Secure file transfer client with advanced automation and configuration options
SecureFX is a secure yet flexible file transfer software with a tabbed visual interface that is easy to learn. SecureFX offers advanced capabilities including site synchronization and automation that help web designers and network administrators streamline everyday tasks.Delivering strong security with SFTP and SSL-based protocols as well as SCP and FTP, SecureFX is the tool you can rely on to finish tough jobs - connecting to many different servers, resuming multi-file transfers, and getting through network proxies and firewalls.An optional "FIPS Mode” uses a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic library and only allows FIPS-approved algorithms. If you need terminal emulation and file transfer, save steps with the close integration of SecureFX and SecureCRT, which allows you to share sessions and settings without reentering passwords. Or create a complete file transfer solution with SecureFX and VShell server. Here are some key features of "SecureFX":
· Improved auto session
· With "Use auto session" enabled, you can now select a single session, multiple sessions, or folders of sessions to automatically connect on startup.
· Cache passwords
· SSH2 session passwords can be cached like passphrases. SecureCRT and SecureFX can share passwords while either application or the Activator utility is running.
· Improved integration with SecureCRT
· A new toolbar button lets you launch SecureCRT from within SecureFX. If the current session specifies a terminal protocol, that session will open in SecureCRT.
· Improved automation support
· SFXCL now includes an /AcceptHostKeys option, making it easier to run SFXCL unattended.
· Transfer queue enhancements
· SecureFX now supports dragging files to the transfer queue, resizing the tranfrer queue window, and hiding and showing columns.
· Support for OpenSSH format keys
· You can now generate keys in OpenSSH format or convert existing VanDyke Software format private keys to OpenSSH format, allowing you to use the same keys with other Secure Shell clients.
· Support for firstname.lastname@example.org compression
· When email@example.com compression is specified, compression starts after authentication, preventing unencrypted passwords from being cached by the zlib library.
· Windows Vista support
· SecureFX has been tested under Windows Vista, so when you are ready to move to Vista, SecureFX will be compatible.
· User authentication
· SecureFX supports password, public key (RSA and DSA), and Kerberos (via GSSAPI) when connecting to SSH2 servers.
· Public Key Assistant
· Public Key Assistant allows easy and secure upload of public keys to the server.
· Data encryption
· Select from a wide selection of ciphers including: AES, Twofish, Blowfish, 3DES, and RC4 to ensure strong data encryption.
· Data integrity
· Guarantee the integrity of each message sent over the network (preventing replay or insertion attacks).
· Host identity verification
· Unique server host key proves its identity to a client as a "known" host (preventing a man in the middle attack).
· X.509 certificate user authentication support
· Smart card-based public-key authentication using X.509-compatible certificates supports highly secure two-factor authentication.
· GSSAPI support
· Support for GSSAPI secured key exchange for SSH2 connections. Mechanisms supported depend on GSSAPI provider. Only the Kerberos v5 mechanism has been tested. For SSH2 connections, the Server Principal Name (SPN) can be specified in the GSSAPI Properties dialog.
· File Transfer
· Multiple protocol support
· SecureFX supports SSH2 SFTP, FTP/SSL, and conventional FTP in a single client, providing the maximum in flexibility when connecting to a range of remote servers.
· Protocol updates
· Support for SFTP through version 6.
· Site synchronization
· Select local and remote folders, choose from upload, download, and mirror options, then fine tune file selection in the synchronization window.
· Multiple simultaneous connections and transfers
· Set up all of your connections and transfers in one SecureFX application window - avoid cluttering your desktop
· Complete upload control
· No surprise accidental overwrites of files on the remote host with SecureFX's support to prompt on upload overwrites.
· "Relentless" file transfer
· Automatically reconnect after a broken connection and resume the transfer.
· Resume file transfers
· Resumes transfer of one or more files - saves time, especially with large files.
· Move files
· Transfer and delete files in one step with the /Move flag in the SFXCL command-line utility. Drag-and-drop move is also supported by holding down the ALT key.
· Transfer queue
· When connected to a host, you can now queue up files to be transferred. Transfers are done serially, preventing errors if the remote FTP server doesn't allow multiple connections.
· FTP server support
· A wide range of FTP servers is supported by SecureFX including MVS, VMS, NT, UNIX, and many others.
· SFTP ASCII file transfer option
· Text format files can be sent as raw text rather than in binary format for more compatible transfers of files like HTML and server logs between different operating systems.
