Secure File Transfer Protocol (SSH File Transfer Protocol)
Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), also called SSH File Transfer Protocol, is a network
protocol for accessing, transferring and managing files on remote systems.
SFTP allows businesses to securely transfer billing data, funds and data recovery files. SFTP
uses SSH to transfer
files and requires that the client be authenticated
by the server. Commands and data are encrypted in order to prevent
passwords and other sensitive information from being exposed to the network in plain
SFTP was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to securely transfer and manage
files over a TCP/IP network.
SFTP uses the same commands as the standard file transfer protocol (FTP).
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This was last updated in November 2013
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