sftp pros and cons
Posted on 2014-11-19
We have some employees who send data to a 3rd party for processing via an SFTP server (that they own). Data isnt hugely sensitive but needs a degree of security assurance. there is a proposal to decommission the SFTP server and replace it with a web based application/portal. We don't know much about the configuration of the web portal as yet, but their tech team claim it is more secure than SFTP. From a laymans management perspective, what kind of features would you look for in terms of a web based app to ensure its more secure than SFTP? Does SFTP have its flaws? What data transfer protocols are seen as more secure (if any?)... Appreciate if you could keep your answers at any entry level so we are blinded with technical jargon, we just want to understand the risks...