Rebex .NET components 2015 R3: New component and security enhancements

  |   Lukas Pokorny

This year's third release brings the long-awaited File Server component. Additionally, it disables RC4-based ciphers in TLS/SSL because they are no longer considered secure.

New File Server component

Rebex File Server is an SFTP, SCP and SSH server library. It provides secure remote file system access over an SSH channel using SFTP or SCP protocols and makes it simple create an SFTP server that can be used by Rebex SFTP or any third-party SFTP, SCP or SSH client (such as WinSCP, PuTTY or OpenSSH. It's available as a standalone package or as a part of Rebex File Transfer Pack, Rebex SSH Pack or Rebex Total Pack. If you have an active support contract, you can download the full version now!

For more information, see the blog post about the new File Server component.

Disabled RC4 in TLS/SSL

Following the recently published attack on TLS/SSL, RC4 is no longer considered secure. In this release, we have disabled it by default in our components that support TLS/SSL (this affects FTP/SSL, IMAP/SSL, POP3/SSL and SMTP/SSL). Because RC4-based ciphers are just one of many other ciphers used in TLS/SSL, this change should only affect a minority of users who happen to use servers that only support RC4 (and that is rare).

For more information, see the blog post about RC4 and its issues.

(For a complete list of changes in 2015 R3, see the release history.)