Beyond FTP is far more than an FTP client.  It is a professional tool that can automate complicated tasks, provide absolutely secure transfers, and guarantee operation across reboots, crashes, and other interruptions.  As such, the product is non-trivial.  If all you want to do is occasional transfers, or manually move files to and from FTP servers, this product is probably more than you need. 

If, however, you are looking for advanced automation capabilities and impregnable security, Beyond FTP is well worth investigating.  Please start the investigation by reading through this information.  It is structured as a help file with links to the main reference material and to the tutorial.  It discusses the major concepts of Beyond FTP, and will guide you through the process of setting up a connection to another machine.  It also discusses the scripting language and will guide you in creating a script.  It is well worth your time, and will speed your evaluation.

You start the Evaluation Guide by clicking on the button below.  It will reconfigure the help windows to provide a guide on the left and reference information on the right.  The Beyond FTP Reference information is organized so you can click on the graphics as if they were the program.  You use the Browse buttons to traverse the evaluation topics.

You can always return to this information by selecting the “Evaluation Guide” shortcut in the Beyond FTP Start Menu.  We strongly suggest that you configure your monitor for a resolution of at least 1024x768.  Higher resolutions are even better.  We encourage you to begin your evaluation with the system concepts.  However, you may choose to move directly to a discussion of the script language.