Globalscape on Tuesday announced a module for its file transfer server that lets customers grant business partners temporary access to the server without having to set up FTP accounts.
The Secure Ad Hoc Transfer module works with Globalscape's Exchange File Transfer server and is designed for companies that need to securely exchange files of any size but don't want to go through the process of FTP accounts, according to company officials.
The new module lets companies send and receive files securely with another organisation by accessing a web page, filling in the sender and recipient information, and attaching files. The module automates the setup of a user account, folder and login information. Once the files are sent, the recipient gets an email alerting that the files are available, complete with a link for retrieving them and login information, officials say.
Administrators can determine how long recipients have access to the secure files by setting a time period for each temporary account. Recipients can also be authorised to place their own files on the server for transfer to the sender.
The new module includes auditing capabilities, so that compliance to corporate, federal and industry regulations can be logged, officials say. These reports tell who connected to the file transfer server, when they logged in, and what files they transferred.
The Secure Ad Hoc Transfer module is priced at US$4995. The Exchange File Server it runs on is priced starting at $7695.