Data security starts with the first step in your company.
File Transfer Protocol, in short FTP, is a file transfer technique that has been in use since 1985. However, it is now known that FTP is not secure. Access to the FTP server is gained via a control mechanism (user name and password). However, both the upload to the server and the download from the server are unencrypted. Advanced versions such as SFTP or FTPS do offer more security during transmission. However, data is also stored in plain text here. In both cases, attackers therefore have an easy time gaining access to sensitive data. With fatal consequences for the companies concerned.
But it is not only hacking that poses a threat. Also the transparency and traceability of activities on the FTP server do not meet the requirements of the GDPR. With an insecure FTP solution, companies therefore risk not only substantial damage to their reputation, but also high fines.
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Although there is a broad consensus today about the relevance of SSL encryption and secure cloud solutions, many companies still rely on problematic technologies such as FTP for file sharing. One reason for this is because FTP has already been integrated into the IT infrastructure of companies for many years. Over time, elaborate workarounds were attempted to counter the security vulnerabilities. Often, responsible employees have in the meantime left the company. The complexity that has arisen poses major challenges for IT departments.
But why are companies still reluctant to replace FTP? The fear that implementing and operating a secure MFT solution may be significantly more expensive compared to the supposedly free FTP may play a role here. However, especially in view of the high costs that can arise from the maintenance of complex systems and the security risks associated with FTP, this notion proves to be false. Therefore, companies should update file transfers sooner rather than later.
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FTP is insecure and outdated in many respects. Even the advanced version does not offer sufficient security. Namely, SSTP only encrypts the transmission. Data storage is still unencrypted. In addition to the problematic security aspects, the setup and maintenance of SFTP and FTP require costly IT resources. File sharing with external persons is also complicated and requires further IT overhead. Transparency and traceability about changes to files and data shares are not provided.
Basically, it can be said that the use of outdated FTP systems not only drastically inhibits the efficiency of companies. The dangers posed by FTP’s lack of security can cause significant difficulties for companies. All of these problems can be avoided with modern solutions. Don’ waste any time and say goodbye to outdated systems that pose a security risk. Bring your company’s file transfers up to date. With FTAPI’s secure solutions.
With FTAPI SecuRooms, you can store and share data easily and securely across company boundaries. Individual access rights and an integrated history facilitate administration and create maximum transparency. Use in the browser is simple and straightforward. All data is encrypted at all times and cannot be viewed by unauthorized persons.
Sending and receiving e-mails with FTAPI SecuMails offers maximum security and flexibility: Four security levels are available for sending – from secure download links to end-to-end encryption. Users can send even very large files browser-based and in their familiar Outlook environment. Download confirmations provide even more transparency.