Pure-FTPd Alternatives

    Pure-FTPd is described as 'free (BSD), secure, production-quality and standard-conformant FTP server. It doesn't provide useless bells and whistles, but focuses on efficiency and ease of use' and is an app in the File Sharing category. There are eight alternatives to Pure-FTPd for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is vsftpd, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pure-FTPd are ProFTPD (Free, Open Source), Titan FTP Server (Paid), Serv-U FTP Server (Paid) and BulletProof FTP Server (Paid).

    This page was last updated Mar 12, 2019

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Very secure FTP Daemon, a secure, fast FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      ProFTPD is a high-performance, extremely configurable, and most of all a secure FTP server, featuring Apache-like configuration and blazing performance.


    1. Windows FTP Server with SFTP and SSL. Includes events automation. Recommended by Cisco for CUCM backup. Offers an optional Web Interface.
    2. delivers quick, easy, and reliable file transfer for your organization. You can exchange sensitive files with your trading partners using secure FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS) over both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
    3. BPFTP Server is a powerful Windows FTP Server that's easy to install and manage. Total control over connected users and where your files go. All features available from an easy to use graphical interface! The most BulletProof way to distribute files.
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    4. CrushFTP is a robust file transfer server that makes it easy to setup secure connections with your users.
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Solaris
      • OpenPGP
      SFTPPlus provides server & client software for managed file transfers using protocols SFTP, FTPS, FTP/S, HTTPS, SSH, OpenPGP, SCP. Supports Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX, HPUX.
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    5. War FTP Daemon is a popular free FTP server, written by Jarle (jgaa) Aase in Norway.

      Discontinued

      Website no longer resolves, though the software is still downloadable via https://sourceforge.net/projects/wfde/

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