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What’s New With WS_FTP Professional?

Here’s a quick run-down of the latest features:

  • Windows 10 Compatibility: WS_FTP Professional is now fully compatible with the Windows 10 operating system for both the English and German versions.
  • Enhanced PGP: Several performance improvements for PGP signing, encryption, and decryption.
  • Increased SSL certificate strength: Certificate length increased from 1024-bit to 2048-bit.
  • Updated Open SSL library: WS_FTP Pro uses the latest version of the OpenSSL DLLs.
  • New Cipher Algorithms: AES [128/192/256]-CTR cipher support is now available in addition to the block aes256-cbc cipher algorithm.
  • Enhanced Security: To protect files before, during, and after transfer, WS FTP Pro provides security through 256-bit AES encryption, FIPS 140-2 validated cryptography, and OpenPGP file encryption. WS FTP Pro checks file integrity using SHA-256 and SHA-512 to guarantee delivery and validate that transferred files have not been compromised.

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What makes WS FTP Professional the trusted choice for millions of users? Here is an in-depth look.

Key Features:

Best-In-Class Security

  • Built-In Local File Encryption: OpenPGP encryption secures files and folders locally; protects sensitive data from misuse resulting from a lost or stolen computer. Secures files used as email and IM attachments, or stored on laptops, networks, or removable media.
  • OpenPGP Encryption: Encrypt a file before transferring it to a remote server. OpenPGP mode automatically encrypts and signs (or decrypts) files prior to up/download. Double-layer protection when used in addition to transfer encryption over SSL/SSH.
  • Strongest Transport Encryption: 256-bit AES encryption protects files from being compromised during transfer over SSL / FTPS, SSH / SFTP, and HTTPS protocol connections. The highest level of encryption found in any commercially available file transfer client.
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  • 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 and OpenPGP file encryption.
  • Guaranteed Delivery: Built-in file integrity algorithms, including CRC32, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, and SHA-512, ensure that files have not been compromised during transport, and that the source and destination files are exact matches.
  • Integrated File Encryption: OpenPGP encrypt files for secure file management before and after transfer. Fully integrated public-key/private-key file encryption supports AES and 3DES ciphers, offers signature (key) strengths from 1,024 to 4,096 bits, and supports RSA and Diffie-Hellman key types.
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  • Non-Repudiation & Compression with MOVEit File Transfer(DMZ) and MOVEit Cloud Servers: Automatic end-to-end file non-repudiation and compression between WS_FTP Professional, MOVEit File Transfer(DMZ) and MOVEit Cloud servers.
  • Keyboard-Interactive Authentication: Client support for dynamic client-server authentication. Users can authenticate and connect to SSH servers that require connecting clients to respond to server-defined prompts for authentication, in addition to username.
  • Configure Email Notifications for SMTP Server Authentication: Users can easily set-up email notifications to be automatically sent when a file transfer occurs. Email notifications can now be configured for SMTP server authentication.


  • Post Transfer File Automation: New file workflow capabilities enable users to schedule a post transfer action, such as deleting, moving, or renaming the source file after it has been transferred. Ten built-in macros for dynamically changing file names including MM, YY, YYYY, HH, MM, SS and more.
  • Backup: Safely archive your most important folders and files. Schedule and compress backups to any location or device, such as USB or DVD drives, network directories, server connections, FTP sites, or Internet hosting services.
  • Schedule: One-time or recurring file transfers can be scheduled to occur automatically.

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  • Synchronization: Synch to any location, virtually any device, drive, or server. Easily define which files get transferred and how new or updated files are handled.
  • Script: Use of our programming scripting tool to automate recurring transfer tasks.
  • Compress: Files can be automatically compressed into .zip format before uploading.

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  • Record: Keep records of your WS FTP usage with Transfer Manager, Transfer History, and Connection Log.

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  • Email Notifications: Enable automatic email notifications to alert others that a transfer has occurred, and to verify that your transfer has been successful.
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Ease Of Use

  • Improved User Interface: Usability improvements include a new, modern toolbar icons; customizable display options that apply evenly to all visible controls; and availability of the licensing application in the German language.
  • Support for Microsoft IIS and Apache Web Servers: Connect and transfer files over HTTP/S connections with Microsoft IIS and Apache web servers with full file/folder listings and navigation.
  • Support for Networked UNC Paths: Access UNC shared drives in your local folder by either IP address or machine name.
  • Guidance: Getting Started Guide, tutorials, and Connection Wizard make it easy to connect to an FTP or SSH server and transfer files—even transfer multiple files at once.

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  • Search: Easily locate and transfer files using integrated Google™, Copernic™ or Windows® desktop search engines. Search by parameters such as file type, size, and date.
  • Thumbnails: View, create, and resize thumbnails of images stored on your computer or any remote server.
  • Workspaces: Save and instantly connect to multiple local and server connections.
  • Linked Folders: Simultaneously navigate any two connections with the same tree structure.
  • Simple Transfers: Drag-and-drop and one-click technology lets you move any size and type of files between your computer and a remote FTP or SSH server, or from one server to another.
  • Proxy Server: Ability for all file transfers over SSH to run through the proxy server over HTTP.
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  • Storage Utilization Displayed when Connecting to WS FTP Server
  • Copy Fully-Qualified URL to Clipboard
  • Enhanced Workspaces
  • Enhanced Logging

Rapid Deployment

  • Easy Citrix & Microsoft Administration: Centrally manage and rapidly deploy multiple computer installations with Citrix® and Microsoft® terminal services for virtualized software management.
  • Silent Install: Customize installation configuration and quickly get large deployments up and running remotely, quickly, and easily.

Flexible and Scalable Licensing

  • Licensing Options: Whether you need two, 200, or 200,000 licenses, we have a licensing plan for you. Licenses are typically sold in packs of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 licenses.
  • Custom Quotes: For larger deployments or for more information about our license purchase options, call us at: 781-676-5800