file transfers
for over a year now," said Iain Nicholson, senior network
administrator at Benefit Planners. "Version 2.0's event
triggers make notifying employees of incoming files a quick
task, and its Secure Shell file transfers have made our
system compatible with more of our customer's systems.
GlobalSCAPE's Secure FTP Server is an amazing value
compared to other solutions available."
New features include:
Support for SSH2
Transfer files using SFTP (Secure Shell), which extends the
support for client connectivity across many platforms
including Linux. Create an identity file and/or require that
clients provide their own identity file for public-key
authentication. Also configure ciphers and Message
Authentication Codes (MAC).
Automate tasks based on server events such as encrypting
files upon arrival, sending email notification upon quota
exceeded or archiving server logs upon log rotation. Event
rules are comprehensive and easy to develop using Secure FTP
Server's Outlook-like Rules Wizard.
Active Directory Accounts
Whether you're using NT Authentication or Active Directory
Authentication, Secure FTP Server can query the local
computer or domain controller and automatically create
FTP accounts for your existing users.
Robust Component Object Model (COM) Support
Use your preferred scripting language to automate common
server and user administrative tasks, such as performing
user management via your web site.
Support for TLS
Provide access to clients using the latest version of SSL
(v3.1 also known as TLS), in addition to previous SSL
implementations (AUTH SSL).
Strong Certificate Encryption
Choose between 1024, 2048, or 4096 bit key lengths when
encrypting SSL/TLS certificates.
Support for Clear Command Channel (CCC)
When both parties are behind a firewall, use the CCC
command, which allows for existing network configurations
to work smoothly in an environment that still protects the
authentication and data transfer components of traditional FTP.
Secure Site-to-Site Transfers (SSCN)
Move data securely between GlobalSCAPE Secure FTP Server
and any other server that supports SSCN.
Enhanced Certificate Manager
Keep your certificate store up-to-date with automatic
highlighting of expired certificates in the Certificate
Manage multiple servers at multiple locations simultaneously
with one Server Administrator Interface.
Enhanced ODBC Support
Control how often Secure FTP Server polls
the user database and easily change the path to the user
database on an existing FTP site.
Respect NT Home Folders
Use the user's existing domain home directory as their FTP home
Extensive User Information
Secure FTP Server 2.0 lets you store user information beyond
username and password. Now you can store email address, phone
number, comments and more.
Expiring User Accounts
Create user accounts that expire at a predefined date.
About Benefit Planners
is a health benefit firm
specializing in the administration of self-funded employer health
plans. With corporate offices in Boerne, Texas, Benefit Planners
serves over 200 clients nationwide, representing over 500,000
covered lives. Benefit Planners is part of the Fiserv family
of services. Fiserv, Inc. (Nasdaq: FISV) is an independent,
full-service provider of integrated data processing and information
management systems to the financial industry. As a leading
technology resource, Fiserv serves more than 13,000 financial
service providers worldwide, including banks, broker-dealers,
credit unions, financial planners/investment advisers, insurance
companies and agents, mortgage banks and savings institutions.
Headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, Fiserv also can be found
on the Internet at
GlobalSCAPE, founded in 1996, is a leading provider of content
and file management solutions. GlobalSCAPE's award-winning
software and services enable organizations to easily create,
move and manage information over the Internet in a secure,
collaborative environment. GlobalSCAPE produces high-quality
content management and secure file management solutions, and
ensures quality customer support. GlobalSCAPE's software is
known for quality, power and ease of use, supporting users of
all skill levels. For more information, please visit