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Industry Enterprise Mobility Mgmt,
Managed File Transfer, Information Security,
Identity Access Management, Network Management, Software
Founded 1996
Headquarters San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.
Key people

Thomas Brown, Chairman/Dir
Matthew Goulet, Pres/CEO/Dir
James Albrecht, CFO
Andrea Farmer, VP HR
David L. Mann, Dir
Phillip M. Renfro, Dir

Frank M. Morgan, Dir

GlobalSCAPE, Inc.[1] (AMEX:GSB)[2] is a software developer headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, USA, dealing with the reliability of mission-critical operations by securing sensitive data and intellectual property in multiple scenarios and across multiple platforms, including remote and mobility solutions for individuals and companies of all sizes from small to medium size businesses to large enterprises, and for governments around the world in the healthcare, entertainment & media, financial services, energy, manufacturing, education, business services, retail, legal, government, travel, architecture, engineering, and construction industries.[3]

The company's products are part of the managed file transfer (MFT),[4] information security (InfoSec), enterprise mobility management (EMM),[5] and identity access management (IAM) categories, on which IDC, Gartner and Aberdeen Group have published reports.[6][7][8][9] Globalscape is member since 2007 of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), which publishes the PCI Data Security Standards, the last of which is PCI DSS 3.0.[10]

These products assist businesses and individuals safely access and share, store and edit sensitive information internally and externally over Internet, Intranet, wide area network (WAN), local area network (LAN) private and public communication networks by secure protocols, multiple platforms, encryption and two-factor authentication, including corporate, partner and financial data, medical records, and customer information. They also target businesses where compliance with data privacy regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley Act, HIPAA, HITECH, PCI DSS, FIPS 140-2 Validation, and with corporate security policy are important.[11]

In addition to its MFT, EMM and IAM products, Globalscape offers file synchronization and sharing services and products or FSS, which utilizes data replication and continuous data protection software for real-time enterprise collaboration file sharing and backups.[12][13] The company recently introduced managed e-mail attachment and software as a service (SaaS) information sharing solutions for handling large email attachments.


Globalscape was founded in 1996 as a wholly owned subsidiary of American Telesource Incorporated (ATSI). Globalscape is perhaps best known for its software - CuteFTP,[14] which was its original product in 1996, is an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client application for Windows and Mac platforms which continues today, and which now includes an integration with the company's latest innovation - Tappin - a mobility solution software.[15][16][17] The product helped the company gain notability among consumer audiences in the early years. The company has since diversified its offering to include secure information exchange solutions for consumer and enterprise customers. Today, approximately 80% of the company’s revenue is derived from its enterprise software product line.[18]

The Tappin technology, with support for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices, has also been integrated into the company's EFT solution as the Mobile Transfer Client. In 2000, Globalscape made a brief foray into P2P file-sharing by releasing CuteMX. CuteMX was a program that was similar to Napster but was discontinued in July 2000.

Globalscape's first cloud offering is called Managed Information Xchange or MIX. Sales and distribution partners include numerous technology distributors, such as Ingram Micro, MAPS of Mexico, and Lifeboat Distribution, and since early 2014 has pursued the North American channel distribution and re-seller market.[19][20][21][22][23][24]

On May 16, 2016 James Bindseil announced his resignation following a very low first-quarter earnings report compared to 2015's earnings. Matt Goulet was announced as CEO and president effective immediately.[25]


Globalscape entered into a partnership with Seagate to utilize Tappin as the mobility solution on several different network attached storage lines[26][27][28][29][30] of theirs white-labeled as Seagate Global Access.[31] Other TappIn partners in the NAS industry include Toshiba,[32] QNAP[33] and Scale Computing.[34] Tappin also entered into partnership with antivirus maker ESET, to provide secure remote access to their client base,[35] and with Rackspace, to make it easier for Tappin users to connect to data kept in the cloud.[36]

Globalscape entered into a partnership agreement with Rackspace,[37][38] also based in San Antonio, to provide cloud-based secure managed file transfer.


