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SFTP vs FTPS - Best Solution for Secure FTP (Infographic)

With large data breaches recently taking center stage in the media, many businesses have begun paying close attention to internal practices and taking action to improve internal systems and processes. As a result, an increasing number of businesses (people) who rely on data transfers are looking to move away from standard FTP in favor of a more secure method.

We are often asked about the key differences between SFTP and FTPS. There are potential pros and cons with each method, which is why businesses should weigh the differences carefully to determine what option would serve them best.

Over the years, we have tried explaining SFTP vs FTPS in a variety of ways. Between lists and charts and drawings, we found that most people were easily able to comprehend unique aspects of each transfer protocol when it was presented visually.

We created the following infographic to highlight the positives and negatives of using SFTP vs FTPS. You can also view the original blog post for a more detailed comparison.

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  1. Patrick Gavisk:
    Sep 10, 2014 at 04:05 PM

    I can't agree more! We never have problems when connecting with SFTP, while trying to script automated processes for FTPS with various ports, implicitness or explicitness, passive or active...suffice it to say, FTPS can be a pain, and SFTP is simple, secure, and it works! Nice post.

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