Texas Imperial Software started in 1993, when Alun Jones was looking for two things - an FTP server, to make life easier when transferring files to and from the Sun workstation at work; and an excuse to learn the new Winsock API that allowed Windows users for the first time to develop network applications without targeting them to a specific network stack.
Uttering the phrase "how hard can it be?", Alun spent some time finding out just how hard it could be to write a functioning FTP server that supported most users' requirements. WFTPD was released in October 1993 as the first stand-alone FTP server for Windows. Since then it has gained in functionality and security, and now provides features such as standard-compliant SSL and EFS encryption that are still ahead of its competitors.
In May of 1996, Alun quit his full-time job to take care of WFTPD's users - and his new baby - and has been working since then to support and improve WFTPD and WFTPD Pro.
Alun is assisted in this work by his wife, Deborah, who uses her background as a Microsoft and Tivoli trainer to provide a solid IT department for Texas Imperial Software, and to ensure that the development work on WFTPD produces a strong, secure and above all usable FTP server for businesses from small sites to large multi-site enterprises.