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Serv-U FTP Server Earns U.S. Army Certificate of Networthiness

December 14, 2011

The Serv-U FTP server from RhinoSoft was recently issued a Certificate of Networthiness ("CoN") from the United States Army. Since Serv-U is one of the few FTP servers to completely support the IPv6 protocol mandated by the Department of Defense it stands a good chance of becoming the preferred FTP server of the United States military.

(Helenville, Wisconsin) - Today RhinoSoft, a leading secure file transfer software vendor, announced that its Serv-U FTP Server has received a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) from the United States Army.

The CoN process involves an extensive assessment to ensure a product meets or exceeds U.S. Army requirements for reliability, security, architecture, and integration with the Army's existing IT infrastructure.

"Serv-U's entry into the U.S. military space is a game-changer," said Jonathan Lampe of File Transfer Consulting, a vendor-neutral firm that studies the managed file transfer industry. "Serv-U has already established itself as the leading secure file transfer technology for the Department of Defense's preferred IPv6 protocol. Now that RhinoSoft has earned a CoN for Serv-U it is in position to become our military's leading solution for FTP, SFTP, FTPS or web transfer deployments."

RhinoSoft already uses FIPS 140-2 validated cryptography in Serv-U and plans to add more military-grade capabilities in its file transfer products, including full IPv6 support in its FTP Voyager client early next year. Existing company procedures also make RhinoSoft an attractive vendor for military applications.

"Security is a top priority for our armed services and it's a top priority for us," said RhinoSoft President Mark Peterson. "We have an immediate patch turnaround policy on all security defects and we publish fully qualified updates every month. No one else in the managed file transfer industry comes close to our focus on quality, security and responsiveness."

Federal agencies have also taken notice of RhinoSoft's investment in secure communications. In addition to sales to the U.S Air Force and U.S. Army, RhinoSoft received secure file transfer orders from the Department of Homeland Security, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Department of Defense, the Social Security Administration and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in 2011.

RhinoSoft's Serv-U FTP server earned CoN CERT-201109033. RhinoSoft's FTP client, FTP Voyager, earned CoN CERT-201006900 last year.

RhinoSoft (RhinoSoft.com) is the global leader in affordable file transfer, with more than 90,000 business customers, including nine of the Fortune 10, in 90 different countries. Its award-winning and U.S. Department of Defense-certified Serv-U FTP Server and FTP Voyager client products support FTP, SFTP, FTPS and web-based HTTP/S transfers over FIPS 140-2 validated channels while continuing to incorporate emerging technologies such as mobile computing, IPv6, native 64-bit computing and UTF-8/Unicode internationalization.