January 3, 2012
Serv-U 18.104.22.168 adds support of the season's hottest gift for business professionals: the Amazon Kindle Fire. Kindle Fire users are now able to preview images and read documents from anywhere through Serv-U. (iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android users may also preview images and read documents from anywhere through Serv-U because support for those devices was added in previous years.)
January 17, 2012
RhinoSoft hires managed file transfer industry veteran Jonathan Lampe as VP, Product Management, to head up sales, marketing and business development and to serve as the voice of corporate IT in RhinoSoft product strategy.
January 26, 2012
RhinoSoft joins Red Hat ISV (Independent Software Vendor) Partner program.
February 1, 2012
The 40-page Serv-U Database Integration Guide is released to help people integrate web portals and allow third-party applications to control Serv-U users, groups, attributes and permissions.
February 15, 2012
Serv-U is added to the Red Hat ISV Product Catalog.
March 1, 2012
Qast awarded exclusive Serv-U and FTP Voyager distributorship in South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
April 3, 2012
Serv-U wins a “Best Web Tool” award from Web Hosting Search in its File and Knowledge Management Software category.
April 16, 2012
C&C Software Solutions awarded exclusive Serv-U and FTP Voyager distributorship in Canada.
May 1, 2012
Serv-U is added to the Info Security Products Guide published by Onwards.
May 4, 2012
Serv-U 11 Awarded 4.5 out of 5 Stars by Download3K - "The mobile interface is ideal for accessing files via a smart phone or tablet PC."
May 10, 2012
RhinoSoft released Serv-U v12 and entered the managed file transfer industry today. Our new Serv-U Gateway introduced a reverse proxy to new and existing Serv-U deployments, a key capability for PCI DSS and other high security deployments.
- iPad administration - run the Management Console from your iPad!
- New "Serv-U Platinum" edition - includes FTP Voyager JV and Serv-U Gateway.
- Disable RhinoSoft and Serv-U branding - also in Serv-U Platinum.
- High availability support through clustering.
- Strong integrity checks (e.g., XMD5, XSHA1 and XSHA256).
- Trace logging per user.
- ...and much more.
June 5, 2012
QBSD Awarded Serv-U and FTP Voyager Distributorship in UK, Middle East and Africa.
June 18, 2012
Portland Europe Awarded Serv-U and FTP Voyager Distributorship in Benelux.
June 26, 2012
FTP Voyager wins an "Editor's Choice" award and a 5/5 star rating from DigitalWorlds in its "Internet FTP" category.
July 24, 2012
RhinoSoft awarded a secure file transfer contract from the U.S. Army for an enterprise license of Serv-U Gold.
July 31, 2012
Serv-U 12.1 released - adds Serbian language support and performance improvements.
August 6, 2012
FTP Voyager Awarded 5 out of 5 Stars by Lo4d.com.
August 7, 2012
ISOC (internetsociety.org) posts an IPv6 demo featuring Serv-U v12 and FTP Voyager v16 on its official blog. "Kudos to the team at RhinoSoft."
August 21, 2012
FTP Voyager version 16, which includes a updated user interface, more powerful scheduler, IPv6 support and many other enhancements, begins a public beta.
October 3, 2012
RhinoSoft releases FTP Voyager version 16. Our first major release since 2008 is a complete rewrite and adds a ribbon-based interface, native 64-bit code, IPv6 support, and a robust automation service. Version 16 also retires the "FTP Voyager Standard" edition; all FTP Voyager customers now enjoy the use of secure protocols, synchronization and scheduling.
October 24, 2012
Serv-U is added to the SUSE Enterprise Linux Product Catalog.
October 31, 2012
Serv-U and FTP Voyager are added to the GSA Advantage program (serving both U.S. Federal, state and local buyers) by NewGen Business Solutions.
