In 1996 when AbsoluteFTP was first released, FTP was the best choice for transferring files on the emerging public network called the internet. As the popularity of FTP grew, AbsoluteFTP’s features and capabilities were extended to keep up with ever more sophisticated requirements (included support for Secure Copy Transfers via SSH protocol).
In 1998, VanDyke Software introduced SecureFX® to address increasing concern over FTP’s inherent lack of security. Supporting the Secure Shell File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) as well as conventional FTP, SecureFX is a multi-protocol application for all of your file transfer needs. This program includes a Windows Explorer style interface, drag-and-drop file transfers, customizable file types, and multiple simultaneous connections and transfers.