mendelson OFTP2 (Odette FTP 2): Edition Comparison

The mendelson OFTP2 software is available under different licenses. This is a short overview on the features of these versions.


Community Edition

Commercial Edition

Commercial Edition + SMP

Price Free
Number of direct partnersUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Number of substationsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Number of gateway partnersUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Number of transactionsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited


Sender / receiver capabilities
Partner management
Digital signatures, encryption
TLSv1.0, TLSv1.1, TLSv1.2, SSL client authentication
Data compression
Multilingual support: Localized to de and en
Mail notification for several events
Integrated certificate exchange
Work as gateway with full routing support
ASP (Application Service Provider) capable
API to integrate and control the server
Key and certificate management
Key and certificate generation
Alternative connection mode: Poll partners
Alternative connection mode: No outbound connections
Run OFTP2 server as service (Windows)


ArchitectureDesktop applicationClient-Server applicationClient-Server application


Community Support Forums
Detailled documentation
Access to mendelson Support💲
Access to phone Support💲💲
Remote Support💲💲
Free updates

License Type

Open Source License (GPL)
Commercial License

Support & Maintenance Plan (SMP)

Buy our Support & Maintenance Plan (SMP) with our software products, which not only enables you to receive priority technical support, but also provides you with all major software upgrades and minor releases at no additional cost throughout the SMP period.

Services includes:

Priority Technical Support - Priority Technical Support provided via e-mail and Web-based support form. Our expert technical support team will respond within 1-2 business days during European business hours (M-F, 8am-5pm CET). German holidays excluded.

Free Minor & Major Releases - You will receive all minor and major software releases that are released during your support period. Updates that you receive cover the specific edition of the product that you have purchased and typically include many additional features.

Maintenance - During the support period you may also report any software problem or error to us using the same support process described above. If we determines that a reported reproducible material error in the software exists and significantly impairs the usability and utility of the software, we agrees to make reasonable efforts to provide a usable work-around solution or to correct the issue in an upcoming service pack or software release (made available at our sole discretion).

More info on SMP

The maintenance plan is only available for the commercial version of the mendelson OFTP2 software, and can only be purchased as part of a bundle with a current mendelson OFTP2 software product. If you license more than one product it is required that all have either a SMP or no SMP.

Desktop application vs Client-Server application

The community edition of the mendelson OFTP2 server has an included graphical user interface and could therefor not be started in a dedicated server environment (mainly linux without an installed X environment).

The commercial edition contains a server installation and a client (graphical user interface) installation with works cross platform. You could for example run the server on your linux server and attach several clients to it from any windows desktop with a single license and user management/login. To fit the productive requirements of your communication the commercial version of the server installation could be started as windows service.