What’s new in the upcoming Syncplify.me Server! v5

Syncplify.me Server! version: 5.0.0+

While the step from v3 to v4 was somewhat “epic” (as 80%+ of the code was rewritten from scratch) the upcoming Syncplify.me Server! v5 will, instead, build upon the rock-solid foundation of v4 and expand and improve its features significantly. Version 5 will also be our most cloud-enabled version to date.

Here’s a list of some of the most important upcoming new features our users will find in Syncplify.me Server! v5: Continue reading

Syncplify.me Server! now available on AWS Marketplace

Syncplify.me Server! version 4.0 is now available on AWS Marketplace offering top security with hassle-free deployment, a 15-day free trial, and no up-front license fees.

WILMINGTON, DE – Syncplify, Inc., a young and dynamic US-based software development company, has released Syncplify.me Server!, a highly secure SFTP server available on Amazon Web Services Marketplace (AWS Marketplace). The new service is marketed under the name SFTP.cloud.

Syncplify.me Server! on AWS delivers the same level of security as its on-premises brother product, but without the need to go through a complex, lengthy installation procedure, and with no up-front traditional licensing fees. In fact, after the 15-day trial period, Syncplify.me Server! on AWS is charged on an hourly basis only for the actual usage.

“From a technical standpoint, making our software available on AWS Marketplace was a great choice to deploy a very secure file transfer server onto a highly reliable, globally available infrastructure,” said Fjodr Soyevskji, Chief Technology Officer at Syncplify, Inc.

“We believe that this relationship with AWS will greatly benefit our customers, especially those who need to deploy highly dynamic, secure, file transfer infrastructures that change frequently over time,” said Helga Kessler, Chief Operation Officer.

Customers can deploy the Syncplify.me Server! edition they need (Basic, Professional or Ultimate) on AWS, and they can choose between Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2 EC2 instances.

 

The Journey from FTP to SFTP

You can also download this white-paper for offline use by scrolling to the bottom of this article.

File transfer is an important aspect in computing. There is always a need for us to transfer files between a source and a destination. While in the earlier days, certain protocols were used to manage file transfers between the client and server, security was not much of a concern then. But, with the advancements in computing and rise of different kind of intrusions, security gradually became a pressing need. Yes, you guessed right. I am talking about FTP and SFTP. Let’s take a look at the journey from FTP to SFTP.

The standard network protocol File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is used to transfer files between a client system and a server. According to Wikipedia, the FTP ran on NCP specification until 1980. After that the protocol was replaced by a TCP/IP version named RFC 765 and consequently by RFC 959 in October 1985. RFC 959 is the current specification which FTP follows.

According to the latest specification, FTP should fulfill 4 major objectives namely: Continue reading

Syncplify.me Server! v4.0.8 released

We have just released version 4.0.8 of our Syncplify.me Server! software. This version features the following improvements:

  • Support for Windows XP, Server 2003, Server 2003 R2, and Vista
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the import of user keys in RSA format
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the correct behavior of AllowFTP, AllowFTPS, and AllowFTPES

As usual you can download this new release from our website.

Syncplify has joined Microsoft BizSpark program!

Happy 2016 everyone! And there is no better way for Syncplify to start the new year than an official announcement that our company has been accepted in Microsoft’s BizSpark startup program.

As we approach the release of Syncplify.me Server! version 4.0, with support for traditional, BYOL (bring your own license) and full SaaS (Software as a Service) licensing models, joining BizSpark will give Syncplify more “steam” to deliver top-quality solutions faster and more effectively.

Syncplify.me Server! v4.0 will be able to run in Microsoft’s Azure cloud infrastructure, delivering some unique features such as a logical and physical separation of secure file transfer services and their storage; even in the extremely unlikely case that your SFTP server is compromised, your data is still safe.

The BizSpark program is for us a great help to deliver the above (and much more) in a very effective way, and this will ultimately benefit our entire user base. For all customers that don’t use the Azure cloud or want to run their own SFTP server in-house, Syncplify guarantees that traditional licensing models are – and always will be – still available.

Maintenance release: Syncplify.me Server! v3.1.19.59

We have just released version 3.1.19.59 of our Syncplify.me Server!

This new maintenance release fixes a bug in the AVBL command that was affecting the FTP protocol family only (SFTP was not affected). Thanks to Martin for identifying and reporting this issue.

As usual you can download the latest version from our web site. Thank you!

What’s next in Syncplify.me FTP Script!?

While our beta testers are hunting for bugs in Syncplify.me FTP Script! v3.0-BETA1, here’s a cool feature that will be introduced in BETA2 next week.

Let’s look at a typical script that uploads a bunch of PDF files and then downloads a bunch of XLSX files from the same server:

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OpenSSL bug: our customers are safe (cause we don’t use it)!

heartbleedBreaking news: a terrifying (to say the least) bug in OpenSSL has been discovered and publicly disclosed. This serious security flaw affects OpenSSL’s heartbeat feature, and it’s therefore been named “heartbleed”.

We, at Syncplify, want to reassure all of our users and customers: none of our products uses or has ever used OpenSSL or any of its components.

Syncplify.me Server!, FTP!, and FTP Scrip!, all include a SSL/TLS stack that is not based on OpenSSL, and therefore is not affected by the recently discovered bug.

Once again, users of Syncplify software products are safe.