November 10, 2012
RhinoSoft released Serv-U v14 today. This release makes it easy to monitor and integrate the server with common IT infrastructure, and it supports Microsoft's newest operating systems. New features include:
- LDAP Authentication Support (for both Windows and Linux)
- Event Output to Windows Application Event Log
- Event Output to MSMQ Message Queues
- Faster Transfer of Multiple Files in FTP Voyager JV
- Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Support
January 20, 2011
Rhino Software staff take a week-long cruise to Cozumel Mexico to celebrate their upcoming 15th anniversary.
Serv-U 11.0 beta release and highlights
RhinoSoft releases Serv-U 11.0 beta which features many new tools and the added ability to run on most Linux platforms.
- Serv-U Linux. Serv-U is capable of running natively on both Microsoft Windows and most Linux platforms.
- "Web Client Pro" performs multiple transfers within the Web Client.
- Completely customizable HTTP login page.
September 6, 2011
RhinoSoft is pleased to announce that a new release of the Serv-U File Server has been made available to the general public today. The Serv-U 11.0 release features native Linux 32-bit and 64-bit support, custom HTML login page, simultaneous file transfers in the Web Client, and much more. Specific highlights of this release include:
- Serv-U runs natively on Microsoft Windows and Linux platforms.
- Customization of the server or domain's login page.
- New "Web Client Pro" to perform simultaneous transfers.
- End-user email address management features.
- New user-management events and event templates.
- Support for AES128-CTR, AES192-CTR, AES256-CTR encryption algorithms in the SSH2 protocol.
- FTP "COMB" command used to combine two or more files together.
- Added the ability to maintain user and group statistics between Serv-U restarts.
- Added the ability for non-Apple mobile devices to download and upload files using the Mobile Web Client.
- Much more...
FTP Voyager JV 11.0:
- Added additional search filters to FTP Voyager JV.
- End-user email address management features.
- Much more...
Serv-U's enhancements are focused primarily on three areas: Serv-U Linux, HTTP customization, and a more powerful Web Client. Linux powers a very large number of Internet servers today. Serv-U 11.0 now runs natively on Linux 32-bit and 64-bit platforms allowing customers to standardize their file transfer servers on both Linux and Windows.
Serv-U's built-in Web Client allows customers to support their end-users without installing any client-side software by allowing end-users to connect using their web browser. For corporate customers that prefer using their hard-earned corporate identities, a Serv-U branded login page may not always be appropriate. Serv-U 11.0 introduces the ability to create customized browser login pages using today's HTML technologies. To assist customers in their customizations, several sample custom HTML templates are included with the Serv-U distribution.
Serv-U's Web Client running in end-users' browsers previously only allowed a single file transfer at a time. Serv-U 11.0 introduces Web Client Pro that allows end-users to transfer multiple files simultaneously, and perform lengthy operations, all while continuing to browse the server from within their web browser.
October 21, 2011
Rhino Software, Inc. celebrates its 15th anniversary!
December 14, 2011
RhinoSoft announces that both Serv-U and FTP Voyager have earned the US Army Certificate of Networthiness, making them a preferred solution for US Army, US federal and other high-security applications.
December 31, 2011
Rhino Software, Inc. retires AllegroSurf after twelve years on the market.
February 7, 2010
15-year Serv-U anniversary.
RhinoSoft celebrates the 15th anniversary of Serv-U FTP Server. Serv-U was was originally created and developed by Rob Beckers from 1995-2006. In 2006, Serv-U was purchased by RhinoSoft and subsequently began an extensive re-build project of Serv-U FTP Server. The new re-engineered Serv-U 7.0 was released to the public in 2008. Over the past few years many great additions have been added to this extremely powerful FTP Server.
Serv-U began its life as one of the first FTP servers designed for the Windows operating system. In the past 15 years it has grown to include an expansive feature set, including a wide range of supported protocols, integration with external authentication sources, a fully-featured API, password policy and security controls, and an easy-to-use UI that allows for seamless remote administration. Since its inception in 1995, Serv-U has led the industry in file transfer services, establishing new standards and raising the bar in the file transfer market. After 15 years, RhinoSoft remains steadfast in pushing the boundaries of technology to provide a stunning file transfer experience with the Serv-U File Server.
