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Cerberus FTP Server

File Transfer Protocols

Flexible File Transfer Over Any Protocol

Cerberus FTP Server Protocol Manager


Cerberus FTP Server supports both FTP with explicit SSL/TLS encryption (FTPES) and implicit SSL/TLS (FTPS), as well as plain FTP.


Cerberus FTP Server supports the SSH2 File Transfer Protocol (also known as SFTP). Administrators can also allow clients to use public key authentication for SFTP connections.

HTTP/S Web Client

Allow any user to easily access, edit and transfer files via a desktop or mobile web browser.


Cerberus supports the Secure Copy Protocol, a simple secure file transfer protocol that supports basic file uploads and downloads on some legacy devices.

One-Time Password for Public Shares

Cerberus supports the ability to share securely with external users using a one-time password (OTP). Learn more about Cerberus public file sharing.

CIDR Support and IPV6 Extensions

Flexible support for expanded connection paths.

IP Allow and Deny Lists

Cerberus FTP Server’s IP Manager, includes autoblocking to prevent DoS and brute force attacks.

Built-In Transfer Integrity Checks

Robust file integrity checking using strong checksums based on SHA-512, SHA-256, or SHA-1 cryptographic hashes.

Use Multiple Protocols on a Single IP Address

Cerberus FTP Server allows simultaneous FTP/S, SCP, SFTP, and HTTP/S protocols to operate on a single IP address.

Define Protocols by Client, Group or User

Automatically enforce protocol security via granular permission settings.

Easy Web File Transfer

Cerberus FTP Server’s HTTPS web client capability allows secure file transfer through any desktop or mobile browser. Users can easily upload, download, create directories, compress files, and perform other file operations (deletions, renaming, etc.)

No Plugins Requred

The web client is a native web application that relies on HTML and Javascript for all of its functionality – no plugins or external tools are required!

Secure Email File Sharing

Eliminate insecure email file transfer with unique, time-limited, public links through our ad-hoc file-sharing tools.

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Built for Security and Speed

Cerberus FTP Server’s secure file transfer security features include:

In our file transfer server benchmark tests, the typical server will max out its resources long before Cerberus encounters any performance bottlenecks.

FIPS-140-2 Validated

Cerberus FTP Server exceeds U.S. Government data protection standards.

MODE Z Support

Automatic compression to improve file transfer times.


We pride ourselves on world-class support, starting before you ever purchase a license. You can review some of Cerberus FTP Server’s secure file transfer resources here.

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Advanced Security

SSH, SSL, FIPS 140-2

MFT Automation

Event, Alert & Sync Tools

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Windows Server, Cloud & Virtual

Access Protection

IP, User & Protocol Restriction Tools

Account Management

AD, LDAP, 2FA, SSO & More

Auditing and Reporting

File Access, User and Admin Logging

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Administration Tools

API, Sync Manager, & Other Tools

HTTPS Web Portal

Browser-Based Transfer from Any Device

Monitoring & Testing

Automated Network, Load and Access Testing

Regulatory Compliance

Auditing, Retention, & Encryption Tools

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Phone, Email, & 24/7/365

Industry-Focused Solutions

Cerberus FTP Server supports a wide range of industry and professional needs. Enhance data security, streamline operations, and ensure compliance with regulations.

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Top rated FTP Server for over 20 years
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