AD

AD (pronounced “ay, dee”) is an abbreviation for Microsoft Active Directory, a very common external authentication system used in the file transfer industry to centralise authentication, user account information and access control. See “Active Directory” for more information.

AndFTP

AndFTP is a free, full-featured, interactive FTP client for Android smartphones and devices.   It was created by Lysesoft, a company specialising in Android phone file transfer client development. AndFTP offers support for FTP, FTPS, SFTP and can remember a large number of connection profiles.  FireFTP does not yet (as of version 2.4) support integrity checks[..]

Core FTP

Core FTP is a secure FTP software brand that includes a free desktop FTP client (Core FTP LE), a commercial FTP client (Core FTP Pro) and an FTP server (Core FTP Server).

Cyberduck

Cyberduck is a free open source file transfer client for Windows and Macintosh desktops. Cyberduck offers support for FTP, FTPS, SFTP, Amazon S3, Rackspace Cloud Files, Google Storage for Developers and Amazon Cloud Front.  Cyberduck features sychronization across multiple server types and support for many languages. Cyberduck’s official site is cyberduck.ch.  It is licensed under[..]

DEPCON

DEPCON is the common name for the Unisys Distributed Enterprise Print Controller software.  This software is often deployed in financial data centers that use it to break apart and distributed aggregated reports.  As more and more print jobs moved to electronic distribution formats, file transfer technology was frequently applied to either handle incoming report batches[..]

FIPS 140-3

FIPS 140-3 will soon replace FIPS 140-2 as the standard NIST uses to validate cryptographic libraries. The standard is still in draft status, but could be issued in 2011. FIPS 140-2 has four levels of security: most cryptographic software uses “Level 1” and most cryptographic hardware uses “Level 3”.  FIPS 140-3 expands that to five[..]

Firefox

Mozilla’s Firefox is a free, open source web browser that offers a similar browsing experience across a wide variety of desktop operating systems, including Windows, Macintosh and some Linux variants. As of December 2010, Firefox held about 30% of the desktop browser market, making it the #2 browser behind Internet Explorer.  Firefox uses an aggressive[..]

FireFTP

Mime Čuvalo’s FireFTP is a free, full-featured, interactive FTP client that plugs into Mozilla Firefox as an add-on. FireFTP offers support for FTP, FTPS, SFTP and can remember a large number of connection profiles.  FireFTP supports integrity checks using MD5 and SHA1, file compression on the fly (i.e., “MODE Z”), support for most FireFox platforms,[..]

WS_FTP Home

WS_FTP Home was a commercial file transfer client for Windows desktops.  It was in the market for about five years but was retired in favor of a new edition of WS_FTP LE in 2010. WS_FTP Home offered a two-panel user interactive user interface and batch scripts that can be scheduled with Windows scheduler.  The protocols[..]

WS_FTP LE

WS_FTP LE is a free commercial file transfer client for Windows desktops.  The current edition is built on WS_FTP Home‘s code base and was reintroduced to the market in 2010. WS_FTP LE offers a two-panel user interactive interface and its supported protocols are all variants of FTP/S. WS_FTP LE is a stripped down version of[..]

WS_FTP Professional

WS_FTP Professional is a commercial file transfer client for Windows desktops.  It offers a two-panel user interactive interface and batch scripts that can be scheduled with Windows scheduler.  Supported protocols include FTP/S and SFTP, plus proprietary HTTPS connections to MOVEit DMZ. BEST PRACTICE: The WS_FTP clients still constitute one of the most popular desktop FTP[..]