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Serv-U to Break the $5,000 Barrier on Managed File Transfer with New Reverse Proxy

April 11, 2012

Serv-U Platinum will soon provide a managed file transfer server and reverse proxy for less than $5,000, or less than $10,000 if clustered. This allows IT departments with tight budgets to satisfy secure file transfer requirements found in PCI DSS and many corporate security policies.

(Helenville, Wisconsin) - Today RhinoSoft announced that it will ship an affordable reverse proxy server to fulfill PCI DSS and similarly stringent security requirements in May 2012.

The proxy server will be called "Serv-U Gateway" and will be bundled with RhinoSoft's popular Serv-U Gold edition in a new Serv-U Platinum package. The total cost of Serv-U Platinum with one year of support will be just under $5,000, and could make Serv-U the best managed file transfer solution for budget-conscious IT departments seeking both a server and a gateway.

"The reverse proxy architecture has been used by the managed file transfer industry to fulfill PCI DSS and other high security requirements for years," said Jonathan Lampe, RhinoSoft VP of Product Management. "What we did differently is build a recession-proof product that lets IT deploy a two-over-two clustered solution for under ten thousand dollars."

All of Serv-U's existing file transfer interfaces will be available through Serv-U Gateway, including its mobile transfer, web transfer, FTP, FTPS, SFTP and web administration interfaces. Both IPv6 and IPv4 are also supported on all interfaces, and Serv-U's FIPS-validated cryptography has been extended to the proxy server as well.

"This design ensures that no data is ever stored in the DMZ, encrypted or otherwise," said Mark Peterson, RhinoSoft President and Chief Architect. "Furthermore, Serv-U Gateway never needs to open any connection from the DMZ into the internal network because all communication takes place over a secure control channel initiated by Serv-U behind the wall."

Serv-U Gateway will initially only be available on Windows, but a native Linux edition is also in testing and will be available shortly after the Windows edition is released.

Additional information about deployment options is now available in the new Serv-U Distributed Architecture Guide.

RhinoSoft ( 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.