Many businesses are searching for a way to transfer their files from one network to another. We can help you do this securely and easily using either FTP or SFTP.
Many people want to know what the difference is between the two. Let us break it down for you:
What is FTP?
File transfer protocol (FTP) is a method for transferring files and directories via a network between computers.
If you are a business that shares documents amongst your staff, you will benefit from using FTP.
The specifications for this date back to the 70s and have been used ever since. That’s because FTP is a reliable system for transferring your computer files.
So, how does FTP work?
It’s an application layer protocol that runs in addition to the TCP/IP protocol. The connections for transferring files are initiated by an FTP client and then are processed across to an FTP server.
Once this connection between the two has been authenticated, the transfer of files can begin.
This is one of the oldest methods for transferring data. However, it’s been around for a long time for a reason - it’s reliable.
So, What’s SFTP?
SFTP, or SSH secure file transfer protocol, is an alternative to FTP. Now, that’s not to say that FTP isn’t secure. However, SFTP offers further security features, which is why many people opt to use it.
It can protect against MITM (man in the middle attacks) and password sniffing too. The method is much the same as for FTP except for the added security.
What We Offer
What we can offer you is secure file transfers via either the FTP or SFTP methods. You can use either of these to effectively and easily manage your sites and files.
Get in touch with today for a no-obligation consultation to discuss your file transfer needs. If you’re not sure what the best file transfer option is for you, we are more than happy to talk through potential solutions with you.