BulletProof FTP Server

BulletProof FTP Server

Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 14 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2013.1.0.8
File Size:
13.72MB
Date Added:
August 02, 2013
Price:
Free to try (15-day trial); $49.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
472,505
Downloads Last Week:
13
Product ranking:
#44 in FTP Software
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Ordinary Web surfers may never have to use FTP, but it remains a critical way to transfer files for most Web site operators. This software is a powerful tool for creating an FTP server, with the flexibility for either home or business use. However, with little in the way of setup wizards or explanatory button text, it demands some previous experience from users. Once the server is operational, BulletProof provides the ability to customize individual IP addresses' access, including the ability to ban users or require passwords. However, the software does not automatically retrieve IP addresses from a local network, so each must be entered by hand. It offers a wide range of basic FTP features, such as the ability to resume uploads and downloads, support for ratios, an antihammering tool, and a graphical interface that displays activity in real time. All told, this is a powerful application that is likely to be appreciated by advanced users, but may be confusing for those who haven't set up a server in the past.

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  • 4 stars

    "Does the job"

    March 15, 2012   |   By NarenB

    Version: BulletProof FTP Server 2011.1.0.71

    Pros

    - Haven't used it extensively but I was able to do what I wanted to.

    Cons

    - It took little bit playing around to set-it up.
    - Not as intuitive

    Summary

    - Overall, this seems like a pretty good FTP server. I was able to get it working properly after playing with it little bit.

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  • 5 stars

    "Rock Solid and Great Support"

    August 22, 2011   |   By boulderdrop

    Version: BulletProof FTP Server 2011.1.0.67

    Pros

    - Super-fast support, often answering my emails within 15 min
    - Super-Stable, it's been around for 15 years and it shows!
    - Can't say enough, it works great at home an on our CORP servers!

    Cons

    - None, it works as described and perfectly on my Windows XP, Vista, Seven and even my work's Windows 2008R2 Servers on Amazon EC2!

    Summary

    Great Proggie! I really recommend it!

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  • 1 stars

    "Stay away from this company"

    July 07, 2011

    Version: BulletProof FTP Server 2011.1.0.67

    Pros

    None that I could find

    Cons

    Customer service with this company is the worst I have ever seen.

    Summary

    After paying for this product I could never get ANY support. If you need a good FTP I would recommend any other company than this one.

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  • 2 stars

    "2011 Server won't work when installed as a service"

    July 03, 2011   |   By yabits

    Version: BulletProof FTP Server 2011.1.0.64

    Pros

    2010 version worked fine when run as a service on our 2008 server.

    Cons

    The new upgrade to 2011 (2011.1.0.65) absolutely does not perform when attempting to install as a service.

    Summary

    I feel I am being somewhat charitable giving 2 stars to the new version. I totally agree with the previous reviewer that the service is seriously lacking. The company's "spam protection" is set such that I had to use alternate emails until I could find one that would receive their "verification" message.

    There are obvious problems with the 2011 code. For example the batch files which stop and start the service don't work because the filepaths list "2010" as the target, rather than 2011. These are rather simple, obvious things that make me wonder how carefully other parts of the code were written and/or tested.

    I will update/append this review once the issue is fixed, but my workaround is to go back to the 2010 version.

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  • 1 stars

    "The sotware is good, the support SUCKS"

    June 23, 2011   |   By hglenni

    Version: BulletProof FTP Server 2011.1.0.64

    Pros

    Works well, but does not honor subscription
    One start is to many

    Cons

    The owerner operator seems not to understand customer base.

    Summary

    Your talking to owner, programmer and the guy answering your emails..I think you're a bit of an ass and I'm ignoring you from now on.
    On Jun 23, 2011 3:08 PM, "Howard Glenn Inman" <hglenni@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > I would like to talk to a supervisor please.
    > I dont consider it resolved.
    >
    > 1. Purchased 2010. Subscription (so I would get updates that run the same)
    > 2. Run it on 2008 server, runs fine
    > 3. You provide me with the requite update, as required by the purchased subscription
    > 4. The new software you provided me (in accordance with your subscription agreement) does not work in the same environment
    > 5. you tell me that, since you gave me a way to purchase it because you changed the way your work I am resolved
    > 6. I DO NOT consider this resolution. And would like to have contact with someone who at least understands what I am saying.
    >
    >

    Updated on Jun 23, 2011

    I so agree, Subscriptions are important

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  • 1 stars

    "v2.4.0.31 used to work fine. v2010.1.0.43 hopeless."

