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WS_FTP Professional

Proven, secure, & guaranteed file delivery that's installed in minutes.

Ipswitch WS_FTP® Professional, the world’s most popular file transfer client with over 40 million users, now supports Windows® 10 operating system. WS_FTP Professional moves data and transfers files anywhere, at any time, with complete security. WS_FTP Professional delivers lightning-fast transfer speeds, best-in-class security and time saving automation capabilities such as 256-bit transfer encryption, OpenPGP file encryption, file integrity checking, email notification, backup, folder synchronization, compression, post-transfer events and scheduling of file transfers.

No other file transfer client offers the ease-of-use, performance, functionality and security that WS_FTP Professional delivers. Used by millions of customers worldwide to transfer billions of files every week, our fast transfer speeds and acclaimed customer support make WS_FTP Professional the clear choice!

Bullet-Proof Security Protects Files Before, During, & After Transfer

WS_FTP Professional delivers the strongest levels of encryption of any file transfer client on the market. Industry-leading 256-bit AES encryption and FIPS 140-2 validated cryptography secures files during transfers over SSL/FTPS and SSH/SFTP protocols. File integrity checking by SHA256 and SHA512 file verification uses built-in file verification mechanisms to guarantee delivery and validate that transferred files have not been compromised in any way and ensure that the source and destination are exact matches.

WS_FTP Professional delivers integrated OpenPGP file encryption to further enable the safe transfer and storage of your private and confidential files. WS_FTP Professional includes two built-in OpenPGP modes, enabling the encryption of individual files on your computer to protect them when stored locally, to secure files used as email and IM attachments or stored on laptops, networks or removable media, as well as to automatically encrypt a file before transferring it to a remote server.

Automation Features Enhance Productivity

WS_FTP Professional includes an industry-leading set of easily programmed automation features that simplify file transfer tasks, save time and improve communications.

  • SCHEDULE: Program your most critical transfers by scheduling one-time or more elaborate recurring scheduling frequencies.
  • BACKUP: Safely archive folders and files to protect against data loss. Schedule and compress backups to any location such as USB or DVD drives, network directories, server connections, FTP sites or your ISP.
  • SYNCHRONIZATION: Have one folder mirror the contents of another. Easily define which files get transferred and how new or updated files are handled. Great tool for updating a website or sharing files on a server.
  • EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS: Automatically send email notifications when file transfers occur to immediately inform people that new file has been transferred. Many users also send email confirmations to themselves to verify that a file transfer has been completed.
  • COMPRESSION: Increase transfer speeds and security by automatically compressing and password protecting files into .ZIP format before uploading
  • SCRIPTING: Automate recurring transfer tasks with the programmable scripting.
  • POST TRANSFER FILE AUTOMATION: Schedule a post transfer file action such as deleting, moving or renaming the source file after it has been transferred.

Features and Capabilities Included in WS_FTP Professional

File Transfer Protocol
• Updated support for OpenSSL

• 256-bit AES Transport Encryption
• File Integrity with encryption for CRC32, MD5, SHA1, SHA2, SHA256,
• PGP File Encryption
• FIPS 140-2 Validated Cryptography
• AES [128/192/256]-CTR Cipher Support
• Supports Windows 10 Security Features

• Scheduler
• Back-up
• Synchronization
• Compression
• Scripting
• Email Notifications
• Post-Transfer File Action
• Workspaces
• Linked Folders
• Hot Drop Folder
• Logging
• Thumbnail View of Images
• Integrated Desktop Search (Google, Copernic & Windows)

Connections & Transfers
• Number of simultaneous local connections (Unlimited)
• Number of simultaneous remote connections (Unlimited)
• Number of file transfer at the same time (Multiple)
• Server-to-Server transfers
• Drag-and-Drop & 1-Click Transfers


WS_FTP® Professional – System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems
WS_FTP supports the following operating systems:

  • Support English and German
    • Microsoft Windows 10
    • Microsoft Windows 8.1
    • Microsoft Server 2012 
    • Microsoft Server 2012 R2
    • Microsoft Server 2008R2
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit English and German editions)

  • Microsoft Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit English and German editions)

  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit English and German editions)


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