Modernize Enterprise SFTP

Organizations often find SFTP challenging to manage and maintain because it requires considerable technical knowledge and resources. Managing complex configurations, user permissions, and security protocols can become time-consuming and complicated. Moreover, security, updates, patches, and system upgrades need to be frequently monitored and applied. The lack of a centralized interface can also impede tracking system performance and user activities. Any oversight can lead to vulnerabilities, compromising sensitive data and system integrity.

Kiteworks revolutionizes SFTP with a modern, easy to administer solution that frees up time and budget and provides rock-solid reliability, security, and governance. No more scripting to generate logs. Just deploy the hardened virtual appliance (or have us host it) and plug it into your security infrastructure. Configure your policies to keep control as you enable trusted business users to onboard partners, manage their content, and set their permissions through a familiar file sharing interface. Also, protect your organization from breaches and compliance violations with full visibility into every transfer, supported by comprehensive audit logs, compliance reporting, analytics, and SIEM integration.

Frequently Asked Questions

SFTP stands for Secure File Transfer Protocol. It is a network protocol used for securely transferring files over a Secure Shell (SSH) connection. SFTP provides a secure method of transferring files between systems, ensuring data confidentiality and integrity.

SFTP and FTP (File Transfer Protocol) serve the same purpose of transferring files, but they differ in terms of security and how the data is transmitted. SFTP for example uses SSH for secure file transfer, encrypting the data during transmission, while FTP does not provide encryption by default. FTPS (FTP Secure) is another option that adds SSL/TLS encryption to FTP.

Yes, SFTP is generally considered secure. It utilizes encryption and authentication mechanisms provided by SSH to protect the confidentiality and integrity of transferred files. The data is encrypted during transmission, preventing unauthorized access or eavesdropping.

SFTP itself is a Secure File Transfer Protocol and doesn’t inherently address compliance with specific regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Compliance with GDPR depends on various factors, including how SFTP is implemented and used within an organization. To ensure compliance, organizations need to consider additional measures like appropriate access controls, data encryption, and proper handling of personal data.

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a framework for assessing the cybersecurity capabilities of defense contractors. SFTP can be part of the security measures implemented to meet certain requirements of the CMMC, specifically related to securely transferring files. CMMC compliance, however, involves a broader set of cybersecurity practices beyond file transfer protocols, such as network security, access controls, and incident response. Organizations must implement all necessary measures to achieve compliance with the specific CMMC level required.


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