Whether you have basic file transfer needs or require more sophisticated capabilities,
deployment flexibility, security features, or failover functionality to ensure high
availability, WS_FTP Server is the right solution for any business objective.
FIPS 140-2 Validated Cryptography
Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) approved and validated cryptography
up to and including 256-bit AES encryption over SSL, SSH, and SCP2 protocols. More on FIPS compliance >>
256-bit AES encryption
With leading 256-bit encryption over SSL and SSH (SFTP and SCP2) connections delivers
unrivaled encryption strength.
Transfer files over SSH protocol, which is firewall-friendly (uses a single port),
supports inline compression for optimized file transfers, and maintains data encryption
on all connections all the time.
Secure Copy (SCP2) -
Available in WS_FTP Corporate only.
Secure Copy enables secure file transfers using product supporting the Secure Shell
(SSH2) protocol, such as PuTTY and OpenSSH, and provides easy interoperability with
Linux and Unix systems.
Guarantee uncompromised delivery with file integrity checking up to SHA-512. Works
optimally with WS_FTP Professional.
Identify, log and automatically block IP addresses and subnets that attempt consecutive
failed logon attempts.
SSH Key Management
SSH user keys can be imported and exported to and from Windows, Unix, and Linux
Configure Email Notifications for SMTP Server Authentication
Easily configure business rules to automatically authenticate and send email notifications
when specified file transfer or server events occur. Email notifications can be
configured to enable SMTP server authentication if required by the mail server.
Force Secure Client-Server Connections
Administrators can require encrypted SSH or SSL client-server connections. Ability
to force all clients to connect at SSH, SSL v3 or TLS 1.0 or higher.
SSL Certificate Support
The WS_FTP Server Trusted Authorities database now supports SSL certificate chains
containing either the full chain or just the peer level certificate.
SSH Listener Option
Support for suppressing the SSH protocol name and version from being displayed on
the login banner, preventing users from attempting malicious actions on the SSH
server based on protocol name and version.
Stronger Password Policies
Include auto-expiring passwords and guidelines for strong password creation that
require users to reset their password at any time on an ongoing basis.
Concealed Server Details
Hide logon banner to conceal server details.
Login Authentication Encryption
All client-server connections are encrypted when using SSH or SSL protocol. FTP
connections are also encrypted between WS_FTP Server and WS_FTP Professional.
Digital Certificate Management
SSL certificates and SSH keys can be used for creating, importing, and exporting.
Global SSL certificates and a Trusted Authorities database can be created on a per-host
Mutual authentication of server and connecting file transfer clients.
Exceed Compliance Regulations
Be compliant with government regulations such as HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI DSS,
Gramm-Leach-Bliley, BASEL II, and J-SOX.
Industry-standard and FIPS-compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing.
Digitally Signed Application from Trusted Certificate Authority
Digital signature from Trusted Certificate Authority authenticates Ipswitch as the
developer of WS_FTP software, assures the integrity of the application, and proves
that nobody has tampered with or changed the software in any way.
Support for LDAP (Microsoft Active Directory, Novell eDirectory and OpenLDAP) authentication
with failover, as well as Active Directory, NT or an ODBC database.
Powerful LDAP Queries
Enhanced LDAP support enables administrators to utilize larger and more advanced
queries into their Active Directory and LDAP authentication database.
Additional Notification Variables
Four new variables (TransferType, ClientIPAddress, HostName, and FileSize) available
for dynamic insertion in notification messages. For example, the IP address of a
malicious end user can now be included in notifications to the server administrator
alerting of a Denial of Service (DOS) attack.
Operating System Support
WS_FTP Server runs on Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit) and Windows Server
2012 (Standard or Datacenter).
Virtualization with VMware ESX
Support for virtual servers running on VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V platforms.
Benefits include reduced hardware costs and increased manageability and portability.
Email Address Added to User Properties
New user property for storing and using end users e-mail address. The email address
can be used as a notification variable for dynamic insertion in notification messages.
New Display Options for User Home Folders
Ability to lock into and control how the end user's home folder is displayed.
IP Whitelist for End User Authentication
Define specific IP addresses or subnets that can always connect to the server.
Enhanced Date Formatting Support
The log viewer now supports nine different US and international display formats
such as MM/DD/YY, DD-MM-YYYY and YYYY.MM.DD. Flexible configuration for setting
the date format in the log viewer.
