Ipswitch Revs Up WS_FTP

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2004-08-02 Print this article Print

Ipswitch's WS_FTP 9.0 Professional makes file transfer a breeze.

Ipswitchs updated WS_FTP Professional continues to be a stalwart tool in my "handy utilities" kit.

When I received WS_FTP Professional 9.0, which shipped in June, I immediately put it to work downloading files large and small from Red Hats software mirror site at Indiana University.

The $55 WS_FTP Professional 9.0 uses PGPs namesake PGP encryption method for FTP sites that support encryption. Version 9.0 sports a few revisions to the user interface—although the product was already quite simple to use—and has the ability to connect simultaneously to multiple local and remote FTP servers.

Version 9.0s use of tabs to move between sessions is one interface change thats worth noting—I also like this about the Mozilla Web browser. Even when I had several file transfers in process, it was easy to monitor progress and troubleshoot any connection problems simply by clicking between the tabs. (If you havent tried tabbed browsing in Mozilla, I strongly recommend giving it a whirl.)

Click here to read eWEEK Labs review of Mozilla. WS_FTP Professional 9.0 is available at www.ipswitch.com.

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Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at cameron.sturdevant@quinstreet.com.

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