Secure Data Transfer with FTP Alternative MFT

Oct. 8, 2017 1 comment ADMIN Magazine Encryption & Authentication

Security concerns related to FTP were one factor that produced a series of developments leading to the Secure FTP, Secure Copy Protocol (SCP), FTP over SSL (FTPS), and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). A new addition was made in 2008, Managed File Transfer (MFT), in which all files to be transferred are encrypted not only en route but also during storage on the server or on share points. Core functionalities of MFT include secure transmission and data storage coupled with reporting and auditing of data activities. MFT differs from all other types of infrastructure in that it allows the transfer of very large files. Businesses use MFT over public networks to exchange large amounts of data with business partners across different sites, regions, and time zones safely, reliably, and quickly. Regulatory Background The protection of sensitive data should have high priority for any user. Whereas US citizens and businesses are guided by a “patchwork quilt of … sector-specific privacy laws”...

Irina Alexandra Negrii 7 months, 2 weeks ago

...basic FTP generally lacks many of the security, compliance, and efficiency features that most enterprises need to sustain themselves in today’s fast-paced business environment. The data exchange environment is increasingly challenging to manage, especially when you add the requirements of highly regulated industries..