In case you missed our earlier announcement, we released Cerberus FTP Server Version 13 on April 10th. In this post, we want to highlight some of the new features and benefits that administrators and users will enjoy. (Of course, you can always read the full release notes at this link).

New Features in Version 13

Version 13 includes a number of additions and improvements based on customer feedback, including:

  • Entra ID (formerly Azure AD) SAML SSO Support: As Azure-based Active Directory configurations have become increasingly popular, we heard from more and more customers that users and administrators being forced to sign in separately to Cerberus FTP Server was a growing friction point. We’re pleased to provide SSO support for organizations using Entra ID (formerly Azure AD) via SAML. To learn more, visit our SSO overview page, which has links to our configuration guides.
  • Enhanced SSH Options: Version 12.11 moved Cerberus FTP Server to OpenSSL 3, which allowed for a greater range of encryption options in Version 13. You can now secure data using Edwards Curves Key Exchange Algorithms, Edwards certificates, and a number of new ciphers. In the near future, we’ll also be adding support for CSR and self-signed certificate and key generation as well.
  • Folder Scanning Automation: We’ve heard from a number of administrators that configuring automations by filename was not the most intuitive or efficient system. And so Version 13 introduces Folder Scanning, which allows an administrator to evaluate and manipulate every file in a specified folder based on your schedule and rule criteria. It’s a great addition to Folder Monitor that should help save you a lot of time.
  • Automated Security Integrations with JSCAPE: Our development team is hard at work migrating some of the expanded capabilities available with JSCAPE MFT into Cerberus FTP Server’s new Enterprise Plus Edition. We’re excited to see what users think about tools like rogue file transfer detection, automated network scanning, and built-in performance testing. They’ve been well-received by our team and beta testers, and we hope they’ll reduce your security and maintenance burden.

Questions and Feedback

Version 13 was built based on user feedback, and we’d love to know how we can continue to improve. You can help by submitting a feature request or reporting any bugs you find. If you have any questions about any of the new features, please contact our support team.