Friday, March 26, 2004
GlobalSCAPE Releases New Version of its Popular CuteFTP
CuteFTP 6.0, Built on GlobalSCAPE's
Latest File Transfer Technology, now Available in Home and
SAN ANTONIO -- GlobalSCAPE Inc. (OTCBB:GSCP - News), a leading supplier of
secure file management and content management solutions,
announced today the release of CuteFTP 6.0(TM) Home and
Professional. CuteFTP is used by millions of technology
professionals and computer enthusiasts to easily transfer
files between local and remote computers, anywhere in the
world. Version 6.0 represents major enhancements to the
product line and is built on a new foundation,
incorporating the latest technologies in areas such as
security, automation and ability to manage data.
"CuteFTP 6.0's new foundation enables GlobalSCAPE to
rapidly respond to customer needs for file management
capabilities and data security, a key concern when using
the Internet as a transport vehicle. In addition, CuteFTP
6.0 Professional, when used with its Secure FTP Server
counterpart, can provide the basis of an organization's
data management strategy to accomplish goals including
moving files to their Web servers, and sharing
mission-critical information with customers, partners
and off-site employees, safely and cost-effectively,"
said Randy Poole, GlobalSCAPE president and COO.
"GlobalSCAPE's secure file management solution rivals
high-end electronic data interchange (EDI) and commerce
systems, a major component of which is secure file
transfer, identity authentication, and post-transaction
event handling," continued Poole. "Our solution is
extremely reliable, easy to deploy and manage, is
standards-based, and accomplishes serious business
goals with a modest investment," concluded Poole.
New Features in CuteFTP 6.0 Home and Professional
SSL v3 (TLS)
Connect securely using TLS (AUTH TLS), currently under
consideration by the IESG (Internet Engineering Steering
Group) as a standard for SSL connections. CuteFTP now
supports all three SSL connection mechanisms, including
the widely used SSL Implicit (direct connect via port
990, as defined by the IANA) and SSL Explicit (AUTH SSL)
Windows® Trusted Certificate Store
Accept or reject server certificates based on Windows'
Trusted Certificate Store, in addition to CuteFTP's
internal certificate trusted list for broader coverage.
Available in professional version only.
Choice of Key Strengths
Secure your sessions further by choosing key strengths
(up to 4096 bits) when creating SSL certificate sets.
Choose between using the local CuteFTP certificate
store or Windows' trusted root CA (certificate authority)
SSL site-to-site (SSCN) Transfers
Transfer files between remote hosts securely via SSCN,
a proprietary command supported by a growing number of
FTP servers and clients, and used for transferring files
between two remote hosts (FXP) over a secure (SSL)
channel. Without SSCN, a client can connect securely
to multiple remote hosts but cannot transfer files
securely between them. Available in professional version
Macro/Script Recording and Playback
Record and playback standard or secure FTP sessions
with zero programming involved. Events and settings
are captured in industry standard Visual Basic script
and saved to a .vbs file. Play them back immediately
in CuteFTP or schedule a future recurring task using
Windows' built-in scheduler tool. Programmers can still
interface directly with the COM-enabled Transfer Engine
or use the record feature to capture a baseline session
and then customize it in any text editor, including
CuteFTP's built-in ASCII editing tool. Available in
professional version only.
Windows Proxy Settings Auto-detect
Choose between manual proxy configuration or have CuteFTP
automatically detect Internet Explorer's proxy settings,
including proxy.pac proxy script files. This is only
available for Windows XP SP1, W2K Pro SP3, W2K Server
SP3, W2K Server 2003 using WinHTTP dll. WinInet dll is
also queried, which is supported by XP, 2K PRO, NT4,
ME, 98 and 95 to ensure success.
NAT Auto-detect & Port-mapping
CuteFTP uses the UPnP NAT interface (available in Windows XP)
to provide proper port-mapping when connecting securely from
behind a NAT/firewall using PORT mode (rather than PASV, due
to the remote host also being behind a NAT/firewall).
Without UPnP, you would need to manually set the port
range in the client and also enable and forward them in
the NAT/firewall device.
Define Port Range for Secure Connections
Define a port range for establishing secure connections via
port mode, specify connection and transfer timeout values,
automatically connect to the last visited site on session
startup, specify the location in which to store the site
manager and much more.
Enjoy faster application startup, highly accessible bookmarks,
Windows 2003 and IIS6 compatibility, revamped overwrite logic
and dialogs, after transfer events, and dozens of other
internal and external enhancements.
Work on remote documents in the integrated editor, supporting
full-screen mode, or launch a more powerful editor such as
CuteHTML Pro and CuteFTP will auto-detect changed files.
Save in-progress work locally and use enhanced search &
Load alternate language resource files, which you can translate,
choose between toolbar sizes, display commonly accessed menu
command images, or simply enjoy the many improvements to
CuteFTP's menus, dialogs, shortcut keys, registration wizard,
error descriptions, high-color icons, and more.
Pricing and Availability
A free 30-day trial of CuteFTP 6.0 Home and Professional
editions for Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP is available immediately
at http://www.globalscape.com. CuteFTP 6.0 Home has a standard
list price of $39.99 per single-user license. CuteFTP 6.0
Professional has a standard list price of $59.99 per single-user
license. Upgrade pricing is available for existing customers and
volume discounts are offered for quantities of five or more.
GlobalSCAPE, founded in 1996, is a leading provider of secure
file management and content 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
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