Anyone in the technology business knows just how difficult it is to provide security for their managed file transfer services. File transfer services provide the method many businesses use to send, receive, and store information. Data delivery methods need to ensure that digital files — anything from business reports to costumer records — are safe and free from prying eyes. Fact is, the state of data delivery services is not the best. In 2011 for example, more than 535 businesses in the United States were hacked, resulting in the compromise of over 30 million private costumer records. From credit card numbers to addresses, these records were stolen or destroyed outright.
It is for reasons like this why secure and easy file transfer services should be set up for any serious business in the U.S. Without them, businesses run the risk of losing all their digital files, spelling disaster for them and their costumers.
There are a number of managed file transfer services to choose from. File transfer protocol (FTP), for example, is one of the oldest and widely-used methods available. It uses a series of codes and controls in order to share, receive, and store documents on various users via a main server. Secure file transfer protocol (SFTP) is another kind of service. Besides sharing a similar tame to FTP, SFTP is quite different in design and scope. SFTP uses a secure data stream to send and receive documents. It is considered (in some ways, at least) more secure than FTP. Pretty good privacy (PGP) is an encryption code that masks the content of emails, files, directories, and whole-disk partitions. Originally designed for email (which itself wasn’t designed particularly well for security), PGP is a leading encryption code for business and personal accounts alike.
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