SOURCE: Ipswitch File Transfer

May 20, 2008 12:00 ET

Ipswitch Advances Its Technology and Product Leadership With the Market Introduction of WS_FTP Server Web Transfer Module

New Product Delivers Dynamic, Secure Browser-Based Method of Sharing Information Without the Need to Install Any Desktop Software; Customers Able to Deploy Robust File Transfer Strategy Using a Simple File Transfer Interface That Works on Any Browser and Operating System

LEXINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) - Ipswitch, Inc.'s File Transfer division, the leading developer of secure and managed file transfer solutions, today introduced WS_FTP Server Web Transfer Module, a new highly secure, browser-based product for use with WS_FTP Server 6.1.1. The new product makes transferring files second nature by allowing authorized users to securely connect to WS_FTP Server via their browser in order to share information easily without installing desktop software, thus making the file transfer process faster and less complex for both end users and server administrators. Now, authorized users can simply use an Internet-enabled computer to securely upload or download files and even create and delete folders on a remote server. The WS_FTP Server Web Transfer Module enables employees and external business partners to connect to company networks and share information easily and securely.

The 60-school Killeen School District in central Texas is using WS_FTP Server Web Transfer Module to meet state-mandated initiatives for sharing sensitive data. "We have a blended Mac and PC environment with over 40,000 users," said Steven Robertson, Unix systems administrator, Killeen School District. "It was difficult to find a single client that was transparent, flexible, portable and secure. Ipswitch is the best we've seen, bar none."

Ipswitch has been shipping its file transfer software since 1991 and has historically brought unmatched market expertise and depth of product knowledge to more than 40 million homes, businesses, enterprises and service providers. This new product further enhances operational efficiency by enabling authorized users to connect to WS_FTP Server from any browser connection over HTTP and encrypted HTTPS protocols using a zero-footprint client.

Simplified Management, Unmatched Security, and High Flexibility

Simple Administration

Administrators still maintain control by defining who is authorized to connect to WS_FTP Server with the web transfer module. To implement, WS_FTP Server administrators simply enable Web access on the WS_FTP Server administration console, and all user settings, such as password rules, file/folder permissions, disk quotas, and more, are all automatically enforced. Additionally, since the file transfer interface runs within the browser and transfers are performed over HTTP/S, authorized users can simply connect their computer to WS_FTP and transfer files. Without any software to install, end users simply enter the URL or save it and access it as a browser favorite.

The Industry's Most Secure Data Transfer Solution

WS_FTP Server Web Transfer Module offers the same leading security the market has come to expect from Ipswitch File Transfer solutions. Files are transferred over the encrypted HTTPS protocol, which completely protects files as they are being sent from an end user's computer and the company server. Administrators are able to force and only allow connections over SSL using the encrypted HTTPS protocol. Additionally, all end user account settings and permissions on WS_FTP Server are applied to the WS_FTP Server Web Transfer Module. This enables users to access their account, files, folders, and virtual folders just as if they connected with traditional desktop FTP or SSH file transfer client desktop software like WS_FTP Professional.

Risk-Free, Flexible File Transfer

WS_FTP Server Web Transfer Module can be accessed by end users via today's top browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari, and from multiple operating systems such as Windows, Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X. There is no additional desktop software to install, update, and maintain, and no additional employee training for new software is needed. And with an unlimited licensing structure, there is no limit to the number of people that can use the WS_FTP Server Web Transfer Module.

"This server module extends Ipswitch's market leadership to offer the broadest range of effective and easy to use secure and managed file transfer and web-based solutions out there," said Kevin Gillis, vice president, Ipswitch File Transfer division. "In an era where data breaches happen every day and businesses want to deploy solutions that best match business needs, Ipswitch continues to lead the way with simple, secure and flexible solutions. By working closely with our customers to determine requirements and staying on top of market demands, we continue to set the pace with the latest and most comprehensive technologies."

Ipswitch WS_FTP solutions enable businesses to exceed regulatory compliance regulations and implement sound security policies by safely and reliably moving data across the Internet. Over 40 million customers in industries such as healthcare, retail, financial services, government, software development, manufacturing, telecom and education use the award-winning WS_FTP Server with SSH, the WS_FTP Professional secure file transfer desktop client and now the web-based WS_FTP Server Web Transfer Module solutions. Ipswitch File Transfer will continue to innovate and advance their highly successful file transfer solutions, featuring unmatched security, ease of use and scalability. Ipswitch File Transfer solutions enable users to manage the secure file transfer activities of their organizations and exceed compliance requirements such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

For more detailed product information, please visit where you can learn more about Ipswitch's solutions and request a free evaluation.

Pricing and Availability

Ipswitch WS_FTP Server Web Transfer Module is an add-on module to WS_FTP Server and is sold separately at an introductory price of $2,495. The product is currently shipping and can be purchased from Ipswitch directly or through any of its worldwide channel partners. Bundled pricing is available.

For more detailed information on the product, join an upcoming Webinar: The Future of File Transfer: WS_FTP Server Web Transfer Module, to get a First Look at the product. Ipswitch is offering two different times for this First Look Webinar.

Wednesday, May 21st at 9:00 a.m. ET (registration link:

Wednesday, May 21st at 2:00 p.m. ET (registration link:

About Ipswitch File Transfer division

Ipswitch File Transfer division develops and markets a wide range of innovative secure and managed file transfer solutions. For over 15 years Ipswitch brands, WS_FTP® and MOVEit®, have delivered the world's most popular file transfer solutions to over 40 million users in the home, small office, home office (SOHO), small-to-medium business (SMB), mid-market and enterprise markets. Visit for more information on the Ipswitch File Transfer division and its range of products to fit any file transfer need.

About Ipswitch, Inc.

Ipswitch develops and markets innovative IT software that is easy to learn and use. More than 100 million people worldwide use Ipswitch software to monitor their networks with Ipswitch WhatsUp®, transfer files over the Internet using the market leading WS_FTP® and MOVEit® brands of secure and managed file transfer clients and servers and communicate via Ipswitch IMail™ Server. For product and sales information, write to or visit Ipswitch values community involvement; visit to find out how to become involved. Visit for more information on the company.

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