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Posted by Brad Kort on Jun 27 2016 16:31

In our ongoing drive to provide maximum security for our clients and their customers, we've begun implementing SFTP.  SFTP is an acronym for Secure File Transfer Protocol.  In an effort to encrypt everything coming into, and going out of Web 2 Market servers, SFTP will replace good old FTP in the next month.

Benefits of SFTP

As you might imagine, encrypting the transmission of files and data is important.  Encrypting the files will prevent 'Man in the Middle' attacks.  Even if a hacker were to intercept the files, decrypting them will be impractical.  However, SFTP also provides some other benefits:

  • Public key authentication - ensures that the person on the other end is who they say they are.
  • Data integrity and authenticity checks - verifies that the files are not corrupted or modified in transmission
  • Host authentication - verifies that the host you send the files to is actually a Web 2 Market server
  • Legal compliance - SFTP is required by regulations and industry standards like HIPAA, SOX, GLBA, EU Data Protection, PCI-DSS, and Australian Privacy Principles

Timeline

Web 2 Market staff will be in touch will all our hosting clients in the next few weeks with details.  The old FTP connections will be left running for a month, then disabled.  If you have any questions about the process, please contact Joseph Phillips at jphillips@web2market.com or 708-653-3100 extension 208.

 


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