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4 Popular FTP Servers Reviewed

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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5 FTP Server Security Fails: FTP Issues and How to Avoid Them

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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What is an FTP Server?

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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What is the Difference Between Active and Passive FTP?

Active and passive modes can be a difficult idea to understand. In some ways it seems counterintuitive. The simplest explanation is that active and passive are the two modes that FTP can run in. An FTP server can be placed in two different default modes by an administrator: Active or Passive. Active mode was originally…

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Are FTP Servers Secure?

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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