Archives: June 30, 2024

Why PGP is an extremely bad choice for a file server’s at-rest encryption, and how to do it right

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP and all of its variants) is a well-known encryption program that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication. While PGP is excellent for securing emails and individual files, using it for at-rest file encryption on a file server is not advisable. This article explains why PGP is unsuitable for this purpose and why a streaming encryption method is a better alternative.

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Syncplify Server! v6.2.35 released

Importance of this update: [HIGH]
What’s changed?
  • Updated the back-end SyngoDB database server to v4.11.2, which fixes a session persistence issue
  • Fixed a glitch in the Admin UI which prevented some settings from being correctly saved into the back-end database
  • Improved validators, so that certain “bad configurations” (leading to potential vulnerabilities) will no longer be accepted by the software

IMPORTANT NOTE: those who are running the “worker” system service under a different account (not System or LocalSystem) will need to re-configure the service to run under such account after upgrading from any version number <= 6.1.12)

Upgrading from v6.x.y is a simple and fairly automatic process: simply download the latest version from the official download page, and install it over the existing version, all of your settings and license will be kept.

If, instead, you’re upgrading from an older (v4/v5) version, you find the upgrade instructions in our knowledge base.

Thank you all for trusting our software with your secure file transfers!


Syncplify Server! v6.2.34 released

Importance of this update: [NORMAL]
What’s changed?
  • Updated the compiler and the standard library, which comes with the usual stdlib bug-fixes our code inherits as well
  • Improved the stability and speed of ASCII file transfers over the FTP(E/S) protocol family

IMPORTANT NOTE: those who are running the “worker” system service under a different account (not System or LocalSystem) will need to re-configure the service to run under such account after upgrading from any version number <= 6.1.12)

Upgrading from v6.x.y is a simple and fairly automatic process: simply download the latest version from the official download page, and install it over the existing version, all of your settings and license will be kept.

If, instead, you’re upgrading from an older (v4/v5) version, you find the upgrade instructions in our knowledge base.

Thank you all for trusting our software with your secure file transfers!


Syncplify Server! v6.2.33 released

Importance of this update: [NORMAL]
What’s changed?
  • Added the ability to remove links to Help and Knowledge Base from the user-menu of the WebClient! UI
  • Added a dedicated allow-list to control access to WebClient!’s /metrics (Prometheus) endpoint
  • Added configuration settings to fine-tune the allowed Host Key and PKI-Auth Key algorithms

IMPORTANT NOTE: those who are running the “worker” system service under a different account (not System or LocalSystem) will need to re-configure the service to run under such account after upgrading from any version number <= 6.1.12)

Upgrading from v6.x.y is a simple and fairly automatic process: simply download the latest version from the official download page, and install it over the existing version, all of your settings and license will be kept.

If, instead, you’re upgrading from an older (v4/v5) version, you find the upgrade instructions in our knowledge base.

Thank you all for trusting our software with your secure file transfers!