Client Secures File Transfers

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2003-07-28 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ipswitch continues to polish its FTP client, making it a reliable choice for IT managers and a more secure utility for users.

Ipswitch continues to polish its FTP client, making it a reliable choice for IT managers and a more secure utility for users who routinely transfer files.

The new Hot Drop feature let me put an icon representing a file transfer target on the desktop. My tests showed that this was a good way to automate file transfers and should enable IT managers to reduce help desk costs and speed user training by removing any need for users to learn FTP commands.

WS_FTP Pro 8.0 let me specify a port range and an IP address for file transfers that I executed over an SSL connection. This made it possible to more securely move files over my test network.

A trial version of WS_FTP Pro 8.0 can be downloaded from www.ipswitch.com. The product costs $39.95 from the Web site. Ipswitch has announced a new version of WS_FTP Server 4.0 that includes enhanced security features and added management tools.

 
 
 
 
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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