    March 06, 2010   |   By betatester2

    Version: BulletProof FTP Server 2010.1.0.43

    Pros

    The older v2.4.0.31 worked fine for years, has been very useful. Basic design of original program is superb.

    Cons

    v2010.1.0.43 has introduced bugs making it necessary to re-install v2.4.0.31. Paid-for tech support not forthcoming on timely basis. No tech support telephone number provided. Author failing to provide paid-for "Protection" and refuses refund.

    Summary

    v2010.1.0.43 is currently hopeless. Using same setup imported from older version, clients can no longer download from server. Stick with v2.4.0.31 until the author has resolved the big time problem(s) in the newer version and until the author provides a technical support telephone number.

    Updated on Mar 15, 2010

    Tests from a remote site using DOS FTP commands do work, proving that settings of ATT residential gateway, XP and application here are correct (contrary to sellers baseless claims). Application still times out with unexplained error messages when remote client is using IE7, IE8 and various widely used download managers (which do work with the older v2.4.0.31 program). The seller/developer has never called into the server a single time to test for himself, even though given URL, Logon and PW. It is urged that the reviewing CNET editor actually test the program with a remote site, report the facts of what he finds and re-rate this program accordingly.

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  • 1 stars

    "Horrible client"

    December 01, 2007   |   By GunnCat

    Version: BulletProof FTP Server 2.3.1 build 26

    Cons

    Terrible support from this company. No recursive deletes: they don't work. Will not upload some files for some mysterious reason.

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  • 1 stars

    "Corrupts data with large files. STEER CLEAR OF BULLETPROOF"

    June 08, 2007   |   By markcama

    Version: BulletProof FTP Server 2.3.1 build 26

    Cons

    I just wanted to try to steer people clear of BulletProof. We purchased their BulletProof Server which is advertised as standards compliant.

    Our clients were complaining of problems with downloads being corrupted. After 2 months trying to figure out what was wrong we discovered that the problem was with the BulletProof Server and larger files.

    We contacted BulletProof and they indicated their 'fully standards compliant' FTP server didn't support files larger than 2.1GB

    We asked for our money back all the way up to the owner of the company. He refused the refund even though it was only $39.

    Surprising that a company would be unwilling to refund such a small amount of money when they have a huge, unadvertised flaw that corrupts data in transferred files.

    Just wanted to let you know that you're really taking your chances if you use a BulletProof product.

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  • 4 stars

    "One of the best low priced server apps I've used"

    October 27, 2006   |   By Brad_Rogers

    Version: BulletProof FTP Server 2.3.1 build 26

    Pros

    This is a VERY solid product. It is full featured, and easy to set up and use. I have a Win 2003 Server box that I use here at home for many things. But when I needed to put an inexpensive server at my parents' house, 5 states away, I decided to try out some low cost options for moving large files. This app worked out beautifully. I use it for doing large file transfers (4 GB SlingBox videos) on a weekly basis, and it has never failed me.

    It is easily managed, and has sufficient options to lock the box down.

    It has been up and running, continuously, for about 6 weeks now. During that time it has handled about 6 GB of data transfers each week. It has never crashed, and never slowed down.

    Cons

    I'd love to have the ability to do multipart (parallel) transfers to speed up my downloads. Many FTP clients support the ability to break large files into smaller pieces, and transfer all of them in parallel. Although my client supports this, the Bulletproof FTP Server does not. That's the only "con" that I've come across.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works just great for me!"

    October 26, 2006   |   By HuckD

    Version: BulletProof FTP Server 2.3.1 build 26

    Pros

    Works just great for me!

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