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Enterprise FTP Access thru Firewall

By eapen ·
I need to provide ftp access on the desktop so users can download files, SPs etc., with FTP protocol being allowed thru the checkpoint firewall. I am looking for suggestions to implement access control (who can use FTP) as well as prevent ftp upload(data going out) as well as content security such as virus check. How is this being handled by large organizations. We allow about 20000 users browse access to the net, but only about 200 needs ftp access from the desktop. Do you use client software such as WS_FTP? We are using MS Proxy but will upgrade to ISA server soon. Appreciate all observations or comments in this regard.

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by lyle148806 In reply to Enterprise FTP Access thr ...

With Checkpoint it is possible to using the FTP Resource as the service to specify if "get" and or "puts" etc are allowed. You can also have the file virus checked.

To control access we use "users" in some case to limit the access down to only specified users on the firewall. In a different situation, ftp is limited to only a couple of specific source IP address in the client network.

As for client software, have used WS_FTP, LeechFTP and CuteFTP, most work OK, more a cost and personal fell point of view

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