TurboFTP Review

TurboFTP’s intuitive layout combines with powerful options to make it suitable for beginners as well as professionals alike. It features an innovative Folder Synchronizer feature which enables real-time comparison of local and FTP directories for easier synchronization, backup and update of files and directories. TurboFTP also supports on-the-fly data compression using MODE-Z compression technology as well as built-in SFTP server port mapping support.

Sync Service Module

TurboFTP’s Sync Service Module makes it possible to run scheduled FTP and SFTP synchronization jobs as generic NT services, eliminating user login requirements to keep jobs running and improving performance. Furthermore, its console program mode enables one-off file transfer tasks. You can either purchase it with or separately from TurboFTP; either in Business or Corporate versions.

Features:* SSH2 supports FIPS 140-2 mode with support for SFTP over SSH2, while file transfer security can be added using SSL (including implicit/explicit SSL) and TLS(Transport Layer Security).

Built-in Schedule Sync Task Wizard makes setting up complex synchronization jobs simple. Simply send E-mail reports upon job completion. Watch a local folder, upload any new or changed files dropped or updated on the server directly into that same local location on your local computer – and specify (using wildcards) files/folders you wish to include/exclude in synchronization process.

Integrated Open PGP support to protect SFTP and FTP/SFTP transfers using your selected key, adding another layer of security and privacy by encrypting data while in transit or at rest on remote servers.

Technical Notes: In version 5.1.0, the GUI program now displays user names in window titles while connected to sites. Sync Service now supports stripping source file extensions to prevent renaming on destination, transfer timeout can now be set, reducing delays and stalls when uploading large files, notifications of scheduled task completion now have subjects that identify which task it relates to and installer now provides options to install for either current user only or all users at once.

SFTP over SSH2

The SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is a network protocol used for secure file transfers that provides strong encryption, server authentication and integrity protection of data transferred over it. As an extension of SSH protocol, it runs over port 22.

SFTP works best when both local host and remote server use the same operating system, or at least are using text files encoded with identical character encodings. If large files cannot be transferred successfully using SFTP, check whether the remote SFTP server uses different character encoding than you; most often this issue stems from its configuration being different than yours.

An easy way to test SFTP connections is to open the ftpdb.db database and create a new domain with all its required user lists and default paths, to determine whether or not connection was successful.

Keep in mind that the SFTP server may not support file modes and encodings other than those you specify in sftpdb.db settings.

Rate-limiting can also contribute to failures when connecting to SFTP servers, and this setting can be managed using the ssh2-sftp-client configuration options.

The ssh2-sftp-client module offers much more functionality than just SFTP connectivity, and many of its configuration options may not apply directly to SFTP connections – in particular retries, retry_factor and retry_min_timeout options are less relevant for these.


TurboFTP supports both implicit and explicit secure FTP over SSL/TLS & SSH2, providing high levels of authentication, data integrity and industrial strength data encryption capability. It has strong interruption/stall protection backed by various mechanisms such as Smart Keep Alive, Auto Dial and broken transfer resume; additionally it comes equipped with its Folder Synchronizer which makes synchronizing local/remote folders effortless as well as the Task Scheduler which offers scheduled FTP transfer/synchronization capability.

Turbo FTP Server offers flexible granular connection access control at both domain and user levels with IP rules, maximum connection limits per IP/User, chroot jailing for users and more. Furthermore, users can limit disk quota, bandwidth consumption and password policy restrictions as well as restrict user disk quota and bandwidth consumption limits. ODBC, NTLM, LDAP and Active Directory external authentication methods are supported along with various options for file and folder permission inheritance or customization inherited from parent directories or independently set.

TurboFTP Server goes beyond standard HTTP/TLS/SSH2 download and upload services by providing MODE-Z lossless compression to reduce file sizes while improving performance. Furthermore, it supports UTF-8 encoding by responding with the FEAT command so clients know they support this feature.

Administrators can configure custom error handling rules in [File Site Settings | Security] and choose whether warning messages for certain errors should be displayed or silently ignored. They can also configure whether their ODBC/NTLM/LDAP user list and internal user database should be refreshed at preset intervals to ensure the latest set of users are available for FTP login – note that usernames defined through an ODBC/NTLM/LDAP system treat usernames as case sensitive but will force them into lowercase when added into one of the user lists from these systems.

Visual real-time comparison of local and FTP directory structures

UltraCompare Professional offers real-time visual comparison of local and remote directory structures, enabling you to monitor any changes as they happen. Its advanced SFTP/FTP sync services help maintain consistency across local and remote file systems and give the ability to transfer large files easily. In addition, external programs or scripts may be activated before running sync jobs and resume broken transfers as necessary.

This FTP client features an attractive interface and drag and drop functionality, as well as an easily read dual-pane display with easy categorization of files uploaded, uploaded but still in process, and those still in progress – helping ensure accurate file transfers. Furthermore, there are tools such as side-by-side viewing capability and an effective search function built-in.

Your security options can also be customized so only authorized users have access to your files. For instance, you can enable or disable read and write permissions for each entry in the directory structure. Furthermore, hotkeys can be assigned for easy manipulation while this software offers file compression features to minimize their space requirements.

Cyberduck is an invaluable, free open source tool that makes managing and exchanging data with servers much simpler. Compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac OS X and offering support for multiple secure FTP protocols like SFTP over SSH2 and SSL as well as encryption services to safeguard data while it is being transferred or at rest, Cyberduck makes data exchange seamless!


FTP Security is an integral component of Data Loss Prevention (DLP), particularly in environments that transfer large volumes of sensitive information. Without proper safeguards in place, FTP servers may become susceptible to intrusion from outsiders who attempt to gain entry and steal confidential files – leading to costly data breaches and other detrimental repercussions for business operations.

Implementing secure protocols like SFTP and FTPS that encrypt data being transferred, along with SSL/TLS or SSH that secures connections between server and client, provides another layer of protection and ensures files cannot be read by unintended third parties.

Other features that provide extra security include drag-and-drop functionality, resumed interrupted transfers from where they left off, proxy configuration support and firewall configuration capabilities. The software offers both free and paid versions with advanced options designed to give individuals more control over file transfers.

TurboFTP is a managed file transfer server for Windows that offers secure FTP and SFTP services, featuring an intuitive user interface for easily manipulating and exchanging data via secure protocols while offering high performance backed by CPU scaling capabilities. Furthermore, its setup wizard makes creating private FTP clouds quick and painless as well as providing OpenPGP functionality to automate file encryption/decryption capabilities.

Limit admin privileges to only a select few users and require multi-factor authentication. Furthermore, using an LDAP server or AD domain for password storage could reduce hackers’ attacks; ensure all administrators use strong passwords not obvious to them as additional measures against cybercrime.

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