The FTP Publishing Service for IIS 7.0 allows Web content creators to publish content more easily and securely to IIS 7.0 Web servers using modern Internet publishing standards. New features like SSL-based authentication and data transfer protect sensitive data while on the network. A new, membership-based authentication system allows for custom user accounts to be created and used for the FTP server. Built as an Extension of IIS 7.0, the new FTP service offers Web administrators and hosters an integrated management and configuration experience for FTP and Web sites through IIS Manager. This deep level of integration allows administrators to use a single set of administration tools and scripts for managing both Web and FTP configuration.
For more information see FTP Publishing Service on the IIS.NET website.