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 dir...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

54 Reviews of Cerberus FTP Server

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.85 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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May 2020

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Raphael from Bazefield A/S

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2020

Usage of an SFTP solution

Very good product on a number of level: administration, security, reliability and possible setup for bridges between internal setups and other clients not in our environment.

Pros

THe number of options when it comes to security and possible setups gives Cerberus an edge on how implement and administer all FTP solutions in any Company's environment.

Cons

The update options and informations are not always very clear and some direct references to articles would be welcome when major changes are done.

Reasons for Switching to Cerberus FTP Server

user friendly aspect

Response from Cerberus

Replied June 2020

Thank you for your review and your feedback!

May 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2020

Best of Breed FTP server

I don't have to worry about our FTP server with Cerberus...it's always up and security patches are released in a timely manner. It is lightweight (I can serve over 1000 connections on 2 vCPUs and 6GB of RAM...I could server 700 of 3GB of RAM previously), unobtrusive, and really a pleasure to use.

Pros

Cerberus is extremely easy to setup, implement, and use. It is dead simple, reliable, user friendly, and straightforward to secure.

Cons

Not negatives, but missing features/improvable features: I'd like the option to run servers in high availability (there is a sync option, but not quite the same). I'd like to see more integration options for MFA (there are 2-3, but I'd like to see this expanded). I'd like integration with Active Directory to be more straightforward, and the option to integrate Azure Active Directory. The option to have a user account and admin account be the same. I realize there's some risk here, but that should be left to the organization to accept or avoid.

Reasons for Choosing Cerberus FTP Server

Cerberus has a more pleasing workflow and aesthetic, and I think partially due to that, it seems to be easier for users to adopt and understand.

Reasons for Switching to Cerberus FTP Server

stability and capacity

Response from Cerberus

Replied May 2020

Thank you for your review and your recommendations! We appreciate them!

June 2021

Michael from Rate-Highway, Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

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

Response from Cerberus

Replied June 2021

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.

September 2018

Jeffrey from absa

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

3.0

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.

May 2020

Christopher from Pope County

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Government Administration

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2020

CerberusFTP: Large Scale File Sharing Solution

When you have everything configured and ready to go, it works as you would expect but are rarely given. Server crash? No problem, nothing gets corrupted or fails to start on an application level. There is minimal resource consumption and a very impressive number of features and security options that you can implement. When I do have questions the Cerberus Support team is quick to reply and unlike most businesses today, do not hide their support contact information. It is easy to go to their website and submit a request without even needing to sign in.

Pros

It is one of a kind. 99% of searches done looking for "File Sharing" are cloud based. This is not applicable for a lot of agencies that protect sensitive data that prefer or require data to remain on-premise. In addition, Cerberus FTP Server is Scalable, Clean-Cut and Simple for End Users, and Supports Multiple Sharing Protocols. My absolute favorite feature is Sharing Files via HTTPS. Employee's and recipients need only a browser to share files. A very minimalistic interface keeps things easy and smooth and requires less overhead from IT when introducing to new users.

Cons

Some recent changes to the admin interface have been in my opinion a step back. Things were moved around and the responsiveness is 20% of the previous interface. This is okay though as it has not affected the end users experience, just the administrators. The one thing i'd really like to see but doesn't exist is the ability to create a permanent share that never changes. For example: We have proprietary displays throughout our buildings that allow clients to "Cast" computer screens to the displays for conferencing purposes. It would be fantastic to have a permanent link for guests as to where they can go to download the client that allows them to cast to these displays. Then the file would be in-house, on a familiar URL and easily managed by IT if a newer version needed to replace the existing.

Reasons for Choosing Cerberus FTP Server

I was tasked with researching an implementing a file sharing solution five years ago. The process was painful as most vendors require a credit card to "try" before you "buy" and the majority of solutions were cloud-based. I was able to find, try, test and implement a full deployment of Cerberus FTP Server without any hoops. Support was great in answering questions, documentation was well written and easy to understand and the solution was not overly complicated to configure while yet providing us with a robust solution that met our needs. I have since brought Cerberus to every employer and all have been thoroughly impressed.

Response from Cerberus

Replied May 2020

Thank you for giving us such a thorough review! We appreciate the suggestions as well - feedback like yours is how we improve.