Cerberus FTP Server

What is FTPS?

FTPS is a common method of securing an FTP connection. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) was originally designed to allow users to browse directories and transfer files between computer systems. The problem is that the FTP protocol has no provisions for security, and all information, including usernames, passwords and file data, is transmitted unencrypted. So anyone on the same network can easily examine the data as it is sent between machines.

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FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS) solves this problem by first securing the connection using SSL or TLS encryption, before any user or file data is exchanged.

What Types of FTPS Exist?

There are generally two modes of secure FTP available:

  • FTPS uses implicit SSL/TLS to establish a secure connection before the FTP session begins, very similar to HTTPS. Regular FTP commands are then sent over the secure connection and protected by the TLS/SSL protocol.
  • FTPES uses newer FTP commands to explicitily upgrade an unencrypted FTP connection to a secure connection during the initial authentication step. The FTPES protocol is somewhat more firewall friendly that the FTPS protocol, and allows the server and client to negotiate different levels of encryption and integrity protection on the control and data channels.

Is FTPS the Same as SFTP?

Another method of establishing secure connections and exchanging files is called SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), but despite the name similarity, SFTP is an entirely different protocol than FTPS.

Full Feature List

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Protocols

FTP, FTP/S, SFTP, SCP, HTTP/S

Advanced Security

SSH, SSL, FIPS 140-2

MFT Automation

Event, Alert & Sync Tools

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Environments

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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Award-Winning Support

Phone, Email, & 24/7/365

Cerberus FTP Server Editions

Professional

Secure file transfer server for Windows

  • FTP, FTPS, SFTP & SCP
  • IP access controls
  • Groups & virtual directories
  • Web admin & SOAP API
  • AD/LDAP integration
  • FIPS 140-2 encryption
  • Server replication
  • Phone & email support

$999 / year

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Enterprise

Enhanced automation & security

  • All Professional features
  • HTTP/S web client
  • Azure AD SSO support
  • Event automation & alerts
  • File retention policies
  • Ad hoc file sharing
  • Advanced stats & reporting
  • Phone & email support

$2,499 / year

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Enterprise Plus

Mission-critical performance & support

  • All Enterprise features
  • Scalable global solution
  • 24/7/365 severity 1 support
  • Rogue transfer detection
  • Performance testing
  • Automated network scanning
  • Upgrade & migration support
  • DR, test & dev licenses

$4,999 / year

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Here’s what a few of our many satisfied customers have to say about Cerberus FTP Server.

“Our users have found Cerberus to be straightforward.  We have handled many service tickets over the past three years, and Cerberus has had the least number of issues, by far.”

James Fayson

IT Service Owner, PACE, OASIS, Duke Health Technology Solutions

“We’ve been using Cerberus for at least five years, and it’s been awesome. Everything’s been very simple and easy, and we haven’t come across any limitations. It always just seems to work.”

Jake Cloward

Support Manager, Companion Corporation

“It’s not designed to be complicated, and it doesn’t need to be managed. I can hire someone new and they can be up to speed in minutes. Everyone on the team loves it.”

Tim Klein

Systems Administrator, Netalytics/Methasoft

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