6 Ways FTP/SFTP is Putting Your Business at Risk

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6 ways FTP/SFTP is putting your business at risk​

FTP-based solutions were never designed to handle the exploding need for fast, secure and scalable exchange of digital information.  File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and Secure FTP (SFTP) are among the most widely used methods for file sharing. Part of the appeal is that they are simple to use and often free or very inexpensive. Typically, organisations get started with FTP because they have an occasional need to send non-sensitive files. The technology works well in these situations, but when used more broadly it can put your business at risk.

Studies show that 88% of organisations have difficulty moving big data quickly and efficiently and the average cost per lost or stolen record is £148.2 FTP based solutions were never designed to handle the exploding need for fast, secure and scalable exchanges of digital information.

Organisations can’t afford to rely on FTP as their “go to” method for demanding workloads. To help you understand its limitations and hidden costs, let’s explore six ways FTP can prevent you from reliably connecting with all the people, systems and data that matter to your business.

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