Product Comparison

Secure File Transfer Software Comparison

Find the optimal Progress Software for Your Secure File Transfer Needs.

Product Comparison Table

WS_FTP Server

Secure FTP Server

Supports secure encryption for data in-transit. Administrative controls, basic logs and alerts. Create an unlimited number of user accounts. Reliable delivery

MOVEit Transfer

MFT Server

Data encryption for files in motion and at rest. Powerful administrative control and visibility. Advanced audit support for regulatory compliance. Guaranteed delivery

MOVEit Cloud

Takes the heavy lifting off of your IT team

MOVEit Cloud offers Managed File Transfer as a Service and employs best in class security and is PCI certified and HIPAA compliant, all while maintaining a 99.9% uptime.


Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need a secure FTP client to connect with WS_FTP Server?

Yes. Progress recommends the WS_FTP Professional Client, trusted by over 40 million users worldwide. It is robust, easy to use secure ftp client that can connect seamlessly to WS_FTP Server, MOVEit Transfer Server, MOVEit Cloud, or any FTP server. WS_FTP Professional is available as a single user license, with optional 1-year email support, or as a 5-seat license with 1 year email support. If you instead prefer to use a web-based transfer client, consider WS_FTP Server Premium Edition. This edition of WS_FTP Server includes the WS_FTP The Web Transfer Module – a Web-based module for WS_FTP Server and WS_FTP Server with SSH – makes it easy for users to transfer files between their computer and WS_FTP Server using a standard Web browser. With this add-on, employees and external business partners can connect to company networks and securely share files, data, and other critical business information.

How can I automate secure file transfers with WS_FTP, MOVEit Transfer, and MOVEit Cloud?

MOVEit Automation provides you with "No Limits" file transfer automation. Our Best-In-Class Managed File Transfer (MFT) automation software simplifies the creation of standardized workflows making it easier to ensure reliability, security and compliance. MOVEit Automation works with MOVEit Cloud, MOVEit Transfer, WS_FTP Server, and hybrid cloud endpoints (AWS S3, Azure Blob, SharePoint, etc.) or any FTP system to provide advanced workflow automation capabilities without the need for scripting. Unlike competitive offerings, MOVEit Automation supports an unlimited number of managed servers, thousands of tasks and out-of-the-box, point-and-click task deployment.

To learn more about MOVEit Automation, please visit MOVEit Automation page.


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