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Organisations To Benefit From Higher Level Of Encryption As Well As Increased
Administrative Flexibility

December 10, 2001 - Ipswitch, Inc., a leading supplier of Internet productivity software for Windows platforms, today announced WS_FTP Server 3.0, the latest version of its high-powered, easy-to-use File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server for Windows NT/2000/XP, includes 128-bit encryption. Together with WS_FTP Pro 7.02, which also contains 128-bit encryption, Ipswitch offers the most secure FTP solution for Windows users to transfer files over the Internet. In addition to increased Internet security, administrators will benefit from WS_FTP Server 3.0’s enhanced administrative features that provide greater control of their FTP servers and greater influence over how users interact with those servers.


128-bit SSL encryption offers extremely secure solution for file transfers

The addition of 128-bit encryption to WS_FTP Server 3.0 and WS_FTP Pro 7.02 makes the combination a perfect solution for organisations that require confidentiality when transferring files over the Internet. These can include financial institutions, government agencies and healthcare organisations. Some industries, such as healthcare, require that organisations use 128-bit encryption when transferring files to assure confidentiality. The Healthcare Institution Privacy Protection Act (HIPPA) mandates that all healthcare providers will need to use 128-bit FTP when transferring any information, such as billing or medical records, over the Internet.

“Security is an increasingly important topic for everyone today,” said Ipswitch President and Founder Roger C. Greene. “WS_FTP Server and WS_FTP Pro provide a highly secure file transfer solution. For a relatively small investment and low cost of ownership, organisations of all sizes can have a greater sense of protection when transferring files over the Internet. At the same time, they benefit from WS_FTP Server and Pro’s ease-of-use, easy installation and rich functionality, backed by Ipswitch’s strong reputation for service and support.”

Some FTP servers have limited security and are designed for anonymous usage only. Others offer encrypted user names and passwords, but data is not encrypted during transfer. If intercepted, this data can be easily read by anyone. WS_FTP Server 3.0 with WS_FTP Pro 7.02 ensures that intercepted data cannot be read.

Direct access to files, increased administrative efficiency via enhanced administrator tools.

New enhancements also allow administrators to configure WS_FTP Server 3.0 so that when users log on, they go directly to their own folders to which they have sole access, preventing them from moving beyond their folders. Listing of other users’ folders and unnecessary viewing is not possible which, increases privacy. Also, virtual folders can be read within user folders eliminating the need for users to search through an entire server for a document.

Administrators also benefit from increased flexibility in configuring their servers. They now have the option of installing WS_FTP Server 3.0 software anywhere on their network rather than being restricted to the same machine where the NT domain is located. This provides better access to NT domain authentication user databases. WS_FTP Server 3.0 and Pro 7.02 are available for custom development to create customised secure solutions for OEM relationships.


Price and availability

WS_FTP Server 3.0 is available for a U.K. list price of £290 and WS_FTP Pro 7.02 is £33, through Unipalm (www.unipalm.co.uk) on 01638 569600 or direct through the Ipswitch website (www.ipswitch.com). When purchasing 10 or more copies of WS_FTP Pro, customers can buy WS_FTP Server for £180. Free upgrades to WS_FTP Server 3.0 are available to anyone with a valid service agreement. An annual service agreement can be purchased for £70. Free upgrades to WS_FTP Pro 7.02 are available to registered users of WS_FTP Pro 7.0. Multi unit and site license pricing are also available.




About Ipswitch


Founded in 1991, Ipswitch develops Windows-based software products for the Internet and corporate intranets. Its product family includes WS_FTP Pro, the world’s most popular FTP client; WS_FTP Server, the first industrial-strength, full-featured FTP server for Windows NT/2000; WhatsUp Gold, a leading network management tool; IMail Server, an Internet messaging server for small to medium-size companies and ISPs; and WS_Ping ProPack, a utility suite for the Internet and intranets - all designed for today’s mission-critical business communications. Ipswitch products set new standards for functionality, performance, reliability and interoperability, while providing the foundation for corporate internetworking solutions, and are available directly from Ipswitch and through distributors, resellers and OEMs.


Editor's Notes

Review copies, interviews, screen shots and information for all Ipswitch products are available from Martin Brindley and Adrian Brophy at MCC International.

Michael Aalto
Ipswitch, Inc.
T: 781-676-5794 / F: 781-676-5720
maalto@ipswitch.com

Martin Brindley / Adrian Brophy
MCC International Ltd.
T: +44 (0)1962 888100
F: +44 (0)1962 888125
E-mail: adrian.brophy@mccint.com
martin.brindley@mccint.com

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