Profile: GlobalSCAPE Inc (GSB)
21 Oct 2014
GlobalSCAPE, Inc., incorporated on April 17, 1996, develops and distributes software and hosted solutions, and provision of associated services. The Company focuses primarily on personal file transfer products, sold over the Internet, to a solution provider to small and medium business (SMB), and enterprise customers worldwide. The Company's solution portfolio facilitates delivery of critical information, such as financial data, medical records, customer files and other similar documents while supporting a range of information protection approaches to meet privacy and other security requirements. The Company's solutions also provide data replication, acceleration of file transfer, sharing/collaboration and continuous data backup and recovery to the Company's customers. On December 2, 2011, it acquired TappIn, Inc.
The Company’s initial product, CuteFTP, a file transfer protocol client program is used mostly by individuals and small businesses. The Company has developed Wide-Area File Services (WAFS), and Continuous Data Protection (CDP) software, which enhances the ability to replicate, share and backup files within a wide area network (WAN) or local area network (LAN), at WAN and LAN speeds. The Company’s primary industry is known as managed file transfer (MFT).
Cute FTP Client Programs
CuteFTP is a client-side program, meaning that it permits a user to request a file from or send a file to a file transfer protocol (FTP) server or host computer. The user base for this program ranges from corporate information technology (IT) professionals who use it to transfer data between locations via the Internet, to individual Website operators who use it to upload their Web pages to their Web hosting provider. CuteFTP simplifies use of file transfer protocol by hiding the technical processes behind a user-friendly, graphical user interface, which allows users to drag ‘n drop files between computers. The Company offers CuteFTP in German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Russian, Portuguese and Turkish.
CuteFTP Pro is a secure FTP client program designed for advanced users and information technology professionals. CuteFTP Pro incorporates standards for encrypting data during transport and at rest, accelerating transfer of large files, and automating common file transfer tasks. It includes various features attractive to advanced users such as multi-part and concurrent file transfers to maximize transfer speed, additional secure protocols, scheduled file transfers, automated site backups and scripting ability for automating FTP tasks.
Server-Based Managed File Transfer Software Solutions
The Company’s server software programs are designed to provide businesses with increased security, automation, and performance when compared to traditional FTP and e-mail delivery systems. The Company’s server solutions also offer substantial ease-of-use advantages compared to competitive products.
Enhanced File Transfer Server (EFT) Server complements CuteFTP Pro and other third party FTP clients by enabling encrypted transfers using SSL, SSH2 and advanced S/KEY password encryption. When used with CuteFTP Pro, EFT Server offers a complete digital certificate management system, giving system administrators the ability to manage digital certificates, as well as initiate back-end processes with other customer systems. The latter functionality can be used as a partial or total replacement for more complex enterprise-level electronic data interchange systems (EDI). Additional features include remote management capability, the ability to operate multiple FTP sites with directory structures from a single server, and the ability to manage user accounts with advanced settings for maximum security and control. Enhanced File Transfer Server supports add-on modules and software, such as the Auditing and Reporting module, High-Security Payment Card Industry module, OpenPGP module, Web Transfer Client, Secure Ad hoc Transfer module, DMZ gateway, and FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic libraries.
Wide-Area File Services and Continuous Data Protection Solutions
The Company's Wide Area File System (WAFS) product delivers a file access system, instant file-sharing and server-to-server mirroring across any distance, with full coherency and at LAN access speeds. WAFS delivers wide area file solution for collaboration. Continuous, real-time multi-directional acceleration and mirroring technology ensures that data exists in multiple places simultaneously and in complete synchronization, no matter where a change in any file is made. The data is mirrored between servers on the LAN, virtual private network, or across firewalls in real time, with support for file locking ensuring coherency. The off-line mode ensures continued data access in the event of WAN or server outage.
The Company's continuous backup software delivers real-time continuous data protection. Its software-only solution supports the ability to backup any number of branch servers or remote laptops to one or more centrally located systems. CDP transparently and continuously captures data from local and remote servers, eliminating the backup window and restoring data rapidly. Bandwidth requirements are minimal since only file differences are transferred to the backup system.
Managed E-mail Attachment Solution
The Company’s managed e-mail attachment solution, Mail Express, is designed to facilitate delivery of such attachments, particularly in situations where the legacy e-mail infrastructure and associated administration rules do not allow delivery or receipt of such files, due to their size. Mail Express is a software add-in (also sometimes referred to as a plug-in). The add-in transparently redirects e-mail attachments for delivery in accordance with administrator-defined policies. Attachments specified in the policy (for example, by type or size) are replaced in the e-mail message with a hyperlink, and the files are transferred securely to the Mail Express server. The e-mail recipient clicks the hyperlink and is able to download the files from the Mail Express server using standard Web-based download procedures with all communications using hyper text transfer protocol (HTTPS).
A Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), solution delivers a software application over the Internet, or across other networks, to users on an on-demand basis. The SaaS delivery model allows central administration and maintenance of the application with user access provided through a hosted Website. CuteSendIt is a SaaS managed file transfer solution. CuteSendIt allows scalable, value-based licensing of MFT capability. The solution scales from single-user to multi-user licensing with varying file transfer capabilities based, for example, on a maximum number of files, the aggregate data volume for files transferred each month, and the amount of long-term online storage required for the files. Depending on the necessary level of service, CuteSendIt is available in various plans.
The Company competes with Ipswitch, Inc., Rhino Software, Inc., Fetch Softworks, Nolobe, Panic Inc., Van Dyke, Inc., Ipswitch, Inc., WS_FTP Server, Serv-U, JSCAPE, Axway, IBM-Sterling Commerce, Proginet-Tibco, SSH's Tectia, Riverbed, Blue Coat, Cisco, CA XOsoft, Doubletake, Symantec/Veritas, Accellion, Proginet-Tibco, Leapfile, Biscom, Blue Ridge Networks, YouSendIt, LeapFILE, Dilbert Files, DropSend, SendThisFile, Box.net, Pando, Thru, Inc., PogoPlug and FileTek.
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