WS_FTP Server And FileZilla Server Reviews

WS_FTP Server
Software Features
  • Developer: Ipswitch File Transfer
  • License: Shareware / Free to try
  • Official Website:
  • Platform: Windows

WS_FTP Server is one of leading FTP server software application for Windows. The program provides secure file transfer solution for business rather than personal, encrypted transfer over SSH / SFTP, SSL / FTPS, and HTTP / HTTPS protocols. It costs you several hundreds to over thousands USD for a single license. This software come with three different editions: Standard, with SSH and Corporate. Each edition has its own feature set, Corporate is a fully functional version. Here are some highlight features.

Highlight Features
  • FTP
  • SCP2
  • FIPS 140-2 Validated Cryptography
  • Authentication Encryption
  • Transport Encryption (256-bit AES)
  • File Integrity Checking (SHA-512)
  • Anti-Hammering
  • Strong Passwords
  • Force Secure Client-Server Connection
  • External Authentication Database
  • Server Access Control
  • User Permissions
  • Administrative Separation of Duties
  • Client-Server Connections
  • Administrator Activity
  • Syslog Integration

The trial version is available to download and try for 30 days. To download from its official website, you are required to fill out a short form with your name, email address, phone number and address.

Minimum Hardware Requirements
  • Operating Systems: Windows 2008 Standard (32-bit and 64-bit English editions); Windows Server 2003 Standard (32-bit and 64-bit English and 32-bit German editions); Windows XP Professional (32-bit English edition)
  • 1 GHz Pentium or faster OR minimum OS requirement
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 250 MB of available drive space
FileZilla Server Review

FileZilla Server is an open source and free FTP server software application by Tim Kosse. The program is available for Windows platform including Windows 2000, XP and Vista. It supports FTP and FTP over SSL/TLS. FileZilla supports SSL, the same level of encryption supported by your web browser, to protect your data. When using SSL your data is encrypted so that prying eyes cannot see it, and your confidential information is protected. It also supports on-the-fly data compression, which can improve the transfer rates.

Highlight Features
  • FTP over SSL/TLS provides secure encrypted connections to the server
  • On-the-fly data Compression
  • Encryption with SSL/TLS
  • Upload and download speed limits
  • IP bindings and Filter
  • Bounce Attack / FXP transfer security settings
  • Anonymous logins
  • Autoban Option
  • Virtual file system
  • Support for SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) is not implemented in Filezilla Server