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SFTP Simplified

  
  
  
  
  
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Overview

SFTP is a secure method for transferring files between two computers. SFTP can stand for either SSH File Transfer Protocol or Secure File Transfer Protocol. This post will introduce you to the major functions of SFTP, its differences and similarities with FTP, its basic usage, and other important characteristics.

Redefining the FTP Server

  
  
  
  
  
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Overview

Your perception of an FTP server may be in need of an overhaul and you probably need to know why.

How to FTP a File

  
  
  
  
  
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Overview

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is one of the most efficient methods for sending large files over the Internet. It also allows you to send multiple files, regardless of size, in one go. In the following sections, I’ll draw up a step-by-step guide on how to transfer files using FTP. It’s really not as difficult as you probably think.

Laws That Could Impact Your Choice of File Transfer Software

  
  
  
  
  
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Overview

Choosing a file transfer software might seem like a trivial exercise. Any application capable of delivering files to your intended recipient should fit the bill, right? Well, not all the time. If your company belongs to the healthcare or financial services industry, is publicly traded, or handles credit card information, then there are a couple of security requirements you need to take into consideration. 

Secure FTP Simplified

  
  
  
  
  
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Overview

If you google the term secure FTP, most of the definitions you'll come across will fall into one of two groups: those that are just too technical and those that are simply too vague. Some, even contradicting. So if you're an average guy with a not-so-technical background, you'll be walking away with a head all tangled in arcane networking acronyms.

4 Popular Large File Transfer Methods With Big Deficiencies

  
  
  
  
  
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Overview

Some people seem to consider 1 gigabyte large. That's probably why, when Facebook Pipe (which supports up to 1 GB) was launched earlier this month, many Twitter tweets were touting it as an app for "large file transfers". It's not. So are other methods many people unwisely use at work for sharing really big files; files that are even much larger than a gigabyte. 

Protecting FTP Passwords from Brute Force Attacks

  
  
  
  
  
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"Always use strong passwords." - You probably don't pay too much attention to this advice, do you? A lot of people don't either. That's why brute force is still one of the favorite techniques for breaking into any password-protected system, including FTP servers. It's really not very difficult to carry out. Let me show you.  

Protecting Your File Transfer Service from Internal Threats

  
  
  
  
  
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Overview

Every year since 2010, Ponemon Institute conducts a research entitled "Cost of Cyber Crime Study". One of the main goals of the study is to quantify the economic impact of cyber attacks. This information is meant to help organizations determine the appropriate capital investment for countering these attacks or minimizing their impact. 

Considerations When Setting Up Your DMZ's Reverse Proxy and Firewall

  
  
  
  
  
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There are a number of things to consider when setting up the reverse proxy and firewalls in your DMZ. These things are going to have a significant impact on the performance and security not only on your file transfers but for your entire network in general, so you really need to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each set up before deciding how you are going to put everything together. 

AnyClient Web Offers Online FTP Client

  
  
  
  
  
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JSCAPE is pleased to announce the release of AnyClient Web, an intuitive web based file transfer client available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. AnyClient Web supports all major file transfer protocols including FTP/S, SFTP, WebDAV, AFTP and Amazon S3.

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