Mar 11th, 2004
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 systems.
"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," concluded Poole.
"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 Manager.
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 folder.
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
Benefit Planners, http://www.benplan.com, 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 http://www.fiserv.com.
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 http://www.globalscape.com.