May 17, 2010
Serv-U 10.0 release and highlights
RhinoSoft releases Serv-U 10.0 and FTP Voyager JV 10.0! Serv-U 10.0 leads the way into the IPv6 transition with full IPv6 support, operating alongside IPv4 for easy transition. In addition, Serv-U becomes one of the first enterprise-level FTP servers to provide a 64-bit service. Further additions include Event Filters, support for Active Directory Organizational Units, and even more customization options for the Web Client. With version 10.0, Serv-U enables administrators to make a smooth transition to 64-bit servers and IPv6.
- Windows 64-bit support
- Group administrator support
- Active Directory Organizational Units
- IPv6 Support
- New HTTP Limits
- Event Rules
August 2, 2010
Rhino Software, Inc. retires DNS4Me after seven years on the market and Zaep after six.
March 23, 2009
The release of Serv-U 8.0 and new FTP Voyager JV 8.0! Serv-U 8.0 is released, building further on the new concepts introduced in Serv-U 7.0. Highlighted additions include support for SFTP versions 5 and 6, visual themes, user/group statistics, custom branding options and the Events system which allows Administrators to create custom triggers to send emails, display balloon tips and run external programs or batch files.
FTP Voyager JV 8.0 is released, building even further on installation-free client design. With a new dockable tab-based interface, users are free to create their own folder layouts based on their needs. Additional themes are added to provide more visual variety. Transfer resume support allows interrupted transfers to be resumed without the need to retransmit entire files.
July 8, 2009
RhinoSoft releases Serv-U 8.1.
August 3, 2009
RhinoSoft releases Serv-U 8.2.
Changes include reduction in RAM requirements, updated user interface options, security enhancements, speed increases.
September 29, 2009
Serv-U 9.0 furthers Serv-U's commitment to internationalization by adding UNICODE support, supporting file paths, user names, and passwords in any language supported by Windows. Security enhancements including SSH public key authentication, FIPS 140-2 certification, third party DLL integration support, enhanced user management.
Web client enhancements include file search, navigation history, and breadcrumb bar navigation.
FTP Voyager JV enhancements include Synchronize Folders and file search options as well as user interface enhancements.
April 2, 2008
The long awaited release of Serv-U 7.0! Serv-U 7.0 is released, marking a new era in the development of Serv-U. The new Serv-U is a complete redesign of Serv-U, making it more efficient, faster on multi-core systems, adding HTTP/HTTPS/SFTP as connection options and adding new levels of administrator configuration and control.
FTP Voyager JV is launched, offering a brand-new way to access files over the Internet. Building on the HTTP/HTTPS functionality in Serv-U 7.0, FTP Voyager JV is a fully featured Java-based file transfer client that allows users to transfer files in an FTP Voyager-style interface without needing to download or install any additional software.
Serv-U wins its first SIAF "Best Internet Utility" award at the annual SIC, again held in Boston, MA USA. This award is especially meaningful to RhinoSoft since Serv-U is now completely redesigned, implemented, and maintained by RhinoSoft.
Development of Serv-U 7.0. Anticipating the need for FTP servers to do more than simply serve files via FTP, Rhino Software, Inc begins developing a brand-new version of Serv-U based on emerging technologies and the many customer-requested features it has received.
January 23, 2006
Serv-U 6.2, now maintained and developed exclusively by Rhino Software, Inc., is released adding UPnP support, a modernized installer, and better multi-byte character support (focused an Asian languages).
June 12, 2006
FTP Voyager 13.0 is released adding Network Information to the About box, Automatic Update checking, a unified installer for multi-language translations of FTP Voyager (made possible largely by the re-organization that took place in Nov. 2005), additional translations (Italian and Simplified Chinese), new public key support for SSH, and an improved startup time.
