Lots of Features, Still Easy to Use

This is a list of the Big ones and the Small and Important ones that shouldn't be overlooked either!

Overarching Design Principles

  • LiquidFiles should be Easy to Use for End Users and Administrators alike.
  • You shouldn't need to read a manual to perform basic operations like sending and receiving files.
  • You shouldn't need to read a manual to perform the basic setup and configuration.
  • LiquidFiles is built to be Self Administrating, as far as possible and practical.
  • LiquidFiles is Secure out of the box.
  • LiquidFiles is Fast and Lightweight.
  • LiquidFiles follows general standards and conventions for how things "should" be done.
  • LiquidFiles should Integrate Well into your environment.
  • LiquidFiles should Delight your Users, Clients and Administrators.

Sending and Downloading Files with Ease

  • Uses a simple, easy to understand, webmail-like interface for sending files.
  • Unlimited Files Size.
  • Modern HTML 5 upload mechanism where supported.
  • Automatic Fallback to HTML 4 where needed.
  • Support for the 4 major browser vendors with their last 2 major releases (last 3 for Internet Explorer).
  • Splits files in 100Mb blocks during uploads to get around proxy limitations.
  • No Flash, Java or any other plugin used to send or download files.
  • No browser tweaks or browser reconfiguration required to send or download files.
  • Each message is sent with an expiration date, the message can't be viewed and the files attached will be automatically deleted on expiration.
  • Messages can expire on a certain date or after a set number of downloads.
  • Multiple files can be automatically zip'ed and downloaded as one zip archive.
  • Can set forwarding permission to control who other than the specified recipients should be able to download the files.
  • Can limit message size on a per group or per user basis.
  • Can BCC myself (to add to my email clients Sent folder).
  • Can send files that has already been sent again without re-uploading.
  • Can block files based on file extension, or only allow files to be sent with certain extensions.

Platform and Deployment

  • Can be deployed locally on your premise or can run in the Cloud.
  • Local deployment can be deployed with no cloud interaction (for maximum performance and security).
  • Comes as a Virtual Appliance with operating system, all required components and the application already installed.
  • Can be installed in VMware, Xen, Hyper-V and any other virtualisation platform that support CentOS/RedHat 7.
  • Can be installed on your own physical server.
  • Pre-configured Amazon AMI images for deployment in your own Virtual Private Cloud in Amazon EC2.
  • Can be deployed by any cloud provider that supports installation from ISO images and supports CentOS/RedHat 7.
  • Local deployments using either ISO image, VMware OVF or VMware VMDK images.
  • Support for installation of VMware Tools and Hyper-V Integrated Services from the console app.
  • Installation is Secure by Default.
  • Reverse Proxy deployment with trusted reverse proxy configuration to set the end users ip address from X-Forwarded-For only from certain proxies.
  • DHCP or Static ip address configuration.
  • IPv6 support.
  • Bandwidth limitation with different upload and download limits configured per interface.
  • Use standard http and https ports on default, but can be configured to use different ports if required.
  • Can use as many network interfaces as needed.
  • Default to require all transfers to use HTTPs, but can be configured to use HTTP when deployed behind an SSL off-loader, or for general increased transfer speed and ability to scan content using a network IPS.
  • Can use NFS for data storage outside of the LiquidFiles system.
  • Can integrate with LDAP/Active Directory for easy user deployment.
  • Can use an unlimited number of LDAP/Active Directory Servers that will be searched in order.

Receiving Files as easy as possible

  • Users can Receive files from external parties with no prior registration.
  • Users can Request files from external parties that won't need to register to send files back from the request.

Branding and Localization

  • Can be configured look completely like an internal company system.
  • Can be configured with no vendor branding visible to the end user at all.
  • Ability to customize the front page with own logos and information.
  • Ability to customize the header and title with different branding names.
  • Ability to use own page footer on all user visible pages.
  • Ability to insert custom Stylesheet to change the visual appearance of all visible user pages.
  • Ability to insert custom JavaScript to change the behaviour of all visible user pages.
  • Can change any text or form label on any user visible page.
  • Can change all emails sent from the system.
  • Will detect system locale from the end users browser and display all pages in that locale (if available) with a fallback to English.
  • Will detect the end users time zone and display all times in that time zone, with a fall back to a selectable user default time zone.

Filedrop pages static URLs for receiving files

A Filedrop page is a unique URL like https://liquidfiles.example.com/filedrop/status_reports, where the recipient is pre-set and the sender can be anyone.

  • Requires no registration for the external party to use.
  • You can have as many Filedrop pages as you need.
  • Each Filedrop page have their own settings for restricted file types and max file size.
  • Each Filedrop page can have individual forwarding permission to restrict who can download the sent files.
  • User Filedrop pages — each local users can get their own static URL they can share in their email signature and is unique to them.
  • User Filedrops can use a nice looking URL with the users email in the URL, a secure random string or both, as required.

File & Folder Sharing

Simple File & Folder sharing for internal and external projects, collaboration and sharing.

  • User & Group based authentication.
  • Ability to upload Folders directly in supported browsers (i.e. Chrome).
  • Ability to save as many revisions of each file as you need.
  • Zip-download the current folder including sub-folders.

