SSH forwarding / tunnelling

SSH port forwarding (or SSH Tunnelling) is an extremely helpful feature that allows administrators to safely use insecure connections relying on protocols such as FTP or RDP. Once set up, the insecure protocols are 'tunnelled' through an SSH connection, which means they are safe from would-be attackers. Our Professional and Enterprise MFT Editions both offer this ‘best of both worlds’ capability.

CompleteFTP has a wide range of SSH capabilities

SSH forwarding is used in numerous corporate environments that employ mainframe systems as their application backends. In those environments, the applications themselves may have very limited native support for security. By utilizing tunnelling, compliance with SOX, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, and other standards can be attained without having to change the applications.

The other great advantage is that it reduces the headache network administrators have when it comes to configuring the firewall with all the different port requirements demanded by the various file transfer methods. Everything is reduced to using SSH port 22, vastly simplifying things.

CompleteFTP allows you to comfortably configure your settings to permit or ban your users from implementing SSH forwarding, and site-wide settings allow further modifications. With the wide range of SSH capabilities which CompleteFTP has to offer, there is no need to look any further. Download the free trial now!