In September 2006, Globalscape purchased Andover, Massachusetts-based Availl Inc.,[39] whose file collaboration and data protection software is now known as WAFS, or Wide Area File Services.[40]

In 2011, Globalscape purchased TappIn, a Seattle-based startup company formerly known as HomePipe Networks for $17 million.[41]

Business Products[edit]

  • Enhanced File Transfer[42] EFT[42] Platform:
    • Enhanced File Transfer[42] SMB
    • Enhanced File Transfer[42] Enterprise
    • Enhanced File Transfer[42] Managed Information Exchange (MIX) and Hosted SaaS
  • DMZ Gateway[43]
  • Mail Express[44][45]
  • Wide Area File Services (WAFS)[13]
    • real-time remote file access, replication, collaboration & sharing with automatic file synchronization
  • Professional Services
    • product customization and system integration, custom reporting, custom administration
    • quickstart implementation, business process and workflow integration, policy development
    • education and training

Personal Products[edit]

  • CuteFTP[14] — Top-rated FTP client
  • TappIn[15][16][17] — Secure Mobile Access & Sharing


  • Federal Information Processing Standards[46] FIPS 140-2 since Feb. 18, 2008
    • FIPS 140-2 Security Supports HIPAA Compliance, among other standards
    • FIPS 140-2 Encryption Compliant: Enterprise EFT, CuteFTP, Mail Express
  • US Army Certificate of Networthiness[47] since Nov. 2, 2008
  • Drummond AS-2 Certification[48] since Jul. 28, 2008
  • Cisco Developer—Preferred Solution
    • Globalscape is a Cisco Preferred Solution Provider in the Unified Communications solution category[49]
    • Globalscape's MFT products completed interoperability testing since Nov. 9, 2008 with Cisco Unified Communications Manager to support all SFTP transfers[49]
  • Microsoft Certifications
    • Globalscape's EFT platform and Mail Express Outlook Add-On are certified for Windows 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012[50]
  • Microsoft Partner: Gold Application Development
    • Globalscape's EFT platform, Mail Express, and CuteFTP are listed on Microsoft Pinpoint[51]
  • Hortonworks Technology Partner[52]
  • Apple Developer for Apple mobile devices
    • Globalscape's EFT platform Mobile Transfer Client module and TappIn personal mobility solutions are listed in Apple's App Store[53]
  • Google Play Developer for Android mobile devices
    • Globalscape's EFT platform Mobile Transfer Client module and TappIn personal mobility solutions are listed in Google Play[54]
  • RSA Ready Technology Partner
    • EFT has been tested and certified by RSA to be interoperable with industry-leading protocols[55]
    • EFT provides HTTP and SFTP keyboard interactive login support for RSA and RADIUS pin creation[55]
  • American Society of Crime Labs Directors (ASCLD) validation[57] since Nov. 28, 2008
  • Autodesk Developer Network (ADN)
    • Autodesk® Revit® Worksharing[58] capabilities with WAFS by Globalscape
    • Worksharing works on all Revit applications:
      • Revit Structure for design, Revit Architecture for architecture, and Revit MEP for MEP engineering

Awards and achievements[edit]

Globalscape has received a number of awards for its business excellence and its commitment to its employees, including:

  • One of Deloitte's 2009 Technology Fast 500 Ranking [59]
  • Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT in 2011 [60]
  • Infosecurity Products Guide’s Excellence Award in 2011 for its SaaS Managed Information Xchange service [61]
  • One of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas in 2011 by the Texas Association of Business [62]
  • TappIn by Globalscape received a Red Herring 2011 Top 100 Global Award [63]
  • GlobalSCAPE earns spot on Software 500 list, Sep 10th, 2013[64]
  • Globalscape Listed as Managed File Transfer "Champion" by Info-Tech Research Group Sept. 11, 2013[65]
  • One of San Antonio’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2013 by the San Antonio Business Journal [66]
  • Globalscape Executive Recognized for Channel Innovation: Matt Goulet Named One of CRN's 2014 Channel Chiefs, Mar. 3rd, 2014[67]
  • Globalscape Ranked 7th in its Category as One of the Best Places to Work in IT by Computerworld, Jun 22nd, 2014[68]
  • Globalscape Named One of San Antonio’s Top Workplaces, Oct 27th, 2014[69]
  • Globalscape EFT Cloud Services rated as "Excellent" and Editors' Choice by PC Mag, Aug 31, 2015 [70]


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