July 7, 2006
AllegroSurf 8.0 is released adding support to grant users access automatically without defining accepted IP addresses, column sorting for FTP listings, and vastly improved FTP listings through usage of the FTP Voyager Software Development Kit.
July 15, 2006
FTP Voyager wins its fifth SIAF "Best Internet Utility" award at the annual SIC, again held in Denver, Colorado USA. This is FTP Voyager's 5th time in 7 years that it has won the prestigious award.
October 21, 2006
Rhino Software, Inc. celebrates its 10th anniversary!
Zaep 4.0 is released adding support to run as a native plug-in for the MDaemon mail server, new user account templating, and additional statistics.
April 25, 2005
FTP Voyager 12.0 is released adding thumbnail support for viewing previews of local and remote images, FTP Voyager add-ons, new command line options, and live updating of changes made to the local file/folder view.
May 2, 2005
Zaep 5.0 released adding Universal Plug-and-Play (UPnP) support, Windows Firewall support, and an integrated automatic update checker.
July 16, 2005
FTP Voyager wins its fourth SIAF "Best Internet Utility" award at the annual SIC, held in Denver, Colorado USA.
September 13, 2005
Mark and Rob meet to discuss co-development of the next version of Serv-U. They agree to share development responsibilities. Rhino Software, Inc. agrees to become Serv-U's primary development team, allowing Rob to focus on specific Serv-U tasks and to spend more time with his family and other professional endeavors.
October 31, 2005
FTP Voyager 12.3 and FTP Voyager Software Development Kit (FVSDK) 12.3 are released.
The FVSDK is designed to replace FtpTree ActiveX control as Rhino Software Inc.'s primary FTP client software development product. The FTP Voyager SDK development focused on ease of use and heavy documentation in an effort to help software developers utilize the power of FTP Voyager in their own programs.
November 1, 2005
In preparation for Serv-U software development, all Rhino Software, Inc. products are internally re-organized to make use of company wide shared libraries. This re-organization aids in developing more reliable software and bringing shared features across products to release at a much faster rate.
November 28, 2005
DNS4Me 5.0 is released. New features include real-time logging of all DNS4Me integrated server and DDNS activity, tip of the day, TXT record support through Custom DNS, and full URL redirects.
Rhino Software, Inc. agrees to purchase the rights to Serv-U and its source code from Rob Beckers. Rob changes his role to that of an advisor, allowing him to focus most of his time on non-Serv-U related goals.
Fed up with 200+ daily spam messages flooding his personal Inbox, Mark P. Peterson begins development on Zaep AntiSpam. Zaep is designed to ensure that Mark no longer has to look at another spam in his Inbox again.
January 20, 2004
Serv-U 5.0 is released adding database support through ODBC, XCRC file integrity checking, server level bandwidth limits, a new Serv-U Corporate edition, and domain level NLST options.
March 1, 2004
Zaep 2.0 (initial release) is released featuring a native web interface. Mark P. Peterson can count on his two hands the number of spam messages he's received from "enterprising" spammers since.
April 27, 2004
FTP Voyager 11.0 is released adding Power Transfers, XCRC file integrity checking support, use of a Rich Text Edit control in the log pane for a more function log view, and improvements to Synchronize Folders.
June 8, 2004
Zaep 3.0 is released adding email reply support, global white and black lists, and the ability to move items between lists from the web interface.
December 7, 2004
AllegroSurf 7.0 is released adding user and server limits, custom HTML administrator messages, and support for on-the-fly compression through AllegroSurf proxies.
Serv-U 6.0 is released adding NT-SAM support and improved administrator security.
December 14, 2004
DNS4Me 4.0 is released adding an integrated mail server and free basic DNS4Me service.
