Sep 20 2018

Ipswitch Releases Updated Secure FTP Server Software

Ipswitch Ensures Continued Proven Track Record of Reliable and Secure Transfer of Critical Data with Latest Version of WS_FTP Server 2018 (v8.6)

BURLINGTON, Mass. – Sept. 20, 2018Ipswitch®, producer of award-winning and easy-to-use secure file transfer and network management software, released an updated version of its WS_FTP® Secure FTP Server Software for secure file transfer. WS_FTP Server 2018 (v8.6) includes a number of key security enhancements and fixes, including PostgreSQL Security updates, other security updates and removal of unsupported C++ redistributables.

“Thousands of IT teams depend on WS_FTP for the unique business-grade features required to assure reliable and secure transfer of critical data,” said Bill Doll, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Ipswitch. “We are committed to ensuring that WS_FTP Server continues with its proven track record of reliability and security, transferring and protecting the most confidential information in sensitive industries for over 20 years now. We encourage all WS_FTP Server customers to upgrade to this latest version.”

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.

Specific details on all improvements in this release can be found in the WS_FTP Server release notes. WS_FTP Server 2018 is a free upgrade from the Ipswitch Community for all customers with an active service agreement. To upgrade, visit:

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About Ipswitch 
Ipswitch produces and sells file transfer solutions and network management software for IT professionals. In business since 1991, Ipswitch has over 24,300 SMB and enterprise active customers with over 1 million end users in 170 countries. Ipswitch's suite of network and security solutions includes WhatsUp® Gold for network monitoring and MOVEit® and WS_FTP® for secure file transfer. Ipswitch's focus on customer success is evidenced by an online community with over 115,000 members. To meet the varying needs of its customers, Ipswitch solutions support a range of environments including on-premise, hybrid and public or private cloud, via perpetual and subscription licensing. Ipswitch solutions meet the highest commercial and government data security requirements and are PCI, HIPAA and GDPR compliant.

Ipswitch remains a privately held company with offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. The company is a Microsoft co-sell ISV Partner, a Cisco Preferred Solution Partner and a VMware Technology Alliance Partner. For more information, visit or connect on LinkedIn and Twitter. To learn more about Ipswitch's strategic alliances and global network of partners, visit  

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