SFTP Gateway

Starting from $0.05/hr or from $399.00/yr (9% savings) for software + AWS usage fees

The SFTP Gateway is a secure, pre-configured SFTP server that saves uploaded files to an Amazon S3 bucket. The SFTP Gateway uses a different approach than other S3-based file system products, making it more reliable for production systems. Rather than using a permanent mount or virtual file system, it monitors file descriptors as new files are written to SFTP directories. Once the file transfer is finished and the file descriptor is closed, it pushes the entire file to an S3 Bucket. The SFTP Gateway is simple, lightweight, and reliable. When coupled with S3 events and AWS Lambda, it is ... See more

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Excellent Product & Support

  • By Sol Irvine
  • on 06/05/2018

We needed to receive files via FTP from external sources and process them with our internal applications. The Thorn Tech SFTP Gateway provides a simple solution that lets us use S3 for long-term storage and staging before our apps pull files for processing. Documentation is good, but (more importantly) support is prompt and very helpful. This is a solid product for a use case like ours.

World class support!

  • By Rafiyath S.
  • on 05/24/2018

I came across this product while evaluating a complete SFTP solution with S3 as backend. This product seemed to be the one to go for!
After installation, I found out that the IAM role we're using in the team was lacking full access to create S3 buckets. I addressed this to the support, and a long email thread started from afternoon till 02:00 am! They gave a lot of tips and tricks to configure and tune the setup for me to make this work.
The next morning I got a working solution, the devs at Thorn Technologies just packaged a custom build for my specific request. I was amazed and happy once being able to proceed with the setup. I still have some issues and IAM permissions to fix before I can start working on production. This is what I call world class support!

Fatally Flawed

  • By MJ
  • on 05/23/2018

Rather than presenting an S3 bucket to SFTP clients, this setup offers a simple SFTP server with a background script that moves files to S3 at regular intervals, meaning that there's no provision for retrieving, renaming, or otherwise managing the filesystem on the S3 bucket via SFTP.
The concept is a good one, but this product is nowhere near ready for commercial release.

Straight forward design with excellent support from developers

  • By Joey O.
  • on 05/21/2018

We have deployed SFTP Gateway from Thorn Technologies in a relatively small environment. The traditional environment for running OpenSSH on a familiar Linux AMI makes transitioning the on-prem SFTP environment over to the AWS hosted one quit smooth. Existing keys can be moved easily enough, leaving only user account with passwords that need to be migrated with a little hand-holding.

The developer support has been excellent. While not documented (yet), the ability to script adding the users will aide in transition. If you're already familiar with a typical *nix based sshd host, this will be a very welcome migration.

Cheers Thorn Tech!

Easy to use and efficient product

  • By nanumolu
  • on 03/19/2018

Very easy to use and efficient product with loads of documentation and helpful pointers. The support was very good at answering all my queries quickly. Love the fact that data is transfered to S3 immediately.

Support and Features of this Product.

  • By Venkat
  • on 03/14/2018

I have been using this product for the past 8 months, the ease of use is excellent you can launch this manually or from cloud formation. I feel like even though if you have a great product we need a helping hand when you got struck, without that proper support no product will be great product. Here this support team will provide such a great helping hand in analyzing and fixing the issues. I have raised couple of operational issues recently those are very corner cases, still they have provided their expertise and resolved the issues. Thanks you guys for a Quick and responsible support.....

Great product and support

  • By Phil
  • on 03/13/2018

This solution was exactly what we needed and was easy to get setup and running. Great support from Robert when we had any questions - thanks

Great product , even better support!

  • By Dan
  • on 02/21/2018

We have the sFTP gateway up and running in our production environment and it has been working great. Setup was simple, and user creation was a breeze with help from the support staff. They definitely went above and beyond helping with scripting the user creation process, providing samples, double checking my work before I ran the scripts, etc.

Highly recommended!

Works like a charm

  • By Edward M
  • on 01/23/2018

SFTP seems to be a necessary and relevant in today's IT landscape. And as someone who is a developer and operations specialist this AMI is awesome at what it does. It gets data sent from our customers quickly and efficiently to our private s3 buckets.

Can't do basic things like specify the destination bucket.

  • By Ben B
  • on 01/10/2018

I wanted to use this to skip the maintenance of SFTP -> S3 connection, without the ability to even specify the destination S3 bucket! It expects you to just give it full S3 IAM permissions, which seems sloppy/lazy. This lack of basic functionality makes this product a no-go for our reasons.