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Why Rent A Dedicated FTP Server?

The need for an FTP hosting service becomes apparent to any organization that handles, stores or shares sensitive files. Once your organization recognizes the need for an FTP hosting service, and once it realizes in-house solutions are cost-prohibitive, it’s time to answer this question: Should you rent a shared or dedicated FTP server? No two organizations are exactly alike, so this question must be answered on a case-by-case basis. Dedicated FTP servers provide a number of benefits that your organization may want to take advantage of. Here’s a look at the 4 primary benefits of choosing to rent a dedicated FTP server rather than using shared FTP infrastructure.

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Introducing Our User Facing Clickwrap Agreement Feature

FTP Today recently launched our new User Facing Clickwrap Agreement feature (also known in the industry as a clickthrough agreement). The FTP Today clickwrap agreement feature is only available on our advanced plans. If you are not currently an FTP Today customer and are interested in learning more about our plans and pricing, contact an FTP Today expert to learn more.  If your subscription plan has this feature, you now have the ability to enable and configure clickwrap agreements that force all users to explicitly acknowledge custom terms and conditions before logging in to your FTP Today account. The initial launch of FTP Today clickwrap agreements is just the first step. In the future, we anticipate offering different types of clickwrap agreements for different types of users — for example, a clickwrap agreement for internal users plus a separate clickwrap agreement for external users. Clickwrap agreements have become essential tools for businesses that operate online in any capacity. At FTP Today, we’re constantly adding new features and tools that empower organizations to protect their files, data and information, as well as empower organizations to protect themselves from liability. Continue reading to learn more about our clickwrap user agreement feature and how administrators can configure a clickwrap agreement within FTP Today. If you have questions or would like to see a demo of our clickwrap agreements, get in touch with us.

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Are you trying to select a new file sharing solution, but you have a few questions first? Explore these common questions about file sharing solutions and find out their answers.

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NIST 101: Everything You Need to Know About the NIST Framework

Even if you’ve only dabbled in cybersecurity, you’ve likely heard the acronym NIST — which stands for National Institute of Standards and Technology. Behind that simple acronym are huge implications for organizations that experience cybersecurity threats or that regularly handle sensitive files and information. The NIST framework for cybersecurity can help keep your organization safe from breaches, and it can also help you achieve compliance so that you can work with other organizations and government agencies that are concerned about cybersecurity. To help you better understand the NIST framework for cybersecurity, here are in-depth details about NIST and specific publications relevant to cybersecurity and the protection of sensitive files and information.

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Introducing Our Session Lockouts Feature — for a More Secure FTP

In mid-November, FTP Today launched a new session lockout feature that will create a more secure FTP hosting experience for our users. This new feature slows down and defeats cyber-attacks, and it’s also a key component to complying with certain cybersecurity regulations and standards. Sessions lockouts are available through three of FTP Today’s pricing plans: Premium, Ultimate and Dedicated Server. To start taking advantage of this new feature, sign into your administrator dashboard and click on the Account Lockout Policy tab on the left. Visiting this tab will give you the opportunity to configure session lockout settings by IP address and username. You can enable or disable the feature, set the number of login failures that will trigger a lockout, adjust the tracking window minutes, and change the number of lockout minutes. See below for more details on the benefits of session lockouts, as well as more information on taking advantage of and customizing session lockouts for your organization. As always, our team is here to help if you have any questions or would like to further discuss session lockouts.

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Data Encryption Best Practices

File transfer protocol (FTP) as it was first conceived included no encryption. In the earliest days of FTP, senders and recipients of files logged in with usernames and passwords in plain text, and files were passed from one party to another without encryption. That’s not the case with modern FTP providers. They apply modern data encryption best practices to FTP transactions so that file transfers are conducted with the utmost security. What data encryption best practices should you be following? Here’s a look at different types of encryption, encryption needed for secure file transfers, plus details on how FTP Today handles encryption for its clients.

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CMMC 2.0: How the DoD’s Cybersecurity Certification is Changing

The body that oversees Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (better known as CMMC) has just announced version 2.0 of its standards. This updated version of CMMC is significant for organizations that are part of the defense industrial base — organizations numbering 300,000-plus that comprise the supply chain for defense-related projects in the United States. See below for more details on CMMC 2.0, plus what those changes mean for organizations that work on projects with the U.S. Department of Defense.

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8 SFTP Best Practices for Your Business

You’ve likely heard of FTP as a protocol for sharing files and information across the Internet. You may have also heard of SFTP, but what exactly is the difference? Below, you’ll find details on the differences between FTP and SFTP, plus the reasons why SFTP is the most secure way to share sensitive information outside your organization. To make sure you’re maximizing your use of SFTP hosting, we’ve also included a comprehensive list of SFTP best practices. Want to learn more about SFTP cloud server options, use of SFTP, SFTP cost, and general SFTP cloud solutions? Our team is always here to help. Contact us to chat with an SFTP expert.

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What to Look for in FTP Hosting: 10 Essential Features & Benefits for 2022

FTP servers empower users to download and upload needed files and information securely. Because the use of FTP servers is the best way to share sensitive information, many organizations are seeking out FTP hosting solutions. But the FTP hosting landscape is full of different providers that offer a range of features and benefits. How can you know exactly what your organization needs? See below for 10 FTP hosting features and benefits that are absolutely essential for secure FTP hosting in 2022 and beyond.

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ITAR Compliance Tips for 2021 and Beyond

The United States is likely to spend more than $700 billion on national defense in 2022. A big portion of that budget will be spent on contracts with third-party businesses — contractors who provide products, materials and services to the U.S. military. But, if you want to work with the U.S. military, you need to understand ITAR compliance and how it empowers you to secure a contract. If your business would like to work with the U.S. military, or continue to work with the U.S. military, here’s a look at everything you need to know about ITAR — and ITAR compliance requirements.

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Comparison: Buy vs. Rent an FTP Server

Organizations that regularly handle, store and share sensitive information often rely on file transfer protocol — FTP for short. These organizations — like law firms, financial institutions, medical providers, government agencies and others — are forced to make a decision. Is it better to buy vs. rent an FTP server? There’s a clear answer to this question for organizations that need an FTP server to securely manage sensitive information and documents. Here’s a rundown of what FTP servers are used for, how they are different from HTTP servers, plus the costs and benefits to consider when debating whether to buy vs. rent an FTP server.

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