In 1996 when AbsoluteFTP was first released, FTP was the best choice for transferring files on the emerging public network called the internet. As the popularity of FTP grew, AbsoluteFTP's features and capabilities were extended to keep up with ever more sophisticated requirements.
In 1998, VanDyke Software introduced SecureFX® to address increasing concern over FTP's inherent lack of security. Supporting the Secure Shell File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) as well as conventional FTP, SecureFX is a multi-protocol application for all of your file transfer needs.
We have made the decision to cease active development of AbsoluteFTP and concentrate on enhancing SecureFX. Secure file transfer has become a business requirement in many industries, spurred by legislative initiatives like HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Banking Act. Even industries not impacted by these regulations have acknowledged the importance of guarding the confidentiality of information related to their employees, partners, and customers.
We will continue to make AbsoluteFTP installers available for download for existing customers but will no longer sell new licenses for the application, effective May 11, 2006. We plan to continue offering support for AbsoluteFTP customers through May 11, 2007.
SecureFX System Requirements
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