FTP, FTPS & SFTP: Which Protocol Should You Use, and When?

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FTP, FTPS and SFTP are three of the key protocols for transferring files, but do you know which one is the best way to secure your organization’s sensitive data during the transfer process?

In today’s complex digital landscape, file transfer management not only poses significant logistical challenges but also substantial security risk.

Organizations have various file transfer options at their disposal, each offering their own distinct set of challenges and benefits. Understanding and defining which is the best method to implement, and when, is of paramount importance for organizations of all sizes.

Join this webinar to learn the differences between the protocols, how to determine which is the most optimal for your organization and more.

Key takeaways:

  • The difference between FTP, FTPS, and SFTP, with specific focus on authentication, implementation and speed
  • Which protocol is best for certain instances, including complying with security standards and working with trading partners requirements


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Michael Barford

Senior Solutions Engineer, Fortra

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Deepinder Chhabra

Chair & CEO, ISACA London Chapter

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Michael Hill

Former Editor, Infosecurity Magazine

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Dr Paul Lewis

Senior Director, Business Information Security Officer, Elsevier

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