Secure file transfer client with support for SSH2, SFTP, and standard FTP
Portable SecureFX is a 32-bit WinSock application that makes file transfer with FTP easy and secure. Portable SecureFX lets you choose between SFTP, standard FTP, and secure data transfer with FTP over an encrypted SSH2 connection using the Secure Shell protocol. Portable SecureFX application was designed to be a file transfer tool that allows you to transfer file easily and securely.Portable SecureFX also has advanced FTP features like multiple simultaneous connections, server-to-server transfers, interrupted transfer resume, and site synchronization.With Portable SecureFX it's easier than ever to perform secure file transfers. Establish a secure connection with a mouse click, or type a server name in the Quick Connect dialog, and then drag and drop files to and from the server and your desktop, Windows Explorer, and other applications. Or perform fully automated, unattended file transfers with the SFXCL command-line utility. "Relentless" file transfers automatically reconnect and resume transfers when connections are broken, and Quick Sync provides one-click synchronization between your local files and server.With the tree-based session manager, arrange hundreds of sites any wayyou like. The Activator tray utility reduces desktop clutter and allows you to access any open sessions from one convenient menu. Named sessions allow you to save preferences for individual sites. Named firewalls can be used on a session-specific basis so that you can work from multiple locations with different firewalls. Portable SecureFX also provides support for IPv6 and the ability to run multiple instances of the application.Portable SecureFX supports AES, Twofish, Blowfish, 3DES, and RC4 ciphers. Authentication methods include password, public-key, and X.509 certificate authentication, as well as Kerberos v5 authentication via GSSAPI. RSA and DSA key formats are supported for host keys and public keys.Here are some key features of "Portable 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 Portable 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 Portable 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 Portable 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 email@example.com compression When firstname.lastname@example.org compression is specified, compression starts after authentication, preventing unencrypted passwords from being cached by the zlib library. Security · User authentication Portable 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 Portable 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 Portable SecureFX application window - avoid cluttering your desktop · Complete upload control No surprise accidental overwrites of files on the remote host with Portable 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 Portable 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 Portable 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. Application · Integration with SecureCRTPortable 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 Portable SecureFX sessions are displayed on the Activator menu. SecureCRT and Portable 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 Portable 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 Portable 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 Portable SecureFX. · Configurable sound notifications Assign sounds to play on connect, unexpected disconnect, transfer complete, and error. Portable SecureFX supports .wav sound files. Advanced · OpenSSH public and private key format support Portable SecureFX 2.2 and higher supports the OpenSSH private and public key formats for greater interoperability. · Enhanced host-key management Key management in Portable 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. Requirements:
· U3 smart drive
· 30 days trial
· Nag screen What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· The 32-bit installer can be installed on a 64-bit system.
· On a 64-bit machine, if SecureFX was launched from the SecureCRT toolbar and was closed using the red "X", SecureFX could crash.
· The Connect dialog allowed connect attempts to sessions with the protocol set to "None".
· The extend evaluation feature did not work correctly. After the offer was accepted, there was no button to extend the evaluation on the "Enter License" dialog as described in the instructions that had been e-mailed.
· SFXCL: The SFXCL command-line could not contain a ";" character
· in a the destination filename.