Secure FTP alternative

How to create data security in your company

FTP – what about security?

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.

Do away with old technology and make the data transmission in your company secure! With the efficient, GDPR-compliant solutions of FTAPI.

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Say goodbye to outdated technology and go to a secure FTP alternative

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.

Solutions as an alternative to FTP

Transfer and store files securely with FTAPI SecuRooms

– Benefits of FTAPI SecuRooms compared with FTP –

  • GDPR-compliance

    FTAPI SecuRooms offers a secure file sharing solution, whose transfer encryption meets the requirements of the GDPR.

  • Comprehensive encryption technology

    Data is permanently encrypted on the server both during transmission and storage.

  • Full control over the data

    Access to the data can be precisely regulated for different persons and data rooms. Special rights, which are assigned to external and internal persons, create security and flexibility in project work.

  • Secure and easy access to the data

    All you need to be able to access the data is a mobile terminal and a browser.

  • Full transparency and traceability

    Thanks to the integrated history, you have an overview of all data activities at any time. This is a crucial requirement of the GDPR.

  • Simple compatibility with all your systems

    You can link FTAPI SecuRooms in an uncomplicated manner to your existing infrastructure. Access is browser-based. Additional IT knowhow is not needed.

Send files of any size securely worldwide with FTAPI SecuMails

– Benefits of FTAPI SecuMails compared with FTP –

  • Secure data transfer thanks to transfer encryption

    You can choose between four different security levels when sending – from secure download link to end-to-end encryption.

  • Seamless integration into existing systems

    Employees can use FTAPI SecuMails browser-based within their familiar environment and send and receive encrypted e-mails for example directly via Outlook.

  • Transparency and clarity

    Download confirmations give you an overview and traceability of interactions.

Use Cases

How the use of FTAPI’s secure software solutions benefit you in your everyday work

Bring your infrastructure up to date with FTAPI software

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.


Why is data transfer via FTP insecure?

Data transfer according to the File Transfer Protocol is usually unencrypted. Unauthorized persons can therefore simply read sensitive data. Even the supposedly “secure” SFTP version encrypts data during the transfer – but the storage on the FTP server is again unencrypted.

What makes a secure alternative to FTP?

A secure alternative to FTP should be able to transfer and store large amounts of data absolutely securely and GDPR-compliant. Essential here is the use of encryption technology. This ensures that data cannot be viewed at any time by unauthorized persons. Therefore, all of the file sharing solutions that guarantee such encryption during the storage of data on the server are suitable.

Which FTAPI products provide a secure FTP alternative?


With FTAPI SecuRooms you can store and share data simply and securely across company boundaries. Individual access rights and an integrated history facilitate administration and create maximum transparency. Using it in the browser is simple and uncomplicated. All data is encrypted at any time and cannot be viewed by unauthorized persons.


Sending and receiving e-mails with FTAPI SecuMails offers you maximum security and flexibility. Four levels of security are available when sending – from secure download link to end-to-end encryption. In this way, users can send even very large files browser-based and in their familiar Outlook environment. Download confirmations provide even more transparency.