SFTP & VPN for my clients
Posted on 2006-06-23
I have a question on VPN and FTP.
I have to propose a new way of supplying some business critical files to my client base other than e-mail.
What I need to do:
Currently I prepare the encrypted files and mail them through to the customer. This has worked fine in the past but increasingly the larger the files become the more problems I encounter from the recipients mailbox. Some files are getting bounced for being too large and this leads to all sorts of complaints and security issues for me. I would like to be able to drop the files in a folder on a linux server here which I already have installed and have the client come and get them?
Can I setup a VPN connection from the customers site to a Secure FTP server onsite here?
what type of VPN should I create?
How secure can I make this?
Once the VPN is established can they access the Folder using a URL perhaps?
Also, is it possible to have some type of log running so I can see when they actually download the files?
Can I do IP adress tracking?
What should I be looking to track in this file?
If you have any ideas of how to make this better then I would really appreciate your help. I'm losing business on a daily basis because I cannot do this currently,
I know it's a long shot also.....but is there any way of getting a diagram of this mailed to me? email@example.com
Really do appreciate your help hence the points?