DNS4Me 2.0 (initial version) is released. DNS4Me allows Internet users to associate a dynamic IP address with a static domain name allowing them to provide Web services (e.g. HTTP, FTP) from their home or mobile computers using an easy to remember domain name.
April 24, 2003
FTP Voyager 10.0 is released adding SSH (SFTP) support, automatic time zone adjustments, an optional simplified interface (Simple Mode), support for 64-bit file sizes, and vastly improved transfer rates.
July 19, 2003
FTP Voyager wins its third SIAF "Best Internet Utility" award at the annual SIC, held in Rochester, New York USA.
December 1, 2003
AllegroSurf 6.0 is released adding new statistics, filter bypassing, new telnet proxy options, and improved performance.
DNS4Me 3.0 is also released offering an integrated web server, custom DNS functionality for the power DNS user, and online redirects for HTTP services.
FTP Voyager 9.0 is released adding FTP over SSL/TLS support, SSL certificate management, new graphics, XP style hot images, and SysOp chat.
February 4, 2002
Serv-U 4.0 is released adding FTP over SSL/TLS support.
June 3, 2002
Doug begins development on the DNS4Me dynamic DNS service.
November 1, 2002
AllegroSurf 5.0 is released adding graphical reports, filtering, and a separate HTTP proxy (previously achieved through a generic TCP proxy).
FTP Voyager 8.0 is released adding browser integration, the ability to move (transfer and delete) files, improved firewall support, and show row listings.
May 15, 2001
Serv-U 3.0 is released. Rob Beckers terminates his agreement with Deerfield Communications, agreeing to have Rhino Software, Inc. publish the newly branded Serv-U (previously known as FTP Serv-U).
July 21, 2001
FTP Voyager wins its second consecutive SIAF's "Best Internet Utility" award at the annual SIC, this year in St. Louis, Missouri USA.
Rhino Software, Inc. gives 60 days notice to Deerfield that it will terminate its exclusive agreement and publish its own software.
March 9, 2000
FTP Voyager 7.1 is released. Rhino Software, Inc. officially begins publishing and supporting its own titles, ending its relationship with Deerfield Communications.
March 30, 2000
AllegroSurf 3.0 (previously known as InterQuick) is released. AllegroSurf takes the pre-fetching abilities of InterQuick and turns it in to a full blown proxy server capable of connecting an entire network of computers to the Internet through a single Internet connection.
April 28, 2000
FTP Voyager 7.2 is released, debuting the fully translated German version of FTP Voyager, right down to a translated installer.
FTP Voyager wins the Shareware Industry Awards Foundation's (SIAF) "Best Internet Utility" award at the annual SIC, again held in Tampa Bay, Florida USA.
October 2, 2000
AllegroSurf 4.0 is released adding group support, user login, auditing, and logging.
InterQuick development is well underway with select testers helping.
InterQuick 1.0 is released, represented exclusively by Deerfield Communications.
FFTP Voyager wins PC Magazine's "Best Internet Utility" award at the annual Shareware Industry Conference (SIC) held in Tampa Bay Florida, USA.
October 1, 1999
Rhino Software Inc.'s first employee of outside its founders is Douglas J. Papenthien. Doug's initial role was software development on specialized software for WinGate, distributed with Compaq computers. The software was designed to help configure customer's computers for Internet access and Internet connection sharing (ICS). Doug is currently employed with Rhino Software, Inc.
October 19, 1999
InterQuick 2.0 is released. A free version (InterQuick Lite) is introduced along with faster filtering, improved prefetching, and exception URLs that allow bypassing of site filtering.
December 7, 1999
FTP Voyager 7.0 is released. New features include FTP Voyager Scheduler, Queue support, FTP URL clipboard monitoring, and a sizeable FTP Site Profile Manager.
Mark is contacted by Mike Deerfield, of Deerfield Communications in Gaylord, Michigan USA. Mike proposes that Deerfield become the worldwide, exclusive publisher of FTP Voyager. Deerfield begins selling and supporting FTP Voyager, allowing Rhino Software to focus exclusively on software development.
