Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) technology moves files securely from one server to another.
- Available to: Faculty, Staff, Students
- Where to use: Texas State Windows and Mac computers, personal computers
- Cost: Free
More About Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is is a secure way to transfer files from one server to another. It supports the full security and authentication functionality of Secure Shell (SSH).
SFTP has all but replaced legacy FTP as a file transfer protocol. It provides all the functionality offered by these protocols, but more securely and more reliably, with easier configuration. There is basically no reason to use the legacy protocols any more.
SFTP also protects against password sniffing and man-in-the-middle attacks. It protects the integrity of the data using encryption and cryptographic hash functions and authenticates both the server and the user.