Intelligent File Transfer Security

Cerberus FTP Server’s “set-and-forget” security tools save time, protect your data and deliver peace of mind.

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Smart Connection Management

Cerberus FTP Server’s automated security tools include login and connection requirements by user or protocol, as well as port blocking and automatic account lockouts.

IP Whitelisting & Blacklisting

Prevent DoS and brute force attacks with autoblocking using the IP Manager.

Active Directory FTP Security Groups

Including Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs).

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Flexible Encrypted File Transfer Options

Cerberus FTP Server delivers encrypted file transfer that meets or exceeds global security standards, including encryption support for RSA and DSA as well as file transfer integrity checking using strong checksums based on SHA-512, SHA-256, or SHA-1 cryptographic hashes.

FIPS 120-2 Validated Encryption

Certified to exceed the U.S. government’s data transfer security standard.

Customizable Transport Security Settings

Easily configure TLS, SSL, certificate or key requirements.

Streamlined User Management

Easily create, manage and authenticate user accounts from your existing permissions groups, or create your own fine-grained directory access restrictions with Cerberus FTP Server’s User Manager.

AD & LDAP Integration

Seamlessly build users and permissions from your existing directories. Take advantage of Cerberus FTP Server’s flexibility with authentication chaining and custom virtual directories.

Synchronization Manager

Easily replicate all users and settings from a master server to any number of backup or clustered servers.

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Multi-Layer Authentication

Cerberus FTP Server offers a number of authentication options to ensure your file transfers are protected:

Client Certificate Verification

Configuration options include our OpenSSL command line tool.

SSH2 Public Key Authentication

Available in Cerberus FTP Server Professional Edition and above via the User Manager.

2-Factor Authentication

Using HOTP and DUO Security for both HTTP/S web client and web administration users.


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.

Full Feature List

Here’s how Cerberus FTP Server delivers better secure file transfer. 

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HIPAA Compliant

Provides all of the tools necessary to allow you to operate your own HIPAA compliant file transfer system.

FIPS 140-2 Cryptography

Uses an embedded FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic module for all cryptographic operations.

Public File Sharing

Public or ad-hoc file transfer support allows a user to share unique, time-limited, public links to specific files or folders with any public user.

Auditing and Reporting

The Report Manager generates detailed reports of client activity based on user names, date ranges, and file access.

Active Directory and LDAP

Authenticate users against an Active Directory domain or LDAP database.

File Transfer Automation

The Event Manager allows you to configure email notification, perform file operation or batch file actions, and carry out server operations based off of server events or scheduled tasks.


Cerberus FTP Server is trusted by thousands of customers all over the world. Read what just a few of them have to say below.

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“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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SSH Host Keys decoupled from TLS Certificate

Summary In previous versions of Cerberus FTP Server, SSH and SSL/TLS keys were managed jointly. This meant that expiration of SSL/TLS certificates would require renewal of SSH keys. In effort to improve usability and security, we are separating the management of SSH...

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