MFT! v1.0.3 released

We have released version 1.0.3 of our MFT! software for Windows.

This update features the following improvements:

  • Added: possibility to export scripts in an encrypted form that can be copied to (and be run on) any other computer that has MFT! installed; these encrypted scripts are run by simply double clicking on the script file, without importing them into the web interface

As usual, you can download this update from our web site.

Thank you.

Using the DiskAES256 encrypted VFS Server! version: 4.0.0+

As of version 4.0, Server! has introduced storage access via VFS (Virtual File System). This new storage virtualization layer allows an administrator to choose among different ways to access the underlying file system; one of them, that encrypts/decrypts data at-rest on the fly, is the DiskAES256 VFS.

When a VFS is of DiskAES256 type, all files uploaded to that VFS will be encrypted and then saved to disk. Similarly, when an SFTP client downloads them, the files will be read from disk and decrypted on-the-fly before they are sent to the client over the network (don’t worry SSH/SFTP network encryption still applies).

So, because of the way it works, as described here above, when you create a new VFS of type DiskAES256 you have to make sure it points to an empty path/directory (that has no files in it). Otherwise it would try to decrypt existing files that are not encrypted in the first place, and fail. Continue reading Server! v4.0.13 released

We have just released version 4.0.13 of our Server! software. This version features the following improvements:

  • Fixed a bug in the DiskAES256 encrypted Virtual File System (VFS) – this bug prevented files from being correctly downloaded if the client requested odd-sized or unaligned buffers

Very important: to fix this bug we had to change the way we encrypt files at-rest via DiskAES256 VFS; so if you use this particular type of VFS, please, make sure you download all your files to a non-encrypted location before you update to 4.0.13, after the update please delete all files from the location that was protected by the DiskAES256 VFS and re-upload them all. We sincerely apologize for the hassle.

As usual you can download this new release from our website. Server! v4: the Virtual File System (VFS) Server! version: 4.0.0+

One of the biggest additions to the upcoming version 4.0 of Server! is the VFS (Virtual File System) support. But what is it exactly? And what advantages does it bring to our users?

Let’s start by setting the bar with v3. Our version 3.x, in fact – as nearly every competitor – allows you to place users’ “homes” (root directories) on a disk. It can be a local or a network disk, but it’s basically disk-based. The following picture explains the concept in a visual way: Continue reading Server! v4: Encrypted File System Server! version: 4.0.0+

One of the most anticipated features that Server! v4 will deliver is the ability to mount virtual directories – even nested ones – as encrypted virtual file systems.


The Encrypted VFS transparently encrypts and decrypts data on-the-fly during uploads and/or downloads, making sure that the files at-rest on the server side are always encrypted. This way you can run your server externally, and still always be sure that who operates the server for you doesn’t have access to your files/backups. This is also a requirement in some cases when your company has to comply to the PCI/DSS or HIPAA regulations. Continue reading