WS_FTP® Professional Client

The worlds most popular commercial FTP client

Our FTP client provides best-in-class security with the highest levels of encryption, is easy to use and customize, and reduces administrative burden.

Exchanging files over the Internet shouldn’t be complicated. That’s why more than 40 million users from around the world rely on WS_FTP Professional from Ipswitch File Transfer to simplify file transfer tasks, save time, and improve communications.

Best-In-Class Security

Strengthen the security of your FTP environment with an enterprise grade client.

Protect files before, during, and after transfer with 256-bit AES, FIPS 140-2 validated cryptography and OpenPGP file encryption. Authenticate and connect to SSH servers that require connecting clients to respond to server-defined prompts for authentication, in addition to username.

Ease of Use

A customizable display, drag-and-drop functionality and numerous time-saving features make our FTP client incredibly easy to operate.

Easily locate and transfer files using integrated Google™, Copernic™ or Windows® desktop search engines. Search by parameters such as file type, size, and date. Save and instantly connect to multiple local and server connections. Drag-and-drop to move any size and type of files between your computer and a remote FTP or SSH server, or from one server to another.

Easy Administration

Schedule post-transfer actions, such as deleting, moving, or renaming files.

Safely archive your most important folders and files, schedule recurring transfers, and sync to virtually any location, device, drive, or server. Leverage built-in capabilities such as email notification, backup, synchronization, compression, post-transfer events, and scheduling.

Powerful Family Connections

Upgrade your file transfer capabilities to meet enhanced business, SLA, security or regulatory compliance requirements.

Get more control over critical business processes with our secure WS_FTP Server. Assure SLA and regulatory compliance with features like tamper-evident audit trails and documented delivery to the intended recipient (non-repudiation) by upgrading to our MOVEit Transfer server or MOVEit Cloud PCI and HIPAA compliant file transfer service.

Key Features

Integrated File Encryption

OpenPGP encrypt files for secure file management before and after transfer. Fully integrated public-key/private-key file encryption supports AES and 3DES ciphers, offers signature (key) strengths from 1,024 to 4,096 bits, and supports RSA and Diffie-Hellman key types.

FIPS 140-2 Validated Cryptography

Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) approved and validated cryptography up to and including 256-bit AES encryption over SSL, SSH, and SCP2 protocols and OpenPGP file encryption.

Guaranteed Delivery

Built-in file integrity algorithms, including CRC32, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, and SHA-512, ensure that files have not been compromised during transport, and that the source and destination files are exact matches.


Safely archive your most important folders and files. Schedule and compress backups to any location or device, such as USB or DVD drives, network directories, server connections, FTP sites, or Internet hosting services.


Synch to any location, virtually any device, drive, or server. Easily define which files get transferred and how new or updated files are handled.


Files can be automatically compressed into .zip format before uploading.

Email Notifications

Enable automatic email notifications to alert others that a transfer has occurred, and to verify that your transfer has been successful.


View, create, and resize thumbnails of images stored on your computer or any remote server.

Proxy Server

Ability for all file transfers over SSH to run through the proxy server over HTTP.

Linked Folders

Simultaneously navigate any two connections with the same tree structure.

Support for IIS and Apache Web Servers

Connect and transfer files over HTTP/S connections with Microsoft IIS and Apache web servers with full file/folder listings and navigation.

Licensing Options

Whether you need two, 200, or 200,000 licenses, we have a licensing plan for you. Licenses are typically sold in packs of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 licenses.

Choose the edition that fits your needs.

WS_FTP Professional Client

  • Single User, Community Support
  • Exchange files over the Internet
  • Industry-Leading Security
  • Easy to Use
  • Easy to Automate

WS_FTP Professional with Support

  • Single User, 1 Year Support
  • Community support
  • Email support
  • Phone support

WS_FTP Professional, Multiple Users

  • Multiple Users, Extended Support
  • Buy more, save more
  • Manage licenses centrally
  • Full support for all licenses

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