Web Transfer Module
Enable Web Transfer Module access for
end users via command line or as a user property.
Configuration and Integration Consulting
Ability to scheduled two-hour remote session with a senior technician.
New licensing technology simplifies procurement and provisioning & notifies
you when software updates are available and enables maintenance-free upgrades.
Improved Speed and Scalability
Faster FTP transfers and up to 50% better performance under heavy loads. Now scales
to thousands of concurrent users.
Configure the top-level directory to point to a local or shared network drive that
can be easily covered by disaster recovery processes.
Can be deployed in a failover configuration to achieve high availability and provide
continuous service to file transfer users. This Failover option ensures uninterrupted
file transfer service for increased uptime, reliability, and performance.
Exceeds the requirements of many compliance regulations worldwide, including HIPAA,
Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI DSS 2.0, GLBA, and Basel II.
FIPS 140-2 cryptography
Meets federal cryptographic requirements with FIPS 140-2
validated cryptography up to 256-bit AES encryption over SSL and SSH.
Customizable server logs
Compile a detailed and granular record of all administrator and end-user activity.
SYSLOG support enables log data to be integrated into a central data repository.
Variety of file transfer options
WS_FTP Server modules give users a full variety of transfer options, including the
Web Transfer module, the
Ad Hoc Transfer module, and WS_FTP Professional
- the world's most popular file transfer client.
The WS_FTP Server is optimized to work with the WS_FTP Professional file transfer
client, but it works with any desktop file transfer software.
Give users a full variety of transfer options, including the Web Transfer module,
the Ad Hoc Transfer module, and WS_FTP Professional - the world's most popular file
Silent Install for Fast Deployment of Multiple Servers
Customize installation configuration and quickly get multiple server deployments
with unattended bulk installations up and running remotely.
Choice of Databases
Use the embedded WS_FTP Server database or integrate with an existing Microsoft®
SQL Server or Microsoft SQL Server Express for both user authentication and server
Choice of Web Servers
Use the default standards-based Web server that ships with WS_FTP Server or integrate
with Microsoft IIS for powering the Web administration interface.
Integrate WS_FTP logs with a company database or central data repository.
Real-Time Active Directory Integration
Easily integrate with Active Directory database for user authentication. Utilize
robust filtering to allow only the appropriate users to authenticate.
Flexible User Authentication
Leverage existing user databases, including Active Directory, NT, Ipswitch IMail,
or any ODBC-compliant database for integrated and secure user authentication.
Storage Utilization Displayed to Connecting WS_FTP Professional Clients
Users connecting to WS_FTP Server 7.6.1 with the WS_FTP Professional 12.4 file transfer
client get a real-time view of their server disk space utilization.
Capture all file transfer activities with ability to filter, sort, and export. Filter
allows you to narrow log data by user, client IP address, error message, and more.
Keep an auditable record of server administrator actions with the ability to filter,
sort, and export.
Real-time View of Client Connections
View client and server connections with ability to drop users or block IPs.
Create rules that automatically trigger email, SMS, and pager alerts and launch
Enable file transfers over FTP, SSH / SFTP, and SSL / FTPS (Implicit and Explicit).
Remote administration and management from any Internet connection.
Lock Files During Upload
Ensure version control by preventing different users from simultaneously uploading
and downloading the same file. File lock also prevents users from downloading a
file before it's fully uploaded to the server.
Separation of Duties
Create host administrators who can only manage specified host. Set default host-
and user-level options once and have them automatically apply to all new users added
to the host from that point on.
Assign user or group permissions for uploading files, downloading files, deleting
files, renaming files, and creating directories. Users can be locked into their
home folder so they can’t navigate outside of their home directory structure.
Set limitations on storage space, file count, and bandwidth utilization.
Automatically restart interrupted file transfers where they left off so users never
lose valuable data because of a lost connection.
Display a customized message to connecting clients when they logon to the server.
Server access controls and ability to block connections by IP address.
Grant virtual access to files so they can be shared by multiple users without knowledge
that another user exists.
Firewall/Network Address Translations (NAT)
Used to support for SSL connections.
Configurable IP Addresses
Configure IP address and ports for better performance with firewalls and NAT devices.
Supports Anonymous Users
Administrators can choose to make the server available to the public without having
to create and maintain user accounts.
Customizable SITE commands
Administrators can create custom commands that FTP clients can issue to help manage
the server and files.