Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)

Secure file transfer provides a secure, drop-in replacement for plaintext FTP. The Secure File Transfer Protocol functionality of the SSH Tectia client/server solution allows secure copying, moving, editing, and removing of files over TCP/IP networks.

The Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is a de-facto industry standard for secure file transfers, and it is natively supported by the SSH Tectia client/server solution.

Scripted file transfers

The SSH Tectia products include versatile command-line SFTP and SCP (Secure Copy) tools for easy scripting of automated and ad-hoc file transfers between enterprise servers.

File Transfer GUI on Windows

Easy-to-use graphical user interface for Windows allows users to securely drag-and-drop files between local Windows and remote Unix, Linux, Windows, and mainframe systems.

SSH Tectia File Transfer GUI

Figure 3.1. SSH Tectia File Transfer GUI

Migration to SFTP can be done gradually

Migration to secure file transfer can be made gradually. The SSH Tectia products can be configured to allow fallback to plaintext FTP, in case an SFTP connection cannot be established. This makes it possible to use SFTP where it is applicable, but still permits connections to those FTP servers that must remain operational, for example on a third-party network.

File transfer resume

The file transfer resume feature allows resuming interrupted file transfers instead of restarting the whole operation. The file transfer resume uses file hashing to determine the point of resume. For increased performance, you can apply the SSH Tectia ConnectSecure product together with SSH Tectia Server to activate a checkpoint/restart mechanism for optimum handling of interruptions in large file transfers.

Anonymous secure file transfers

SSH Tectia Server can be configured to allow anonymous file transfers in environments, where user authentication is not required. When anonymous authentication is in use, users do not need to type in a password.

Easy SFTP subsystem chrooting

SSH Tectia Server can be easily configured to confine users to a specific directory tree (e.g. home directory) for added security and ease of use.

OpenSSH SCP support

SSH Tectia supports the legacy OpenSSH SCP implementation for easy migration of OpenSSH environments to SSH Tectia, creating a smoother transition to ensure seamless connectivity during the migration period.