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 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! 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!

SSH Server Key ≠ FTPS (SSL/TLS) Server Certificate

From time to time our users ask how to use their X.509 (SSL/TLS) certificate for SFTP.

The one-line answer is: it’s not possible. But let’s dig into the topic and explain why, and above all how to implement server certificate and keys correctly.

First of all it is important to identify which protocol we intend to use, and what are its peculiarities: Continue reading

How to: use Syncplify.me Server! to keep your Android devices in sync

Some of our users are asking how to use Syncplify.me Server! as a shared repository to keep files/folders on their Android devices always in sync.

There are various Android FTP(S)/SFTP clients that work smoothly with Syncplify.me Server! but, in this case, we need more: we need one that doesn’t just transfer files between Android and FTP(S)/SFTP, but can also keep them in sync.

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