FileZilla® Pro Celebrates First Anniversary

Popular software allows users to easily share files across all types of remote servers and computing environments.

Köln, Germany, May 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FileZilla® Pro, the cross-platform file access and transfer software application, today announced its one-year anniversary.

Aimed at professional users, FileZilla Pro launched 17 years after the original FileZilla project was first distributed for free under the GPL Open Source license.

"We are proud to bring intuitive file management capabilities that allow our users to move thousands of files quickly, easily, and reliably," said Tim Kosse, original creator and principal author of the FileZilla Project. "The reception to FileZilla Pro has been tremendous. We are absolutely thrilled to see how we are making our users' lives easier, and we’re excited to continue to do so in the coming years."

Today, more than 25,000 individual enthusiasts, professional system administrators, developers, engineers, and enterprise power users rely on FileZilla Pro to quickly and easily move files between computers and remote servers.

Using FileZilla Pro, users are able to seamlessly upload and download a variety of files using FTP and other protocols. FileZilla Pro allows users to easily share files across all types of remote servers and computing environments.

Key Milestones

A substantial milestone was the inclusion of FileZilla Pro in the Mac Apple Store, which now accounts for approximately two-thirds of total sales. FileZilla Pro’s expanded feature set provides Web developers and designers file access and transfer abilities across growing number of network and Cloud protocols that include:

  • Google Cloud Storage
  • Microsoft Azure Cloud Services
  • WebDAV
  • Amazon S3 (extended)

FileZilla Pro relies on its active users who have submitted requests that helped shape feature development and enhancements. A recent questionnaire revealed FileZilla customer loyalty status as "promoters", scoring an impressive 9.5 out of 10.

"FileZilla has been distributed for free under an Open Source license for over 15 years, when we decided to sell a pro version we didn’t expect to sell 25K copies so fast!" said Roberto Galoppini, FileZilla Director of Strategy, reflecting on the past year in"Selling Free: FileZilla Pro First Year in Review" . "We wish to thank all our customers, and we want them to know the best is still to come."


FileZilla is available in more than 50 languages, and runs on many platforms, including Windows, macOS, and Linux. FileZilla Pro can be downloaded from and the Apple App Store .

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