Aug 29 2017

Ipswitch Upgrades Proven, Effective Secure FTP Server Software

Transferring and Protecting Confidential Information for 20 Years, WS_FTP Server 2017 Plus Adds Key Exchange Algorithms, Support for OpenSSL 1.0.2k

LEXINGTON, Mass. – Aug. 29, 2017Ipswitch®, the leader in easy to deploy, manage and use file transfer and network management software, adds a number of functional improvements to WS_FTP Server 2017 Plus, its proven, effective and easy-to-use secure FTP server software. Thousands of IT teams depend on the company’s WS_FTP Server software for the unique business grade features required to ensure the reliable and secure transfer of critical data.

“WS_FTP Server has a proven track record of reliability and security, transferring and protecting the most confidential information in security sensitive industries for over 20 years,” said Steve Staden, CISSP, Senior Director of Product Management at Ipswitch. “This latest version is keeping pace with the ability to simplify file transfer activities and to safeguard against information leaks and data breaches.”

WS_FTP Server 2017 Plus v8.5 adds key exchange algorithms including diffie-hellman-group14-sha256 and diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha256 as well as the ability to control KEX algorithm priority and enable/disable algorithms. The new version also includes support for OpenSSL 1.0.2k and support for TLS 1.1/1.2 remote database connections, required for PCI compliance.

WS_FTP Server allows for greater control, gaining real-time visibility into file transfer activities. Users can remotely administer or manage WS_FTP Server from any Internet connection. Advanced security features include 256-bit AES encryption, SSH transfers, Secure Copy (SCP2), file integrity, SMTP server authentication, SSL certificate support, an SSH listener option, login authentication encryption, digital certificate management and mutual authentication of server and clients.

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About Ipswitch
With over 1 million users from 42,000 companies managing more than 150,000 networks in 116 countries, Ipswitch designs and develops industry-leading software that enables the easy delivery of 24/7 performance and security across cloud, virtual and on-premise environments. IT teams worldwide rely on 25 years of innovation to optimize and secure business transactions, applications and infrastructure with Ipswitch MOVEit® secure file transfer, Ipswitch WhatsUp® Gold network monitoring and Ipswitch WS_FTP®. Available directly or through strategic alliances with leading IT vendors and the company’s fast-growing global partner ecosystem, Ipswitch’s wide portfolio improves application and network performance, monitors diverse IT environments and ensures secure exchange of data that meets PCI, HIPAA, GDPR and other industry and government data security and regulatory requirements.

The company has offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. For more information, visit or connect on LinkedIn and Twitter. To learn about Ipswitch’s strategic alliances or global network of partners, visit

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