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Shellshock Bug Does Not Affect Ipswitch Products

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As you’ve likely already heard on Sept 24th a new computer security threat was identified and entered into the National Vulnerability Database as CVE-2014-7169.  This vulnerability does not affect any Ipswitch products. The vulnerability, called Shellshock, is a bug in the widely-used Bash shell, the Unix command-line shell that has been around for […]

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Why do I need Managed File Transfer? Isn’t FTP enough?

Possibly not. The Internet’s venerable File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is usually supported by Managed File Transfer (MFT) systems, which can typically use FTP as one of the ways in which data is physically moved from place to place. However, MFT essentially wraps a significant management and automation layer around FTP. Consider some of […]

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When transferring files, isn’t all encryption the same?

Definitely not. To begin with, there are numerous kinds of encryption—some of which can actually be broken quite easily. One of the earlier common forms of encryption (around 1996) relied on encryption keys that were 40 bits in length; surprisingly, many technologies and products continue to use this older, weaker form of encryption. […]

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Tales from the CompuCom Vendor Fair

Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking with the sales representatives and account managers at CompuCom, many of whom have been selling Ipswitch solutions for a long time.  It was a return visit to CompuCom’s Dallas headquarters for me, having attended a similar vendor fair about 6 months ago. Many […]

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You Don’t Have to Be a Rocket Scientist to use WS_FTP – But They Do!

Here’s an amazing tale of how Ipswitch WS_FTP software is being used by the European Columbus laboratory to securely transfer hundreds of megabytes of scientific data between the International Space Station and Earth. “Crew time is so valuable and the volume of data involved is so large that a reliable […]

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Is risking your credit worth $10 off?

As you may have noticed Ipswitch maintains a robust network of qualified partners and distributors (including GSA providers) from which you can buy our technology. There are also a number of web sites and other “grey” operations that sell old or “backup” WS_FTP products, dispensing license keys from old lists […]

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Pantless, geeky flight attendant says “WS_FTP ROCKS!”

Big shout out to GKlausner for his video on WS_FTP.  Your creativity, knowledge and love of Polly Pocket dolls and WS_FTP is both informative and amusing! Pantless geeky flight attendant:  “Check out a company called Ipswitch.  They have a product called WS_FTP, and this thing is the private luxury liner […]

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