What is SFTP?????

donadelo's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2008
Newbie Member
Hi all,
I am new in programming and I just joined a company that offers secure file transfer software components. So I firstly want to gather some selective information on why should I use Secure FTP instead of FTP? And why is SFTP better than FTP?
Thanks in advance!
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Go4Expert Founder
Because its secured. The data transmitted over FTP is encryoted so that it cannot be de-crypted easily and so its secured.
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Go4Expert Founder
By the way it should not be anything related to database and so I have moved the thread to Engineering concept
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sydneymoon's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2008
Newbie Member
Hi, first of all congratulation for job. Despite the similarity in name the two protocols are completely different. In FTP all data is passed back and forth between the client and server without the use of encryption. This makes it possible for an eavesdropper to listen in and retrieve your confidential information including login details. With SFTP all the data is encrypted before it is sentient across the network. Hope you will satisfy with my opinions. I wish you for your great career.
All the best!