Secure FTP Server
A secure FTP server enables users to transfer files over secure file transfer protocols like FTPS (FTP with SSL/TLS) and SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol). These transfers can be carried out through either client-to-server or server-to-server configurations.
FTPS and SFTP possess FTP-like attributes. In other words, they support: file transfers involving multiple files, directory listings, directory creations, directory deletions, and other remote file management activities. In addition, these protocols already come with security features like: encryption, authentication, and data integrity.
Advanced secure FTP servers like JSCAPE MFT Server typically offer both SFTP and FTPS alongside other file transfer protocols and augment their security attributes with events logging, data-at-rest encryption, additional authentication options, access control mechanisms, password management, DLP, and other features.
Features and Benefits
Data-in-motion encryption - Keeps contents of files confidential during transmission
Authentication - Prevents malicious individuals from impersonating legitimate users in order to gain access to files
Data integrity - Detects when files have been subjected to unauthorized modifications
Logging - Records file transfer events for future use in activities like tech support troubleshooting, regulatory audits/compliance, or cybercrime forensic investigations
Data-at-rest encryption - Keeps contents of files confidential during storage
Access control - Ensures that only authorized individuals are granted access to files
Password management - Enables creation of password policies (e.g. minimum password length, maximum password age, use of non-alphanumeric characters, etc.)
DLP - Automatically detects sensitive information such as ePHI, cardholder data, and others