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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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It may seem like finding a reliable article to list the top SFTP Servers would be easy, right?  Just search for Best SFTP Server or SFTP Server Reviews and you’ll find your first page of search results full of articles listing the 10, 15, or 18 best SFTP Servers. If you look closely, and review…

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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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SFTP is a protocol for transferring files securely—or, more simply put, a way to transfer files between machines over a secure connection. SFTP, which stands for SSH (or Secure) File Transfer Protocol, was developed in the 1990s, and is natively secure so that if you send confidential data, it can’t be intercepted.   What is…

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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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