WS_FTP Server includes 128-bit encryption, implements major improvements in the security and speed of file transfers that will benefit a variety of businesses who regularly share files. For example, engineering firms can use WS_FTP Server to share large CAD files. Printing companies will benefit from WS_FTP Server by allowing their customers to post large graphics files on their FTP server. Financial and legal organizations have a secure method for making financial statements and contracts available to users. For schools or ISPs, WS_FTP Server provides a convenient way for students or customers to retrieve documents. And, those in the healthcare industry will find 128-bit SSL encryption provides the required security by HIPAA for transferring medical information over the Internet.
Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows XP
A 32-bit TCP/IP protocol stack
Ipswitch WS FTP Server 5.0: Supplies and Accessories Options
Ipswitch WS FTP Server 5.0 Specifications
Part # WR-1000-0500
WS_FTP Server 5.0
Manufacturer Part #
E-mail / FTP / Fax, Data Security, Ddata Encryption
Number of Licenses
Compatible Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Pentium II 200 MHz, RAM 128 MB
Ipswitch WS FTP Server 5.0 Features
File lock during upload prevents users from downloading a file before it is fully uploaded to the server
Set default user settings. Administrators can set default host and user level options once and then have them automatically apply to all new users added from that point on.
Flag All: Enables administrators to set user options for all users at once and to un-set them manually for the minority instead of having to set the flag manually for the majority of the users. Use it when setting max number of files and space, activating and deactivating accounts, setting users' ability to change their passwords remotely, locking users in their home directories, and more.
User Directory Option: The option to not automatically create user directories now allows administrators to eliminate upload capabilities for users except for virtual folders they specifically give permissions for.
Extended Storage Space. 64-bit support for file sizes and quotas enables administrators to extend storage space in excess of 2 GB, which is of great importance to users with limited storage. Quota support per user is setting a limit of how many files or how much disk space they are allowed to use in their Home folder. Previously the maximum space you could limit them to without giving them unlimited space was around 2GB. By increasing the limit to a 64-bit integer you can assign limits beyond terra-bytes.
Confirmation Password: The added field in user properties dialog helps increase ease of use by reducing the chance of saving a mistyped password.
User ID and password is encrypted whether connected with SSL or not.
Configurable Security Options - Keep your files secure by setting read, write, delete, list, and rename permissions on shared folders and allowing access based on IP address.
Permissions can be set on shared folders on a per-user or per-group basis to limit access
Remote Administration - Add and remove users and adjust permissions from any workstation on the network.
Virtual Servers - Utilize a single NT/2000/XP Server to host multiple FTP sites with different domains
NT User Authentication against a non-domain controller provides the convenience of placing WS_FTP Server anywhere on your network as opposed to the NT domain server. This feature makes it easier to update and maintain the server.
User Access Controls - Administrators now have several new features to control the way visitors interact with the server:
Lock users into their home folder so that users are limited to their home directory structure.
Virtual Folders - Also from a user's home folder, administrators may grant virtual folder access to files so that they can be shared by multiple users without any knowledge that another user exists.
Hide the existence of other users' folders which prevents users who have access beyond their home folder from seeing the names of other user folders on the system.
AUTH TLS & AUTH TLS-C User Authentication Support has been added so that WS_FTP Server will work with a wider variety of FTP clients allowing more people to access the server.
Customizable Site Commands provide administrators with more ways to manage the server and files.
Ability to Share User's Database with Windows NT/2000/XP and IMail Server or entered directly into WS_FTP Server's own user database -- expanding your permission management options. Users can also be added en masse with the command line utility. ODBC Integrationsaves administrators time when setting up and maintaining user accounts and permissions.
Auto re-get- Restart interrupted file transfers, where they left off so users never lose valuable data because of a lost connection.
Complies with current Internet standards for file transfer protocol so incompatibility is never an issue when transferring data
Runs as an NT Service for automatic start-up and secure no logon operation
Supports Anonymous Users for fast file distribution so folders and files on the site can be available to the public without having to create and maintain user accounts
Ability to Track Event Occurrences allows your users to execute a program or batch file each time a specific event occurs on the server.
FTP Server Manager Application may be installed on a computer other than the one that the FTP Server is installed on.