SilverShield V7 Windows SFTP Server - What is new
FortressSecure has released a new version of the award winning SilverShield SFTP server
If you are a current user of SilverShield version 6 or the personal/free version, this page is to help you to decide why you need to upgrade.
Upgrade to version 7 to comply with the latest NIST standards
Version 6 came in 4 different license options.
- The Pro and enterprise Pro has reduced features and does not include things such as scripting and active directory integration.
- ProXL and Enterprise XL had the full feature set.
Version 7 comes complete with all the features in a single commercial version with options for the number of servers.
Single server, 5 server pack and 10 server pack.
There is also a 100 pack license option for MSPs and larger enterprises. The support and maintenance on the 100 license version does not include replacement licenses.
In version 6 the console could be run as a regular user. This created a potential security issue with the possibility of an attacker adding a new user and gaining access to files. To block this threat requires users to remember to run the console as administrator.
The installer now grants access to the “ProgramData” directory only to the LocalSystem account and to the Administrators group.
The Windows Start menu link runs the Management Console now forces the program to run “as Administrator”
This secures the ProgramData folder and stops a Local Privilege Escalation to SYSTEM
The personal version of SilverShield is designed for users to try the product and does NOT include the latest ciphers and MACs and is in fact a single user version 6
There is no personal / free release of version 7 at this time
Additional security features in Version 7
New MAC algorithms
New ENCRYPTION algorithms
AES_128_GCM (OpenSSH version)
AES_256_GCM (OpenSSH version)
CHACHA20 (OpenSSH version)
New KEY EXCHANGE algorithms