Patrick Townsend Security Solutions Announces a Major Upgrade to its Managed File Transfer Product, Alliance FTP Manager

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Alliance FTP Manager 5.20 combines existing managed file transfer products and new functionality into one comprehensive managed file solution for the IBM i.

We know that there are a variety of security challenges facing IBM i customers who send data over networks, and FTP Manager 5.20 now provides them with the most comprehensive and flexible Secure Managed File Transfer offering available," John Earl, CEO.

Patrick Townsend Security Solutions (PTSS), the leading authority on data privacy, announces a major update to its secure communications solution, Alliance FTP Manager. The new release, Alliance FTP Manager 5.20 consolidates existing managed file transfer offerings and adds new encrypted PDF and encrypted zip file capabilities.

“This latest release incorporates a number of existing PTSS products that used to be priced separately,” says Founder and CTO Patrick Townsend. “FTP manager 5.20 is the most robust release of our managed file transfer product to date. It brings the feature sets of the existing products Alliance FTP Security, Alliance Cross Data, and Alliance All-Ways Secure into a single Managed File Transfer product. Customers of those existing products will be upgraded to FTP Manager 5.20. They’ll retain all of the capabilities of the existing products, and gain all of the new capabilities available in FTP Manager 5.20”

The new encrypted PDF functionality will allow customers to generate encrypted and un-encrypted PDF documents using a familiar interface. Users can create their own content, and then use FTP Manager’s automation facilities to distribute the PDFs via email, FTP, and other distribution methods. Encrypted PDF support allows users to set fonts and colors, embed watermark and graphic images, set headers and footers, and create tables and lists. The resulting encrypted PDF file is compatible with any PDF reader that supports the AES encryption standard for PDF.

Alliance FTP Manager now fully supports zip encryption to the WinZip standard and provides IBM i customers with a new tool to meet compliance regulations. This new feature allows users to create Zip files on the IBM i platform and then use a variety of delivery methods to send the Zip files to customers, vendors, and employees. Zip files encrypted on the IBM i platform can be uncompressed and decrypted on Windows, Mac, Linux and Smart Phones such as Blackberry and others. Files encrypted on PCs using the WinZip AES standard can be unzipped and decrypted on the IBM i.

“This is really a big win for our existing customers,” said PTSS CEO John Earl. “We know that there are a variety of security challenges facing IBM i customers who send data over networks, and FTP Manager 5.20 provides those customers with the most comprehensive and flexible Secure Managed File Transfer offering available. It blends the peace of mind of FTP Security, the flexibility of data mapping and translation capabilities of CrossData, with the versatility of All-Ways Secure and the raw power of FTP Manager. Combine all of these functions with encrypted PDF, encrypted ZIP, and the PGP® Encryption from Symantec, and you have the most flexible and powerful offering available to IBM i customers.”

The company will hold a 30-minute webinar on Sept 16 at 10AM PDT to discuss the new features within Alliance FTP Manager 5.20 and answer any questions about the product. Alliance FTP Manager 5.20 is available now at http://www.patownsend.com. To attend the event, register at (http://www.gotowebinar.com/961287737).

About Patrick Townsend Security Solutions:
PTSS makes NIST-certified software and appliance solutions to protect sensitive data from loss, theft and abuse whether it rests within, or is transmitted outside, of your organization. The company guarantees its certified solutions will always meet the encryption and key management standards of PCI, HIPAA, HITECH, etc. Known as The Encryption Company, PTSS was formed in 1984, and is privately held with headquarters in Olympia, WA. For more information visit http://www.patownsend.com or call (800) 357-1019.

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