The Security of Different Large File Transfer Options: FTP vs. MFT

When talking about the level of security of different file transfer options, the two most popular options that come to mind are FTP and MFT.

FTP is the original file transfer protocol that has been around for decades. It lets you transfer sensitive files between a server and a client on a computer network. Unfortunately, it leaves a fair bit to be desired when it comes to modern security needs.

With FTP, user credentials are sent as unencrypted plain text and while files are encrypted at rest, they aren’t encrypted in transit. That leaves your data open to interception and makes FTP a less-than-optimal large file transfer tool.

That’s where MFT comes in. MFT is an all-in-one secure protocol file transfer solution that uses industry-standard encryption methods and network protocols to safeguard sensitive data both at rest and in transit. It is designed to keep files secure whether they’re inside or outside your business and leverages a wide range of file transfer security protocols including FTP, FTPS, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, and more. The additional authentication and security involved in these protocols help keep files even more secure. Plus, MFT makes it easy to create strong passwords to further protect your files.

The significant difference in the security of these two options means organizations serious about protecting their large files during a transfer should stick to MFT solutions, like SolarWinds Serv-U Managed File Transfer or GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer, wherever possible.

SolarWinds Serv-U Managed File Transfer

If you’re looking for a tool specifically designed to make large file transfers simpler, look no further than SolarWinds Serv-U Managed File Transfer (Serv-U MFT). The tool gives you control over your file transfers—even the large ones over 3GB in size. Whether your employees need to send videos, graphics, applications, presentations, or other large files, Serv-U MFT has you covered.

With Serv-U, you can use any of the five most common file sharing protocols (FTP, SFTP, FTPS, HTTP, and HTTPS). This means you can keep using your existing shared software without interruption. In addition to its features (including encryption of files both in transit and at rest, the option to set expiration dates on file access, the option to add powerful passwords, and much more), Serv-U MFT is a user-friendly solution allowing anyone within your organization to easily share and request files without having any experience or needing to undergo intensive training. The clear dashboards and straightforward sharing processes in addition to the compliance-ready security features make Serv-U MFT, in my opinion, the best large file transfer tool on the market today.

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