User and Group Management

  • Unlimited number of Users
  • Unlimited number of Groups
  • Configuration is mostly controlled by group belongings.
  • Can integrate with LDAP/Active Directory for easy user deployment.
  • Unlimited number of LDAP/Active Directory Servers that will be searched in specified order.
  • Can set default fall back groups for users authenticate with LDAP or not.
  • Can set max size per group.
  • Can set default and max message expiration per group.
  • Can enable/disable editing for message expiration per group.
  • Can enable/disable/set max number of times a file can be downloaded per group.
  • Can delete inactive users in a group after a specified number of days.
  • Can limit ip ranges that users can login from per group.
  • Can configure message permissions per group.
  • Can configure BCC myself per group.
  • Can limit recipient domains per group (limit to what email domains users can send files).
  • Can block file extenstions/only allow certain extensions per group.
  • Can automatically assign users to groups based on LDAP/Active Directory Group.
  • Can automatically assign users to groups based on email domain match.
  • Can configure API settings per group.
  • Can configure Filedrops and File Requests per group.
  • Can enable ability to invite other users per group.

Security protects you even when you don't realize it

  • Secure by Default deployment.
  • Can be deployed with no cloud interaction for maximum security.
  • Builtin Firewall configured and enabled for maximum security.
  • Can be deployed on the Internet with no other firewall or other protection.
  • Minimal installed packages in the operating system configuration.
  • All transfers can be required to use Industry Standard HTTPs.
  • Only Strong SSL algorithms enabled.
  • Only Strong TLS/SSL versions enabled.
  • Protection from Cross Site Scripting (XSS) attacks.
  • Protection from Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF).
  • HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) enabled.
  • All Downloads protected with 3 x 128 bit random tokens (384 bits).
  • FIPS140-2 enabled OpenSSL for cryptographic functions (as opposed to weak standard system functions).
  • Option to deploy using builtin full disk encryption for data-at-rest encryption.
  • Builtin support for Let's Encrypt Certificates.
  • All files are protected for integrity using SHA-256 hashes.
  • SHA-256 hashes are visible on all emails sent, on the message page and download information page.
  • Can be configured as a closed system with no external user access.
  • Passwords are never sent in cleartext.
  • Custom Password complexity validation.
  • User accounts can be configured to automatically be deleted after a number of days without activity.
  • Default to not require external users to have accounts, and still provide authentication.
  • Can require all users to have accounts.
  • Strong 2-factor authentication can be enabled using TOTP (app based), SMS or Duo 2-factor authentication.
  • 2-factor authentication can be enabled on a per group or per user basis.
  • Secure local password store using the Bcrypt method.
  • Single Sign-On (SSO) Integration with SAML 2 providers.
  • Simple SSO integration with static shared secrets for simple local integration.
  • Spam Protection without CAPTCHA — use of hidden fields in forms that bots will fill in but hidden from users with stylesheets.
  • Brute Force Protection — default to block the ip address from the attacker for 15 minutes after 5 failed attempts within 5 minutes.
  • Possible to block groups of users to only login from certain ip address ranges.
  • Possible to block administrators to only administer the system from certain ip address ranges.
  • All activity is logged. This include sending files, downloading files, successful and failed logins, creation, deletion and updates of user accounts, changes to any configuration...
  • Can export all logs using Syslog.
  • All files are scanned with ClamAV Antivirus on default.
  • AV signatures is configured to update every 2 hours.
  • AV Engine is configured to updated nightly.
  • Ability to add custom file scan (for integration into other AV engines, DLP solution and similar).
  • Ability to limit forwarding permissions on a per group basis.
  • Ability to limit recipient email domain on a per group basis.
  • Ability to limit file extensions or only accept certain file extensions on a per group basis.
  • Remember-me can be configured to not enabled, 2 weeks or indefinite.
  • Geoloction and Maps integration to get a visual representation of where a file has been downloaded from.
  • Display Browser and Operating System details for downloaded files.

FileLinks links to individual files

A FileLink is a link to an individual file. It's perfect for when you don't know who the recipient is going to be, or for quickly post links to files in a forum, instant messager, post on an intranet and similar.

  • You can create as many FileLinks as you need.
  • Each FileLink has its own expiration and authentication setting.
  • When attempted to download an authenticated message from a non-existent user, they will authenticate with their email address.

API and plugins

  • Outlook plugin available, supported in Windows XP, Office 2003 and later.
  • Outlook plugin is configurable using distributable Windows Registry settings.
  • Outlook plugin can be configurable to automatically send files above a certain size using LiquidFiles.
  • Outlook plugin can send files as well as attach folders.
  • Outlook plugin can send the body of the email as a secure attachments.
  • Windows Systray Agent available.
  • Windows CLI agent available, making it easier to integrate sending through the API in your application without having to program the API directly.

File Requests one time file receive

A File Request is a one time file request users can send to any user. The recipient of the file request will get a one-time use link they can use to send files back to the requester.

  • Requires no registration for the external party to use.
  • One time use so it can never be abused.
  • File Requests can be enabled on a per group basis.

What some of our customers say...

Perfect. I can't even begin to describe how pleased we are with your support and the product as a whole. We were referred to LiquidFiles by a partner of ours and we continue to recommend it every time someone asks us about it... you wont be dissapointed.

-- Ryan C

Does exactly what it says. Plenty of options to configure it like you want. 2 minor support tickets were answered and fixed promptly. I would recommend this to anyone that needs secure transfer of large files.

-- buzzra

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