Maintenance release: Syncplify.me Server! v3.1.3.43

We have just released a maintenance update to our Syncplify.me Server! with the version number 3.1.3.43. This new update delivers the following:

  • fixed a minor bug in the message code that was sent to the client upon accessing a locked file (only over FTP protocol family)
  • added a “Test SMTP Configuration” button to the Configuration Manager

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

New release: Syncplify.me Server! v3.1.2.42

We have just released Syncplify.me Server! v3.1.2.42. This new version delivers the following fixes and new features:

  • new “virtual files” feature: through its scripting framework (associated to the event-handling subsystem) Syncplify.me Server! can now rewrite on the fly all RETR (download) and STOR (upload) command parameters and redirect them to other files anywhere on the addressable file system
  • fixed a bug that, in some cases, prevented Syncplify.me Server! from correctly formatting and sending log lines to a remote SysLog server

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

How-to: configure Syncplify.me Server! HA instances

Note: this article refers to Syncplify.me Server! v3.x; As of Syncplify.me Server! v4.0 support for high-availability (HA) has become even better; you can read more about v4.0 HA features here.

One of the main new features in Syncplify.me Server! v3.0 is the ability to run in high availability (HA) configurations.

A highly available configuration is a deployment in which 2 or more servers share the same storage and configuration/user database. A network balancer is then used to decide whether to operate such servers in an active/active mode (where all nodes accept incoming client connections simultaneously) or in an active/passive mode (where some nodes accept client connections, and some other nodes kick in to substitute one of the active nodes that has stopped working).

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Syncplify.me Server! v3.0: free upgrade for existing customers

All existing customers who paid for Syncplify.me Server! v1.x or v2.x are entitled to a free upgrade to the “equivalent higher” edition of version 3.0.

What is the equivalent “higher edition”? For example, if you bought a v2.x “Professional” (used to be $179) you will now be upgraded to v3.0 “Pro One” ($219 MSRP) at no cost. And if you bought a v2.x “Professional Plus” (used to be $279) you will not be upgraded to the v3.0 “Pro Multi” ($349 MSRP) at no cost. And so on…

How to receive your free upgrade to v3.0? In the next 48 hours all customers will receive an email with the instructions. But, in case you don’t receive it (spam filters aren’t always friendly) you can simply contact us and request your free upgrade to v3.0.

If you contact us directly, please, remember to include your order number or license code, so we can identify you and provide you with the correct v3.0 upgrade license. Thank you!

New release: Syncplify.me Server! v3.0.2.32

Every new major release is usually followed, shortly after, by a minor “hot-fix” release; so the time has come for version 3.0.2.32 to be made available.

But we went beyond just fixing the (very few) glitches that were reported in v3.0, in fact this new version also comes with 3 additional features:

  1. Improved blacklist: the blacklist subsystem is now able to detect an additional kind of hammering attack that happens sometimes over SSH connections
  2. The real-time monitor in the Configuration Manager now shows the client’s “last request“, so the administrator can be aware of what each client is actually doing
  3. The Configuration Manager now has the ability to terminate (kick) a specific session, or all sessions at once (this feature was requested by some of our customers)

As usual you can download Syncplify.me Server! from our web site. Thank you!

Press release: Syncplify.me Server! version 3.0 is now available

Media contacts:

Helga Kessler
Syncplify, Inc.
helga@syncplify.me

Syncplify.me Server!, v3.0, the long-awaited new major version of Syncplify’s award-winning FTP(S) and SFTP server comes with a long list of new features and updates.

WILMINGTON, DE – October 3, 2014 – Syncplify, Inc., a young yet award-winning software development company that delivers enterprise-grade secure file transfer solutions (FTPS/SFTP client and server), after several months of intensive design and development, has released its new version of the Syncplify.me Server! Version 3.0 delivers many new features, some of which were requested by the customers and some created by the Syncplify development team.

Syncplify.me Server! is a highly secure and scalable file transfer server software that implements the SFTP protocol alongside a state-of-the-art FTP(S) protocol implementation. It natively supports SSL and TLS without relying neither on OpenSSL nor on Bash, and therefore is – by design – not affected by the two major vulnerabilities most recently discovered.

Syncplify.me Server! v3.0 features (among other functions):

  • Ability to run multiple instances of the server on a single system (computer or VM)
  • 20+ new event handlers, and tens of new functions supported by the scripting engine
  • Brand new HA (high availability) configuration deployment
  • W3C-compliant log files (compatible with all major log analyzers)
  • Server-wide and per-user speed limits
  • Stronger security and better automatic blacklist
  • Much faster transfers than any previous version: performance increased by over 200%

Syncplify.me Server! prices range from a free license, for a personal use, to an Enterprise license allowing unlimited number of users, unlimited number of concurrent connections, and unlimited number of clients per protocol for only $3,999. All products support the Windows operating system, starting from XP to the latest Windows Server 2012 R2, both 32 and 64 bit. More information can be found at http://www.syncplify.me/syncplifyme-server.html

About Syncplify

Syncplify, Inc. is a young and dynamic ISV that aggregates several software designers and developers from around the world, each of them with at least 15 years of experience in secure file transfer solutions. Acclaimed for its notorious Syncplify.me Notepad!, Syncplify also provides corporations, government and financial institutions, and several security agencies with the most secure file transfer server and client software.

New release: Syncplify.me Server! v3.0.1.31

It’s here! Syncplify.me Server! v3.0 has finally arrived!

This article contains the official release notes, and it will be followed by an official press release, either later today or tomorrow at the latest.

In addition to the well-known feature set, the new version features the following new functions and capabilities:

  • Ability to run multiple instances of the service (FTP/FTPS/FTPES/SSH/SFTP) on a single physical or virtual machine
  • 20+ new event handlers that can automatically run scripts upon occurrence
  • Tens of new functions in the scripting engine
  • Specific configuration (and license) for high-availability (HA) deployment scenarios; multiple servers sharing the same storage and configuration/user database
  • W3C-compliant log files, so you can analyze them with your favorite standard log analyzer
  • Server-wide and per-user speed limits, that can vary depending on the network from which the user is performing the incoming connection (very granular!)
  • Stronger security with an all-new blacklist algorithm that protects against many more types of attack
  • Faster, much faster than any previous version of Syncplify.me Server!

Please visit the Syncplify.me Server! page on our web site to learn more about the new version…

Syncplify.me Server! v3.0 Release-Candidate (download)

We finally got there! The release-candidate for our Syncplify.me Server! v3.0 is ready for everyone to download, install, try, and use.

All features and components are in place, including the brand new Instance Controller to deploy multiple instances on a single computer/VM, the possibility to deploy Syncplify.me Server! in a high-availability configuration, and a new Configuration Manager that reflects the many changes and adds settings for speed limits and real-time monitoring.

We’re still renaming the various license types, but we’ll get there in a matter of days. In the meantime you can download the installer and try it on your own system (64-bit only for now, sorry).

Even though this version is stable and has passed all security and reliability tests in our labs, it is still recommended to avoid running it in a production environment until the final v3.0 release is made publicly available (which will happen in a matter of days).

Syncplify.me Server v3: more about the CLI

As many of you already know, the CLI (Command-Line Interface) is extremely useful as a server management tool in a wide variety of scenarios, especially for automating certain provisioning tasks.

We, at Syncplify, do not underestimate such concept, therefore the upcoming Syncplify.me Server! v3 will feature a greatly improved CLI that will be able to configure every aspect and every option of the server, and – for the first time – also show its metadata.

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