May 29, 1998
FTP Voyager 6.0 is released. Mark, still working at his "day job", decides to leave and dedicate 100% of his time to Rhino Software, Inc. and its software products.
InterQuick (now called AllegroSurf) software development begins. InterQuick is designed to improve web browsing speed by using a shared cache of visited web pages and images. InterQuick also includes a DNS cache to help speed up DNS requests.
The Windows Explorer like FTP client is "released" to the public. However it was named the same as another Windows Explorer like FTP client, so the name needs to be changed. While driving home from his "day job," Mark notices a large number of a particular type of mini-van on the road. The product is renamed "FTP Voyager,", now a registered trademark of Rhino Software, Inc.
FTP Voyager 2.0 is released to the general public. FTP Voyager takes the look and feel of the Windows 95 Explorer interface and made an FTP client in that style. The focus is to remove all of the complexities of command line FTP and make FTP as easy as using the Windows Explorer interface.
Mark is introduced to Rob Beckers, creator of the FTP Serv-U Server, through a common customer and tester. Mark obtains a license for Serv-U to aid in FTP Voyager's development. Mark and Rob work closely together to establish new FTP commands (e.g. MDTM) and FTP functionality (e.g. server-to-server file transfer status). Mark and Rob are still friends to this day.
May 8, 1997
After an incredible amount of feedback from customers, FTP Voyager 3.0 (actually version 22.214.171.124) is released adding customer requested features, bug fixes, and new features for the industry.
July 17, 1997
Somewhat surprised and excited by the customer response to FTP Voyager, Mark releases FTP Voyager 4.0. FTP Voyager now has new and innovative features like Quick Connect, Folder Short Cuts, Filtering, description file support, and a configurable toolbar. All these features remain popular in the current release of FTP Voyager.
October 12, 1997
FTP Voyager 4.1 is released. New features include Synchronize Folders and on-line editing. FTP Voyager is becoming so popular, Mark has become tempted to leave his "day job" to work on FTP Voyager full-time.
Realizing he isn't contributing to the company as he should due to its change in direction, Jim Wayner turns the company over to Mark and Jane Peterson. Rhino Software officially changes its name to Rhino Software, Inc. after being incorporated in the state of Wisconsin (USA).
December 3, 1997
After attending another Microsoft Developer's Conference, Mark realizes that Microsoft isn't going to add the needed support to its WININET.DLL to aid in compatibility with all the different FTP servers. Rhino Software, Inc. releases FTP Voyager 5.0 using its own libraries for communicating with FTP servers, giving FTP Voyager complete flexibility in how it interacts with FTP servers.
October 1, 1996
Friends Jim Wayner and Mark Peterson discuss writing Internet software, in Java, to help system administrators monitor network traffic, and user activity. Jim Wayner worked for Sun and Mark Peterson worked for a major Automation company in Milwaukee. The initial name given to the product was "NetSnoop".
After Mark, a C++ expert, spends a couple weeks learning Java and developing components of "NetSnoop", he notices how FTP servers are interacted with in web browsers. Just recently learning about ActiveX at a Microsoft Developer's conference, Mark decides to explore writing an ActiveX control that could be used in a web browser. Mark begins work on FtpTree ActiveX Control.
October 21, 1996
Jim and Mark discuss the name of the company and name it Rhino Software, a name selected by Jim's son, Eric. Jim registers the domain "RhinoSoft".
FtpTree is working well in Internet Explorer, but the potential for FtpTree goes far beyond just use in Internet Explorer. So Mark begins developing a Windows Explorer like FTP client as a sample of how FtpTree ActiveX can be used. It doesn't take long to recognize the need for an FTP client more than an ActiveX control, so all of Mark's development effort is focused on his Windows Explorer like FTP client that uses FtpTree as the FTP engine.