Sysax FTP Automation Overview

March 8th, 2014 by Rossy Guide


FTP stands for “file transfer protocol.” FTP powers one of the fundamental Internet functions and is the prescribed method for the transfer of files between computers. It is also the easiest and most secure way to exchange files over the Internet. Sysax FTP Automation is a scripting and scheduling program for Microsoft Windows that enables the creation, debugging, and execution of file transfer related tasks.   Sysax FTP Automation enables you to automate both simple and complicated file transfer sequences using either a simple FTP scripting language or a list of the FTP commands to execute. Sysax FTP Automation is currently used by fortune 1000 companies, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and many small businesses worldwide.


What is used for?

o The most common use of FTP is to download files.

o FTP is vital to the MP3 music sharing, most online auctions and game enthusiasts.

o The ability to transfer files quickly and reliably is essential for everyone creating and maintaining a web page.


Benefits of Sysax FTP Automation

Secure file transfers

Sysax FTP Automation supports SSH2 based SFTP, SSL/TLS based FTPS, and regular FTP. Public key authentication and client side SSL certificates are also supported.

Easy automation

Automation wizard automatically generates file transfer scripts that can be customized and fine tuned. It is also an integrated editor and debugger enables scripts to be stepped through line by line to debug them. The integrated scheduler runs as an NT service and can execute scripting tasks and other programs.

Outstanding value

File transfer scripts can be executed using the scheduler or from within other scripts or programs. The Enterprise edition supports execution of up to 16 file transfer tasks simultaneously. A Personal edition of the product is available, free for non-commercial use. It is easy to install and does not require advanced IT skills to manage. The program can even be used as a direct replacement for the ftp.exe command line program that is shipped in Windows.

Protocols supported include FTP, FTPS, and SFTP

Support for public key authentication and client side SSL certificates

Support for email notification

Open PGP Encryption and decryption support

Supports file resuming for both uploads and downloads

File compression and decompression

Command line FTP tool and FTP scripting

Task Scheduler that runs as a Windows Service

Certified for Windows Vista

Certified for Windows Server 2012


System Requirements

Sysax FTP Automation runs on all versions of Microsoft Windows operating system including:

o Windows 95

o Windows 98

o Windows ME

o Windows 2000

o Windows XP

o Windows 2003

o Windows Vista

o Windows 7

o Windows Server 2008

o Windows 8

The minimum hardware required to run Sysax FTP Automation are:

o  Pentium Class or higher processor

o At least 16MB of free system RAM

o  At least 10MB of hard disk space

o  Internet Connection or Local Area Network Connection

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