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USPS Eliminates FTP, Requires Secure File Transfers

USPS Eliminates FTP, Requires Secure File Transfers

Early this year, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced the elimination of FTP (File Transfer Protocol) from their business practices and policies—a change that strengthens the security of their data transmissions and addresses recent audit findings.

What does this mean for you?

The change is still in transition for now, but after August 31, 2017, mailers and shippers will need to send data to the USPS using one of the following secure communication methods: PDX (Parcel Data Exchange), SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol), or AS2 (Applicability Statement 2). This applies to SSF, EMM, BPOD, DEXTRO, and ERR files.

What file transfer protocol should you use?

Any of these approved methods will work. The USPS lists PDX as preferred, allowing business customers and third-party vendors to use PDX through their web application. But for those who can’t or don’t want to switch to PDX, SFTP or AS2 are just as secure, cost-friendly, and easy to implement.

Are you in the market for a solution that supports SFTP and AS2 protocols? GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer (MFT) offers both of these in a managed file transfer solution that’s affordable and intuitive. Connect to Secure FTP servers (including SFTP, FTPS, and SCP) for protected communication, or send AS2 messages with multiple file attachments. However you want to secure your file transfers, we’ve got you covered.

To see how GoAnywhere MFT can meet these new USPS policies and save your organization money in the process, request a 15-, 30-, or 60-minute demo.

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