· Ease of Use
· Drag-and-drop from Windows Explorer
· SecureFX allows you to drag-and-drop files between a remote server and your desktop, Windows Explorer, and other applications like WinZip.
· Windows Explorer look and feel
· Familiar interface that is easy to learn and navigate.
· Supports Network Neighborhood
· Simple, easy-to-learn network file browsing and transfer.
· Quick Connect
· Simple interface to connect with minimum setup; select a protocol, enter a hostname and connect. Quick Connect dialog supports SFTP and FTP.
· New Session wizard
· Guided setup to create new sessions for FTP and SFTP connections.
· Minimal setup
· Ready to use as installed without configuration - file types and sessions are already defined.
· Integration with SecureCRT
· SecureFX and SecureCRT can share the global options, session options, and the host key database so you only need to perform operations like setting application defaults, sessions settings, or accepting a server's host key once. Both SecureCRT and SecureFX sessions are displayed on the Activator menu. SecureCRT and SecureFX can share passwords and passphrases while either application or the Activator utility is running.
· Activator session manager
· Activator will display all of your current SecureFX and SecureCRT sessions in one handy menu. Activator also acts as an SSH agent so that passphrases only have to be entered once per key as long as Activator is running.
· Configurable toolbar
· Common SecureFX commands can be placed on the toolbar and arranged to suit your needs.
· Firewall support
· A wide range of firewalls are supported, including SOCKS4, SOCKS5, CSM, WinGate, WinProxy, and Raptor, unauthenticated and basic HTTP proxy, and generic proxy.
· Preconfigured session database
· Optionally install a database of over 100 popular FTP sites for point-and-click connections with no setup required.
· Site organization
· Create custom sessions and organize them in the Connect dialog in any order as well as alphabetically. Use friendly site names, move sites anywhere in the site tree, and copy/paste site definitions.
· Busy site retry
· Automatically reconnects to sites that refuse an initial connection because of too many users.
· Quote commands
· Send server-specific commands beyond the standard FTP set.
· Keep-alive option
· Keeps connection busy when not in active use to prevent it from being disconnected by a server.
· Paste URL command
· Copy FTP addresses from an e-mail or a browser and open the site in SecureFX.
· Configurable sound notifications
· Assign sounds to play on connect, unexpected disconnect, transfer complete, and error. SecureFX supports .wav sound files.
· OpenSSH public and private key format support
· SecureFX 2.2 and higher supports the OpenSSH private and public key formats for greater interoperability.
· Enhanced host-key management
· Key management in SecureFX includes the ability to view, import, and export host keys.
· Remote file editing
· Right-click on any file on the remote site and open it for editing. Optionally, the file being edited is uploaded to the remote server each time the file is saved on the local machine.
· Command-line support
· Automate routine secure file transfer operations with batch scripts. Combined with public key-only authentication, it is possible to automate secure, unattended file transfer processes. SFXCL also supports deleting, renaming, moving, and listing files.
· Change file permissions on server
· Change read/write/execute permissions as allowed by logon.
· Upload file permissions
· Specify file permissions for uploaded files.
· Resolve symbolic links
· Double-click on links to verify link as file or directory, as well as automatic resolution where supported.
· Autohide dot files
· With this option on, dot files such as .cshrc and .login will not be displayed and will not clutter the file listing.
· Default upload file permissions
· Whether you need to make sure only you can read your files or make sure that the uploaded files are readable by the world, you can define UMASK permissions for each site to get the needed results.
· Time zone configuration
· Set remote time zone manually for accurate time/date comparisons between local and remote.
· Filename conversion on upload
· Force filenames to lowercase or uppercase.
· Enhanced file permission tools
· Ability to change permissions on multiple files at once has been added. When connected to VShell for Windows version 2.2 or higher, the Properties dialog for the remote file or folder has a Security tab that allows ACL permissions to be viewed.
· IPv6 support
· IPv6 addresses can be specified as session hostnames.
· 486-based PC
· 16 MB RAM
· Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
· 30 days trial
· Nag screen What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· In the Quick Connect dialog, if the port number was changed to something other than the default, the port number was reset to the default the next time the Quick Connect dialog was opened.
· Windows: When the Windows 7 Areo snap feature was enabled, if the SecureFX window was dragged so that it snapped to the side of the desktop and focus was switched to another application, when SecureFX was restored from the taskbar, it reverted to its previous size.