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An Intro to File Transfer Protocol Security

Many businesses are still using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to send and receive files online. But there are a lot of issues with File Transfer Protocol security. When it comes to sharing sensitive information, you don't want to roll the dice with an antiquated tool like this. You need a modern, more secure alternative to protect your customer and employee data.

Understanding file transport protocol (FTP) servers

FTPs have been around since the 1970s and are simply protocols that allow users to send files to a host computer or server. FTPs are often used to transfer files that are too large to send via email.

There are more modern ways to send files. Citrix ShareFile offers an alternative that allows users to send large files securely.

Why file transfer protocol security matters

Many businesses use servers to send important digital data that demands security and privacy. File transfer protocol security is a concern because many FTPs send credentials and files in plain text to a server. This is a risky move when files contain sensitive information.

Secure file transfer protocol servers, or SFTPs, are much safer and do not present the same risks. However, these servers’ encryption drastically slows their transfer speed, and SFTPs are prone to suffering timeouts and file loss.

Transfer files securely and simply

ShareFile eliminates the need to worry about file transfer protocol security. With AES 256-bit encryption that is best in class, your files will always be secure. More than 99 percent of Fortune 500 companies trust ShareFile with their secure file sharing. Some of our other robust security features include:

  • SSAE 16 Type II accredited datacenters
  • SSL/TLS protocols
  • Download alerts
  • Remote wipe for mobile devices

We also feature 99.9 percent uptime with fast upload and download speeds, so timeouts and waiting forever for files to transfer is a thing of the past.

Trust ShareFile to ease your worries about file transfer protocol security. Sign up for a free, 30-day trial or call 1-800-441-3453 to learn more.