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FTP, FTP/S, and SFTP are common acronyms, but did you know that there are some significant differences among them? Notably, FTP in its basic form is not secure. FTP/S takes the security up a step in that it allows you to secure all or part of a session (at the cost of speed). SFTP is…

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Based on an article by techwench.com Backup, archiving, and simple file transfer requirements are common reasons for using an FTP Server. This often-maligned technology continues to be frequently used in business – with the more secure SFTP capability a common implementation for companies with security concerns. This list reviews some of the perennial favorites, looking…

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This article was published by Computing Security Magazine. When Patrick Clark, a network analyst from Greenville, NC, asked fellow analysts and engineers for their thoughts on how FTP servers could be more secure, the prevalent response was: “Don’t use them.” Here follows his own take on this. The pervasiveness of File Transfer Protocol (FTP) means…

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In the simplest of definitions, an FTP Server (which stands for File Transfer Protocol Server) is a software application which enables the transfer of files from one computer to another. FTP is a way to transfer files to any computer in the world that is connected to the internet. But what does all of this…

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FTP is a simple protocol that, if implemented correctly, can make it easy to send, retrieve and store files. The technology isn’t groundbreaking, but it does the job. But are FTP servers secure? What are the FTP server security risks? The biggest limitation of FTP is that, by itself, it’s not inherently secure. When determining whether…

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You’ve been running your favorite FTP server software for years, and it works flawlessly. One of the great things about FTP is that it’s a simple protocol that, if implemented correctly, is a file transfer workhorse. The technology isn’t sexy, but it does the job. So what’s the problem with using an FTP server? What’s…

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Free FTP server software is tempting when your IT budget is stretched, or when you don’t want to go through a long and cumbersome purchasing process. There are many good freeware options available, but in a corporate environment, these may carry risks. Here are some things to consider while searching for FTP Server Software: Security…

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