Townsend Security’s Enhanced Secure Managed File Transfer Solution, Alliance FTP Manager, Now Provides Robust PGP Encryption Options

October 19, 2011

Alliance FTP Manager 5.30 for the IBM i simplifies ease of use and features a set of comprehensive PGP encryption solutions, automates secure file transfers, and provides detailed logging for compliance.

Olympia, WA (PRWEB) October 19, 2011

Townsend Security, a leading authority in data privacy, announces a major update to its managed file transfer software Alliance FTP Manager. Notable new features of Alliance FTP Manager 5.30 include a new set of PGP encryption options designed to scale to your organization, enhanced reporting capabilities allowing faster drill down and better pattern isolation, as well as support for pre-file transfer Secure Shell sFTP and FTP scans. FTP Manager 5.30 also includes improvements to file scan functionality and performance.

In addition to its traditional offering of PGPâs commercial product from Symantec, FTP Manager 5.30 now contains an affordable Open PGP option suitable for IBM i shops that need to implement PGP encryption quickly. Enterprise customers who require a more robust PGP encryption solution can opt for PGP Command Line product (Commercial PGP) and securely encrypt data with a solution based on FIPS-140 certification that includes access to the original PGP development team and extended technical support from Symantecâs PGP team.

Management capabilities of FTP Manager were enhanced in version 5.30 providing administrators with an easier way to review file transfers at their source or destination. Customer requests for file transfer options such as âœlast used dateâ have been incorporated into the product, making it easier to isolate the last time a file was transferred. In FTP Manager 5.30, administrators are able to apply more filters to their search criteria and sort through information quickly to satisfy compliance requirements.

Another new feature of FTP Manager 5.30 is that it helps automate, secure, and simplify tasks associated with managed file transfers. Whether your company transfers hundreds or thousands of files daily you will benefit from many of these other improvements in usability:

  • The Secure Shell sFTP API program can now handle PGP encryption within a sFTP transfer session.
  • The directory scan will now allow multiple scans to run simultaneously without interference.
  • The library scan facility has been enhanced to allow more options in the event a file cannot be moved from a scan library to a backup library.
  • New email notifications to the library scan facility if an unmonitored exception occurs in the job.
  • The maximum number of files received on an sFTP directory scan operation has been increased from 100 to 1,000.
  • The Implicit SSL FTP support has been enhanced to support standard SSL FTP Protection Buffer Size (PBSZ) and Protection (PROT) commands.

âœThe release of FTP Manager 5.30 really demonstrates our commitment to our customers and to our partners. Our strong partnership with Symantec enables us to be a one-stop-shop for customers who need PGP encryption on the IBM i. We provide a comprehensive solution that will easily scale with our customers’ needs,â said John Earl, Townsend CEO & President. âœWe listened to our customersâ feedback on the product, and many of those requests are now incorporated into this build. Our goal at Townsend Security is to provide the most cost-effective and easiest to use solutions that meet data privacy requirements. Alliance FTP Manager 5.30 certainly accomplishes that.â

The product is available for evaluation and upgrade copies are available for customers who are current on their maintenance contracts for the product. Learn more at http://www.townsendsecurity.com.

The company is also holding a webinar on October 20, 2011 at 11:00AM to demonstrate the Alliance FTP Manager, register here.


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