Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


NZ Based Internet Software Developer Extends Brand

NZ Based Internet Software Developer Extends Brand In Take-Over

03 April 2001

BulletProof Software Ltd and Gene6 SARL are pleased to announce the arrival of their new baby, BulletProof FTP Server.

The product is the embodiment of a synergistic relationship that has developed between the two highly successful Windows software developers.

BulletProof Software develop one of the top FTP clients for Windows (software for transferring files from a user's PC onto Internet servers, used by all webmasters to maintain web sites). The BulletProof brand is known and respected by end-users, developers and press world wide, resulting in downloads in excess of one million/year for the BPFTP product and six figure sales since the product's 1997 release.

Gene6 SARL develop Gene6 FTP Server, the flip-side to BulletProof Software's product. It enables individual users and companies to set-up their own FTP servers to facilitate transferring of files to and from their computers and networks. (Essential for business data transfer applications) Released in 1998, Gene6 FTP Server has received continual critical acclaim and achieved notable popularity amongst Window's users both at home and in the corporate environment.

Together the two products are an essential software suite for "maintaining the Web". The two companies have come together to market their products under the one banner, BulletProof Software, in order to capitalise on their synergy, focus on their expertise and maximise their usefulness to their joint customer base.

The first release of BulletProof FTP Server (denoted BPFTP Server2.1) signals the last release of Gene6 FTP Server, which has been changed in name to the former. All existing customers will be migrated over to the new product through updates, and a rationalisation of marketing, support and sales processes has occurred.

VP of Marketing for BulletProof Software, Thomas Scovell said, "Bringing our two products under the same banner whilst maintaining two separate camps of developmental expertise enables both parties to focus on what they do best. Gene6 and BPTFTP can develop their products and we will market both using our company's brand name reputation and extensive set of world-wide partnerships."

CEO of BulletProof Software, Andrew Connell comments on Gene6 SARL; "Since the first release of Gene6 Server we have been a fan of the product and are delighted now to enter this relationship with what we have found to be a highly talented company. It is a killer product that we are very proud to now release under our brand name. "

Matthieu Roger, CEO of Gene6 SARL commented, "We are very excited about the possibilities offered to our existing and future customers by this relationship and are proud to have our product sold and promoted under the BulletProof banner for which we have long held much respect."

BulletProof FTP Server is available for free evaluation download today! It is sure to become the premier FTP Server product for Windows. More information on the two products can be obtained from and Questions concerning the relationship, requests for interviews or further information should be directed through VP of Marketing, Thomas Scovell.

About BulletProof Software Ltd

BulletProof Software Ltd ( is a privately owned Internet software company based in Auckland, New Zealand. BulletProof Software has been producing its flagship product BPFTP, a piece of Internet software for transferring files, since 1997. At that time it was regarded as a pioneer in advanced FTP functionality and to this day has maintained that technical lead. This is acknowledged by major reviews that consistently rate it as the top FTP client for the Windows platform. (See for some of these awards.)

About Gene6 SARL

Gene6 SARL ( are based in Lille, France and utilise their Windows development expertise to develop (amongst others) the well-respected Gene6 FTP Server Product which was launched in 1998. Since its launch Gene6 FTP Server has won numerous accolades and praise from both end-users and the press. (See for some of these awards.) Now in partnership with BulletProof Software they continue to be the technical driving force behind their flagship product under its new moniker, BulletProof FTP Server.

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Tax Bill Passes, Drops: “An End To Unnecessary Secondary Tax”

“The changes mean Inland Revenue will more closely monitor the tax paid by wage and salary earners through the year. If it appears the worker is being over taxed, Inland Revenue will suggest a more suitable PAYE tax code tailored to that worker.” More>>


Ethiopian Airline Crash: Boeing 737 Max Aircraft Operations Temporarily Suspended

New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority has suspended the operation of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to or from New Zealand. Currently this affects only one operator, Fiji Airways. There are no other airlines that fly this aircraft type to New Zealand. More>>


Sorting Out DNA: Crime-Busting Software Wins Top Science Prize

Software developed in New Zealand that has contributed to identifying suspects in tens of thousands of criminal cases around the world has won the 2018 Prime Minister’s $500,000 Science Prize. More>>


In The High Court: IRD Wins Tax Avoidance Case

Inland Revenue has won a High Court case against Eric Watson’s Cullen Group over a nearly $52 million tax debt. More>>


Insurers Withdraw From Market: Plea For EQC Rethink

A consumer watchdog wants the government to rethink the Earthquake Commission (EQC) as more people are pushed out of getting property and contents insurance. More>>


Women's Day: New Zealand Rated Third Best In OECD For Working Women

New Zealand has been rated among the top countries in the world for working women. The Women in Work Index rated New Zealand third in the OECD and it was the only country outside Europe to make the top 10. More>>