updated 04:50 pm EST, Tue November 25, 2008
Rumpus 6.0 update
Maxum Development on Tuesday launched Rumpus 6.0, an update to its FTP program for Mac OS X. The release includes a new tool, FileWatch, for monitoring activity. A sharing feature has also been added for user administrators, making it possible to create sub-administrators that can manage user accounts. Server preferences have been expanded, and now allow configuration of multiple upload triggers for individual accounts. An IP address "whitelist" adds to the available controls for client access.
FileWatch provides detailed views of server activity and recently transferred files. Users can also download files to their desktops by dragging items out of a list, or via "drop-shipping," which sends an automatic e-mail notification with file access instructions.
Other enhancements to Rumpus include user-specific customizable interface appearances, multi-language support, and flexible virtual hosting.
The standard version of Rumpus 6.0, which supports 32 simultaneous users, is priced at $270, while the professional edition for 256 users costs $450. Customers upgrading from earlier releases can obtain the latest standard edition for $100, or the professional edition for $150.