Cerberus FTP Server

RATING:

4.8

(110)

About Cerberus FTP Server

Cerberus FTP Server is an on-premise file sharing solution that helps small to midsize businesses manage file transfer with two-factor authentication and secure SSL encryption. The platform also includes IP whitelist/backlist and automatic account lockout to help users restrict access to files, as well as operations. Cerberus FTP Server offers a host of features including compliance, auditing, email notifications, ad hoc file sharing, event support, automation, virtual directories, and file retention policies. The platform provides a file transfer client that allows users to view or modify files, personalize account, share access and zip archives. Additionally, it facilitates access to directory services via Active Directory and lightweight directory access protocol (L...

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Cerberus FTP Server Pricing

Cerberus FTP Server offers 3 editions (Professional, Enterprise, and Enterprise Plus) on an annual subscription license module. All editions are sold as three-year subscriptions with annual billing.

Starting price: 

$1,499.00 per year

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

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Cerberus FTP Server Reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Cerberus FTP Server

1 - 5 of 110 Reviews

Andrew

Information Technology and Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed December 2021

Stable and Robust Cerberus FTP

Very positive experience. We use this with several state and local government agencies and have no complaints.

PROS

Easy to implement and is constantly being updated/improved. We've even migrated to another server a few times and the process is streamlined nicely.

CONS

Before some recent updates which fixed this issue, the user management UI was a bit clunky, though still functional.

Reason for choosing Cerberus FTP Server

Cost, support, FIPS compliance

Vendor Response

Hello Andrew, thank you for your kind words! We're glad our updates are improving your FTP Server needs as we continue to improve Cerberus FTP Server. Meeting compliance requirements across industries is a priority for us.

Replied December 2021

Phil

Retail, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed December 2022

Cerberus FTP Server Review

Automated File transfer to 3rd parties, works great, providing confidence in it's daily operations. Is now running well with minimal maintenance checks required.

PROS

Comparative to other products, Cerberus is fully featured but straightforward to use due to it's full GUI functionality.The scheduling of transfers to specific destinations (aka Targets) was easy to create and get up and running in minutes.

CONS

There is an internal event log with a limited window of events, but for more detailed logging a SQL based installation is required.

Reason for choosing Cerberus FTP Server

The ability for client and server functionality

Vendor Response

Hello Phil, Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that you're having a good experience. If you'd like to suggest improvements to the event logging, you can do so via a feature request at this link: https://support.cerberusftp.com/hc/en-us/community/topics/200198295-Feature-Requests

Replied January 2023

Jeffrey

Information Technology and Services, 10,000+ employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed September 2018

Good securte encrypted FTP file sharing

Experience would be as any other FTP server. Company was looking for reliability, security and access control . Fancy having the same name as our integration system therefore the software was chosen .

PROS

Allows encryption with file sharing. Company required external software to drop files on a location to be picked up by teams on the other side of the country. Better alternative to cron jobs.

CONS

Just another server with options configurable and security features customizable.

Vendor Response

Hey Jeffrey, thank you for leaving us a review! We're glad to hear you find Cerberus FTP Server reliable, secure, and has the access control you need!

Replied January 2022

Kyle

Entertainment, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed August 2017

Needed to find a high feature SFTP Server application that ran within a Windows environment.

PROS

The auto blacklist feature in conjunction with the number of failed logins is a great benefit, no need to continue to verify SFTP system is save. Another benefit for the company I work for is the support for local users and LDAP users simultaneously. No need to choose between the type of users within this system. The support for multi-tier authentication is also a huge benefit, password as well as pub key, or using the password or pub key allows employees to test as our client while I client stays secure using their private key. Applying updates is very simple and very quick, have performed such updates during business hours and downtime was a matter of 2 minutes.

CONS

When users are created, a folder corresponding to the user is not automatically created so only permissions need to be assigned for the user.

Vendor Response

Hey Kyle, thanks for your review of Cerberus FTP Server! We appreciate your detailed feedback of the features you enjoy as it helps us improve with every new version we release. Our automation capabilities in our latest version should address your folder creation issue. You can update here: https://www.cerberusftp.com/download/

Replied April 2022

Michael

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed June 2021

Cerberus FTP Server helped power the car rental industry

Stable, reliable, and trustworthy. It was nice to have a system that just worked, one that we didn't have to worry about.

PROS

Setting up Cerberus was straightforward and clear. We were able to institute the extremely high level of security that the leading US car rental brands required of their partners like us, and we were able to install, configure, test, and put into production secure FTP all in one day! I especially appreciate the configuration backup ability (which should exist in every product made).

CONS

I don't really have a beef with anything about the product. I guess if I had a wish, we could create an automated blacklist, but since we IP restricted, we didn't have the need.

Reasons for switching to Cerberus FTP Server

We needed a more secure and customizable solution

Vendor Response

Thanks for your feedback, Michael! We're happy to hear you find Cerberus straightforward and secure to meet your needs, and appreciate your recommendation for automated blacklisting.

Replied June 2021