VitalSigns for FTP | VFTP | The VFTP - SSH™ Collaboration

VFTP and SSH software can collaborate to deliver complete and effortless FTP security for all file transfers and data-in-transit.


From an intuitive GUI browser interface, network security staff can control authentication and encryption, providing end-to-end security for FTP and data-in-transit.

VitalSigns for FTP integrates the z/OS FTP server with mainframe SAF security (RACF, ACF2, or Top Secret). Administrators can selectively allow or disallow any individual user and/or FTP command. They can allow read access to a dataset while preventing its off-site transfer, for example, or allow transfer of sequential files but not JES files.

Effortless, Cost-Effective, End-to-End Security for All File Transfers and Multi-Platform Environments

The SSH Server for IBM z/OS is an advanced, cost-effective secure file transfer and secure data-in-transit solution for the IBM mainframe environment. State-of-the art authentication and encryption technologies allow enterprises to quickly and easily secure files and data moving among mainframe, UNIX, Linux, and Windows environments.

Now it’s easier than ever to secure, monitor, and manage FTP traffic. With SDS VitalSigns for FTP you get easy, drop-in security, authentication, and encryption with no JCL changes. You also get a real-time look at FTP traffic from one vantage point.

FTP Authentication, Encryption, Security Automatically, with No JCL Changes

FTP transfers from batch jobs can be simply, transparently redirected through SSH “tunnels” or dynamically translated to SFTP--with NO NEED to rewrite scripts or JCL.

The VitalSigns for FTP – SSH bundle provides snap-in, automatic authentication, encryption, and security for FTP.

Programmers will no longer need to alter the JCL in every job that needs to encrypt a file transfer.

Complete, Automatic Monitoring of SSH Servers and Clients

VitalSigns for FTP – SSH includes native support for the secure protocols--SFTP, SSH, and SCP--used by SSH clients and servers.

You get…

  • Automatic and transparent FTP-to-SFTP conversion
  • Complete data-in-transit security
  • One solution for IBM mainframe, Windows, UNIX, and Linux environments

Complete, robust monitoring and auditing of SFTP and SCP traffic provides powerful oversight, diagnostics, and proof of regulatory compliance.

Multiple-layer security from VitalSigns for FTP – SSH enables enterprises to meet the more stringent data security standards required by government and industry regulations, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

For even more security, VitalSigns for FTP makes it easier to implement SSH, with increased usability, increased integration, and transparent encryption for file transfers--while ensuring Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA compliance.

Other advanced features include…

  • Checkpoint/restart, mid-file recovery
  • File integrity checking
  • Support for MVS and USS file systems
  • Automatic ASCII/EBCDIC conversion
  • Interactive MVS dataset listing
  • SITE command support
  • SMF logging and auditing

VitalSigns for FTP’s FTP Control Language (FCL) provides a unique tool for automating mainframe batch jobs and associated file transfers, providing for logging and retry of failed transfers, and automatic notification to operators when automated recovery fails.