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Secure File Sharing for Financial Services

“After our first year, our CEO said it was the best value software that we’d ever bought because of the load it handled. Every other software we installed had problems.”

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PCI DSS Compliance Tools

A complete suite of encryption, access monitoring and auditing tools to ensure your data transfers comply with PCI data security standards.

FIPS 140-2 Data Encryption

Government-certified encryption for cardholder data transmission and other financial file sharing.

Log All Data Processing

Full visibility into all cardholder data access, with configurable alerts and policies.

Fine-Grained System Access Controls

AD & LDAP security group integration, with client certificate validation and granular admin logging.

Data Policy Support

Automatically comply with file retention policies, deletion requirements and more when sharing financial files.

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Event-Driven Actions

Set actions, alerts and transfers based on business rules.

Folder Monitor

Automatically set deletion policies.

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Complete Protection Against Intrusion

Cerberus FTP Server provides intelligent access security for financial services file sharing.

IP Autobanning

Allow or deny IP addresses based on business rules, active security events, or requesting country.

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User & Client Authentication

Verify clients against user credentials with public key and two-factor authentication.

Regulations Governing Secure File Sharing for Financial Services

This section outlines Cerberus FTP Server’s core areas of support for financial services file sharing and data transfer compliance according to U.S. and E.U. regulation and the Payment Card Industry (PCI)’s Security Standards Council requirements.

PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Compliance

PCI DSS is comprised of 12 high-level industry mandated requirements that apply to any bank, merchant, service provider or vendor that issues payment cards or processes payments via these cards. The standards are global, and required for those who issue or accept cards that use the Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, or JCB networks. This page provides high-level information on specific requirements that apply to card payment-related file transfer.

4. Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks

How Cerberus FTP Server Can Help

Cerberus FTP Server provides FIPS 140-2 encryption and support for a variety of secure transfer protocols (SFTP, FTPS, HTTPS, SCP, etc.) to support your environment. 

10. Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data

How Cerberus FTP Server Can Help

Our logging feature combined with the Event Manager feature gives an administrator a complete view of all data processing activities with the ability to trigger and save reports based on server events.

8. Identify and authenticate access to system components

How Cerberus FTP Server Can Help

Cerberus FTP Server supports using Active Directory and LDAP security groups for access as well as client certificate validation.

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

Working under the GDPR’s larger rubric, the EDPS has provided data security guidelines for financial services companies operating in the EU.

Evaluate and Justify an Appropriate Retention Period

The EDPS requires that companies keep personal data for no longer than necessary and encourage strict systematic deletion.

How Cerberus FTP Server Can Help

Cerberus’s Folder Monitor feature allows administrators to create robust file management policies.

Consider Appropriate Data Security Measures

Step 9 of the EDPS guidance states that data security methods should “respect professional secrecy and should prohibit the disclosure of confidential information.”

How Cerberus FTP Server Can Help

  • Our logging feature combined with the Event Manager feature gives an administrator a complete view of all data processing activities with the ability to trigger and save reports based on server events
  • Cerberus FTP Server also offers Active Directory or LDAP integration to help manage security user groups, and provides advanced reports of all administrator actions

United States Regulations for File Transfer in Financial Services

In the United States, a number of governing bodies regulate financial services data transfer:

FTC Safeguards Rule

The FTC enforces the federal requirement for financial services companies to protect “nonpublic personal information” (NPI), which is any personally identifiable financial information that a financial institution collects about an individual in connection with providing a financial product or service. The security of NPI data is governed by what is known as the Safeguard Rule, which requires financial institutions to regularly assess their data security risk and take steps to minimize that risk.

How Cerberus Can Help

Cerberus FTP Server offers a number of tools and features to help data security professionals ensure the security of their transfers. These tools include:

NACHA Data Security Compliance

NACHA enforces data security for all US-based organizations that process electronic funds transfers through the Automated Clearing House (ACH). NACHA requires that its members utilize a commercially reasonable standard of encryption technology when transmitting any banking information via an unsecured electronic network. NACHA also requires each ACH Operator to provided detailed transactional information regarding file receipt and processing.

How Cerberus FTP Server Can Help


FFIEC Rule I.C.13(b): Electronic Transmission of Information

This rule requires that any electronic transmission of information by a financial services institution should enact appropriate controls in order to restrict the type of information that can be transmitted and encrypt the information when it does so. The rule specifically suggests, but does not require, SFTP transfer.

How Cerberus FTP Server Can Help

Cerberus FTP Server offers SFTP transfer via SSH2 with robust, customizable encryption methods in order to comply with the FFIEC’s data transfer requirements.

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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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Award-Winning Support

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.

Uncompromising Commitment To Customer Satisfaction

Top rated FTP Server for over 20 years
Unwavering dedication to security and compliance
Consistent product updates and security patches
World-class, experienced, US-based support via phone or email
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