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Extenua Extends Fast, Secure File Transfers with SilverSHielD 6.1 Software

Latest version of award-winning SilverSHielD allows administrators to create a PCI or HIPAA compliant file transfer system

Extenua, Inc., a developer of enterprise software that simplifies and secures the use of cloud technologies, today announced the general availability of SilverSHielD 6.1. SilverSHielD is Secure Shell (SSH) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) server software for Windows. It features SSH2 password, interactive and public-key authentication methods, fully supports forwarding tunnels and SFTP subsystem, along with state-of-the-art virtual folders management. The intuitive management console makes it extremely easy to configure and maintain fast, secure file transfers for organizations of all sizes, including those who must meet stringent compliance requirements.

SilverSHielD software allows users to create an easy-to-use, powerful and reliable SSH2 and SFTP server for the Windows operating system. SilverSHielD users can create a PCI or HIPAA compliant file transfer system, a backup Cisco UC platform, or simply and securely transfer files between different locations.

The new SilverSHielD version 6.1 includes a major redesign of its socket management subsystem to increase file server efficiency through lower and better memory usage. File transfer speeds are now 10% to 15% faster. Session establishment and cleanup speeds have also improved.

"Boosting performance with SilverSHielD 6.1 is important because when systems administrators have to keep a file server up and running, it's all about speed and how many concurrent sessions you can handle without affecting your server's stability or performance," said Federico Simonetti, Extenua's CTO. "SilverSHielD is among the fastest secure file servers and its resource consumption is as low as possible."

SilverSHielD's security features include PKI authentication with multiple keys per user, Active Directory integration, advanced user and virtual folder security rules. It's powerful because it can automatically run scripts when certain events occur. Events can include zip files, send emails, perform custom authentication, and more.


SilverSHielD first shipped in 2008 and has already won 25 awards including an Editor's Choice from Download Atlas and awards from Softoxi, and DownloadPipe. Customers include IBM, Fujitsu, Boeing, Nokia, Sony, Toyota, Kaiser Permanente, US Bank and Motorola. It's also used by government institutions, security agencies, other Fortune-500 companies, as well as thousands of small and medium businesses.

SilverSHielD 6.1 is available now. It can be up and running in minutes on Windows 7 , Windows Server 2003 , Windows Server 2008 , Windows Vista or Windows XP using an easy, intuitive GUI or command line interface. SilverSHielD is free for personal use. Enterprise pricing starts at just $199 for SilverSHielD Pro. The product can be purchased at this (short) URL: http://goo.gl/uM0LLT. Additional product information is available on the Wikipedia "Comparison of SSH Servers" page (http://goo.gl/kyMWyP) or the Extenua website: http://extenua.com/silvershield.

About Extenua

Based in San Jose, California, Extenua, Inc. is an award-winning developer of enterprise software that simplifies and secures the use of cloud technologies. Extenua customers include IBM, Fujitsu, Boeing, Nokia, Sony, Toyota, Kaiser Permanente, US Bank and Motorola as well as government institutions, security agencies, other Fortune-500 companies, and thousands of small and medium businesses. Additional information is available at Extenua.com or by calling (408) 515-0864.


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